Foreigner rocks the stage at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.
Carlos Correa, Tilman Fertitta
Tommy Kuranoff, Dave Ward, Maria Moncada Alaoui
Dancie Ware, Maria Bush, Penny Loyd
Dr. Mark Kubala, Regina Rogers
Laura Ward, Tilman Fertitta
Heidi & David Jacquin
Kristina & Paul Somerville
Melissa & Brad Juneau
Vic Fertitta, Tilman Fertitta, Todd Fertitta, Joy Fertitta
Richard & Merrilee Espinosa, Michael & Lynn Smith
Rania & Ramy Mankarious
Jo Lynn & Gregg Falgout
Ileana Trevino, Ellie Francisco
What: Houston Children’s Charity 20th anniversary gala
Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown
PC Moment: HCC’s Man of the Year honoree billionaire Tilman Fertitta helped push proceeds to a record level with the final tally ringing in at $1.75 million for underserved and disabled children. More than 700 guests had the opportunity to up the ante via smashing auction items including a 740i BMW, a Super Bowl package, furs, and jewelry. HCC executive director Laura Ward orchestrated the evening that featured Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa as honorary chair.
After savoring chef Frank Majowicz’ steak and lobster dinner, many among the more than 700 guests took to their feet for the rousing performance by Foreigner. Key to the evening were Maria Moncada Alaoui of BMW West Houston and Tommy Kuranoff of Momentum BMW Southwest, who once again provided the car for auction.
Who: Emcee Dave Ward, Tad Brown, Melissa and Brad Juneau, Kristina and Paul Somerville, Dee Dee and Wallis Marsh and son Jack Marsh, Joy and Vic Fertitta, Edna Meyer-Nelson, Alice and Keith Mosing, Ellie and Michael Francisco, Diana Brackman with Allen Becker and Tama Lundquist with Gary Becker.