Crafting A Legacy
On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft held a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. titled Crafting A Legacy at the River Oaks Country Club. The Chair was Judy Nyquist, and the honoree this year was Lucinda Loya. Introduction of the honoree was presented by Catherine D. Anspon who serves as Executive Editor/Art & Features, PaperCity Magazine. Perry Allen Price is the new Executive Director for Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Lucinda Loya is an interior decorator and known for her innovation, impeccable taste and style for the arts and philanthropy. She has an eye for style that transcends in both her residential and commercial client commissions. She has been featured on hit TV shows as CBS’s Living Large, Law and Order, and CSI, and HGTV’s Selling NY. Lucinda is very active in the community, tireless giving of her time, talents, and treasure to a multitude of causes.
The delicious lunch contained River Oaks Country Club Salad (trio of baby greens, spun carrot, cucumber, pickled red onion, green pepper, marinated red and yellow grape tomatoes with balsamic dressing), chicken and artichokes (grilled chicken breast topped with sun-dried tomato, morels, onion, and artichokes, served with basil angel hair pasta, asparagus spears, and lemon beurre blanc), and old-fashioned strawberry shortcake.
Takin’ It to The Streets Gala 2016
Presenting Sponsor – Texas Children’s Hospital
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston Galleria The Periwinkle Foundation presented Takin’ It to The Streets Gala 2016. The mission of The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults, and families who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital. The Street Festival Opened in the Discovery Ballroom that included: Food Trucks, Cocktails, Big Board Auction, Wine Pull, Grab Bag, Heads or Tails, Raffle, Children’s Street Art Gallery. The Buffet and Program was held in the Legends Ballroom.
Honoring: Gerson Award Recipient – Nancy Kline Cogan, In Memoriam and Periwinkle Partners: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Valero Energy Foundation
One Enchanted Evening 2016 Spring Gala
The Houston Area Women’s Center held its 2016 Spring Gala One Enchanted Evening on April 29, 2016. The evening began with cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner. Khambrel Marshall presented the Welcome and Introduction of Gala Chairs. The Co-Chairs were Beth Ann Dranguet and Amy & Joe Grinstein. Sponsor and Honoree Recognition was presented by Rebecca L. White, President & CEO of Houston Area Women’s Center. The Honorees were Alicia & Shawn Raymond – Our Community Honorees. They have a deep personal commitment to this organization. The Corporate Honoree was Verizon that delivers the promise of the digital world to our customers. Verizon is ranked number 15 on the Fortune 500 with a diverse workforce of 177,700.
To learn more about HopeLine www.version.com/about/ responsibility/hopeline. Houston Area Women’s Center mission helps individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. They provide shelter, counseling and advocacy to support them in building lives free from the effects of violence. They seek social change to end domestic and sexual violence through community awareness and education. Their services are confidential and available to everyone. For more information their physical address is 1010 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas call (713) 528-6798 and/or visit their website at www.hawc.org.