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High-powered leaders celebrate Center for Houston's Future and honoree John Nau

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5 Susan and Michael Jhin, from left, John Nau III and Mayor Annise Parker at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
Susan and Michael Jhin, from left, John Nau III and Mayor Annise Parker. Photo by Jeff Fitlow
4 Bill White, left, and Richard Everett at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
Former Mayor Bill White, left, and Richard Everett. Photo by Jeff Fitlow
3 Lynne Bentsen, left, and Lois Stark at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
Lynne Bentsen, left, and Lois Stark. Photo by Jeff Fitlow
2 Charles Tate, from left, John Nau III and Paul Hobby at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
Charles Tate, from left, John Nau III and Paul Hobby. Photo by Jeff Fitlow
1 Gracie Cavnar, from left, Ginni Mithoff and Beth Madison at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
Gracie Cavnar, from left, Ginni Mithoff and Beth Madison. Photo by Jeff Fitlow
5 Susan and Michael Jhin, from left, John Nau III and Mayor Annise Parker at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
4 Bill White, left, and Richard Everett at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
3 Lynne Bentsen, left, and Lois Stark at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
2 Charles Tate, from left, John Nau III and Paul Hobby at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014
1 Gracie Cavnar, from left, Ginni Mithoff and Beth Madison at the Future of Leadership luncheon April 2014

What: The Center for Houston's Future's 2014 Future Leadership luncheon.

Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown.

The 411: Philanthropists, community leaders, social heavyweights and business leaders turned out 700 strong for the annual luncheon that honored Silver Eagle Distributors honcho John Nau III, noted philanthropist, historian and civic leader. Mayor Annise Parker was on hand to present the Eugene H. Vaughan Civic Leadership Award to Nau and to declare it John Nau III Day in Houston. The program included remarks by Beth Robertson on the early development of the city's arts and cultural scene and Center for Houston's Future president and CEO Catherine Mosbacher's presentation on the Center's 2014 Community Indicator on Arts and Cultural Heritage. The luncheon was chaired by Susan and Michael Jhin.

Who: The high-octane gathering included Chevron's Joni Baird, Center for Houston's Future Fellow Gwen Goffe, former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby, Paul Hobby, Gracie Cavnar, Truett Latimer, Merrill and Joe Hafner, Peaches and Shrub Kempner, Anne and Dr. John Mendelsohn and Center board chair Rick Jaramillo and founding chair Gene Vaughan.

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