Nick Lovitt, Fidel Garza, Madeline Matthews, Michael Mandola
Chairs William Finnorn, Alexa Bode
Pace Andrews, Elizabeth Andrews, Maria Bush
Alex & Shelby Samia
Andrew & Alicia Fitzpatrick
Britt Guarglia, Nillie Dj, Shannon Smith, Ashley Metcalf
Caitlin Garcia, Andrea Ayala
Cameron Stubbs, Kristen Oesch Stubbs
Carley Colton, Gary Burns
Chloe Rushing, Barrymore Matthews
Christopher & Sarah Miorin
Danny Brennan, Katherine Morille, Christine Hill, Trevor Garfield at last year's 'Jungle Book Gala.'
David Denenburg & Frani Broussard Denenburg
Matt Murphy, Melissa Williams
Morgan & Walker Colt
Philip Morris, Selena Mejia
Ron Finck & Julie Baker Finck, Whitney Mercilus
Storm Somoza, Lucas Somoza
Wilner & Yvrose Mercilus
Tiffany LaRose, Casey Sailer, Audry Miller
Victoria Villareal, Tom & Grace Gosnell
Wade Smith, Neera Patidar
Silent auction tables
Welcome to the Jungle Book Gala
What: Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Young Professionals Group third annual “Jungle Book Gala”
Where: The Dunlavy at Buffalo Bayou Park
PC Moment: In black-tie mode and high spirits, more than 250 up and coming professionals embraced the literacy campaign not only by turning out to play and boogie to the spins of DJ Ivan but also to raise monies for funding home libraries for children who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Glow necklaces, representing a home library purchase, added another layer of glitz to the already dazzling scene, compliments of The Dunlavy’s crystal chandeliers.
Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus served as honorary chair while Alexa Bode and William Finnorn held the reins as chairs.
Who: Maria Bush, Julie Baker Finck and Ron Finck, Shelby and Alex Samia, Frani and David Denenburg, Lucas Somoza, Storm Somoza, Lauren and Roy Sweeney, Morgan and Walker Colt, Sally and Ed Thayer, Amanda and Stan Abiassi, Andrew Barton, Elizabeth Andrews, Cat Tramuto, Victoria Villareal, Danny Brennan, Gary Burns, Kasey Kram, and Mason Parish.