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Beyond the Page
Annual Benefit Luncheon

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Join our community of philanthropists, library advocates, and bibliophiles as we go Beyond the Page to spark connection with issues that impact our existence at our Annual Benefit Luncheon.

Ron Chernow will take us Beyond the Page and onto the stage with his featured presentation, The Man and the Musical: Alexander Hamilton at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown HoustonFor all of our history enthusiasts and Chernow fans, fear not, Ron will also be sharing about his newest release, Grant!

Your generous participation in our luncheon supports the Foundation’s efforts to expand the Houston Public Library’s reach within our community.

Tables start at $2,500 and tickets start at $250. Don't miss the chance to hear from the author that inspired the musical! 


Since winning the Pulitzer Prize for his New York Times-bestselling historical biography, Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow remains a distinguished commentator on politics, business, and finance. The National Book Award winner illuminates the life and times of some of America’s most significant historical figures and discusses the art of biography writing. Chernow was also the historical adviser to the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Hamilton , which was inspired by his bestselling biography. He is a recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. For Ron's full bio and more information please visit:



               Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor




Minnette and Peter Boesel /
Mitja and Tina Peterman

Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors

Cadence Bank


John P. McGovern Foundation

Ginni and Richard Mithoff

Neil and Kris Thomas,
Ryan Leach

Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation


Astros Foundation

CenterPoint Energy

Anna and Brad Eastman

FirstSouthwest, a division of Hilltop Securities Inc.

Astrid & Bob Kilpatrick/Sandy & Richard Jackson/Kelley & David Tobin/Harriet & Truett Latimer/Lainie Gordon & David Mincberg

The Honorable Sue Lovell

Sally Swanson

United Airlines

The Woman's Club of Houston



Special Thanks
to our
Silent Auction Donors

The Antiquarium
Art Cellar Houston
Art of the World Gallery
BASF Corporation
BIG Yoga Houston
Sue Carnes
Crave Cupcakes
DEFINE: Bellaire
DEFINE: River Oaks
The Health Museum
Holocaust Museum
Houston Arboretum and
Nature Center
Houston Astros Foundation
Dynamo - Charities
Houston Zoo
Karbach Brewing Co.
Mitja and Tina Peterman
Space Center Houston
Stages Repertory Theatre
Dawn Storm
Houston Texans
Theatre Under the Stars
Total Wine & More
Water 2 Wine
Whole Earth Provision Co.


2017 Beyond the Page Luncheon
featuring Rebecca Skloot

On April 12th, New York Times best-selling author, Rebecca Skloot  transported us into the world of science, cells and sleuthing. Skloot’s acclaimed book, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies and spent more than 75 weeks on the bestseller list.“HeLa” cells contributed to the development of the Polio vaccine, treatments for cancers and viruses, and the impact of space travel on human cells. 



Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010


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