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 be a sponsor, your generous support makes it possible for Holly Hall make a big difference in the lives of our residents.
For decades, Holly Hall has remained true to its mission and keeps the physical safety and well-being, and spiritual, social, and intellectual growth of its residents as its highest priorities. Many of our fundraising events are rooted in deep tradition, and although we are unable to meet in person this year, we look forward to hosting each event in a virtual setting and raising much needed funds for the benefit of Holly Hall’s residents.

Book Review Series

The Book Review Series is a longstanding tradition and fundraiser for Holly Hall Retirement Community that features current best sellers or biographies. Guests will enjoy an hour of entertainment without the pressure of reading the book beforehand. Many attendees state that they plan to read the book following the review. This year, we will feature four remarkable individuals for virtual speaker events that can be streamed on your home computer or smart device.

October 20, 2020 at 10:30 am                                                 November 5, 2020 at 10:30 am

Rose-Mary Rumbley                                                                 Duchess Goldblatt (Anonymous)

Reviewing The Roaring ’20s by The New York Times              Reviewing her book Becoming Duchess Goldblatt


February 18, 2021 at 10:30 am                                               March 2021 – Date TBD

Ann Weisgerber                                                                        Katherine Center

Reviewing her book The Glovemaker                                       Reviewing her book What You Wish For

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 then to Healthcare. Thanks to continued support from friends like you, residents can rest assured they will receive the same level of attention, regardless of individual circumstances.

As a sponsor or ticket holder, you will have an immense impact on the lives of Holly Hall residents. Sponsorships and tickets are available at the following levels:

Title Sponsor                                                                 $2,500  

Premium placement on event web page.                        FMV $128

Entry to each review.

One copy of each book reviewed.

Option to ask up to 4 questions of the speakers.


Best Seller Sponsor                                                      $1,000 (FMV $128)

Name Recognition on event web page.

Entry to each review.

One copy of each book reviewed.

Option to ask up to 2 questions of the speakers.


Novel Sponsor                                                              $500 (FMV $68)

Name Recognition on event web page.

Entry to each review.     

One copy of a book of your choosing.


Memoir Sponsor                                                          $250 (FMV $48)

Name Recognition on event web page.

Entry to each review.


Season Ticket                                                                $150 (FMV $48)               

Entry to each review.


Individual Ticket                                                           $50 (FMV $12)

Entry to one review of your choosing.


To make a reservation, please contact Susan Thraen, Director of Development at 281-936-2850 or Donate Now to purchase your tickets or donate online.


Silver Tea

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, marks Holly Hall’s 68th annual Silver Tea. This year’s time-honored event will be a virtual tea and home tour featuring the unique home of Anne Whitlock and Michael Skelly. Anne and Michael renovated Houston’s decommissioned Fire Station No. 2, built in 1910, and it is now their main residence. Our virtual tour will give you and your guests a rare glimpse into the home and its history as a fire station.

During the tea, we will take time to honor two very worthy individuals. Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña is a 26-year veteran of the fire service and has been chief of the Houston Fire Department 2016. Holly Hall is often reliant on the Houston Fire Department and is proud to honor the man who leads a dedicated team of first responders. The remarkable Mary Bain Pearson will be given a special Legacy Honoree designation for her 57 years of service as a Board Member with Holly Hall and her dedication to the Houston Community. Mary Bain has spent countless hours volunteering with Holly Hall residents and given valuable leadership over the years. Mary Bain has truly made her mark on Holly Hall and we are delighted to honor such a deserving individual. Please join us in celebrating these two remarkable Houstonians.

Proceeds from the Silver Tea are used to cover the “cost of care” for those residents who, over time, are no longer able to do so themselves. Holly Hall is dependent on the generosity of friends like you to provide such care. A gift to the Silver Tea will provide a resident the peace-of-mind that they may continue living in their home despite their individual circumstances.

We hope that you will consider making a gift to the 2020 Silver Tea and joining us for tea in the comfort of your home. All donors giving $100 or more will receive a link to view the virtual home tour, which will include a guided tour of the home, a dedication to each honoree and a chance to learn more about Holly Hall. The tour will air live on December 15th at 1:30 pm and will be available to view at your convenience December 16th through January 1st. For more information on the Silver Tea, please call Susan Thraen, Director of Development, at 281-936-2850. Donations can be made online now!


Games People Play

This year, Games People Play will benefit Holly Hall’s Wellness Department by funding the purchase of much needed exercise equipment. This equipment includes stationary bicycles and treadmills.

The date and context of the event have yet to be determined. Please check back soon for details.

If you are interested in making a gift toward the purchase of exercise equipment, please contact Susan Thraen, Director of Development at 281-936-2850 or Donate Now to assist in these efforts.

Donations can be made online now!

Contact Susan Thraen for more information about fundraising events at (281) 936-2850.