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EDWARD BERNAYS - Reception Sponsor
BETSY PLANK - Silent Auction Sponsor
TRIBUTE CIRCLE - In-kind Sponsors
CULTIVATING FUTURE LEGENDS – HERE'S TO THE NEXT 30 YEARS!
You can help a public relations student become a legend by supporting the Public Relations Foundation of Houston (PRFH) at PRSA’s annual Excalibur Awards Gala and Silent Auction. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will go toward PRFH’s annual $3,000 scholarship awarded to deserving Houston-area public relations students. The silent auction features a variety of exciting items!
If you are interested in donating an item to support the silent auction, please contact Melanie Kania, Silent Auction Co-Chair at 281-814-3428 (Melanie.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amanda Fenwick at 281-924-9660 (email@example.com).
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
Known for her fearless appetite to try anything, Courtney Perna is a EMMY nominated feature reporter / producer for KHOU's talk show "Great Day Houston."
Before moving to Houston in 2013, Courtney spent two years back home in Michigan covering hard news as a reporter and producer at FOX 17 in Grand Rapids. That's where she earned a her first EMMY nomination for an exclusive interview she landed with a semi-truck driver after his rig fell off the highway and onto the streets below. (Courtney was driving behind the truck on her way home from work, and recorded the chaos from her cell phone.) Courtney's extensive coverage of the "Baby Kate" disappearance and trial in Ludington, MI was featured on the "Dr. Phil Show."
But Courtney hasn't always worked in local TV. She spent nearly a decade living in Las Vegas, L.A., and even Tokyo working in many different aspects of entertainment: from being a student reporter for CNN, to hosting "Inside Poker" on FOX Sports Net; from performing as an aerial-acrobat and dancer in Las Vegas shows, to interviewing celebrities on the red carpet as a producer for "E! News."
Courtney loves testing beauty products as a Glambassador for Glamour magazine, and she serves on the board of directors for a local non-profit called Dance Houston. When she's not working, you can usually find her either cheering for her alma mater, Michigan State University, or shopping at the nearest shoe sale.
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MARGOT DIMOND, APR, NAMED LEGACY AWARD WINNER
Margot Dimond, APR, a principal of DoubleDimond Public Relations, LLC, has 40 years of experience providing public relations and marketing communications to businesses and nonprofit organizations. She has worked at two international public relations firms, getting her start at The Rowland Company in New York and later serving as a Vice President for the Houston office of Edelman. Margot has also worked as Director of News and Media Relations at Rice University and Director of Corporate Communications for Laubach Literacy International (now Proliteracy Worldwide), among other positions. She also had her own firm for many years, where she primarily handled public relations for professional service and technology firms.
Margot joined PRSA and the Houston Chapter in 1977 and earned her Accreditation in 1980. Throughout her years as a PRSA member, she has served the Houston chapter extensively – as a committee chair, assembly delegate, and in four different offices, including president (in 1985). She also has served on the advisory boards of several nonprofit organizations and is currently on the board of directors of PR Boutiques International. Margot, who has B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Louisville, was named the 2012 Public Relations Professional of the Year by PRSA Houston.
This year’s Silent Auction was one of the most exciting. The silent auction benefitted the Public Relations Foundation of Houston, which is dedicated to awarding scholarships to deserving students studying public relations and / or communications at area universities.
WHAT: Legends: 30th Annual Excalibur Awards
WHEN: Thursday, June 18, 2015
6 p.m. Reception and Silent Auction
7 p.m. Dinner and Awards Gala
WHERE: Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln.
Houston, TX 77027
ATTIRE: Cocktail or Business Attire
|Early Bird (extended thru June 2)||$50.00||$75.00||$90.00|
|Regular (June 3-15)||$50.00||$90.00||$105.00|
|Late (at event on June 18)||$75.00||$115.00||$125.00|
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The deadline for entries has passed. To view the Call for Entries, click here.