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Houston’s Big Little Night Brings Out Power Players and Difference Makers

The Power of Volunteering

BY // 09.29.17

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.

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