The 17th Annual Transforming Lives Gala

To New Beginnings

37 years ago, our ministry was founded with the goal of uplifting our community through God's grace and the generosity of the community. For the last 17 years, we have hosted this annual gala as a fundraiser to support our work in the community. This year, KCM embarks on a new path as we head to a new headquarters, welcome new family members into our ministry, expand further into the Greater-Katy area, and push forward with many new beginnings.

Sept. 9, 2021

Palacio Maria | 6:00 PM

Transforming Lives

Join us for a memorable evening of fundraising and jubilee at the 17th Annual KCM Gala! This year's event will provide attendees with an opportunity to witness the impact created by KCM and hear from staff and volunteers of our organization. The event also features both a silent and live auction with dozens of exciting items up for bid! The KCM Gala is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and our 2021 goal is $125,000. If the fundraising goal is surpassed, additional funds will go to support the KCM Capital Campaign.

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About the Gala

Brian Greene, Houston Food Bank CEO and President

Keynote Speaker

Brian Greene is President and CEO of the Houston Food Bank, the largest Feeding America food bank in the nation and 2015 Food Bank of the Year. In fiscal year 2019 the Food Bank distributed 104 million nutritious meals through its network of 1,500 community partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens, social service providers, and schools in southeast Texas. Since taking the top post at the Houston Food Bank (HFB) in 2005, Greene has led the organization to unprecedented growth. In August 2011, the Food Bank moved into its current home, a 308,000 square foot warehouse and office facility, purchased and renovated following completion of a $55.6 million capital campaign. The new building is four times larger than the previous and allows for more food distribution and more space for volunteers. In fall 2008, the End Hunger Network, a Houston-area food rescue organization, merged with Houston Food Bank. Through Greene’s leadership, HFB programs have expanded to feed more children and tap into additional sources for food donations. In early 2016, a second capital campaign was approved for $2.6 million to build a new home for the Keegan Kitchen inside the Houston Food Bank headquarters. In April 2019, Greene received the John van Hengel Fellowship award at Feeding America’s 2019 Hunger’s Hope Awards. The award honors the ideals of the late John van Hengel, who developed the concept of food banking in the 1960s. It recognizes an executive of a member food bank for his or her excellence in leadership, local impact and national influence, and entrepreneurial spirit in the area of hunger relief. Before moving to Houston, Greene was the executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana for 12 years. In the five years prior, he held the same position at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to a successful and respected career at three food banks, Greene has served on numerous Feeding America Network committees, the National Council and on Feeding America’s Board. Outside of his food bank role, he has been active in the Global Food Bank Network and is an adjunct professor and serves as an Advisory Board Member for University of Houston Downtown’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Greene received a BA in Economics from Humboldt State University and an MA in Economics from the University of Tennessee.

A Delicious Meal

Hosted at beautiful Palacio Maria in Katy. The planned meal for the Gala will be an entrée of Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo. A vegetarian option can be provided upon request. After registering, a KCM representative will contact you regarding table arrangements.

Sponsoring the Gala

Join us for a memorable evening of fundraising and jubilee at the 17th Annual KCM Gala! This year's event will provide attendees with an opportunity to witness the impact created by KCM and hear from staff and volunteers of our organization. The event also features both a silent and live auction with dozens of exciting items up for bid! The KCM Gala is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and our 2021 goal is $125,000. If the fundraising goal is surpassed, additional funds will go to support the KCM Capital Campaign.

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The Silent Auction

As part of the annual Gala, KCM always hosts a Silent Auction, and this year, select items will be open to everyone! Clicking on the button below will bring you to a silent auction webpage where you can preview and bid on a wide array of exciting items! In addition to the Digital Silent Auction, KCM will host an exclusive Auction for our Gala attendees! Click the button below to view our Auction webpage now!

A Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

The 17th Annual KCM Transforming Lives Gala would be impossible without the support of so many community partners! There's still time to become a sponsor! Click on the button in the sponsorship section to secure your sponsorship today!