$2 Million in Good Deeds on the Books, This Volunteer Houston Organization is Off to a Roaring Start: Fighting Harvey with FashionBY Shelby Hodge // 09.18.17
Bethany Buchanan, Christina Fredrick, Selby Bush
Mitra Woody, Sarah Snyder, Steph Magers, Mary Lee Wilkens
Amanda Hanks, Mary Lee Wilkens, Fady Armanious
Kathy Steadman, Josie Morgan
Beth Zdeblick, Julie Danvers
Catherine Barrett, Laura Showalter, Linda Stever
Barbara Collie, Martha Ann Snyder, Cynthia Nelson
Fady Armanious on fall fashion
Angela Strum, Martha Blecher, Roseann Rogers
Amy Dunn, Mitra Woody, Alicia Lee
Selina Sauter, Jessica Strake, Sharnell Harris
Mary Lee Wilkens, Katie Montgomery Mears, Whitney Walsh, Stacy Johnson, Autumn Schoen
Ann Tarantino, Patty Freeman
Leslie Keyes, Chanel Perkins
Sarah Snyder, Amanda Hanks
Opening style show models
Flowers donated by Trader Joe's
What: The Junior League of Houston annual opening style show
Where: The JLH home at 1811 Briar Oaks Lane
PC Moment: The fall start-up event, which gets the Junior League going full throttle on its volunteer and charitable programs, packed the Tea Room with members and guests all eager to share the tales of summer and to eye the au courant fashions from Tootsies, the show modeled by league members and commentated by Tootsies’ creative director Fady Armanious.The plight of Harvey victims was also on the fashionable minds as the league announced that $49,000 in Harvey relief grants had been distributed to nine of the Junior League’s non-profit partners. The fundraiser included a luncheon with fashion show and dinner with the same.
As it begins the 2017-18 year of volunteerism and endowments, the JLH boasts 1,400 active members and 3,000 sustaining members with $2 million in volunteer time and direct financial support to 38 community projects and other volunteer initiatives on the books.
Who: JLH president Sarah Snyder, president-elect Steph Magers, Tea Room Special Events chair Kristin Turnak, Tea Room director Amanda Hanks, Jessica Strake, Sharnell Harris, Amy Dunn, Alicia Lee, Selina Sauter, Mitra Woody, Roseann Rogers, Angela Strum, Martha Ann Snyder, Cynthia Nelson, Barbara Collie, Kathy Steadman, Josie Morgan, and Morgan Bellows.