Our first ever Triumph luncheon was held on Friday, November 18 at the Royal Sonesta and indeed was a triumph! 520 guests dined on a tasty fall meal in the great company of the many friends and supporters who turned out to celebrate the mission of The Women’s Home, pay tribute to our distinguished honorees and be mesmerized by the keynote speaker, Amanda Lindhout. Most importantly, those in attendance raised a record-breaking $357,000 to forward the work of their beloved organization. Highlights included a stunning solo by singer Kenneth Gayle, a moving and funny speech by Lifetime Achievement honorée, Diane Riley and the beautiful story of survival and forgiveness delivered by Amanda Lindhout.
In addition to Diane, other honorees included, Bank of America represented by David Ruiz for corporate community support; long-time board member, Jackie Phillips for leadership; and Ashley Brown Ruiz for program excellence. Each received a stunning glass award as they took to the stage for their ovations.
Kudos to chairs Donae Chramosta, Kristen McDaniel, Karen Redden and Jo Reid for a beautifully choreographed event from start to finish. Each gave their special touch to the event and drove home a grand success.
Although every single gift made this success possible, please refer to the listing below for recognition of underwriters for the event.
J U B I L A T I O N
The Riley Family
John and Diane / Tom and Lizabeth / Pat and Bea /
Beth and Marcus St. Raymond
Admiral Transfer & Rigging, Inc.
Joan Amoroso / Adele Pieper
Bank of America
Dr. Brené Brown
Anne S. and Albert Chao
John P. McGovern Foundation
John Riley’s Saturday Morning Golf Group
Fay and Salim Zakhem
Peg Austin / Gerry Ordway
The Robert and Jane Cizik Foundation
Post Oak Bank
Regina and David Sheil
Marcia Tapp in memory of Katie Chaney
H O P E
Mary S. Axelrad
Baker Hughes Foundation
Lisa and Walker Barnett
Donae and Rob Chramosta – The Vintage Contessa
Cindy de Moya / Laurie Gutierrez / Kay Walther
Diane’s Bosom Buddies
Friends of Diane Riley
Karen and Larry George
Mandy Kao / Dr. Sippi Khurana
Jen and JC Kneale
Irene Liberatos and Michael Westergren
Christine S. Lukens
Karen Kash and Joe W. Redden, Jr.
Darlene Walker and Reagan Redman
Deborah Bay and Edgar Browning
Rachael Volz / A Fare Extraordinaire