Phoebe and Bobby Tudor have reigned over the city's social scene in recent years, chairing major fundraising events, receiving honors from various organizations, donating serious dollars to worthy causes and serving the community through board leadership positions. On Wednesday, that enviable philanthropic prowess extended to include the entire family as the Tudors and their three children were recognized as Family Services of Greater Houston's Family of the Year.
The dynamic couple received a standing ovation in the River Oaks Country Club ballroom for the event that was chaired by Kimberly DeLape, Deborah Duncan and Alicia Smith. Jackson Hicks served as honorary chair and Susan G. Baker, author of Passing It On: An Autobiography With Spirit, was interviewed in a lively Q&A with Duncan.
Serving as luncheon emcee, Duncan noted that the Tudors were being recognized for "their strong family values and a commitment to community service." Both Phoebe and Bobby spoke to the point with Bobby remarking that the best advice that parents can provide their children is "to give more than you take."
Also participating in the program were Family Services board chair David Wuthrich, Family Services CEO Nyla Woods and Lakewood Church pastor Jackie Garner.
While the Tudor's two daughters, Caroline and Margaret, were away at college, the couple's son, Harry, joined the family table.
Among those celebrating the Tudors were Leigh Smith, Martha Finger, Carol Beck, Greggory Burk, Milton Townsend, Janice McNair, Tiffany Smith, Millette Sherman, Chree Boydston, Melissa Mithoff, Y. Ping Sun, Tim Moloney, Christie Sullivan and Stephen Lewis.