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Inspirit Dinner Fundraiser

Inspirit: Rothko Chapel's Inspirational Dinner

March 6, 2024 at the Astorian

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
The Astorian • Houston, Texas
6:00 PM

Maire and David Baldwin, Chairs


Benefit Art Auction


In support of the Rothko Chapel’s transformative programming and community leadership, we extend an invitation to you to support the Chapel's 2024 spring fundraiser, Inspirit: Rothko Chapel’s Evening of Inspiration. We are very excited to present:

                  Celebrated actor, art collector, and advocate Cheech Marin, 
                  Legendary civil rights advocate and organizer Dolores Huerta, and
                  Art League Houston’s 2023 Texas Artist of the Year Vincent Valdez.

They will headline the event and join in conversation about the important relationship between art and activism including their commitment to furthering interest in Chicano art and efforts to address the world’s most pressing human rights and social justice issues. Following the program, guests are welcome to continue these conversations at their table alongside dinner.

In addition to being an evening of inspiration, Inspirit is also designed to raise both funds in support of and awareness about the Chapel’s mission. Inspirit includes a Benefit Art Auction of twenty-seven exceptional works of art donated by prominent artists and preeminent galleries. The auction is live on Artsy.net until March 7, 2024 at 12:00PM CST (bookmark this bidding link: www.artsy.net/rothkochapel). To bid, create an account online at Artsy.net or download the free Artsy mobile app on a smartphone. Selected works will be on display for public viewing at the McClain Gallery throughout the duration of the auction during gallery hours.

On behalf of the Rothko Chapel community, thank you for your consideration of joining us as an underwriter for Inspirit: Rothko Chapel’s Evening of Inspiration. Your support affirms the importance of the Rothko Chapel and ensures that the Chapel remains open and accessible every day of the year at no charge while continuing to foster connection, dialogue, and transformative moments. We look forward to hosting you on Wednesday, March 6th and thank you for your consideration. 


Presenting Sponsors
Maire and David Baldwin / The Muriel Pollia Foundation
Matt Mullenweg


Lori Cohen and Christopher Rothko
Virginia and Lee Lahourcade / Judy and Scott Nyquist
David Roth
Ellen Susman

Architecture Research Office
Suzanne Deal Booth
Laura and James Chen
Esther Friedman Foundation / Ann and J. Kent Friedman
Garfield Public/Private LLC
Linbeck Group
STOA Architects


Host Committee
Gayle and Mike DeGeurin
Sanford L. Dow
Frances Castaneda Dyess
Cece and Mack Fowler
Cullen Geiselman and Robert Muse
Colleen Keegan
Michael B. Keegan
Melanie Lawson and John Guess Jr.
Teresa and Chao-Chiung "C.C." Lee
Dallas McNamara
Carol and David Neuberger
Michael R. Piana
Christina and Troy Porter
Suzette and Tim Walker / The Neon Gallery
Mary Welch and Ernesto Maldonado
Geraldina Interiano Wise and Scott Wise
Cyvia Wolff
Lynn Wyatt, Cultural Ambassador


Sponsorship tables are at the following levels:

$50,000 Presenting Sponsor
$25,000 Major Underwriter
$15,000 Underwriter
​ $7,500 Sponsor*

*A limited number of tables will be available at this level.

For additional sponsorship opportunities and to confirm your reservation, contact Thuy Tran at thuy.tran@rothkochapel.org 

Click Here to Donate to Inspirit 

Attire: Business or Cocktail

Each gala seat has a fair market value of $225 for a total of $2,250 for a table of ten.