Society / The Seen

Fixer Upper Star Chip Gaines Hits Houston, Shares Family Secrets

$658,434 Night at The Post Oak Funds Scholarships

BY Oyinda Odewale // 12.12.18
photography Michael Tims,

What: Houston Baptist University annual Spirit of Excellence Gala.

Where: The Post Oak Hotel

PC Moment: Chip Gaines, former HGTV star of Fixer Upper and New York Times bestseller of the Magnolia Story, was the keynote speaker at Houston Baptist University’s annual Spirit of Excellence Gala where he discussed his career, family life, and his faith. The event raised $658,434 for university scholarships with 94 percent of students attending HBU receiving financial aid.

The night showcased the best of HBU and honored the pillars of the Houston community with including Janice and Bob McNair, Archie and Linda Dunham, Sherry and Jim Smith, Pinky Pampell and Colin Montgomerie.

Entertainment was provided by songbird Mon’Sher Spencer, an HBU graduate of 2008.

PC Seen: HBU president Robert Sloane, emcee Khambrel, Marshall, Randall SorrelsLinda and Earle Higginbotham, Becky and Steve Kerns, Stewart Morris, Lisa and Jerry Simon, Sue and Robert SloanMary and Vince Kickerillo, Kelli Kickerillo, Donna and Tony Vallone, Roseanne Rogers, Anne Neeson, Craig Janies and Katie and Steven Alaniz.

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