Save the Date

November 9, 2019

Night at the Museum

Supporting the Perot Museum has never been more thrilling. Save the date for an extravagant evening of exploration and surprises with engaging experiences, exquisite food, and enticing cocktails. Experience amaze-your-brain fun while providing crucial financial support that will sustain and strengthen the Museum’s mission.

Check out highlights from last year’s Night at the Museum, featuring exclusive catering from Wolfgang Puck Catering, which was awarded the prestigious NACE One Award for Best Off-Premise Catered Event for their participation in this event.

2019 Honorary Chair

Mary McDermott Cook

2019 Event Chairs

Marlene & John Sughrue


Underwriting Packages


$100,000 • 25 guests


$50,000 • 20 guests


$25,000 • 16 guests


$12,500 • 10 guests



$6,000 • 10 guests


$3,000 • 6 guests

For more information and to support the event, contact:

Christina Cavalier
Vice President of Major Gifts and Foundation Giving 


Jessica B. Montgomery
Vice President of Corporate Programs and Membership

2018 Sponsors

Premier Automotive Sponsor

Sewell Automotive Companies


Backstage VIP Sponsor

American Airlines

 Media Sponsor 

Paper City Magazine

2018 Underwriters

Planet $100,000

Lyda Hill
Margot & Ross Perot

Dinosaur $50,000

American Airlines
The Hoglund Foundation
Balfour Beatty Construction

Turbine $25,000

The David B. Miller Family Foundation
GenOn Energy
Nancy Perot & Rod Jones
Sarah & Ross Perot, Jr.
Suzanne Perot & Patrick K McGee
The Rees-Jones Fund
Katherine & Michael Phillips
Carolyn & Karl Rathjen
Katherine & Eric Reeves
Robie & Fallon Vaughn

Geode $12,500

Jill Bee & Loren Glasser
Lane & Kate Britain
Tim & Maura Costello and David & Emily Corrigan
Heather & Chris Gilker/Integrity Funding Company
Highland Capital Management
Integrity Funding Ohio, LLC
John & Rusty Jaggers
Mac & Cassie McFarland
Michael & Vinette Montgomery
Petrocap, LLC
The Rosewood Foundation
Royce Ramey & Aimee Williams-Ramey/Tolleson Wealth Management
Deedie Rose
Gail & Jim Spann

Robot $6,000

Bain & Company, Inc.
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Steven & Linda Blasnik
Diane & Hal Brierley
Michael & Lucy Brittian
Dallas Safari Club
Mr. & Mrs. Roger C. Gault and Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Gunby
GuideIT - A Perot Company
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Husch Blackwell LLP
Karen & Alan Katz and Sharon & Kip Tindell
The Lamplighter School
Luther King Capital Management
Make It Count Family Foundation
Dan and Sarah Meader
The M.O.B. Family Foundation
OsteoMed LLC
Catherine & Will Rose
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, L.L.P.
Ken & Linda Wimberly

Gem $3,000

Peggy & Richard Allison
The Arkenstone Ltd.
BBVA Compass Bank
Sarah & Sam Bloom
JC & Lark Montgomery
Children's Health
Comerica Bank
Sherri & Alan Darver
Eiseman Jewels, NorthPark Center
Ernst & Young
Andrew & Robyn Gould
Roy and Judy Gurley Charitable Foundation
Michelle Hartmann/Baker McKenzie
Headstorm, LLC
Heritage Auctions
Hillwood Urban
Donald & Cathey Humphreys
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Jones Day
Gary Kennedy & Michele Valdez
Allyson & Hays Lindsley
Locke Lord LLP
Natalie & C.J. Lorio
Libby & Murray McCabe
Sharon & Tom Meurer
Lark & J.C. Montgomery, Jr.
Michael Newman & Foley Gardere
Guinn & Betsy Crousen and Robert & Mary Potter
Radiology Associates of North Texas
Real Time Resolutions, Inc.
Candace Rubin
Jason Schmidt & Rachel Rucker-Schmidt
SFMG Wealth Advisors
Nicole & Justin Small
SMU – Lyle School of Engineering
Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Center
St. Mark's School of Texas
Turner Construction Company
Vinson & Elkins LLP


