2023 Mardi Gras Charity Ball

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2023 Mardi Gras Charity Ball

The Downtown Rotary Club of Houston's 2023 Mardi Gras Charity Ball is on February 18, 2023, benefitting the non-profits we support.

When and where

Date and time

Location

The Ballroom at Bayou Place 500 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The 2023 Mardi Gras Charity Ball is a celebration of our commitment and dedication to the Houston community and non-profits. Join us to enjoy delicious food, spirits, live and silent auctions, wonderful music, dancing, and Mardi Gras fun, and you don't have to travel to New Orleans or Galveston.

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Prison Entrepreneurship Committee (PEP)

Inspire and motivate inmates to live within the law and find jobs upon their return to society; and encourages community involvement in finding solutions for problems of the released public offender.

Public Health Committee

Addresses critical Houston area health issues with the goal of affecting change. Has a dual mission of educating the club and Houston residents on matters related to public health, health care delivery and socio-economic health issues. While expanding access to community healthcare, the committee also arranges for expert health professionals to educate the club on cutting edge issues, treatments, breakthroughs and the economic impact of the health care industry in our community and the Rotary major global project to End Polio Now.

Rodeo Parade Committee

This community project also sponsors a calf scramble with agricultural students to benefit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo agriculture scholarships and promotes the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awareness in our city.

Human Trafficking Prevention Committee

This committee takes the lead in making our community safer and aware of this huge problem, works with law enforcement and other organizations to prevent the trafficking and exploitation of the hundreds of men, women and children trafficked right in our city.

St. Nicholas Committee

Directly fulfills basic needs as we serve the men, women and children most “at risk” in our community. We assist the Salvation Army and “ring the Red Kettle bell” to encourage donations for underprivileged families all over the area. Members of the committee raise money, purchase and deliver needs and wants as gifts to families selected by the Salvation Army.

International Service Committee

Identifies persons coming to our city from all over the world and encourages student exchanges. This includes our projects shared by Rotary clubs all over the world to meet the needs defined by Rotary International in our seven areas of focus. These include Economic and Community Development, Basic Education and Literacy, Water and Sanitation and Disease Prevention and Treatment.

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Title Sponsor and Krewe of Bacchus ($50,000+)

Your Organization Named Title Sponsor of the Mardi Gras Ball will receive live appearance and mentions in most all television, radio and other media, two tables front and center at the gala, 20 tickets, recognition or ad on DRCoH Facebook, Instagram and Tuesday Reminders.

Title Sponsor will also receive Krewe of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, sponsorship included in the gala silent auction digital file sent out prior to the event. The Title Sponsor of the Mardi Gras will also receive special VIP limousine transportation for your guests, invitations with Bacchus colors and special Mardi Gras beads.

The Title Sponsor will be the honored “Host” of the special wine tasting for the major donor’s reception the two weeks before the Mardi Gras Ball with the press and local media. Merci!

King & Queen of Mardi Gras and KrewE of Rex ($25,000+)

Rex is Latin for King and Rex reigns as "King of Carnival.”

The King & Queen of Mardi Gras will receive mentions in most all television, radio and other media, two tables front and center at the gala, 20 tickets, recognition or ad on DRCoH Facebook, Instagram and Tuesday Reminders.

King & Queen will also receive sponsorship included in the gala silent auction digital file sent out prior to the event. You will also receive special VIP limousine transportation for your guests. The King & Queen of Mardi Gras receive a royal jeweled crown the night of the gala and special Mardi Gras beads.

Knights of Momus ($20,000+)

The Grandest and Oldest Mardi Gras Krewe. Their tradition of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the solemn season of Lent.

The Knights of Momus level will receive 10 tickets, 10 reserved seats at a table, recognition on DRCoH Facebook, Instagram and Tuesday Reminders. This Court level will receive sponsorship included in the gala silent auction digital file sent out prior to the event. The Court also receives a special sash the night of the gala to distinguish their royal blood line and special Mardi Gras beads.

Krewe of Orpheus ($15,000+) and Krewe of Endymion ($15,000+)

The Krewes of Orpheus and Endymion are premier leaders in our Mardi Gras organization. These krewes are vital to the history of the Mardi Gras. The Orpheus and Endymion level will receive one table front and center at the gala, 10 tickets, and recognition on DRCoH Facebook, Instagram and Tuesday Reminders. This level will also receive sponsorship included in the gala silent auction digital file sent prior to the event. The Orpheus and Endymion table comes with a Mardi Gras green and gold hats and a tobacco pipe to enjoy the night of the event to show others just who the Orpheus and Endymion level sponsor is with their fun Krewes and special Mardi Gras beads.

The Flambeaux Tables: ($5,000)

The Flambeaux is the torch carried by the people to light the way during the parade. The tradition began before streetlights or lighted floats. It’s always been Mardi Gras tradition to give the Flambeaux carriers change or dollar bills.

The Flambeaux level will receive 10 tickets, a table, recognition on DRCoH Facebook, Instagram and Tuesday reminders. The Flambeaux level will also receive sponsorship included in the gala silent auction digital file sent out prior to the event. All Flambeaux level donors receive a complimentary Mardi Gras mask and special Mardi Gras beads.

The Revelers: ($2,500)

Those known to have a good time!

The Revelers table will receive 10 tickets, a table, recognition on DRCoH Facebook, Instagram and Tuesday reminders.

The Revelers level will also receive sponsorship included in the gala silent auction digital file sent out prior to the event. All Reveler level sponsors will receive special Mardi Gras beads.

The Doubloon’s: ($250)

The gold or brightly colored coins thrown at the parade.

The Doubloon’s level will receive one ticket and a sincere thank you on DRCoH Tuesday reminders.