Gala honorees Bob & Janice McNair. Photo by Kim Coffman
What: Houston Baptist University’s 2016 Spirit of Excellence Gala
Where: Royal Sonesta Houston
PC Moment: Only days before the presidential election, political columnist, best-selling author and former presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan wowed the gathering with her insightful and sometimes humorous take on presidential personalities and leadership styles. The evening raised close to $715,000 for HBU’s Center for Law and Liberty and the expansion of online academic initiatives.
Seen: Chairs Beth and Greg Looser, HBU president Robert Sloan Jr. and wife Sue, Jennifer and Tadd Tellepsen, Elizabeth and John W. Gibson Jr., Mary Ann Belin, Linda and Earle Higginbotham, Pinky Pampell, Stewart Morris Sr., Linda and Archie Dunham, Gena and Chuck Norris, Janice and Bob McNair, Joy and Stewart Morris Jr., Lisa and Jerry Simon, Alice and Keith Mosing, Cary Dunham, Gregg Matte, Sherry and Jim Smith, and Jan Duncan.