Announcing the Honoree for the 41st Annual CHRISTUS Gala!

We are thrilled to unveil that local businesswoman and philanthropist, Gisela Houseman, will be honored at the highly anticipated 41st Annual CHRISTUS Gala on April 20.

Gisela Houseman, Owner and CEO of The Houseman Companies in Orange, Texas, has an inspiring journey. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, she embarked on her American journey at the age of six, eventually obtaining citizenship in 1956. Her path led her to Dallas, where she met her late husband, Tony Houseman, before settling in Southeast Texas in 1987. Together, they made significant contributions to land development and home construction projects across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Following Tony’s passing, Gisela assumed sole leadership of the business, continuing their legacy with unwavering dedication.

Her impact extends far beyond the business realm. Gisela Houseman and the Houseman Foundation played a pivotal role in bringing the recently-opened CHRISTUS Hospital – Orange facility to life by generously donating the land on which it was built. Named in her honor, the 20-acre Gisela Houseman Medical Campus is a beacon of health care in the Orange community, offering a wide range of services including 24/7 emergency care, extended stay units, diagnostic imaging, and a dedicated women’s center.

“We are deeply grateful to Gisela Houseman for her remarkable generosity and commitment to improving healthcare in the Orange community,” said Teri Hawthorne, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation executive director. “Her donation of land for the new CHRISTUS Hospital – Orange is a testament of her compassion and concern for the well-being of others. We are honored to recognize her contributions at our 41st Annual CHRISTUS Gala.”

Gisela Houseman’s philanthropic endeavors have left an indelible mark on the community. She has established scholarships at local educational institutions and serves on multiple foundation boards. Her dedication has earned her various honors, including Southeast Texan of the Year, the Frances Monk Award for Leadership, and induction into the Women’s Conference of Southeast Texas Hall of Fame.

Join us for the unforgettable 41st Annual CHRISTUS Gala, where we celebrate philanthropy, community, and honor Gisela Houseman’s extraordinary contributions. The evening promises refined entertainment, exquisite dining, and an intimate performance by the legendary Goo Goo Dolls. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will support acquiring life-saving equipment at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System.

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Goo Goo Dolls Headline 41st Annual CHRISTUS Gala

Prepare to be swept away as the Goo Goo Dolls take center stage at the 41st Annual CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Foundation Gala, set to dazzle audiences at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, April 20th.

The CHRISTUS Gala is an esteemed black-tie affair and promises an evening of sophistication and philanthropy. Attendees can look forward to a refined entertainment experience beginning with cocktails and conversation, followed by an exquisite gourmet meal, culminating in an intimate performance by the legendary Goo Goo Dolls. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will go towards acquiring life-saving equipment at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System.

For over thirty years, the Goo Goo Dolls have left an indelible mark on the music industry, captivating listeners worldwide with their signature sound and chart-topping hits. With an impressive track record of 15 million records sold globally, the band has not only achieved commercial success but has also garnered critical acclaim, boasting four GRAMMY® Award nominations and a plethora of platinum and gold singles. Their astonishing 16 number one and Top 10 hits solidify their place in music history, with the Goo Goo Dolls holding the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.”

The timeless appeal of the Goo Goo Dolls’ music continues to resonate, with hits like “Slide,” “Black Balloon,” and “Better Days” achieving platinum and gold statuses. “Iris,” which dominated the charts for 18 weeks, recently attained seven-times-platinum status following a TikTok revival, showcasing the band’s enduring relevance and impact.

Past Gala lineups have featured notable artists such as Keith Urban, James Taylor, Reba McEntire, Don Henley, Aretha Franklin, and most recently, Wynonna Judd, showcasing the Foundation’s commitment to providing top-tier entertainment while furthering its mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

For those interested in attending and supporting the CHRISTUS mission, reservations for tables at the event can be made at HERE. Join us for an unforgettable evening in support of a noble cause.