Our 2013-2016 Corporate & Institutional Sponsors
The Texan French Alliance for the Arts would like to thank its corporate & institutional sponsors:
GDF SUEZ Energy North America—which is a part of the international energy group, GDF SUEZ—manages a range of energy businesses within the United States, Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers.
Total is a multinational energy company committed to leveraging innovation and initiative to provide a sustainable response to the growing energy demand. The fifth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company and a world-class chemicals manufacturer, Total operates in more than 130 countries and has 96,400 employees.
Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved E&P performance for oil and gas companies around the world. Through our well site operations and in our research and engineering facilities, we are working to develop products, services and solutions that optimize customer performance in a safe and environmentally sound manner.
CASE For Kids City Connections is funded in part by the City of Houston, and Harris County Department of Education.
The Harris County Department of Education formed the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE) in 1999, to mobilize the community to work together to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to an after-school program. CASE has been endorsed by all 25 Houston/Harris County School Superintendents. After-school programs keep kids safe, help working families, and improve academic achievement.
CASE VISION: That every child in Harris County has access to a quality after-school program.
CASE MISSION: Strengthen, support and sustain after-school.
Axens is an international provider of high technology content processes, products and services to the refining, petrochemical and gas industries. Axens is recognized as a worldwide technology benchmark for clean fuels production, aromatics production and purification, conversion processes and sulfur-recovery catalysts via the Claus process. Actively preparing for the future, we aim to be a leader in the alternative fuels: vegetable oils to diesel, high-quality distillates from direct coal liquefaction and liquid products through the conversion of synthesis gas from various feed stocks (natural gas, biomass and coal).
Backed by 50 years of experience and thanks to the expertise and know-how of its teams, Technip is a key contributor to the development of technologies and sustainable solutions for the exploitation of the world’s energy resources.
Air France is the principal French carrier operating domestic and world-wide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 98 countries throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East, the Americas, Caribbean and Indian Ocean.
Veolia is the world leader in environmental services. Its mission is to resource the world, helping our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. This means improving our clients’ energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes.
Consulat Général de France à Houston
As the local antenna of the French Embassy in Texas, the cultural service of the French Consulate in Houston is involved in the promotion and exchange of arts between France and the US and is responsible for the organization and the sponsorship of the arts in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization that exists to enhance the quality of life and tourism in the Houston region by supporting and promoting the arts through programs, initiatives and alliances.
Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent and first-class attractions that makes it a world-class city. Home to a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings and a population full of optimism and spirit, it’s no wonder that Houston is a popular international destination.
Mr. and Mrs. Wortham were great philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders within the Houston community. They threw themselves headlong into improving the city of Houston and Harris County by promoting cultural activities, city improvement projects, and scientific research- keeping Houston at the forefront of science for decades. The Wortham Foundation continues to cultivate the Wortham’s values and traditions by supporting organizations that share similar goals for the future of Houston, TX.
Houston Endowment is a private philanthropic foundation that improves live for the people of the greater Houston area through its contributions to charitable organizations and educational institutions.
For almost a century, Vinson & Elkins lawyers have provided innovative business solutions for clients whose needs are as diverse as the entities they represent. In today’s challenging environment of global markets, volatile economies, and complex human and environmental issues, our law firm’s time-tested role as trusted advisor has become even more critical. The depth and breadth of V&E lawyers’ experience, combined with the responsiveness and efficiencies of the firm’s global reach, enables Vinson & Elkins to serve clients from start-up, to the negotiating table and boardroom, before legislative and regulatory bodies, in the courtroom, and beyond.
Avenue CDC serves the greater Houston metropolitan area, with a particular focus on the Near Northside and Washington Avenue communities, just north and northwest of Houston’s downtown. These vibrant and historic neighborhoods are challenged by an aging and often neglected housing stock, vacant lots, and incompatible land uses. Recently, the close proximity to downtown has encouraged a patchwork of new, upscale development. This new popularity has led to escalating housing prices that have placed home ownership, and even rental housing, in certain neighborhoods beyond the reach of many hardworking residents.
For almost three decades, LISC has connected local organizations and community leaders with resources to revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. The LISC model assembles private and public resources and directs it to locally-defined priorities.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with:
- loans, grants and equity investments.
- local, statewide and national policy support.
- technical and management assistance.
In 2009 Houston LISC launched the GO Neighborhoods program — a multiyear place-based initiative for revitalizing Houston communities. GO Neighborhoods is a comprehensive community development approach that leverages resources by working across traditionally disconnected sectors including: housing and real estate; family income and wealth; economic development; quality education; and healthy environments and lifestyle. LISC defines these as essential features of a sustainable community.
A Paris-based collective of artists that has been engaged in a major urban art movement since its inception 12 years ago. 9eme Concept is characterized by its freedom in creating accessible art on the street for anyone. By gathering artists from painting, drawing, illustration, and multimedia, 9eme Concept has evolved into a major force in the contemporary art scene in Paris.
Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc. was founded in 1987 as the U.S. sales and marketing arm for Champagne Louis Roederer and its California winery, Roederer Estate. The key objectives were to manage the complex U.S. distribution system to ensure quality product as well as to build each individual brand’s equity. Today, the company has grown into a well-respected marketer and importer of family-owned, prestigious producers. From France to Portugal, Italy to Spain, and California to South Africa; Maisons Marques & Domaines represents some of the most highly esteemed properties in the world.
Liquitex is dedicated to expanding the arena in which acrylic artists explore their creative drive. In addition to manufacturing the widest array of bright vibrant acrylic colors and tools for use by acrylic artists we also support the visual arts community in a number of ways including: providing quality materials and techniques education, offering scholarships to talented students and providing extensive support to non-profit community arts and education organizations.
The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.
Andrew Kaldis – Fannin VP LP
For more than 100 years, our commitment and involvement in the community has been an important part of the way we do business. We’re proud to support initiatives like the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program, our annual Feast of Sharing holiday dinners, and the Spirit of H-E-B trailer that provides on-site relief in areas devastated by natural disasters. It’s our way of saying thank you for allowing us to be your neighbor. We call it H-E-B’s Spirit of Giving. In this spirit, we have contributed five percent of pre-tax earnings to public and charitable programs since the 1930s.
As the world’s biggest electricity generator, the EDF Group covers every sector of expertise, from generation to trading and transmission grids. EDF builds on the expertise of its people, its R&D and engineering skills, its experience as a leading industry operator and the attentive support of its customers to deliver competitive solutions that successfully reconcile economic growth with climate protection.
As a leading enginerering company in containment systems for the shipping and storage in cryogenic conditions of LNG (liquefied natural gas), GTT offers engineering, consultancy, training, maintenance support and technical design services. Approved by leading classification societies, its technologies are underpinned by a substantial return of experience over many decades.
Euro Mid Ltd.
Our private sponsors (Founders and patrons)
The Texan French Alliance for the Arts would like to thank its founders and patrons:
Rene Chappaz, TOTAL E&P USA
Rania Daniel, The Levant Foundation
Denis Simonneau, Consul General of France in Houston (2001-2005)
Geoffroy & Joelle Petit
Susan Ahern through the University of Houston Downtown
Rene and Jeanne Chappaz
Yousseff and Liliana Comair
Florence and Frederick Gautier-Winther
Lily and Hamid Kooros
Sima and Masoud Ladjevardian
Christian and Mauricette Merle-Bijitch
Sandy Parkerson through Parkerson Gallery
Karen and Eric Pulaski through the Greater Houston Community Foundation
The late Walter Sapp
Courtney and Christopher Sarofim
John and Becca Cason Thrash
Kerstin and Laurent Vivier
David and Lucia Warden