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Crisis Intervention Gala mixes serious mission with a rockin' good time

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NAMES at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Jill Deutser and Fran Lichtenstein. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
Allen Hill and Ellen Cohen at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Allen Hill and Ellen Cohen. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
Crisis Intervention Gala Jared Lang, Naomi Madrid, Sandra A. Lopez, Brad Deutser, Kate Suh, and Stephanie Becker April 2014
From left, Jared Lang, Naomi Madrid, Sandra A. Lopez, Brad Deutser, Kate Suh, and Stephanie Becker. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
Jon Halvorsen and Pamela O'Brien at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Jon Halvorsen and Pamela O'Brien. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
Stanford and Chrissy LeBlanc at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Stanford and Chrissy LeBlanc. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
Amanda Edwards at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Amanda Edwards. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
Sandra Lopez at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Sandra Lopez was one of the evening's honorees. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
Vincent Sanchez, left, and Christopher Denman at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Vincent Sanchez, left, and Christopher Denman. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
Julie Doyle and Naomi Madrid at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Julie Doyle, left, and Naomi Madrid. Photo by © Jeff Fantich
NAMES at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Allen Hill and Ellen Cohen at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Crisis Intervention Gala Jared Lang, Naomi Madrid, Sandra A. Lopez, Brad Deutser, Kate Suh, and Stephanie Becker April 2014
Jon Halvorsen and Pamela O'Brien at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Stanford and Chrissy LeBlanc at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Amanda Edwards at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Sandra Lopez at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Vincent Sanchez, left, and Christopher Denman at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014
Julie Doyle and Naomi Madrid at the Crisis Intervention Gala April 2014

What: Stewards of Hope Crisis Intervention Gala.

Where: Omni Houston Hotel.

The 411: More than 200 guests filled the hotel ballroom to honor Norton Rose Fulbright partner and head of the firm's employment and labor division Shauna Johnson Clark; Bradley Deutser, president of the consulting firm Yaffe | Deutser; Sandra Lopez, social worker and retired professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and Houston Yellow Cab, which provides emergency transportation for clients of Crisis Intervention of Houston. The non-profit organization operates the only 24-hour hotline and text line in the city offering crisis counseling and information.

Event chairman Jared Lang raised the excitement level with a promise to double any pledge raised that night and brought in an additional $20,000. Following dinner, the band, Punch Bowl, rocked the room as guests danced into the night.

Who: Fredell and Robert Deutser, Jill Deutser, Fran Litchenstein, Crisis Intervention chairman of the board Bryan Frederickson, executive director Naomi Madrid, Emily Maus, Dorothy and John Hopper, Houston city council member Ellen Cohen, Charles and Mora Swindel, Manish Pandya, Richard and Millie Kruse, Peggy Fernandes, Mary and Richard Morgan, Kate Suh, and Jacqueline St. Germaine.

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