Spirit of Excellence

Thursday, November 1, 2018SOE Art

6:00 PM | Registration & Auction
7:00 PM | Awards, Dinner & Keynote Address

The Post Oak
1600 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027

Spirit of Excellence Award

Colin Montgomerie ’87
Pinky Pampell

President’s Award

Sherry & Jim Smith, Sr.

Founders Medal

Dr. Archie & Linda Dunham
Janice & Robert C. McNair


Honorary Chair

Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr.

Gala Chairs

Linda Davis & Bruce Williams

Underwriting Chairs

Becky & Steve Kerns


Keynote Address by

Chip Gaines

Co-Founder of Magnolia
and Author of Capital Gaines

Chip Gaines SOE Gala Speaker

Chip Gaines and his wife Joanna are the co-founders of Magnolia, a home and lifestyle brand based in Waco, Texas. They are the authors of the New York Times bestseller The Magnolia Story. Together, they have been remodeling homes for more than a decade—as seen by their work on HGTV’s Fixer Upper—marrying their shared passion for real estate with Chip’s knack for construction and Joanna’s eye for design.

Chip was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. He graduated from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business with a degree in marketing. Chip is an entrepreneur by nature and started and sold many small businesses before Magnolia.

Chip loves life with his four kiddos and is head over heels for Joanna. Hand in hand is exactly how Chip prefers to work, and he enjoys seeing his and Joanna’s passions merge to complement and serve one another.
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