Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Scoop: More than 200 guests joined gala co-chairs Honorable Erum Jivani-Gillani and Saul and Lisa Valentin, and sponsor the Greater Houston Retail Association (GHRA), at the Aga Khan Foundation’s Houston Banquet. The sold-out gala brought together key civic, community, and philanthropic members to raise more than $200,000 for and awareness of the Aga Khan Foundation.
Founded in 1967, the Aga Khan Foundation, or AKF, is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s largest international development organizations. The Foundation partners with local communities in some of the most remote places in Africa and Asia to build better futures together.
The crowd enjoyed entertainment from Delhi-based rock group, Zikrr Band, with support from local deejay, DJ Zee. ESPN 97.5's Houston’s Raheel Ramzanali emceed the evening that brought attention to AKF’s work across the globe.
Who: The Honorable Alexis Andres, Consul General of France; Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau; Fahim Somani; Isiah Carey; Pooja Lodhia; Aga Khan Foundation CEO Aleem Walji; President of His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States Murad Ajani; Brad Parsons; Patrick Albro; Faiza Khoja; AKF Southwest vice chair Aly Valiani; Alim Adatia; Alisha Adatia; Raheel Ramzanali; The Honorable Erum Jivani-Gillani; Saul and Lisa Valentin; Khuram Virani; Jatin and Megna Patel; Liza Masloff Carlos; Tajddin Momin; and Firdous Ali.