On Friday, November 17, two hundred seventy-five guests gathered at the Houstonian Hotel to honor some of Houston’s most selfless community members and to support The Women’s Home. ABC13’s Gina Gaston graciously served as emcee. The Houston Grand Opera’s Zoie Reams, accompanied by pianist Blake Salter, delighted guests with a live performance of “Ain’t That Good News.”
Beloved and infinitely generous Houston philanthropists Lester and Sue Smith were named Lifetime Achievement Honorees. Longtime TWH supporter, board president, and Capital Campaign chair Karen Ostrum George was honored with the Leadership award. Stuart Nelson was recognized for Program Excellence for his work with The Women’s Home’s Spirituality Program. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church was given the Community Support award for their unwavering and generous support of TWH over the years.
Lester Smith and Liz Murray, both of whom have endured intense hardship in their lives, shared their stories of resilience and inspired everyone present.
The elegant luncheon raised awareness for The Home, raised support for our far-reaching programs, and raised the spirits of all who attended. It was a triumphant day, indeed.