Million Dollar Mega Ball

A new trend in fundraising? Three-night mega charity ball draws 1,000 guests and raises $1 million

Three-night mega charity ball draws 1,000 guests and raises $1 million

26 Thomas and Rachel Regan, from left, and Elizabeth and Jason Love Junior League Gala
Thomas and Rachel Regan, from left, and Elizabeth and Jason Love. Photo by Claire Shisler
17 Mike and Sarah Sanders, from left, with Selby and Brad DeVault Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Mike and Sarah Sanders, from left, with Selby and Brad DeVault. Photo by Claire Shisler
16 Matt and Christina Altenau at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Matt and Christina Altenau. Photo by Claire Shisler
17 Luke and Megan Hotze at the Junior League Gala
Luke and Megan Hotze. Photo by Claire Shisler
11 Kevin Black, from left, Christina Stith and Tony Bradfield Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Kevin Black, from left, Christina Stith and Tony Bradfield. Photo by Claire Shisler
Joel and Courtney Meadows at the Junior League Gala February 2015
Joel and Courtney Meadows. Photo by Claire Shisler
14 Kristin and David Buck at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Kristin and David Buck. Photo by Claire Shisler
13 Kevin and Amy Holmes, from left, and Christina and Blair Frederick at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Kevin and Amy Holmes, from left, and Christina and Blair Frederick. Photo by Claire Shisler
3 Christopher and Nicole Walters at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Christopher and Nicole Walters. Photo by Claire Shisler
12 Jon and Jennifer Daly, from left, and Meredith and Langston Turner at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Jon and Jennifer Daly, from left, and Meredith and Langston Turner. Photo by Claire Shisler
21 Summer and Jason Craig, left, with Maidie Ryan at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Summer and Jason Craig, left, with Maidie Ryan. Photo by Claire Shisler
6 Junior League Gala Jason and Tanya Leiber, from left, Jason and Elizabeth Love, Rachel and Thomas Regan and Megan and Luke Hotze.
Jason and Tanya Leiber. Photo by Claire Shisler
1 Bubba and Jessica Gentry, from left, and Brittany and Shane Williams at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Bubba and Jessica Gentry, from left, and Brittany and Shane Williams. Photo by Claire Shisler
18 Phillip Tomasen and Sarah Harrison, from left, and Ashley and Adam Konikowski at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Phillip Tomasen and Sarah Harrison, from left, and Ashley and Adam Konikowski. Photo by Claire Shisler
4 Darrell and Kathleen Pennington at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Darrell and Kathleen Pennington. Photo by Claire Shisler
26 Thomas and Rachel Regan, from left, and Elizabeth and Jason Love Junior League Gala
17 Mike and Sarah Sanders, from left, with Selby and Brad DeVault Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
16 Matt and Christina Altenau at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
17 Luke and Megan Hotze at the Junior League Gala
11 Kevin Black, from left, Christina Stith and Tony Bradfield Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
Joel and Courtney Meadows at the Junior League Gala February 2015
14 Kristin and David Buck at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
13 Kevin and Amy Holmes, from left, and Christina and Blair Frederick at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
3 Christopher and Nicole Walters at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
12 Jon and Jennifer Daly, from left, and Meredith and Langston Turner at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
21 Summer and Jason Craig, left, with Maidie Ryan at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
6 Junior League Gala Jason and Tanya Leiber, from left, Jason and Elizabeth Love, Rachel and Thomas Regan and Megan and Luke Hotze.
1 Bubba and Jessica Gentry, from left, and Brittany and Shane Williams at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
18 Phillip Tomasen and Sarah Harrison, from left, and Ashley and Adam Konikowski at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015
4 Darrell and Kathleen Pennington at the Junior League of Houston Gala February 2015

The up-and-coming community leaders that comprise the Junior League of Houston are kicking up their heels this morning in the wake of a mega Charity Ball circuit that played out over three nights with close to 1,000 guests and $1 million in the bank.

With the format changed from previous years, the black-tie contingent was not only reaching deep into their pockets but also applauding the vast party tent decorated to the hilt in keeping with the "1925 — An Epic Era" theme. The time travel a nod to 2015 as the 90th anniversary for the community service organization.

In recent years, the gala has spread across the Junior League campus with a party tent for dining and dancing and the auditorium for the traditional performance that features the talents of Junior League members. Thursday through Saturday night, the party action all took place in the tent where Darryl & Co. created a masterpiece of glittering design ranging from the sparkling chandeliers with cascading flowers to the beveled glass bars where adult libations were plentiful.

Taking bows for the grand evening were Charity Ball chair Rachel Regan, underwriting chair Megan Hotze and Junior League president Elizabeth Love.

Adding to the evening's financial success was the live auction featuring a custom earring and necklace set provided by Tenenbaum & Co. and "A Car for All Seasons" offered by Sewell Automotive.

Helping bring in that cool $1 million were Sarah and Mike Sanders, Selby and Mike DeVault, Christina and Matt Altaneu, Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield, Courtney and Joel Meadows, Maidie Ryan, Kathleen and Darrell Pennington, Bubba and Jessica Gentry and Brittany and Shane Williams.