Banquet Information

Ticket sales are now closed. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Scroll to the bottom of this page for ticket sales information. Only sponsorships and tables purchased by January 31st will be listed in the banquet program.

We are pleased to announce the 2024 Honorees:

Ginger Carrabine

Superintendent of Bryan ISD who serves multiple organizations and volunteers on multiple boards

Mike Carrabine

Educator and basketball coach who supports local students and organizations throughout the Brazos Valley

Naveen Cunha

Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year and former Einstein Fellow for NASA

Elizabeth Cunha

College Station City Council member, College Station ISD educator, and community volunteer

Max Gerall

Creator of The REACH Project to help essential workers at Texas A&M

Earnest Jefferson

President of Men Making Moves, a non-profit that supports the young men and women of the community

Blake Jennings

Co-founder of OnRamp to provide reliable vehicles and ongoing maintainance for individuals and families in the Brazos Valley

Joyce Newton

Award-winning community volunteer and supporter of the Brazos Valley African American Museum

Effie Perry

Long-time community volunteer who has served on multiple boards and currently active member of the Bethune's Woman Club

African Americans and the Arts

This year's banquet theme is African Americans and the Arts. We will be featuring local as well as nationally-celebrated artists including 

    • Storyteller Kathy Culmer
    • Evangelist Fayeola Jones
    • Poet Richard Toney
    • Choir Vox Cor
    • Actress Wanda Mason

...and more!


The purchase of a table keeps the museum operational at a basic level for about a week using only volunteer labor, but we depend on additional funding to truly be able to carry out the museum's mission. Your sponsorship makes it possible for us to maintain the facility, rotate exhibits, and offer a variety of educational programs to the community.

Gold Sponsorships - $5,000

  • Two tables of 10 at banquet (VIP seating)
  • Two reserved parking spaces at banquet
  • Full page ad and recognition in banquet program
  • Placement on donor plaque at the museum


Silver Sponsorships - $2,500

  • Table of 10 at banquet
  • One reserved parking space at banquet
  • Half page ad and recognition in banquet program


Bronze Sponsorships  - $1,500

  • Table of 10 at banquet
  • One reserved parking space at banquet
  • Recognition in banquet program



Many thanks to those who have purchased ads. We have now reached our purchase deadline. If you have questions about your ad, please email


Tickets for the 23rd Annual Appreciate Banquet are on sale now!

We have now reached our purchasing deadline.

To become a sponsor, purchase a ticket/ table, or buy a program ad for the event, you have three options —

1. Mail check payable to AANHS to:

Brazos Valley African American Museum

500 East Pruitt Street

Bryan, TX 77803

2. Come to the Museum during regular operating hours to pay by check or credit card

3. Pay online via Zelle ( and complete this digital form.

Email Lisa Mouton, Banquet Chair at if an invoice is needed or if you have questions.

Purchase Deadline – February 9, 2024

Donations are appreciated as they support the operations, programs, and activities sponsored by the Brazos Valley African American Museum. The Society is a 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Organization.

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