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The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala

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UPDATE 9/16/21: After thoughtful consideration, our Board of Directors has chosen to reschedule The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence to April 1, 2022, when we plan to honor our Hometown Heroes in the traditional, grand presentation that they deserve after decades of service to our community. Read more:


The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. After a difficult year, the Gala returns to honor our Hometown Heroes and recognize the contribution by so many that has made The Woodlands the vibrant community it is today.

The event was created in 1999 in conjunction with The Woodlands’ 25th Anniversary where Mr. George P. Mitchell inducted the first class of Hometown Heroes. Since that time, 139 individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations have received the honor.

Hometown Hero nominations are open through 5:00 pm on Monday, May 31st. The nomination form, along with The Celebration of Excellence Gala details, can be found at  Nominations can be submitted online, digitally to or mailed to Hometown Hero Selection Committee, c/o Interfaith of The Woodlands, 4242 Interfaith Way, The Woodlands, TX  77381. Questions on nominations or the Gala can be directed to Carolyn Donovan, Director of Development, at or 832-615-8225. Learn more at