Putting the “fun” in “fundraising”.

At Holly Hall, we believe in raising funds while having a good time. Nearly every month, you’ll find wonderful ticketed events to attend that will benefit a specific person or program in our community. From our signature Silver Tea events, to book reviews with authors, to exciting game nights, we offer something for everyone. Whether you purchase a ticket just for yourself or wish to sponsor a whole table (or an entire event!), your generous support makes it possible for Holly Hall make a big difference in the lives of our residents.

Please check out our upcoming fundraising events

Games People Play

September 16, 2019
Guests can play games such as bridge, mah-jongg, Scrabble and Rummikub

Book Review and Luncheon

September 24, 2019
Reviewing The Library by Susan Orlean

Silver Tea

December 12, 2019
The Holly Hall Silver Tea kicks off the holiday season with a traditional tea and open house in River Oaks.

Book Review and Luncheon

March 31, 2020
Reviewing Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Games People Play

September 16, 2019 • 9:30am–1:00pm

We hope you will join us at Holly Hall for a fun-filled day of friendship and games! Tickets are $25 each, and include a light lunch prepared by Holly Hall’s very own chef. Guests can play games such as bridge, mah-jongg, Scrabble and Rummikub. Proceeds from this event benefit Holly Hall’s Resident Wellness Activities, such as tai chi, yoga and Zumba classes.

To reserve your seat, please contact Susan Thraen, Director of Development at (281) 936-2850, or donate now to purchase your seats or donate online.

Holly Hall Book Review and Luncheon

Thank you to our 2019–2020 sponsors, for making this season possible!

  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • JoAnne Cassin
  • Deborah Dunkum
  • Jenny Elkins
  • Ines Kochman-Scott
  • Diann and Michael Lewter

We invite you to join us for two exciting reviews that will make up the 2019–2020 Holly Hall Book Review Series. The Book Review Series is a longstanding tradition and fundraiser for the Holly Hall Retirement Community. This year, for the first time in the history of Holly Hall, we will be hosting the Holly Hall Book Review inside the beautiful Dunbar Chambers Memorial Chapel. We will feature reviews by two remarkable Texas women:

Rose-Mary Rumbley

September 24, 2019 • 10:30am
Reviewing The Library by Susan Orlean

Katherine Center

March 31, 2020 • 10:30am
Reviewing her own book, Things You Save in a Fire

After each review, a delicious lunch will be served, prepared by Holly Hall’s very own award-winning chef, Peter Huber.

Proceeds from the Holly Hall Book Review Series are used to supplement the cost of care for residents who can no longer afford the full amount of their care as they transition from independent living to assisted living and healthcare living. Thanks to continued support from friends like you, residents can rest assured that they will receive the same level of attention, regardless of their circumstances.

We hope you will consider becoming a sponsor and/or a ticket holder for the 2019–2020 Holly Hall Book Review and Luncheon. Sponsorships and tickets are available at the following levels:

Event Sponsor—$1,000
• Name recognition on printed materials
• 10 season tickets to each review
• Reserved seating for reviews and luncheon

Season Table Sponsor—$350
• 8 season tickets to each review
• Reserved seating for reviews and luncheon

Individual Table Sponsor—$200
• 8 individual tickets to the review of your choice on either 9/24/19 or 3/31/2020
• Reserved seating for reviews and luncheons

Season Ticket—$40
• 1 season ticket to each review
• Includes lunches with open seating

Individual Ticket—$20
• 1 ticket to the review of your choice on either 9/24/19 or 3/31/2020
• Includes lunch with open seating

To reserve your seat please contact Susan Thraen, Director of Development, at (281) 936-2850, or donate now to purchase your seats online.

Silver Tea

December 12, 2019 • 1:30–4:00pm

at the home of Ann and Leslie Doggett
3030 Inwood Drive • Houston, TX 77019
Honoring Terry Huffington

The Holly Hall Silver Tea is a Houston tradition, kicking off the holiday season with a traditional tea and open house in River Oaks. Guests gather together to view a lovely home, honor a very worthy individual and above all, raise funds for a cause close to everyone’s heart. Funds are used to cover the cost of care for those residents who are unable to do so themselves. Each year, through the support of the Houston community, we are able to give peace of mind to our residents that they will be cared for regardless of their financial circumstances. We are so thankful to our Board of Directors and Community Supporters who make this possible each year.

This year, we hope to celebrate with you as we honor Terry Huffington. Terry is a petroleum geologist–turned–organic farmer. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. She began her professional career as a geologist with Chevron USA, and later joined her family’s company, Roy M. Huffington, Inc. After the sale of the company in 1990, she founded Huffco Group, an international exploration and production company.

In the late 1990s, when the majority of the company’s assets were sold, Terry turned her focus to supporting educational institutions, serving on the boards of Baylor College of Medicine, River Oaks Baptist School and The Madeira School, as well as on the advisory board of Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences and Wesleyan University’s President’s Council.

Terry currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Colorado. In 2009, she established Elkstone Farm near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to grow organic produce for sale to the local market. Please join us in celebrating Terry Huffington and all of her contributions to our community.

For more information on the Silver Tea, please call Susan Thraen, Director of Development, at (281) 936-2850, or RSVP using the form below. Donations can be made online now!