Chairs Chris & Ann Marie Kolkhorst, Keith Mosing, Adonia & Kevin Cokinos
Anna & Bret Scholtes
Ashleigh & JR Rickertsen
Carl Janssen, Jonathan Wallace
Colleen Elkins, Tommy & Brenda Jamail
David & Tish Peden
David Conn, Paul Fowler
Thad & Georgina Armstrong
Susan & Jerry Boyd
Kate Bacon, Cathy Bacon
Philip & Meg Rife
Nancy & Tom Bewley
Quinn & Wendy Wiseman, Elsie Torres-Verdejo & Ricardo Verdejo
Sydney & Barry Goss
Will & Emily Perry, Jo Ann & Jim Tramuto
What: The Parish School’s 35th anniversary gala
Where: JW Marriott Houston
PC Moment: Testimonials by gala chairs Kevin Cokinos and Chris Kolkhorst, both parents of Parish School students, shed light on the miraculous work the school achieves for students with learning disabilities. Both praised the school for making a remarkable difference in the lives of their children. The fellows shared chair duties with their wives, Adonia and Ann Marie, respectively.
Popular radio personality Roula Christie of 104 KRBE’s “Roula and Ryan Show” handled emcee duties for the 35th anniversary celebration. In celebration of the milestone, a video featured founder Robbin Parish and long-time faculty members. Parish School students Carl Janssen, 9, and Jonathan Wallace, 10, wowed guests with their rendition of R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly,” which earned them a standing ovation.
The event raised more than $600,000
Who: Honorary chairs Alice and Keith Mosing, Art Howe, Tish and David Peden, Susan and Jerry Boyd, Emily and Will Perry, Keri and Ryan DesAutels, Nan and Rick Schissler, Brady Carruth Matt Iseman, Meg and Philip Rife, Dr. Susan Landry, Georgina and Thad Armstrong.