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Join Us For A Special Event!

Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 6 PM - 10 PM
Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

787 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024


You're invited to our first-ever, “Diamonds Are Furever” Gala and James Bond themed pet fashion show.

The diamond drenched, faux-fur wearing crowd will feast on fabulous food, sip wonderful wines, enjoy a “shaken not stirred” signature drink while bidding on awesome auctions items, praying for the winning ticket in the Luxury Raffle and bidding on some exclusive Live Auction Items only available at this gala.

This diamond studded evening will also feature a fashion show with 10 amazing men chosen for their philanthropic, charitable, animal loving, canine crusading ways in our community. The 10 Supermodels will channel their inner “007” and represent their favorite James Bond character on the catwalk alongside their canine companions.


Wednesday, March 29th, Unity for a Solution celebrated the kick-off reception for our upcoming gala, Diamonds Are Furever Gala and Pet Fashion Show. We are grateful for the support of our gala co-chairs: Tracy Faulkner and Angelita Sampaio, the gala specialty committee, our board of directors, supporters, sponsors, volunteers, and friends.

Photo credit: Quy Tran Photography

Event Sponsors: The Ballroom at Bayou Place, Tito's Handmade Vodka and Vodka for Dog People


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Tickets and Tables

Tickets and tables are a very modest $300 per guest or tables starting at $3,000, making this, by-far, the best value for your money.

How To Purchase Your Ticket or Table


Zelle: Info@unityforasolution.org

Venmo: @unityforasolution

Check: Make checks payable to Unity for a Solution and mail to PO Box 131801, Houston, TX 77219-1801

If the table is a corporate sponsorship, please send your high-res logo to angelita@unityforasolution.org


We Need Your Support!

Gala Sponsorship Options



Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Runway Sponsor (multiple): $2,000 | Includes 1 Event Ticket

Red Carpet Sponsor (multiple): $2,500 | Includes 1 Event Ticket

Photography Sponsor (multiple): $1,000 | Includes 1 Event Ticket

Entertainment Sponsor (multiple): $1,000 | Includes 1 Event Ticket

Shaken, Not Stirred Bar Sponsor (multiple): $1,000 | Includes 1 Event Ticket

Decor Sponsor (multiple): $500

Champagne Toast Sponsor (multiple): $500

Print Sponsor (multiple): $500


Purchase Additional Sponsorship


For ticket questions, sponsorships or to donate auction items
to get your business aligned with Unity in our community,
please contact co-chairs:
Angelita Sampaio at (323) 919-1440 | angelita@unityforasolution.org
Tracy Faulkner at (832) 248-1188 | tracyandharry@att.net


Unity Gala 2023 Host


Meet Your Hosts

The Gala is being presented by Willow Winery – A Faulkner Family Vineyard, with the owners living here in Houston, while growing grapes and producing the wine in Northern Michigan.

The Gala is being chaired by Unity’s newly acquired Executive Director, Angelita Sampaio. Angelita’s co-chair is fellow philanthropist, animal and human rights activist, Tracy Faulkner. This dynamic duo has teamed up numerous times for the animals and the evening promises to be fun, while raising funds.

Hector Villareal of LUCHO’s Uptown will be the Master of Ceremony. D.J. Freddy Batres will spin some of the most iconic soundtracks from Bond movie history for the gentlemen on the runway.


Specialty Co-Chairs/Gala Host Committee

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About Unity for a Solution

Unity for a Solution is a nonprofit coalition whose mission is to improve the welfare of animals in underserved communities by creating long-term solutions to overpopulation and suffering of companion animals.


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Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsor


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Thank You To Our Sponsors


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