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Houston’s Billionaire Tycoon, Carlos Correa and a Top Rock Band Party Together — and the Money Rolls in for the Kids

BY // 11.16.16
photography Alexander's Fine Portrait Design

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.

Holiday Gifting

  • Wayne Smith
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Cotton Club
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Wayne Smith
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Asher Gallery
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Cotton Club
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings

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