Allie Beth Allman Real Estate
The Atmos Energy/Robert W. Best Charitable Giving Fund
Sheila & Dave Beuerlein
The Container Store
Joe & Laurie Darlak
Dwight & Claire Emanuelson
Jeremy & Molly Fernandes
Kate Fishel
Lynn Hunt Gray
Jason Guerra
Reasha Hedke
Matthew Hemsley
Dr. Joan & Mr. Zachary Hill
Leticia Little
Sheryl L. Koepke
Lisa & Peter Kraus
Dennis Ladd & Penny Goldsberry
Richard & Sheryl Latham
John & Cecilia Morgan
Kent & Heather Novak
Sharon & David Pfaff
Ann D. Reed
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard M. Riggs, Jr.
Melissa & Matthew Springmeyer
Jean H. and John T. Walter, Jr. Fund of CFT
Libby & Jeff Walter
The Alinda Hill Wikert Foundation
Williams Family Foundation

2018 Host Committee

Sheila & Dave Beuerlein
Kate & Lane Britain
Lucy & Michael Brittian
Sylvia Cespedes & Hernan Saenz
Seema & Marc Christensen
Emily & David Corrigan
Betsy & Richard Eiseman
Robyn & Andrew Gould
Carolyn & Loren Greaves
Cathey & Don Humphreys
Rusty & John Jaggers
Karen & Alan Katz
Virginia & Ben Mimmack

Jolie & Michael Newman
Aimee & Royce Ramey
Carolyn & Karl Rathjen
Melissa & Matt Rubel
Josie & Carl Sewell
Jan & Michael Sharry
Tim & Katie Skipworth
Nicole & Justin Small
Gail & Jim Spann
Mary Suhm
Michele Valdez & Gary Kennedy
Julie & Jacob Walter
Abby & Todd Williams

*As of August 6, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the event sold out? Can I still buy a package?

    Packages are available at all levels! For more information, please call 214.756.5808.

  2. When and where is the event?

    The event is Saturday, November 9, 2019. The invitation-only Pre-Party (for packages $12,500 and above) is from 6-7pm. The Main Party begins at 7pm and the After Party (included at all levels) is from 9pm-midnight.

  3. I bought a package, but cannot attend/do not plan to use all of my spots. What now?

    Thank you for your contribution! You may donate your package back to the Perot Museum to make your gift 100% tax-deductible. Please call 214.756.5808 for more information.

  4. What is the attire?

    Event attire is cocktail. Historically, women wear a short dress and most men wear a dark suit.

  5. Where do I park?

    Event valet is complimentary and is accessible from Field Street (see below map).
    If you prefer to self-park, you may do so in the Museum’s lot underneath Woodall Rodgers. Valet hang tags for you and your guests will be emailed around November, if you’d like to use them, but are not required to park.

  6. Do you have a coat check?

    Of course we do – no need to cover that outfit all evening! The coat check is just inside the main entrance. Also, you may check your heels in exchange for a comfortable pair of complimentary flats in the main lobby beginning at 8:30pm.

  7. Will there be food?

    Calling all foodies! There is no formal seated dinner, but there is plenty of delectable food from Wolfgang Puck Catering, bars, and casual seating available on each of the Museum’s five levels.

  8. Is the traveling exhibition open during the event?

    Absolutely! The exhibit will be open until 9pm and is available to all event guests.

  9. May I bring children?

    This event is strictly 21 and up.

  10. I have additional questions. Who can I call?

    You may call the Development Office at 214.756.5808.

  11. Do I need tickets for my guests?

    No, we want this event to be as hassle free as possible! Your name and the names of your guests will be on a list at check in. Haven’t told us who you’re bringing yet? Email us at

  12. What happens at the party?

    The better question is: what ISN’T happening? We’ve got a fantastic evening planned where we’ve pulled out all the stops. There is an invitation-only Pre-Party (for packages $12,500 and above) from 6-7pm on the Lower Level. The Main Party is from 7-9pm and takes place throughout the Museum. Guests are welcome to explore the Museum’s exhibit halls, filled with new and exciting interactive experiences that correspond to this year’s theme. Guests are also invited to see the Perot Museum’s temporary exhibition. Additionally, there will be culinary treats and fabulous cocktails and bars on every floor. The After Party is from 9pm-midnight where you can rock the night away in the Main Lobby and includes a live party band, late night snacks, dancing, and more!

All proceeds support the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and its mission to inspire minds through nature and science. Your donation is non-refundable. In the rare event that the gala is canceled, the Museum will consider your gift 100% tax-deductible.