Final Preparations are Underway for Child Advocates of Fort Bend UP, Up and Away Gala!  

Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Gala Committee is busy with final preparations for the agency’s 19th annual Gala “Up, Up and Away” on May 4, 2019 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. “The Gala committee has put together another lively and elegant evening for guests this year,” stated Development Officer and event organizer Lisa Moore. “When we open the doors on Saturday evening, guests will be engulfed in a sea of color and transported to a hot air balloon festival. Auction offerings include a South African photo safari, Best of H-Town package including Diamond Club seats behind home plate at a Houston Astros game, one week stay at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico, a land and air hunt package, numerous home accessories and furs from Woody’s Furs. In addition, we have a wine pull, Kendra Scott jewelry pull, fine dinner and late-night dancing with the band Chicken and Waffles Music. For $100 anyone can purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win an exclusive Chef Experience and Dinner for 8 people at Steak 48 in Houston, complete with sommelier pre-selected wines!

The Exchange Club of Sugar Land is this year’s Moonlight Presenting Sponsor. Michele Fisher will serve as the evening’s emcee. Johnny Bravo will be the auctioneer. Cookie Joe’s Dancin’ School will delight guests with a performance by their young dancers. Attire is festive and colorful elegant with black tie optional. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available ranging from $2,000 to $15,000. Individual seats are $150. To attend the Gala, become a sponsor or for more information, go to or contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or

Shown L to R with their team basket are: Child Advocates of Fort Bend CASA Team members Renee Lukefahr, Alli Waterwall, Metoyer Martin, Leroy Hodge, April Shaver, Ally Ferrante and Casey Davis. At front, Lindsey Castellanos tests out the Herman Miller Magus Spun Chair, which is also featured in the auction.

Seats for this fabulous, fun event are still available. Can’t make the Gala? All is not lost. You can bid online for silent auction items beginning on April 29 or purchase a raffle ticket. For information or to purchase seats go to or contact Lisa Moore at or 281-344-5108. To participate in the online auction or purchase a raffle ticket, go to


The gala and auction raises much needed funds to support Child Advocates of Fort Bend and its programs for abused and neglected children. This is your chance to join Exchange Club of Sugar Land, OCuSOFT, Inc. NOV, Sysco and many other companies and individuals in making a difference for children in Fort Bend County.

About Child Advocates of Fort Bend:

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to ending child abuse by providing a voice, healing the hurt, and breaking the cycle of child abuse in Fort Bend County. Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASATM), Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates, Child Advocates improves the lives of more than 400 children each month and has served more than 16,565 children since opening its doors in 1991. Volunteers are needed to help in the agency’s Children’s Advocacy Center and in the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program.

For more information on how you can become a voice for children and get involved with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, contact Dana Mersiovsky for a tour at 281-344-5106 or or log onto