Thank You To All of Our Donors and Guests for Sharing this Special Event with Us!

2017 Luncheon Recap

A diverse group of community leaders, educators, advocates, and supporters joined PAIR's 4th annual luncheon on May 5, 2017, to learn about the challenges and opportunities young refugees face and to celebrate their inspiring achievements!

Judy Le, Founder of TakeRoot Leadership, served as keynote speaker. Judy shared with us her riveting story: a harrowing escape from Vietnam, a last-minute rescue, time in a refugee camp, and, finally, resettlement in Houston. Judy reminded us of the great challenges newcomers face, their tremendous resilience, and the significant contributions they make to our community. Thanks to those who attended our event!

If you have not yet contributed to the Annual Fund that makes our programs for refugee youth possible, you can do so HERE.

A Special Thank You To Our Table Sponsors!


Laura & Mark Brasher ▪ The Samuels Foundation

BBVA Compass ▪ Friend of PAIR ▪ Melany Vargas

Matt Broida ▪ Giovanna Carollo Carter ▪ Christopher L. Castillo/Mary S. Dawson/Annie Stein & Jesse Dickerman ▪ Ali & Frank Donnelly ▪ Emily & Clayton Forswall/Jeannie & Jay Kolb ▪ Marta McBride Galicki ▪ Meredith & Cary Kottler ▪ Sayli & Amal Kulkarni ▪ Nisha & Fauzul Lakhani ▪ Judy Le ▪ Cinda Palacios/Ellen Donnelly ▪ Suzan & Jeremy Samuels ▪ Perry Steele ▪ Renee & Larry Stern ▪ Galina Toneva & Rajen Mahagaokar ▪ Christina & Alex Triantaphyllis

Photo Gallery

Special thanks to Rgueta Photography for event photography.