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A $1 Million Party: This Spirited Houston Gala Raises Big Bucks for Jewish Seniors

BY // 01.30.17
photography Joe Vela

What: Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services gala

Where: Hilton Americas-Houston

PC Moment: While celebrating honorees Robert Caplan, Lorraine Horwitz, and Gary Swartz with the Spirit of Life Award, the 800 guests helped raise $1 million for Seven Acres residents. “This year’s theme, Heart & Soul, speaks to the very essence of our honorees, our past presidents, who have dedicated their hearts and souls to our mission,” said Seven Acres president Judy Yambra. Applause, applause for chairs Marsha and Stanley Stein and Julie and Michael Kaplan. Dinner, dancing to the sounds of the Richard Brown Orchestra and raffle of a Dodge Dart, compliments of Alan Helfman of River Oaks Chrysler/Dodge/Ram, completed the evening.

Who: Joyce and Arthur Schechter, Cindy and Dennis Laviage, Richard Leibman, Donna and Tony Vallone, Kim Ogg, Karen and Buster Friedman, Bruce Stein, Michael Wiesenthal, Leslie and Hedley Karpas, Estelle and Lester Kastleman, and Jennifer and Constable Alan Rosen.

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