Chris & Allison Parker
Alyson & Zan Smith
Andy & Leanne Moye
Angie & Walter Nguyen
Ashley Anderson Smith & Bert Smith
Brian Parkinson, Kamal Bernstein
Caroline Lawrence, Pattie Frenette, Steve Lawrence
Charlie & Joan Nye
Connie & Ed Copley
Cory Countryman, Ian Edmonds
Derek Walker, Lynae Fearing
Elaine Raffel, Bret McKinney
Franco Salluce, Joseph Ryan Osborne
Frank & Laurie Crisci
Hamilton Sneed, Susan Posnick
Jacqueline Elizabeth, Jimmy Pellow
Jon & MG Stevens opened Foxyco in 2018.
Kristy & Mark Brooks
Le Ta, Holly Holmes
Mahesh & Geeta Veeramani
Nancy Merrill, Tinsley Merrill, Brittany Underwood
Peter & Heidi Hazi
Russ & Amy Lowe
Scott & Nusia Sookarow
Sheila Soukup, Irys Citko, Alicia Chmielewski
Sheryl Crutchfield, Hannah Hansen
Steve Kemble, Susan & Steve Wilkofsky
Sue De Mille Minyard & Jim Minyard
Sylvia Gutierrez, Michael Bush
What: 8th Annual Champion of Human Rights Gala
Where: Sixty Five Hundred
PC Moment: Co-chairs Ashley Anderson Smith and Nusia Sookarow’s program for the gala, themed “A Night in Monte Carlo,” proved to be as successful as it was entertaining.
With DJ LC at the turntables and auctioneer Jeff Garrett enticing more than 350 fashionable patrons with luxe packages including a weekend in Santa Fe and a stay at The Adolphus hotel, the evening raised $150,000 for Mosaic Family Services, which helps survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Over dishes of tomatillo garlic chicken with queso fresco and braised short rib, guests applauded Brittany Underwood as Neiman Marcus’ Erica Foland presented her with the 2017 Champion of Human Rights Award — an honor given to a person or group with a passion for protecting human rights.
Underwood is well known as founder of the nonprofit Akola Project, a jewelry business that employs disadvantaged women across the globe.
Mosaic’s executive director Dr. Walter Nguyen also spoke to the crowd, who then heard a moving story from a human trafficking survivor expressing his gratitude for Mosaic’s counseling services, and assistance with finding a job and a place to live.
Who: Gala co-chairs Ashley Anderson Smith and Nusia Sookarow, honorary chair Susan Posnick, Walter and Angie Nguyen, Charlie and Joan Nye, Brittany Underwood, Jeff Garrett, Sheryl Crutchfield, Erica Foland, Hamilton Sneed, Hannah Hansen, Steve Kemble, Kristy and Mark Brooks, and Peter and Heidi Hazi.