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26 Bobby and Eve Lapin, left, with Mark A. Wallace at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Children's Scholarship Ball honorees Bobby and Eve Lapin, left, and Mark A. Wallace. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
30 Katie Dillon, from left, Lauren Sorkin, Ron Zach and Jennifer Haikin Zach and Amira Staller at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Katie Dillon, from left, Lauren Sorkin, Ron Zach and Jennifer Haikin Zach and Amira Staller. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
83 Bobbi and Vic Samuels at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Bobbi and Vic Samuels. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
91 Rick and Debbie Kaplan, from left, and Joan and Marvin Kaplan at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Rick and Debbie Kaplan, from left, and Joan and Marvin Kaplan. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
116 Sylvia Burke at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Sylvia Burke. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
125 Marilyn Hassid and Marc Gessner at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Marilyn Hassid and Marc Gessner. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
95 Dr. Patti Savrick and Dan Steiner at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Dr. Patti Savrick and Dan Steiner. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
89 Nancy and Steve Lerner at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Nancy and Steve Lerner. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
74 Bobby and Eve Lapin, from left, Lauren and Jeremy Blachman, Marci Rosenberg and Ben Samuels at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Bobby and Eve Lapin, from left, Lauren and Jeremy Blachman, Marci Rosenberg and Ben Samuels. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
123 Laurie Boniuk and Dr. Milton Boniuk at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Laurie Boniuk and Dr. Milton Boniuk. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
53 Anna Babin, from left, Joel Dinkin and Linda O’Black at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Anna Babin, from left, Joel Dinkin and Linda O’Black. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
15 Barry and Rosalyn Margolis, left, with Mark A. Wallace at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Barry and Rosalyn Margolis, left, with Mark A. Wallace. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
46 Betsy and Ed Schreiber at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Betsy and Ed Schreiber. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
45 Buster and Karen Freedman, from left, and Esther Steinfeld Freedman and Doug Freedman at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Buster and Karen Freedman, from left, and Esther Steinfeld Freedman and Doug Freedman. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
43 Sally and Bernard Fuchs, left, with Roslyn Fuchs Haikin at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
Sally and Bernard Fuchs, left, with Roslyn Fuchs Haikin. Photo courtesy of © Mark Katz Photography
26 Bobby and Eve Lapin, left, with Mark A. Wallace at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
30 Katie Dillon, from left, Lauren Sorkin, Ron Zach and Jennifer Haikin Zach and Amira Staller at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
83 Bobbi and Vic Samuels at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
91 Rick and Debbie Kaplan, from left, and Joan and Marvin Kaplan at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
116 Sylvia Burke at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
125 Marilyn Hassid and Marc Gessner at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
95 Dr. Patti Savrick and Dan Steiner at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
89 Nancy and Steve Lerner at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
74 Bobby and Eve Lapin, from left, Lauren and Jeremy Blachman, Marci Rosenberg and Ben Samuels at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
123 Laurie Boniuk and Dr. Milton Boniuk at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
53 Anna Babin, from left, Joel Dinkin and Linda O’Black at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
15 Barry and Rosalyn Margolis, left, with Mark A. Wallace at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
46 Betsy and Ed Schreiber at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
45 Buster and Karen Freedman, from left, and Esther Steinfeld Freedman and Doug Freedman at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015
43 Sally and Bernard Fuchs, left, with Roslyn Fuchs Haikin at the Jewish Community Center Children's Scholarship Ball March 2015

What: The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center  25th annual Children's Scholarship Ball.

Where: The Westin Galleria Hotel.

The 411: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in comic book style signage and images reigned over the ballroom where real life superheroes took bows as the evening's honorees. Texas Children's Hospital president and CEO Mark Wallace and community leaders and JCC volunteers Eve and Bobby Lapin were tapped for their work that helps children thrive.

Jennifer Haikin Zach and Ron Zach chaired the black-tie evening that raised funds for scholarships for all children wishing to attend the community center classes and programs. Roslyn Fuchs Haikin and Nancy Lerner, chairs of the event for all previous years, reflected on the gala's history in keeping with the 2015 theme "Saving the Day for 25 Years."

Serving as honorary chairs on behalf of the honorees were Rosalyn and Barry Margolis, Lauren and Jeremy Blachman and Marci Rosenberg and Ben Samuels.

Key to the evening were testimonials by three parents of children who attended the STARS Early Childhood Intervention Program at "the J," their attendance made possible by the scholarships.

Who: JCC's Joel Dinkin and Marilyn Hassid plus Anna Babin, Linda O'Black, Sally and Bernard Fuchs, Betsy and Ed Schreiber, Laurie and Dr. Milton Boniuk, Debbie and Rick Kaplan, Joan and Marvin Kaplan, Dr. Patti Savrick and Dan Steiner.

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