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John Lollar, from left, Susan Baker, Klinka Lollar and James A. Baker III at the Communities in Schools dinner March 2014
John Lollar, from left, Susan Baker, Klinka Lollar and James A. Baker III. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Julio Mendoza, from left, Linda Gale White and A.J. McQueen at the Communities in Schools dinner March 2014
Julio Mendoza, from left, Linda Gale White and A.J. McQueen. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Andrew and Stacey White, from left, Winifred and Carleton Riser and Catherine and Will Randall at the Communities in Schools dinner March 2014
Andrew and Stacey White, from left, Winifred and Carleton Riser and Catherine and Will Randall. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
John Lollar, from left, Susan Baker, Klinka Lollar and James A. Baker III at the Communities in Schools dinner March 2014
Julio Mendoza, from left, Linda Gale White and A.J. McQueen at the Communities in Schools dinner March 2014
Andrew and Stacey White, from left, Winifred and Carleton Riser and Catherine and Will Randall at the Communities in Schools dinner March 2014

What: Communities in Schools of Houston 35th anniversary dinner.

Where: Houston Country Club.

The 411: Communities in Schools Community Advocate Andre Johnson was honored along with Klinka and John Lollar on the evening that raised $700,000 for the program that works to keep students in school. Lisa Malosky served as emcee of the fundraiser chaired by Catherine and Will Randall, Winifred and Carleton Riser and Stacey and Andrew White.  Included in the ballroom were a number of CIS students offering thanks to supporters.

Who: Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Susan Baker, Rusty Hardin, Joanne King Herring, Kirby and Scott McCool, former Gov. Mark White and Linda Gale White, Kathleen and Maynard Holt and Soraya and Scott McClelland.

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