Pierce Bush, Margaret Alkek Williams, Mayor Sylvester Turner
Adonia & Kevin Cokinos
Amber Hartland, Amanda Abiassi, Bria Wall
Amy Pierce, Brigitte Kalai, Mandy Kao
Barbara Meeks & Gary Pearson
Brad & Joanna Marks
Bruno Brady, Vivian Wise
Cal & Hannah McNair
Chance & Jacqueline McMillan, Karli Gillium & Stephen Morgan
Cody Soutar, Debbie Festari
Hillary Hart, Dan Knechtges
Dena Winkler, Tracy Faulkner, Mandy Kao, Donae Chromasta
Gabrielle Barnes, Krystal Carter, Dani Carter
Lance & Krystle McIntyre
Little Sister Martha Reese, Big Sister Julie Pitts
Matthew Esposito, Michelle Hart
Mike & Tracy Andrade
Michael Lincoln, Readri Epps
Rita Garcia, Sergio Selvera
Sam Freedman, Auna Densen
Sarabeth Melton & Pierce Bush
Scott & Rebekah Thelander
Steven Norman, Stephanie Abt
What: Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Black Tie Ball
Where: The Corinthian
PC Moment: The joyous and instructive relationships between the “Bigs” and the “Littles” was celebrated throughout the night, which saw a number of Big Brothers and Big Sisters escort their “Littles” to the party. Added value: the $350,000 raised.
Former Little Brother Darryl Blackburn served as emcee and Big Brother Cary Moorhead was recognized as the event’s Point of Light. He and his Little Brother, Joshua, partnered in 2015 and since that time have shared numerous life-changing experiences including afternoons go-carting, exploring museums and volunteering together in the community including helping demo houses following Harvey.
The evening, honoring philanthropist Margaret Alkek Williams, was chaired by Hannah and Cal McNair with support from the Houston Texans. In his remarks, Mayor Sylvester Turner brought home the importance of volunteering particularly on behalf of children.
Who: BBBS Lone Star CEO Pierce Bush and fiance Sarabeth Melton, Tracy and Harry Faulkner, Kristina Somerville, Dena and Chris Winkler, Kathleen and James Jennings, Amanda and Stan Abiassi, Stephanie von Stein, Joanna and Brad Marks, Mandy Kao, Allie Jarreau, Alexis and Keland Lewis and Jacqueline and Chance McMillan.