The Feast of Faiths Gala:
Our 2nd Feast of Faiths fundraising gala will begin at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17th at the Bayou City Event Center (9401 Knight Road, Houston 77045). The evening’s program will feature our participating students themselves and much of their inspiring work: from the SSQ to the Embracing Tolerance Essay Contest to some of the other youth outreach programs we offer. The menu will offer various cross-cultural culinary courses representing a range of religious traditions and regional cuisines.
This Feast of Faiths provides one of our primary fund-raising vehicles for the Boniuk Center. We offer most of our youth outreach educational programs at no cost to participating students. The few tuitions we do charge underwrite only a portion of our related expenses, and we offer generous scholarships to those who request them.
Otherwise, our operating budget is funded by three primary sources: our endowment, grants from foundations (like our perennial support from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation), and philanthropic gifts from individual or corporate donors. Table and ticket sales for guests and underwriting sponsors of our Feast of Faiths are thus essential income sources for us.
We will soon be sending out printed invitations to our entire mailing list and please click here for registration information on our website. We warmly encourage you to join us and our students in celebrating their impressive achievements that night. Their efforts to promote religious tolerance among their peers and the world at large are truly inspiring and rewarding to see.