2019 Independence Gala

Annual Gala | Saturday, July 27, 2019

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The Jamaica Foundation of Houston cordially invites you to our Annual Independence Gala celebrating Jamaica’s 57th year of independence. Every year, the Jamaica Foundation of Houston hosts a formal affair with dinner, dance, and silent auction. The Gala is our preeminent social and fundraising event of the year.

Tickets are $75 presale and $80 at the door. Visit one of our ticket outlets or buy your ticket on



The Gala venue is the Red Oak Ballroom (at Norris Conference Centers)–816 Town and Country Blvd, #210, Houston, TX 77024–just a few miles from the Energy Corridor and Westchase District. It is located in CityCentre, a premiere place for shopping, dining, entertainment and hotel accommodations.

Honorable R. Oliver Mair, Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami, will be our keynote speaker at the gala. He is responsible for consular affairs in 13 States of the Southern USA, as well as Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.

Khambrel Marshall, Journalist, Meteorologist, Community Leader and Volunteer, is our Master of Ceremony for the gala.

Musical entertainment is by local group Galaxy Band

Proceeds benefit scholarship and other community service initiatives

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Funding Sponsor

The Foundation has established five recognition levels for acknowledgement of funding sponsors. Select your sponsorship and recognition level:


Gala Sponsorship

Thank you for your tax-deductible contribution

The organization is seeking Corporate and Individual sponsorship for scholarship and other community service initiatives.

Rationale: This program, supported by individuals and companies in the
community, will further the aims of the Jamaica Foundation in strengthening ties between the Caribbean and Texas. It will help to provide a more qualified work force for Houston area businesses.

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We also invite you to partner with us in our scholarship and cultural events by advertising in our souvenir gala booklet at the following rates. Our print deadline to be included in the gala program booklet is June 15, 2019.

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