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On The Town with Jan Carson August 2015

Margaret Alkek Williams is undoubtedly the most honored philanthropist in the history of Houston, and for good reason. She has a Heart of Gold… and she touches countless lives through her contributions. That’s why The Health Museum is honoring Margaret Williams at its “Hearts of Gold Gala” on Sept. 25 at Hotel ZaZa. Drs. Mary and Paul Klotman and Drs. Julie and Marc Boom are chairing the event, which also honors women in health and medical science. Call 713-927-6316 to reserve your tickets.


Signature Chefs Auction

March Of Dimes


A hot summer evening, frosty margaritas and spicy Tex-Mex dishes at the upscale Anejo restaurant provided the perfect setting for the kick-off of the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction on Oct. 29. Co-chair Rachel Regan welcomed the crowd which included Anejo Chef Michael Pellegrino, Pico’s Chef Arnaldo Richards and auction co-chairs Marcie Berry and Heather Layton. Ibiza Chef Charles Clark will be honored as the star chef at the fall foodie extravaganza.

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1) Anejo Chef Michael Pellegrino joins Signature Chefs Auction Chair Rachel Regan, Tom Regan and Pico’s Chef Arnaldo Richards to kick off the Oct. 29 event that will benefit the March of Dimes.

2) Jan Fawcett, Mandy Butler and Dana Dailey were among guests tasting yummy Tex-Mex dishes at Anejo.

3) Tara and David Wuthrich are long-time supporters of the March of Dimes.

4) Jan Carson and Tim Connolly at the March of Dimes Signature Chefs kick- off event.

5) Valerie Dieterich and Christie Sullivan join Anejo Head Chef Michael Pellegrino and Vanessa Sendukas.


2015 Men of Distinction

Annual Awards Luncheon


It’s the rare fundraising event that donates 95 cents of every $1 raised for charity… and once again Houston’s Men of Distinction Luncheon has achieved that goal. Over the past nine years, the event has raised more than $3 million for various Houston medical initiatives. This year four of Houston’s most philanthropic leaders were honored as 2015 Men of Distinction — Harry Mach, John Riley, Dr. Bud Frazier and David Weekley. Proceeds are earmarked for medical research.

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1) 2015 Men of Distinction honorees (l-r) Harry Mach, John Riley, Dr. Bud Frazier, David Weekley.

2) David Wuthrich and Ed McMahon are among the co-founders of Men of Distinction.

3) Kelly Krohn with her mother Susan Sarofim.

4) Proud father Tony Gracely with his sons Adam Gracely (left) and AJ Gracely.

5) Steve and Joella Mach, honoree Harry Mach with wife Cora Sue and Carmen and Butch Mach.


Supermodel Luncheon

I Am Waters Foundation

PHOTOS: Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio

Runway supermodels Vendela Kirsebom, Julie Anderson, and Houston’s own Kelly Emberg joined “I Am Waters” founder Elena Davis for the 4th annual Supermodel Luncheon. With Susan Baker serving as honoree, and Amanda Kelly sharing her testimony of “I Am Waters” mission of physical and spiritual hydration, the event raised more than $340,000 for the program that has delivered over two million bottles of water to homeless shelters in Texas and three other states.

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1) Greg Davis with Elena Davis, founder of “I Am Waters,” which donates bottled water to homeless shelters in a four state area.

2) Giorgio and Cathy Borlenghi at the Supermodel Luncheon benefiting “I Am Waters” foundation.

3) NBC News correspondent Janet Shamlian with Jade Ausley and Annette Renaud at “I Am Waters.”

4) Kelly Emberg, Louise Vyent, Tony Spinelli, Vendela Kirsebom andJulie Anderson add glamour to the luncheon.

5) Miss Texas Lauren Adkins was among the 250 guests at the Supermodel Luncheon.


Out and About


A chef-inspired dinner for The Beacon headlines Out and About this month; along with a father-and-son evening featuring baseball great Roger Clemens; a luncheon honoring the founder of A.D. Players Guild; a fun and frisky kick-off cocktail party for the Pet Set and an inspiring awards program celebrating young entrepreneurs.


1) Chairs David and Nancy Randall are organizing the “Come to the Table” event on Sept. 24 to benefit The Beacon, an organization that provides services to Houston’s poor and homeless. Chefs will cook a four-course dinner in The Beacon’s kitchen.

2) Nearly 100 Memorial-area dads and their sons “stepped up to the plate” for a special evening presented by Memorial City with former major league baseball pitcher Roger Clemens. (L-R) Randy McIlvoy, Roger Clemens, Scooter Hicks and Perry Hicks.

3) John Breeding and Ruth Graham, daughter of Dr. Billy Graham, chat with Jeannette Clift George (seated). George was honored at a luncheon celebrating the construction of the new A.D. Players Theater in the Galleria area.

4) Kicking off the Sept. 11 Pet Set “Fierce & Fabulous Soiree” are (l-r) Tama Lundquist, Patti Murphy, honoree Jan Duncan and Tena Lundquist Faust. The event was held at the Harwood Grill.

5) The Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, presented by Lemonade Day, recently honored business leaders and the youngsters who aspire to follow in their footsteps. The event celebrated Tony Sanchez, the CEO of Sanchez Oil & Gas.


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