2019 AAMA Illumine Announcements

Briana Trevino AAMA News, Events, Featured - Home Page, Featured - Main

The 2019 Illumine Gala benefiting AAMA (the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Houston (1777 Walker Street). This black-tie event will include dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing.

This year AAMA’s goal is to raise $300,000 to create a better future for students and families in our community. AAMA serves 10,000 people each year, including nearly 900 students at two Sanchez charter schools, individuals who seek to recover from substance use disorders, and those who participate in our adult classes for workforce development and career pathways. These efforts are possible due to the support of the Houston community.

Gala Auctioneers


Recent Announcements


Gala Honoree


The program will honor Comcast Houston, a long-standing community partner, and recognize Comcast Regional Senior Vice President Ralph Martinez. Read more about the Gala Honoree…

Gala Co-Chairs

Houstonian Michele Leal Farah and husband George Farah are serving as Gala Co-Chairs. The 2019 Illumine Gala is the first opportunity these two powerhouses have had a chance to volunteer on a project of this scope together, one which they were both eager to undertake! Michele is a consultant with EnForce Strategies, and the previous Board President of Houston’s Latin Women’s Initiative. George, originally from El Paso, is the founding partner of Farah Law Group. Together, the Farahs have a combined 24 years of experience working with the Houston community. Read more about Gala Co-Chairs…

Co-Masters of Ceremonies

ABC13’s Emmy award-winning reporter, Art Rascon will serve as M.C. along with his son Jacob Rascon, KPRC2. Read more about the Co-Masters of Ceremonies…


Back by popular demand, band Grupo Kache will be providing entertainment for the 2019 Illumine Gala.

Empowering Leader


View the 2019 Gala Sponsors

View Sponsorship Opportunities