Showing Their 'Jeanerosity'

Denims de rigueur at River Oaks luncheon providing dollars and jeans for youngsters

Denims de rigueur at River Oaks charity luncheon

BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Bernadette Cashin, Mary Lynn Mannon, Mary-Charles Davis.
Bernadette Cashin, Mary Lynn Mannon, Mary-Charles Davis. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  DeDe Bertron, Susie Streller, Elizabeth Bickham
DeDe Bertron, Susie Streller, Elizabeth Bickham. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Sheila Reese, Alice Burguieres, Patti Everett, Veronica Curran
Sheila Reese, Alice Burguieres, Patti Everett, Veronica Curran. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Lisa Malosky
Lisa Malosky. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16, Terri Havens, Katherine Kardesch
Terri Havens, Katherine Kardesch. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Mary Bennet Siegel, Natalie Faust, Lisa McCollam, Michelle Stewart
 Mary Bennet Siegel, Natalie Faust, Lisa McCollam, Michelle Stewart. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Laura Claiborn, Mary Ann Detmering, Nancy Brasher, Cathy Fuselier
Laura Claiborn, Mary Ann Detmering, Nancy Brasher, Cathy Fuselier. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Bob Parsley, Louise Parsley
Bob Parsley, Louise Parsley © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Betsy Mercer, George Ford
Betsy Mercer, George Ford. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Ann Bastian, Kristin Wallis, Stephanie Nguyen
Ann Bastian, Kristin Wallis, Stephanie Nguyen. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Abbie Wrather, Margaret Martin, Kendall Ayers, Grace Geib
Volunteers Abbie Wrather, Margaret Martin, Kendall Ayers, Grace Geib. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Bernadette Cashin, Mary Lynn Mannon, Mary-Charles Davis.
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  DeDe Bertron, Susie Streller, Elizabeth Bickham
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Sheila Reese, Alice Burguieres, Patti Everett, Veronica Curran
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Lisa Malosky
BEAR luncheon 4/16, Terri Havens, Katherine Kardesch
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Mary Bennet Siegel, Natalie Faust, Lisa McCollam, Michelle Stewart
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Laura Claiborn, Mary Ann Detmering, Nancy Brasher, Cathy Fuselier
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Bob Parsley, Louise Parsley
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Betsy Mercer, George Ford
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Ann Bastian, Kristin Wallis, Stephanie Nguyen
BEAR luncheon 4/16,  Abbie Wrather, Margaret Martin, Kendall Ayers, Grace Geib

What: Be A Resource for CPS Kids, or BEAR, annual benefit luncheon.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The scoop: Luncheon chairs Mary Lynn Mannon and Mary-Charles Davis threw the typical charity luncheon dress code to the wind with the "jeanerosity" inspired theme in which the ladies were not only asked to bring jeans for Harris County Protective Services children but also were invited to wear their best denim finery.

More than 430 guests, many in the most casual attire, filled the ballroom where BEAR board chair Betsy Mercer honored George Ford, executive director of Harris County Protective Services who helped establish BEAR 19 years ago. 

The event raised more than $300,000 toward stocking the BEAR Necessities Room with new children's jeans and other suplies.

Who: BEAR executive director Bernadette Cashin, CPS regional director C.J. Broussard-White, Elaine and Tim Day, Lisa and Charlie Meacham, Nancy Brasher, Alice Burguieres, Jan Mendenhall, Natalie Faust and Joel Levine.

 

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