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Pregnant minors protected in a swank Kirby high-rise — and a crusader gone too soon is honored

Pregnant minors protected in a swank Kirby high-rise

Kathryn McNiel, from left, Ellen Cohen and Rita Lucido at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Kathryn McNiel, from left, City Councilwoman Ellen Cohen and Rita Lucido. Photo by Candace Armenta
Jane Howze, from left, Debbie McLeod and Pam Kutner at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Jane Howze, from left, Debbie McLeod and Pam Kutner. Photo by Candace Armenta
Ginni Mithoff, from left, John Mann and Sherri Cothrun at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Ginni Mithoff, from left, John Mann and Sherri Cothrun. Photo by Candace Armenta
76 Vicki Law, from left, Susan Kennedy and Gloria Lopez at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Vicki Law, from left, Susan Kennedy and Gloria Lopez. Photo by Candace Armenta
Fred Krasny and Betty Bauer at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Fred Krasny and Betty Bauer. Photo by Candace Armenta
Debbie McLeod, left, and Tina Hester. at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015jpg
Debbie McLeod, left, and Tina Hester. Photo by Candace Armenta
132 Betty Bauer, from left, Fred Krasny and Desirray Cusic at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Betty Bauer, from left, Fred Krasny and Desirray Cusic. Photo by Candace Armenta
2 Patrick Yarborough and Susannah Touzel at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015.
Patrick Yarborough and Susannah Touzel. Photo by Candace Armenta
John Mann, left, Vicki McGhee and Clifford Pugh at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
John Mann, left, Vicki McGhee and Clifford Pugh. Photo by Candace Armenta
Kathryn McNiel, from left, Ellen Cohen and Rita Lucido at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Jane Howze, from left, Debbie McLeod and Pam Kutner at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Ginni Mithoff, from left, John Mann and Sherri Cothrun at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
76 Vicki Law, from left, Susan Kennedy and Gloria Lopez at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Fred Krasny and Betty Bauer at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
Debbie McLeod, left, and Tina Hester. at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015jpg
132 Betty Bauer, from left, Fred Krasny and Desirray Cusic at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015
2 Patrick Yarborough and Susannah Touzel at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015.
John Mann, left, Vicki McGhee and Clifford Pugh at the Jane's Due Process fundraiser February 2015

What: Jane's Due Process celebration.

Where: The Sunset Lounge on the seventh floor of 2727 Kirby, the swank high-rise.

The 411: Supporters of the organization that works to ensure legal representation for pregnant minors in Texas turned out to celebrate the non-profit's 15 years of  work. Board member and host John Mann welcomed the crowd, and attorney Rita Lucido, a JDP founder, toasted the late Lisa Benitez, a board member who unexpectedly died last month. Lisa's family was there to honor her.

Who: City Councilwoman Ellen Cohen, The Alexander Group's Jane Howze, Ginni Mithoff, Kathryn McNiel, Debbie McLeod and Jay Sears, Melanie Linton, Clifford Pugh and John Dascoulias, Pam Kutner, Steven Duble, Victoria McGhee, Jane and Dick Schmitt and E.J. Farhood.

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