We salute the following for their leadership in supporting DocFest…


The Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation

The William A. and Madeline Welder Smith Foundation


Special thanks to our underwriters for the special role they played to assure the success of DocFest ’22.

What A Wonderful World – Concert Sponsor

Matt Mullenweg

How High The Moon – Event Sponsor

Anne McCullough Shallenberger

Miles Ahead – Musicians Sponsor

Angie Beck & Family

DocFest Host Hotel

Cambria Houston Downtown Convention Center

Media Sponsor


Individual Supporters

2022 Supporters

Giant Steps – $1000 – $2,000

Ron & Jinx Hayden

Chris & Natalie Walker

Dr. Mark & Caroline Dannenbaum

How Do You Keep the Music Playing – $500- $999

Mike Garrett

Dr. Robert & Helen Morgan

Stepheny Scott

Warren Sneed

Stephanie York-Blue

Louis Moser

Kwame Perry

William Stuart

A Kiss To Build A Dream On – $50– $499

Greg & Brenda Cauthen

Bill Morgan

Gary Patterson, in memory of his husband, Jeff

Alan Pollard

Caral Richard

Special Thanks

Matt Mullenweg – DocFest’s WordPress

website & Concert Underwriter

Dr. Priscilla Rivas, Principal Kinder HSPVA

Alene Coggin, Kinder HSPVA Friends

Allen Fuentes – Monitor Mixer

Joe Gordon – Stage Manager

Jacob Hodgson, Graphic Designs

Travis Horstmann – Theatre Manager

Jon Montes – FOH Engineer

Simon Printing & Mike Kinsella

Rockett Fuel BBQ

DocFest Leaders

Stephanie York Blue – Hospitality, History & HOF

Lori & Louie Cento – Call Center & Website

David DeHoyos – Photographer

Kimberly Eden– Social Media

Lori Brown Gasaway – Auction

Mike Garrett – Finance

Jinx Hayden – Programs

Kwame Perry – Tickets

Benette Mikulin Rowley – Ushers

William Stuart – Fundraising

Chris Walker – Entertainment


Debbie Biehl

Aurie Bivens

Pat Bonner

Darlene Casas

Cathy Chacko

Soman Chacko

Vicki Christie

Alicia Church

Sonya Cooper

Bethany Deffarari

Nick Defferari

Kelvin Elliot

Leesa Whitten Greenlee

Jennifer Garrett

Logan Garrett

Marla Gentry

Jacki Harrington

Monica Harris

Patty Peters Henderson

Amanda Lenertz

Agelia Pérez Márquez

Chad Masters

Jenny Masters

Kurt Masters 

Gregg Mathis

Tikita Aubrey Mays

Mollie Gholson Measher

Marcia Menefield

Chadd Mikulin

Mason Patterson

Christine Peters

Sarah Phillips

Shelly Rose Posa

Merritt Rowley

Cynthia Thomas

Connie Williams

Auction Sponsors

The Houston Grand Opera

The Grand 1894 Opera House

The Alley Theatre

Fulshear Floral Design

Nice Winery

Virginia Point Inn

Guadalajara Restaurants

Wedding Oak Winery

Texas Cotton Gin Museum

The Grapevine on Main

Alexander Art Glass

Lone Star Flight Museum

Cotton Pickin’s Boutique & Market

The Houston Zoo

The Cookery

Top Golf

White Horse

Tavern & Cafe

Pappas Restaurants

We are currently updating this list weekly.

This listing reflects contributions received as of November 8, 2022.

Thus far, DocFest has contributed well over $200,000 to the Helan and Bob Morgan Jazz Scholarship at New York’s New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York & Boston’s Berklee College of Music.


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