BEAR’s Evening Event

Exciting News…2022’s event has been TRANSFORMED!

Visit to learn more about this milestone event and to purchase your tickets today! Early Bird pricing ends September 15, 2022!

A 2021 Success!

Over $230,000 raised at our 3rd annual Stampede Under the Stars event! Thank you to our incredible event chairs, Rishma Mohamed, Barbara Steen, and Megan Vondra for your tireless dedication to our cause, and to all of our incredible donors that made our first event after a year of shutdowns and uncertainty so successful and lively!


Important Attachments:

If you donated an item in-kind please be sure to fill out a 2021 SUTS In-Kind Form so we can properly acknowledge your donation!

Thank you, 2021 Underwriters!

$15,000 Boot-Scootin’ Big Spender

Ames, Marshall, and Seff Families

Rishma Mohamed, Barbara Steen, and Megan Vondra

$10,000 Mustang Money-Maker

Katie Arnoldy, Kristen Berger, Kristy Bradshaw, and Carmen Dikman

The McGovern Foundation

The Whalley Foundation

$5,000 Horseshoe High-Roller

Jim and Cathy Anderson

Claire Baker, Pat Dolan, and Lari Paradee

The Hildebrand Fund

Chris and Katherine Gillman

Mark and Melissa Hobbs

Charlie and Lisa Meacham & Rob and Amy Pierce

Mike and Betsy Mercer

Steve and Natalie Mohtashami

Michael and Marla Reade

Wade and Adriane Sadler

$3,000 Caring Cowboy

Jesse and Libbie Libby

Matthew and Katherine Kardesch

Brian and Jessica Leeke & Yuri and Jillian Waldo

Jeff and Leisha Mamera

Veronica Pullicino

Dean and Christi Quinn

Steve and Joyce Sandweiss

Thank you, 2021 Sponsors!

Auctioneer Sponsor:

Valet Sponsors:
Shannon and Jamie Mann
April McGee

Armadillo Naming Sponsors:
Phil Adams Company
The Bayou Fund

John and Susan Hawfield
Katie and Todd Thorton

Thank you, 2021 Host Committee!

Katie Arnoldy
Reva Azeez
Kristen Berger
Brigid Beck
Julie Bihlet
Angela Bookmyer
Kristy Bradshaw
Jessica Chisholm
Marjorie Dale
Rachel Davis
Carmen Dikmen
Alex and Brendan Donahue
Erin Hader
Kandi Handel
Pauline Huen
Laura Hutcheson
Jennifer Jeffery
Jill Knowles
Benita Land
Gigi Lilly
Leisha Mamera
Meredith Marshall
Stephanie Mays
Mike and Betsy Mercer
Natalie Mohtashami
Farah Nasser
Leslie Newcomer
Martina Ogbonna
Dawn Persia
Brady Peters
Amy Pierce
Veronica Pullicino
Kelly Pyle
Leah Rabe
Marla Reade
Nicole Richardson
Lauren SanFilippo
Lane Schultz
Jordan Seff
Abby Spinn
Selina Stanford
Tara Tracy
Katie Thornton
Salima Umatiya
Jennifer Wells
Megan Williams

Thank you, 2021 Special Contributors!

2020 Recap

Oh! What a NIGHT! Thanks in large part to our fearless event chairs: Natalie & Steve Mohtashami, Brady & Dan Peters, and Leah & Ryan Rabe, BEAR reached a NEW fundraising record in 2020, with over $315,000 raised! At the famous Armadillo Palace off Kirby Dr. in West University, our guests joined us – rain or shine – to FUNdraise for BEAR! Armadillo races, live and silent auctions, cigar rolling, wine and whiskey, live music, and MORE…it was truly evening for BEAR’s record books! To see photos from this memorable evening, click here. Thank you for your generous support!