Our 2018 Crawfish Boil Was a Rajun’ Success!


The results are in…
Thanks to you, cher, our 8th Annual Crawfish Boil 
was a rajun’ success!
Thank you for joining us on Saturday, April 14th at West Alabama Ice House for a wonderful day benefiting The Women’s Home. Twin Connection played groovin’ tunes, a heapin’ helpin’ of crawfish was on hand, and les bon tempswere definitely rolling! Thanks to you, we raised $75,827 in gross revenue to support our work at The Women’s Home. This was our greatest NET revenue in the history of this event, and we could not have done it without each of your support!
Check out more fun pics here!

The Women’s Home 8th Annual Crawfish Boil!


The Women’s Home 8th Annual Crawfish Boil!

UPDATE: Our Crawfish Boil IS happening today! The weather is already clearing up, and it’s going to be a great day!

It’s no joke – The Women’s Home Annual Crawfish Boil is back for another season of sweet and spicy mudbugs! Join us at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 14, 2018, as we welcome over 500 Houstonians to enjoy our family-friendly, rajun’ Cajun-style crawfish boil at West Alabama Ice House.

Click here for all the details!

Our 2017 Triumph Luncheon Was a Glorious Event!

On Friday, November 17, two hundred seventy-five guests gathered at the Houstonian Hotel to honor some of Houston’s most selfless community members and to support The Women’s Home.  ABC13’s Gina Gaston graciously served as emcee.  The Houston Grand Opera’s Zoie Reams, accompanied by pianist Blake Salter, delighted guests with a live performance of “Ain’t That Good News.”

Beloved and infinitely generous Houston philanthropists Lester and Sue Smith were named Lifetime Achievement Honorees.  Longtime TWH supporter, board president, and Capital Campaign chair Karen Ostrum George was honored with the Leadership award.  Stuart Nelson was recognized for Program Excellence for his work with The Women’s Home’s Spirituality Program.  St. Martin’s Episcopal Church was given the Community Support award for their unwavering and generous support of TWH over the years.

Lester Smith and Liz Murray, both of whom have endured intense hardship in their lives, shared their stories of resilience and inspired everyone present.

The elegant luncheon raised awareness for The Home, raised support for our far-reaching programs, and raised the spirits of all who attended.  It was a triumphant day, indeed.

2017 Triumph Sponsorships and Single Tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase online until 12:00 PM (CST) on Thursday, November 16, 2017. 

Join The Women’s Home and our chairs 

Ericka Bagwell, Donae Chramosta,

and Lucinda Loya 

to help us celebrate our 2017 honorees who have made an impact at The Home and across Houston.


Lifetime Achievement Honorees – Lester & Sue Smith

Leadership Honoree – Karen Ostrum George

Program Excellence Honoree – Stuart Nelson – Spirituality Program

Community Support Honoree – St. Martin’s Episcopal Church


The Luncheon will feature two wonderful speakers who will share their Triumph stories with us.  

Successful Texas oilman, philanthropist and two-time national ballroom dance champion Lester Smith will share his personal story of beating the odds time and time again.  A native of Wharton, Texas, Lester is a two-time cancer survivor and double lung transplantee.  Drawing from a place of gratitude for the life-saving care he has received, The Lester & Sue Smith Foundation has provided over $150 million to support medical research, humanities, arts and education in Houston and across the United States.  His inspiring story of strength, resilience and courage can be found in the pages of his first book, ‘You Gotta Dance Like No One’s Watching” which will be gifted to all luncheon guests.

Liz Murray will share her fascinating, inspirational story of growing up with two drug addicted parents who she began supporting at age 10. Homeless at age 15, the death of her mother was the wake-up call that made her break free of her circumstances and pursue a different path for her life. While living on the streets of New York, she completed and graduated from high school in just two years. Overcoming horrible odds, she won a full scholarship and was accepted to Harvard University. Murray offers one of the most moving, elegant and uplifting tales you will ever hear.empowering them to return to society as productive and self-sufficient women. With your support, The Women’s Home can continue to serve women and their families as they work to rebuild their lives.

2017 Triumph Luncheon Media Partner



• Two premier VIP tables for 10 guests (total 20 guests)
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event
• Complimentary valet parking for all guests

ELATION $20,000
• VIP table for 10 guests
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event
• Complimentary valet parking for all guests

• Table for 10 guests each
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event

VICTORY $5,000
• Table for 10 guests
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event

HOPE $3,500
• Table for 10 guests
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event

• One VIP seat at the Host Committee Table
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event

• One single seat

Tickets will be available for purchase online until 12:00 PM (CST) on Thursday, November 16, 2017. 

