Society / The Seen

Trio of Houston’s Most Powerful Women Put the Focus on Saving Others

Lunch and a New Start

BY // 06.01.17
photography Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio

What: Santa Maria Hostel “New Start Luncheon”

Where:  River Oaks Country Club

PC Moment:  Women on the road to rehabilitation and recovery were the focus of the second annual event that raised $120,000 for the nonprofit that helps women dealing with addiction, homelessness, incarceration, abuse and other traumas.

Lisa Malosky emceed the luncheon that honored Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and recognized lifetime honorees Philander Moore, division manager for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and Madeline Ortiz, division director of Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Programs with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Three successful women in their own right were part of the program — Santa Maria board chair Kelli Fondren, CEO Nadine Scamp and guest speaker Leisa Holland-Nelson.

Who: Kathy Griffin-Grinan, Peggy Boice, Magistrate Mary Milloy, Laura Max Rose, Amelia Murphy, Dr. Judith Harris, Criminal Court Judge Denise Bradley, Pamela Lopez-Prieto, Sandy and Byron Wake, Marcela Kaneb, Stephanie Martinez, Marthe Anderson, and Lindsey Fondren Smith.

Holiday Gifting

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

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