Houston media icon Dave Ward, ABC-13, was honored on October 29, 2015 at the 2015 Building the Block Crime Stoppers of Houston Gala chaired by Joella and Steve Mach, along with auction chairs Courtney Zubowski Haas and Dr. Eric Haas.
Serving as the organization’s largest fundraiser, the evening welcomed more than 560 guests and raised $510,000. The evening featured keynote speaker, best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Ted Koppel. Plus a surprise visit from a very special friend of Ward–Grammy and Emmy Award-winning artist and producer Steve Tyrell who sang “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” live on stage for his friend.
Before the night was over, Crime Stoppers executive director, Rania Mankarious, revealed that the first Crime Stoppers of Houston headquarters would be named the Dave Ward Building Crime Stoppers of Houston.