March Madness at The Women’s Home

March has been a busy month for The Women’s Home, and the month isn’t even over yet! We’ve had our reNew & reDo Fashion Chair Kick-Off Event, our first of four Partnership luncheons in our Conversations With… series and our Crawfish Boil VIP Sponsor Party. With all the events happening this month and the Crawfish Boil coming on the 28th to top them off, we wanted to give everyone a recap of what they may have missed.

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From Left to Right our Crawfish Host Committee Chairs:

Rachel Lopez, Chelsea Boerstler, and Will Chang.

Wednesday March 4, was the Crawfish Boil’s VIP sponsor party, hosted for the second year running at Alara Garage/M. Brandon Motorcars with thanks to hosts and dealership owner Ara Malkhassian and Michael Foertsch. Ara and Michael provided tours to our 60 guests of the facility’s extensive collection of high end and vintage motor cars including Ferraris, Maseratis, Rolls Royces, and Cobras among the stored models. Our hosts explained the intricacies of upkeep and maintenance performed on these elite vehicles to keep them in running condition, answering guests’ questions about the cars and storage facility. This event celebrated a record breaking year for the Crawfish Boil, with over 60 sponsors who have helped us raise $61,000 and counting for the event. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their support, including Houston Methodist, Covenant Crossfit, Admiral Transfer and Rigging, Cole Chemical & Distributing, Williams, Bristow Group, Inc., John P. McGovern Foundation and Serpe|Jones|Andrews|Callender|Bell. We’re looking forward to our best Crawfish Boil yet Saturday, March 28!

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From left to right:

Naureen Malik, Sippi Khurana, and Event co-chair Sneha Merchant

Across town that same evening, fashion, fun and a surprise style icon reveal were the themes of the evening when The Women’s Home hosted its fashion chairs event kickoff for the upcoming reNew and reDo Fashion Show.  Fashion co-chairs Mandy Kao and Sneha Merchant and 75 of their fabulous friends descended onto Neiman Marcus on a Wednesday evening to mix, mingle and get everyone excited about reNew and reDo, voted one of Houston’s hottest parties in 2014.

50 of Mandy and Sneha’s signed up to serve on their fashionista host committee, guaranteeing them a seat to the runway show as well as exclusive access to upcoming events.  The surprise of the evening came when they announced their first fashion and style icon, Theresa Roemer, better known as the Woodlands woman with the world’s biggest closet.  The Fashionista Host Committee was then invited to Roemer’s closet next month as part of their host committee benefits.

The Women’s Home is thrilled to have Mandy, Sneha and all of their fashion friends on board to make this year’s show the biggest yet, and we thank Theresa for opening up her home and closet to us next month.

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Devon Anderson speaking to the Luncheon Attendees

The next afternoon, March 5, attendees of the Women’s Home Partnership’s first luncheon of the year experienced a side of Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson few have publicly heard. How she balances work and family. How she dealt with the loss of her former husband Mike to cancer.  What motivates her to do the work she does.

In a candid conversation before an intimate gathering of nearly 80 people at Tony’s Restaurant, Devon Anderson did just that. She talked about her high profile career while sharing some of the more personal moments.

Anderson’s talk began the 2015 The Women’s Home Partnership Luncheon Series, a quarterly luncheon featuring some of Houston’s most interesting people.  Spearheaded by the efforts of our Partnership Council and generously presented by Morton Auctioneers and Appraisers, this luncheon series connects old friends of The Women’s Home with new friends. The audience also heard from The Women’s Home graduate, Natasha, who shared her story of transformation after being a client of our Home.

We congratulate The Partnership for an inaugural luncheon well done and thank Devon for being our guest conversationalist.  Our next luncheon is scheduled for Friday June 19th at Tony’s featuring Baylor psychiatrist and author Dr. Stuart Yudofsky.  Tickets can be purchased on our website at www.thewomenshome.org