TMI gala wins with Vegas theme

TMI Episcopal’s annual gala netted $165,250 to benefit TMI student programs. More than 350 guests attended Stars 2018:  Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, held April 7 at the Venues at Valero. With longtime WOAI anchor Leslie Bohl as MC, the evening featured fine dining, live and silent auctions, casino games and live entertainment, including a Elvis tribute artist Michael McMullen.

tmi-stars-gala.pngThanks to volunteers and sponsors, the annual event is TMI’s premier fundraiser. Event co-chairs were TMI parents Lisa and Charles Harthan, with a committee including Lisa Arcuri, Pam and Alex Burgos, Tracy Feik, Liz Owen and Karrie and Paul Sherman.

“What an honor it was to chair Stars 2018!,” said Lisa Harthan. “Working alongside top notch TMI staff, combined with amazing TMI parent volunteers, made it a fun experience.  Thank you to all who generously supported the silent auction and live auction. Those funds will go towards enriching TMI for our students and faculty.  We look forward to next year!”

Stars 2019 will be held April 6 and will return to the TMI campus as part of the school’s celebration of its 125th anniversary.

Photo: ‘Elvis’ (Michael McMullen) – an entertainer at TMI Episcopal’s annual Stars gala -- meets (from left) event co-chair Charles Harthan, MC Leslie Bohl, headmaster Scott J. Brown and co-chair Lisa Harthan. ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ was the annual fundraiser’s theme.

Founded in 1893 by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI Episcopal is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional military (JROTC) and boarding programs. For information, visit or call 210-698-7171.