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Houston’s Young Power Couples Step Up

Tradition Continues with a Record $500,000 Haul

BY // 05.06.17
photography Kim Coffman

What: The Children’s Fund annual Gala

Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel

PC Moment: More than 800 well-heeled young guests, aged approximately from 30 to 40,  filled the ballroom with enthusiasm as they raised a record setting $500,000 for a select group of local charities that make a difference in the lives of children and families in the Houston community. The organization has been holding this annual gala and raising funds for 45 years thanks to an unending flow of young couples with a sense of community spirit. Among the 17 charities benefiting are the Arbor School, Undies for Everyone and Making It Better.

The two couples leading the charge as chairs were Abigail and David Coleman, Deborah and John McInnes while a trio of couples — Julianna and Scott Moorad, Ashley and Jeff Pate, and Tricia and Lee Zieben — headed up the auction. With the Matt Wilson Band of Austin on stage, the group danced the night away amid an “Over the Rainbow” themed setting.

Who: Co-presidents Jennifer and Joel Moore; plus Libby and Matt Kafka, Elin and Tommy Jackson, Megan and Luke Hotze, Tiffani and Kirt Adams, Emily and Ryan Sweeney, Brooke and Cody Armbrister, Lara Marie and  Aaron ThielhornLane and Bob Schultz, Jennifer and Kyle Roane, Bekah and Casey Gorder,  and Lindsey and Scott Gilley.

Holiday Gifting

  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Cotton Club
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Asher Gallery
  • Wayne Smith
  • Wayne Smith
  • Cotton Club

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