For questions about sponsorships, or how you can support this event

please contact Julie Comiskey at (713) 328-1975 or jcomiskey@thewomenshome.org.



2017 Crawfish Boil Sponsors

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Thank you to our 2017 Crawfish Boil Sponsors!

To purchase tickets for the event, please click here.

(Current as of 3/28/17)

Doubloon Sponsors

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John P. McGovern Foundation

T-Shirt Sponsor

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Koozie Sponsor

DP- long

Event Giveaway Sponsor

Katy and Logan Boatman

King Craw Daddy Sponsors


Telco Intercon logo-BG


Meaghan and JP Yorro

Red Hot Chili Condiment Sponsors

Covenant Crossfit

Sean Mata

Bayou Queen Sponsors

Mary Axelrad

Lisa and Walker Barnett

Hess Hopkins logo

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Courtney and Jeff Lyons / Michelle and Gahan Mullen

Deb Parks and Mark Bouzek



Rajun Cajun Sponsors



Matt Corbett


Brenda and Jerry Fabian

Melissa and Bob Frazier

Lynda Hancock

Lydia & Jonathon Hance

LWI Construction

missy stewart

The Boiler Sponsors

Amy Absher

B&A Logo

Ellen and Tim Eudy

Courtney Goldberg and Josh Lindloff

The Hawkins Family in memory of memory of Jonathan Uzick

Charlotte Hutson


Julie Mahler and Andrew Gamson

Kristen McDaniel

Stephanie and John McGraw

Than-Nhi Nguyen and Stu Moffit

Katie and Chris Morgan


Kelly Sandill

Helen and Brent Shultz

Spring Branch Community Health
Texas Tamale CompanyKay and J.D. Walther

Mudbug Sponsors

33 experiments

Tanner Baker

Dan Binder and Alyssa Farmer

Marie T. Bosarge

Marcella Burke

Dr. Samuel and Tiki Collins



Leslie Forestier and Andy Scarth

Sarah Germain

Gumbo Girls

Janice and Charlie Hall

Abby and Josh Hamilton

Kim Huynh

Karen Jones

Ashley Kahn

Reema and Chris Kasavich

Ashley and Kyle Lewis

Patti and Keith Lindloff

Rachel and Alex Lopez

Susan R. Morrison

Luisa Muskus

Stephanie Nguyen

Joanna Podsiadlik

Samantha Rachlin

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Jessica Sanders

Cyndi and John Smith

Texans An

James Willson

Special Thanks


VIP Sponsor Party Sponsors




st. arnolds

tout sweet


Sound Sponsor


Snack Sponsor


Women’s Home
Annual Crawfish Boil

Online registration for our annual Crawfish Boil is now closed.

We will have a limited number of tickets available for sale at the door on Saturday, April 1, 2017.




When you arrive, please go to our Will Call Table (located at the entrance facing McDuffie Street) to pick up your tickets. If you would like to have your tickets in hand before the event, you are welcome to drop by our administrative offices anytime this week between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We are located at 607 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006. Just let our receptionist know that you’re there to pick up tickets for the Crawfish Boil, and she will be happy to assist you.



Parking in Houston is crazy, right?  Parking in Montrose can be even crazier!! There is limited parking available in the neighborhood surrounding West Alabama. Many streets only allow parking on one side of the street, so please take notice of street signs when parking.  If you don’t want the hassle of parking, we encourage you to carpool or catch a ride with a great service like Uber.

2017 Crawfish Boil Invitation

2017 Event Chairs

Katy and Logan Boatman

Meaghan and JP Yorro

2017 Host Committee

Zenobia and Darvell Bivens, Marcella Burke, Mark Carter, Jessica Castañeda, Matt Corbett, Joel Glover, Courtney Goldberg, Ashley and Kyle Lewis, Rachel and Alex Lopez, Courtney and Jeff Lyons, Kelly Sandill, Helen Shultz, Barbara Vaughn


Featuring Live Music by Brad Absher and Swamp Royale


For more information, please click here.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors! For a current listing of sponsors, please click here.

Individual Tickets on sale now for $45 each! Your ticket includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, 1 drink ticket and loads of fun. 

Online registration is now closed for this event. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door on April 1st!