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$500,000 raised for grief support: This gala touches hearts and honors a community leader

$500,000 raised for grief support: Gala touches hearts with its impact

2 Christina Altenau, from left, Sarah Snyder, Shannon Wiesedeppe and Megan Hotze at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Christina Altenau, from left, Sarah Snyder, Shannon Wiesedeppe and Megan Hotze. Photo by © Jenny Antill
13 Matt and Giggy Thanheiser, from left, and Rusty and Paula Walter at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Luncheon chairs Matt and Giggy Thanheiser, left, and Rusty and Paula Walter. Photo by © Jenny Antill
20 Lindy Bush, left, and Robin Bush at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Lindy McGee, left, and Robin Bush Award honoree Flo McGee. Photo by © Jenny Antill
17 Katherine Armstrong, from left, Travis Torrence and Amanda Watson Johansen at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Katherine Armstrong, left, Travis Torrence and Amanda Watson Johansen. Photo by © Jenny Antill
21 Susan and Charlie Neuhaus at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Susan and Charlie Neuhaus. Photo by © Jenny Antill
8 Christie Sullivan, from left, Andrea Sivells and Mary Beth Staine at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Christie Sullivan, from left, Andrea Sivells and Mary Beth Staine. Photo by © Jenny Antill
16 Jessica Segal, from left, Laura Laux Higgins, Nancy Laux, Karen Walker and Reagan Fibbe at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Jessica Segal, from left, Laura Laux Higgins, Nancy Laux, Karen Walker and Reagan Fibbe. Photo by © Jenny Antill
11 Diana Fisher, left, and Paula Walter at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Diana Fisher, left, and Paula Walter. Photo by © Jenny Antill
1 David Hartland and Claudine Hartland at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
David and Claudine Hartland. Photo by © Jenny Antill
4 Meredith Riddle Chastang and Patrick Chastang at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Meredith Riddle Chastang and Patrick Chastang. Photo by © Jenny Antill
9 Cinda Mathews, from left, Chris Athon and Gail Hendryx at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Cinda Mathews, from left, Chris Athon and Gail Hendryx. Photo by © Jenny Antill
18 Lindy and Larry Neuhaus at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Lindy and Larry Neuhaus. Photo by © Jenny Antill
3 Kathy O'Neil and Phil Ferguson at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Kathy O'Neil and Mark Evans. Photo by © Jenny Antill
19 Chyna Wheatley, left, and Anita Lee at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
Chyna Wheatley, left, and Anita Lee. Photo by © Jenny Antill
2 Christina Altenau, from left, Sarah Snyder, Shannon Wiesedeppe and Megan Hotze at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
13 Matt and Giggy Thanheiser, from left, and Rusty and Paula Walter at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
20 Lindy Bush, left, and Robin Bush at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
17 Katherine Armstrong, from left, Travis Torrence and Amanda Watson Johansen at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
21 Susan and Charlie Neuhaus at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
8 Christie Sullivan, from left, Andrea Sivells and Mary Beth Staine at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
16 Jessica Segal, from left, Laura Laux Higgins, Nancy Laux, Karen Walker and Reagan Fibbe at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
11 Diana Fisher, left, and Paula Walter at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
1 David Hartland and Claudine Hartland at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
4 Meredith Riddle Chastang and Patrick Chastang at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
9 Cinda Mathews, from left, Chris Athon and Gail Hendryx at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
18 Lindy and Larry Neuhaus at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
3 Kathy O'Neil and Phil Ferguson at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015
19 Chyna Wheatley, left, and Anita Lee at Bo's Place luncheon February 2015

What: Bo's Place annual "Hearts of Hope" luncheon.

Where: The Westin Galleria.

The 411: Giggy and Matt Thanheiser and Paula and Rusty Walter chaired the luncheon that raised $550,000 for the non-profit that provides free grief support for children, families and individuals living in the greater Houston area. Highly-respected community leader Flo McGee was honored with the Robin Bush Award, presented for her long-time dedication to serving the interests of children.

Joining these leaders in the spotlight was honorary chair Lindy Neuhaus. She and husband Larry Neuhaus, lost their 12-year-old son to liver cancer in 1985 and soon began supporting the Grief Center which later became Bo's Place.

Who: Claudine and David Hartland, Meredith Riddle Chastang and Patrick Chastang, Travis Torrence, Christie Sullivan, Cinda Mathews, Karen Pennebaker, Dorothy and Mickey Ables, Harriet and Joe Foster, Harry Holmes, Susie and Charlie Neuhaus and Bo's Place executive director Mary Beth Staine.