6th Annual Grant-A-Starr Fundraising Gala

Registration Opens February, 1st 2018

Grant-A-Starr Foundation invites you to a special evening and dinner taking place on November 1st benefiting the advancement of diagnostic testing to save children’s lives.

Event Highlights Include:

David + Michael Cordúa Events Menu

Enjoy a globally inspired three-course meal with locally sourced ingredients and a vegetarian option. Restaurateur Michael Cordúa and Executive Chef David Cordúa, ranked one of the top 10 chefs in Texas, will be present to announce the menu.

Edgar Medina Live Painting

Watch the acclaimed abstract artist in action during the gala as he creates a signature bold, full of color work. The painting will be auctioned as the grand finale with 100% of the sales proceeds donated to the Foundation.

Full Access to the Health Museum Exhibits

Discover Our Global Kitchen, Outbreak and the Body as a Work of Art and learn about the science of our cells, epidemics, and food — from farm to fork.

Emcee Jacquie Baly from FOX 26 KRIV

★ Silent and live auctions


November 1, 2019
Reception: 6:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Parking: $5
Attire: Business

The Health Museum | 1515 Hermann Drive, | Houston, TX 77004 | Parking: $5

Sponsorship Opportunities

We need your support! For sponsorship opportunities, visit our Eventbrite page or contact Terri Wang at (281) 731-7691 or terriw@rocketmail.com.

★ Event Sponsor | $10,000.00
Event Sponsor, Exclusive single opportunity, Dedicated table seating for 10–12 people. Company acknowledgement, promotion.

★ Gold Sponsor | $5,000.00
Gold Sponsor, Dedicated table seating for 10 people, Company acknowledgement, promotion.

★ Silver Sponsor | $3,000.00
Silver Sponsor, Dedicated table seating for 8 people. Company acknowledgement, promotion.

★ Bronze Sponsor | $1,800.00
Bronze Sponsor, Dedicated table seating for 6 people. Company acknowledgement, promotion.

★ Group Tickets | Table of 6 | $1,400.00
Group tickets, dedicated table for 6

★ Group Tickets | Table of 4 | $1,000.00
Group tickets, dedicated table for 4

★ Individual Tickets | $175.00
Couples and individuals seated at tables of 8, $175 per person

The Grant-A-Starr Foundation (GASF) brings awareness and vital research funding dedicated to pediatric diagnostic testing.  Newer and faster diagnostic technologies can save children’s lives by reducing the critical time required to identify an illness, so treatment can begin.  In 2005, Rod and Dolores Starr lost their seven-year-old son, Grant, to a deadly undiagnosed infectious disease.  Had rapid and accurate diagnostic testing been available, Grant’s life might have been saved.  Over the past 11 years, the foundation has supported key research projects at Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, which have produced advancements in the diagnosis of meningitis, H1N1 virus, and other infectious diseases.   The annual gala – with the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers – has contributed to GASF raising over $1.2 million since its inception, with 100% of donations funding life-saving research.