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Houston’s Refugee Luncheon Raises a Record Amount of Money

A Stand for Diversity

BY // 11.23.16

What: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s  For All Humanity Luncheon

Where: Hilton Post Oak

PC Moment: Also known at the Refugee Luncheon, the event raised a record $220,000 for Interfaith Ministries’ programs that serve more than 2,500 refugees. IM notes that more than 90 percent of these refugees are self-sufficient members of the Houston community within six months of arrival. Close to 400 guests attended to celebrate Houston’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity and to honor Dr. Asha and Farid Varini.

Who: Chairs Naushad and Narmin Kermally, Ann and Richard Vaughan, Rishma and Akbar Mohamed, Sarah and Beau Pollock, and Daniela and Manolo Sanchez; keynoted speaker Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, emcee Miya Shay, Susan Boggio, Tehmina Musad, Nihala Zakaria, Mary Gwen Husley, Charles Foster, IM board chair Paula Sutton, and IM CEO Martin Cominskey.

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