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On February 6, Discovery Green hosted its biennial fundraising event, Gala on the Green®
presented by H-E-B. The spectacular evening was set against the shadow of Houston’s skyline, and included a magnificent tent on the Jones Lawn, along with a red carpet entry beneath the allee of historic oak trees. A cocktail reception took place along the Brown Promenade and Hess Patio Deck, in the dazzling glow of Bruce Munro’s Field of Light. The evening raised $991,000 for the Discovery Green Conservancy that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the park.
Since opening in April 2008 the 12-acre park has transformed into an enriching and inviting landmark of Houston that has welcomed more than 8 million visitors and has hosted more than 3,000 public and private events. Because Discovery Green is not a city park and does not receive public funding or direct city funding, events like the Gala on the Green are vital in helping raise money to maintain the park and the more than 600 free events held each year. It is through the help of a generous giving community that includes individual gifts, large and small, that Discovery Green can fulfill its mission to provide an uncommonly beautiful, urban green space in the heart of Houston, serve as a village green and provide a window into the incredible diversity of talent and traditions that enrich life in Houston.
If you would like to give back to Discovery Green
and help support an organization that provides the opportunity to discover and play for people of all ages and walks of life, please visit our Make a Gift page!
We are grateful for every dollar donated, and every dollar raised makes a difference!
Discovery Green and Gala on the Green Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
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