Erin & A.J. Hinch
Kyle & Amy McCully, Morgan Lee Stautzenberger, Cameron Stubbs
Lindsey Koszela, Devin Sauer
Lena Nguyen, Monica Lunsford, Austin Buchanan, Phillip Morris
A.J. & Erin Hinch, Whitney Mercilus
Alison Stevens, Carley Colton, Kristen Oesch Stubbs
Chester & LaToya Pitts, Whitney Mercilus
Grace & Tom Gosnell
Caitlin Garcia, Katherine Morille, Lauren Amos
John Glenn, Carol Desenberg, Jackie Sheahan
Keith Graffagnini, Dana Bukowski, Rory Tolunay
McKay Brown, Heather Duvall
Ron Finck, Julie Baker Finck, Kaitlyn & Stewart Skloss
Models at Yauatcha
Football signed by Texans' player Whitney Mercilus
Josh Webster, Mary Lyke, Scott Larkhart
Mark Latham, Allison Schulze
Kayla Tolunay, Fiona Tolunay, Katie Tsuru, Kristi Parker
Rachel Schumpert, Rebecca Hoffman, Jordan McPhail
Rosie Damgaard, Lisa Jakel
What: Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Young Professionals Group’s Jungle Book Gala Kickoff
Where: Yauatcha at the Galleria
PC Moment: The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Young Professionals Group’s Jungle Book Gala has become, throughout the course of just the few past years, a favorite on the social calendar, uniting its beloved namesake’s tireless literacy advocacy with young adults looking to mentor elementary students.
Toasting to just its fourth annual celebration, the cocktail kickoff to the group’s annual gala invited gala honorary chair, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch along with his wife Erin Hinch, to the chic Galleria-area restaurant Yauatcha for light bites, spirits, libations, music and more.
Gala chairs Amy and Kyle McCully and Morgan Stauzenberger and Cameron Stubbs were in tow to present the gala’s honorary chairs and warm up guests for the formal black-tie event.
Save the date: The lively evening complete with drinks, eats, a silent auction, and music from Austin’s Matchmaker Band, takes place Friday, November 9, at The Revaire, one of the city’s newest and most eclectic event spaces.
Who: Houston Texans All-Pro linebacker Whitney Mercilus, former Texan lineman Chester Pitts with wife LaToya, Julie Baker Finck and Ron Finck, Heather Duvall, Tamara Washington, Katherine Morille, Beverly Caskey, Lindsey Joszela, Dana Bukowski, Mark Latham, Emily Smith, Kayla Tolunay, Allison and Preston Lance, Kristen Oesch Stubbs, and Victoria Villarreal.