About the Gala

Each year, the Texas Regional Office of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children honors a law enforcement officer who has gone above and beyond to protect a child from harm.

This year, we will also honor Senator Joan Huffman for her work protecting our state’s most vulnerable population.

The Gala is the Texas Regional Office’s biggest celebration and fundraiser. Join us to celebrate hope for our children!

When: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Brazos Hall, 204 E 4th St., Austin, TX 78701

Attire: Cocktail or Austin Chic

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Susie &

Kent Hance

Jeff Clark

Harriett O’Neil &

Kerry Cammack

Krystle & Christian

Alvarado

Aurora & Vernon

Farthing

Martha Egli

Marisa Balderas & Juan Antonio Flores

Emy Lou & Jerry Baldridge

Thank You to our Donors!

Linda Fuller

Freddy Warner

Mercedes Benz

Teresa Lawler

Sponsorship Levels

DIAMOND SPONSOR
$50,000

  • Name and logo featured prominently in all print advertising
  • Recognition in all press materials
  • Representative to give brief remarks at the event
  • Name or logo printed on invitation
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Logo and link on the NCMEC website
  • Recognition and link in event e-mail promotions
  • Premier VIP seating for 30 guests
  • Presenting sponsor for after party
  • Table signage
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Seated with honorees
  • Photo opportunity with honorees

PLATINUM SPONSOR
$25,000

  • Name featured prominently in all print advertising
  • Recognition in all press materials
  • Name printed on invitation
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Logo and link on the NCMEC website
  • Recognition and link in event e-mail promotions
  • Premier VIP seating for 20 guests
  • VIP Sponsor signage
  • Table signage
  • Premier placement in event program recognition
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Photo opportunity with honorees

Gold Sponsor
$10,000

  • Recognition in all press materials
  • Name printed on invitation
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Seating for 10 guests
  • Sponsor signage
  • Event program recognition
  • Table signage
  • Event program recognition
  • Complimentary valet parking

SILVER SPONSOR
$5,000

  • Name printed on invitation
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Seating for 10 guests
  • Sponsor signage
  • Table signage
  • Event program recognition
  • Complimentary valet parking

BRONZE
$2,500

  • Seating for 10 guests
  • Listing in event program
  • Complimentary valet parking

Representative Four Price

Sergeant Gary Marquis

Sergeant Gary Marquis started his career in 1990 as a correctional officer for the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office in Glen Rose, TX. Upon graduating from the Tarrant County College Criminal Justice Training Center Police Academy in 1993, Sgt. Marquis was promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff.

During his time as a Deputy, Sgt. Marquis was a member of the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, School Resource Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer and Training Coordinator.

Sgt. Marquis was promoted to the Criminal Investigations Division in 2006, where he became leader in working technology based child exploitation cases. Sgt. Marquis was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008 and held that rank until his retirement in 2012.

Sgt. Marquis began working for the Texas Office of Attorney General (OAG) in May 2012 and is currently assigned to the OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit. Sgt. Marquis has investigated over one hundred (100) child exploitation cases involving promotion and possession of child pornography and has become a leading expert in the investigation of Internet Crimes Against Children. Sgt. Marquis currently works alongside the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as an adjunct instructor where he delivers in depth training on child exploitation investigations to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers across the state of Texas.

Sgt. Marquis possesses a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as well as an Instructor and Firearms Instructor certifications.

Sgt. Marquis is married to his wife Lynn; they have four children and three grandchildren.

Our Sponsors