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Grace Foundation - Houston Gala 

One of DISH'S very favorite things to do is support local music. Patrice Pike has been a main stay on the Texas music scene since she was at least 18 years old. After founding the world wide success of a band Sister Seven (originally called Little Sister) in 1991 and Rolling Stone Magazine said,

"She's Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant, rolled into a tiny, but explosive package."

Patrice saw success few of our Texas favorites get to see. After disbanding on 2001 and going on to do her solo projects like being a contestant on the tv show Rockstar Supernova in 2006 where INXS was looking for a new lead singer. We definitely have someone to be very proud of with Patrice in our quiver.

However, there is something even more wonderful about her that the public didn't know, a secret that she chose to make public so she could help others.

Patrice was a homeless teenager.

Something deep in her soul urged her to co-found The Grace Foundation to help those kids who have aged out of the system and get them into college so they can have the opportunities they deserve.

On May 12, 2012, The Grace Foundation will have it's 3rd event here in Houston where, according to Pike, the welcome has been more than Texas warm,

"The Grace Foundation has found a ‘home’ in the hearts of Houstonians. GRACE Foundation returns to town on May 12 to help local young adults in need—to lay the groundwork for a third, even more successful year of finding sustainable solutions for GRACE assistance recipients."

The fundraising event will begin at 6:30p.m. on Saturday, 12 MAY 2012, at Warehouse Live with Kristine Mills and Patrice Pike as well as a live painting to be done on stage during the performances that will be auctioned off at the end of the evening.

Tax-deductible VIP tickets start at $50.00. Table Sponsorship ranges from $500 - $1000. Advance VIP tickets receive access to reserved table seating, VIP lounge, dinner, and complimentary cocktails and may be purchased online here. Tickets will be sold at the door, based on availability.

 CLICK HERE for tickets!

THE GRACE FOUNDATION: Launched in 2006 by Patrice Pike and Todd Young, targets teen and young adult homelessness and provides sustainable solutions to address the poverty, health care, domestic abuse, drop-out risk and employment. Grace has success and experience in serving those in immediate and longer-term need of shelter, education direction, mentorship, health care, and safety.




This the Trip....

Hey DISHIES...for those of you that are Texas music lovers and are old enough...do you remember that awesome band Sister 7?? Well you have absolutely heard of the lead singer Patrice Pike. She did that reality show where INXS was looking for a new lead singer....she should have won...anywho...

Patrice Pike is playing the inaugural Grace Foundation of Texas fundraising event from 6:30 – 10p.m.  on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Warehouse Live! WOOOHOOOO!  The performance and event are designed to raise funds—and awareness—about Grace Foundation’s mission to end the cycle of teenage homelessness.

Now in its third year, The Grace Foundation awards scholarships to teens and young adults to help them leave homelessness and find a productive and more hopeful horizon.  The Grace Foundation of Texasis designed to respond to the financial gap that exists for teens and young adults who have survived childhood homelessness and have “aged-out” of the existing support systems available to them. Yes we are talking about kids that were in the adoption centers that never found homes. Did you know they are kicked out at aged 18? Left just to fend for themselves without financial support or the loving support of a family?

“The Grace Foundation has had proven success in shepherding our homeless neighbors in need onto a path of productivity and positive outcomes.  Grace is expanding out from Austin and going statewide, this time, starting in Houston.  We hope everyone will come November 21 to Warehouse Live in Houston to support Grace,” said Patrice Pike, co-founder of the Grace Foundation of Texas and host of the evening’s events.


Guess what DISHIES!! This is the first-ever Grace Foundation event held in Houston and YOU get to be a part of it! Ticket holders will be treated to Berryhill’s Tacos and signature cocktails from Tommy Bahama Rum during the private VIP show.  If that isn't cool enough...there will be an artist on hand to paint a mural of the event LIVE! Fine artist, Rolando Diaz, will be painting starting with a blank canvas, and finishing with a painting of the evening! That painting can go home with you because it will be auctioned off that night to benefit Grace Foundation.  A silent auction will feature resort trips, artisan-crafted jewelry, a guided raft trip with Pike, and more.

VIP tickets start at $50.00 and YES they are a tax deduction.  Advance VIP tickets that include access to reserved seating, VIP lounge, dinner, and complimentary cocktails can be reserved online at http://www.gracetexas.org/.  Tickets will be sold at the door, as well, but event hosts are recommending pre-sale to ensure VIP list and faster registration.  Media welcome—RSVP is required.


 The Grace Foundation, launched in 2006 by Patrice Pike and Todd Young, targets teen and young adult homelessness and its relationship to poverty, health care, domestic abuse, drop-out risk, and the workforce/economy.  Grace has success and experience in serving those in immediate need of shelter, education direction, mentorship, health care, and safety.