2016 Spirit of Excellence Gala

Spirit of Excellence

For More Information Contact:

Sarah Holland
(281) 649-3442

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Royal Sonesta Houston 
2222 West Loop S

Spirit of Excellence Award
Elizabeth and John W. Gibson, Jr.

President's Awards
Mary Ann Belin
Linda Higginbotham

Introducing the Founders Medal
Awarded to

Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr.
Gala Chairs
Beth and Greg Looser

Underwriting Chairs
Jennifer and Tadd Tellepsen

Keynote Speaker
Peggy Noonan - Columnist and Best-Selling Author
Peggy Noonan is a widely admired columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the best-selling author of eight books on American politics, history and culture.  With experience from both the inside, as a member of the White House staff, and the outside, as an observer of politics, Noonan brings a unique and thoughtful analysis of our nation and its leaders to her speeches.

Sponsorship Information
Sponsorship opportunities are now available.  The Spirit of Excellence Gala is a major fundraising opportunity for HBU.  Funds raised from the event benefit the expansion of academic initiatives for new programs and certificates, including areas related to mental health that focus on a Christian worldview.  Houston is often called “the medical capital of the world,” and HBU wants to expand its already highly regarded and successful programs in Christian psychology to cover the wide range of needs that churches and their leadership, healthcare professionals, and others interested in lending a helping hand encounter with respect to the mental and psychological stresses that confront individuals and families.  HBU is uniquely positioned, as a Christian University, to approach these issues faithfully and be a lighthouse in this great city.