Rob Johnson, Missy Herndon, Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder


THE WOODLANDS, TX ( Monday, July 16, 2018 ) – The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence gala, generously presented by Woodforest National Bank, will honor Hometown Heroes and celebrate Interfaith’s 45 Year Anniversary. The event will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 6 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

In celebration of 45 years of caring in The Woodlands community, Interfaith selected Mr. Jerry and Dr. Ann Snyder as Honorary Chairs for the 2018 event. The Snyders were chosen on this very special anniversary because of their more than three decades of service to The Woodlands community. Their family values embody the generosity and collaborative spirit The Woodlands was built upon. The Snyders have called The Woodlands home for over 30 years, raising their children in our great community and now their grandchildren as well.

“We are honored that Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder have agreed to serve as the Honorary Co-Chairs for this event. As we celebrate this monumental anniversary of Interfaith of The Woodlands, it was important that our honorary chairs be individuals who believe in the importance of service and community. The Snyders are wonderful examples of servant leaders, and we are so grateful for their tremendous hearts that serve Interfaith and The Woodlands community,” said Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands.

“We are humbled to be chosen as the Honorary Chairs of this wonderful event that symbolizes the goodness of our great community,” said Dr. Ann Snyder. “Jerry and I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of Interfaith of The Woodlands and in honoring the hometown heroes who make our community special. The Celebration of Excellence Gala brings our community together in the name of service to celebrate the beautiful spirit of generosity. We are grateful to be a small part of the story of Interfaith and The Woodlands.”

The “45 Years of Caring” themed event, co-chaired by Shirelle Chimenti and Elvira Graham, will feature the honoring of heroes, dinner, live and silent auction items and a one-of-a-kind, Moroccan-themed after party. All proceeds benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Rob Johnson, Missy Herndon, Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder

(l-r) Rob Johnson, Interfaith of The Woodlands Board Chairman, Missy Herndon, President and CEO, and Honorary Chairs, Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder

Shirelle Chimenti, Missy Herndon, Elvira Graham

(l-r) Shirelle Chimenti, Committee Co-Chair, with Missy Herndon and Elvira Graham, Committee Co-Chair

The 2018 Hometown Heroes will be announced the first week of August. For more information about the gala or event sponsorships, please visit, contact or call 832-615-8230.