Connect + Amplify 5th Annual Cocktail Party

Connect + Amplify 2021: BREAKING GROUND

As upheaval roils the world – pandemic, Afghanistan and weather – its effects are felt acutely in neighborhoods like Gulfton/Sharpstown. Through it all, Connect Community continues the work of community building to reimagine a neighborhood that will be better prepared to withstand the impacts of future calamities and chart a better future for itself. We are at the precipice of exciting new neighborhood changes.

This year, we are reimagining our traditional fundraising event. We invite you to join us at our “Breaking Ground” cocktail party, where a portion of this year’s event proceeds will be used to design an art piece in which the material expression, geometry, and colors will be created through a collaboration with community artisans and youth and installed in the future Connect South Apartments.


Each underwriting level is a color, representative of the diversity of Gulfton/Sharpstown. These colors will be used to bring together Islamic and Greek-inspired architectural designs to create a dynamic art piece that will be enjoyed by residents and visitors for years to come. We hope you will be a part of this amazing project!

ORANGE: $35,000 [Up to 10 guests are invited at this level]

PURPLE: $25,000 [ Up to 10 guests are invited at this level]

BLUE: $10,000 [Up to 10 guests are invited at this level]

TEAL: $5,000 [Up to 5 guests are invited at this level]

PEACH: $3,000 [Up to 3 guests are invited at this level]

YELLOW: $1,000 [Up to 2 guests are invited at this level]


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL TICKET (36 and younger): $75


For any questions or inquiries, please contact Sheridan:



Ann & Johnny Johnson


Bennie & David Ansell

Community Health Choice

Elizabeth Gregory & Patrick Peters

Galen & Laura Hines-Pierce

Gene Graham

Ginni & Richard Mithoff

Jennifer & Rich Gould

Jill & Dunham Jewett

Katy & Clyde Hays

Legacy Community Health, Inc.

The Sanchez Family

Sis & Hasty Johnson

Susie & Joseph Dilg

Susie & Sanford Criner

The Alta Arts

The Yoder Matzens

Tracy McAdoo & Lisa Roy


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