“The MAXIMUS Foundation is proud to present The Women’s Home with a grant in honor of its commitment to improving the lives of those it serves in the community,” said John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman. “Through its innovative services and solutions, The Women’s Home’s values continue to align with those of the MAXIMUS Foundation – helping disadvantaged populations while supporting individuals’ and families’ pursuit of self-sufficiency and improved health care outcomes. On behalf of the MAXIMUS Foundation, I am so grateful for The Women’s Home’s dedicated work.”
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About the MAXIMUS Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. The MAXIMUS Foundation is completely funded by MAXIMUS and its employees, and provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development.
Once a quarter we host an Awards Banquet for our residential clients. These events are a time for acknowledging and celebrating the immensely hard work and great progress of each woman. Their families are invited to attend, and a former graduate is often present to share her own inspirational story. Graduates are also invited to speak after they receive their diplomas. This quarter’s banquet is generously sponsored by the West University Rotary Club.
On Thursday night, August 24, The Women’s Home hosted its annual reNew & reDo Fashion Show at the beautiful Ballroom at Bayou Place. Nearly 300 guests shopped the glamorous pop-up boutique (by The Home’s own Cottage Shop, a boutique resale shop in the heart of Montrose) with bags, shoes, dresses, jackets and more by Gucci, Prada, Escada, and St. John, just to name a few. Guests also enjoyed the delectable eats of Chef Ara Malekian, and VIP guests received swag bags with goodies from Tory Burch, Elizabeth Anthony, Adara Med Spa, and more.
Then the posh crowd took their seats for the highlight of the evening, the Fashion Show produced by Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Bonar, hosted by emcee Elaine Turner. Fashion Icon Joyce Echols was honored at the event. Then the glamorous models – Kat Kearns, Mimi Irvin, Gregg Harrison, Victoria J. Hellyer, and more – took to the runway sporting fabulous looks that were all donated to The Women’s Home and were available for sale to guests after the show. Dr. Karan Sra was named the Show’s Top Model for raising the most money for The Home and its programs.
The after-party featured more fabulous shopping, delicious desserts by Seasons 52, and the music of Bradley Davis Entertainment to keep the party going.
The event raised nearly $100,000 for The Home, a 60 year-old non-profit that provides housing and individually tailored support services to help prevent and end homelessness in the Houston area.
Event Co-Chairs Mimi Irvin, Gregg Harrison, and Kat Kearns
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!! The weather looks good for this evening and we are proceeding with the event as planned. Doors will open at 5:30 PM for our VIP ticket holders and 6:00 PM for General Admission. The Ballroom at Bayou Place is located at 500 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. The entrance for valet parking is located on Smith Street between Texas and Capitol. We look forward to seeing you tonight!