Tracy Suttles is strongly passionate about the community, and realizes the importance of mentoring programs. Growing up, mentorship programs gave Tracy the opportunity to stay on track, and assisted him in reaching his goals and dreams. Here are just a few of the charitable events and programs Tracy Suttles has participated in throughout the years:
Tracy Suttles’ Community Volunteering
Over 300 guests crowded into the Port Lavaca’s Bauer Community Center for an evening commemorating and honoring the Community Center’s long-time volunteers Tracy Suttles, DaJuana Smithson, and Milton Kravitz. Linley and Radcleef, Chairs of the Center, welcomed everyone for cocktails on the gazebo overlooking the Lavaca Bay in Calhoun County, Texas.
The Chairman of the Causeway Park Conservancy Board Danny Doris opened the program for the evening. A raffle yielded prizes such as two first class plane tickets. The over $25,000 raised in the benefit in honor of Tracy Suttles and others quickly broke the projected evening’s goal.
Men of Distinction Benefit
Tracy Suttles, Michael Davis, Stanley Sasser, and Harry Lummis were the chairmen of the black tie, men-only Men of Distinction benefit for the Neff Collection. The benefit was held in the Smith Hall of the museum. After a cocktail hour, the 80 guests took their seats for the dinner and evening main event, which was a competition amongst four players for a seat on the US National Ping Pong team.
Paddles in hand, the players demonstrated extreme athleticism. After a series of matches, the party spilled out into the night for cigars and more drinks. When the evening had ended, the benefit had raised over $35,000.
Museum of Fine Arts Benefit
The Museum of Fine Arts Renaissance Spring Party was a massive success attended by art aficionados all over Texas and beyond. Well over 150 guests in festively floral attire mingled and conversed by the pool, as Jon Paul and the Newts laid down jazz riffs across the gardens in Downtown Houston.
The New Orleans – themed event, chaired by Tracy Suttles, Coy and Ennis Dallran, featured a Cajun-infused menu of gumbo, cheese grits, crawfish etoufee and mini-beignets, and raised more than $55,000 for Renaissance. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Project Nation Foundation
Tracy Suttles hosted the inaugural Project Nation Foundation gala at Eccelsia, raising funds to add college counselors to local high schools. The neon-infused party followed a golf tournament attended by philanthropists Watt Anderson, Jackson Kare and others. Together the events raised $100,000.
Boys and Girls Club of America
Tracy Suttles and Popuk Ansley hosted Fielding’s first-ever patio party, welcoming local fashion elite and philanthropists for afternoon cocktails and a chat with designer Aramat Nollen on the store’s terrace. Nollen, a co-founder of Urban Style has now launched her own clothing and accessories line, shared her latest looks and signed copies of her new book, In my Clothes. Proceeds for the event benefited one of Tracy Suttles’ favorite charities, Boys and Girls Club of America.
Houston Area YMCA
The third annual Battle on the Court event, benefiting the Sunlight Endowment Fund was held at Jarvis YMCA. Tracy Suttles, organizer, gathered local college and professional basketball players to showcase their skills on the court to benefit summer athletic camps for youth.
Making a Difference Youth Initiative
700 stylist guests filled the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel Downtown for the Making a Difference Youth Initiative’s 13th annual luncheon. Luncheon Chair, Tracy Suttles, encouraged guests to enjoy the festivities before browsing a marketplace featuring more than 25 vendors. The event raised $125,000 for the group’s programs, which provide youth and their families with community resources, and education and health services.