David & Abigal Coleman, Kyle & Casey Charles at the Children's Museum of Houston gala; photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Douglas McConn, Ann Wolper at Rienzi Society Dinner; photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Hannah and Vince Strake at Rienzi; photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Bill & Courtney Toomey, Katie & Keith Scroggins at Children's Museum of Houston ball
Jason & Lindley Arnoldy at Ballet Ball; photo by Wilson Parish
Morgan Allen, Wilson Griffith at Children's Museum of Houston gala; photo by Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Sarah Padua, David Cordua at Direct Energy
Elise Lubanko, Kimberly Falgout, Frances Moody at Night for Ninos
Nielo Chow and Marcus Spagnoletti at Rienzi; photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Chairs Travis Canova, Adam Ross, Benton Love at Direct Energy
Robert Derrick, chair Lizzie Andrews at Jungle Book Gala; photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jenni Swyka, Jill Bomar, Abbi Antablin at Broach Foundation
Matthew Childress, Will Robertson at Night for Ninos
Olivia Flores, Lily Morris at Rienzi Spring Party; photo by Jenny Antill Clifton
Katie Prichard, Brice Waddle at BARC on Broadway
Ty & Christine Hoffer, Stephanie & Ernie Cockrell at Catwalk for a Cure
Bryan & Callie Ann Stahl, Connally & Mark Burroughs at Broach Foundation
Vestita Kuntz, Hallie Daugherty at Best Buddies
Sarah & Christopher Miorin Jungle Book Gala; photo by Daniel Ortiz
Lauren Reed, Trey McDonald at Direct Energy
Brandon Weinbrenner, chairs Elizabeth & Benjamin Smith Alley Scene Opening Act; photo by Daniel Ortiz at
Philanthropy runs deep through the veins of H-Town society. Just look at the number of successful charitable fundraising events held here each year — hundreds and hundreds raising hundreds of millions of dollars. The spirit of giving is a phenomenon that spreads through the generations, engaging the progeny of the established as well as tweaking the sensitivity of up and comers. And that is a very good thing.
As you might have heard, “Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required.” It is a creed, while not purposely quoting the Bible, that demands a certain responsibility, one that many Houstonians embrace. Whether it’s truly for giving back or for networking or for personal publicity, the end result is the same, Houston benefits.
Herewith, we take a look at up and coming movers and shakers, philanthropists and business leaders who made PaperCity while making a difference in Houston in 2016. Scroll through the photo gallery above this story to get the full list.