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Another gala breaks the million dollar ceiling with salute to rockin' Houston "Rat Pack"

Another gala breaks million dollar mark with salute to H-Town Rat Pack

Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Elizabeth Hoff, Marshall Lang, Robert Jenkins, Davis Massin, Michael Soper, Josh Oglesby, Steve Westlund, Craig Allen, John Todd
Elizabeth Hoff, from left, Marshall Lang, Robert Jenkins, Davis Massin, Michael Soper, Josh Oglesby, Steve Westlund, Craig Allen and John Todd. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Andra Hurst, Jeri Wolff
JDRF Promise Ball chairs Andra Hurst, left, and Jeri Wolff. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Heidi Dugan, Carol Rowley, Shelly Leeds-Richter, Gordon Burrow
Heidi Dugan, from left, Carol Rowley, Shelly Leeds-Richter and Gordon Burrow. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Mac and Caren McKinnie
Mac and Caren McKinnie. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Patty Cooley, Tracy Cooley Morris, Ross Cooley
Patty Cooley, from left, Tracy Cooley Morris and Ross Cooley. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, William Hagans and Tana Frnka
William Hagans and Tana Frnka. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Dan and Abby Yates
Dan and Abby Yates. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015,Sammy Ford, Elva Franco, Mason Hester, Katie Chachere
Sammy Ford, from left, Elva Franco, Mason Hester and Katie Chachere. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Jamie and Brenton Southern
Jamie and Brenton Southern. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Bob and Kathy Profy, Alexandra and Michael Golemi
Bob and Kathy Profy, from left, and Alexandra and Michael Golemi. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Amber Bretches, Grace Carrell
Amber Bretches, left, and Grace Carrell. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Amanda Walsh, Desi Nunnergy, Marston Fisher, Dominique Vila
Amanda Walsh, from left, Desi Nunnergy, Marston Fisher and Dominique Vila. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Vegas girls
Vegas girls. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Carolyn Stein, Jenna Quinn, Kat Juhl, Jennifer Combs, Brooke Sigler, Amber Sivells
Carolyn Stein, from left, Jenna Quinn, Kat Juhl, Jennifer Combs, Brooke Sigler and Amber Sivells. Photo by Genesis Photographers
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Elizabeth Hoff, Marshall Lang, Robert Jenkins, Davis Massin, Michael Soper, Josh Oglesby, Steve Westlund, Craig Allen, John Todd
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Andra Hurst, Jeri Wolff
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Heidi Dugan, Carol Rowley, Shelly Leeds-Richter, Gordon Burrow
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Mac and Caren McKinnie
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Patty Cooley, Tracy Cooley Morris, Ross Cooley
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, William Hagans and Tana Frnka
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Dan and Abby Yates
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015,Sammy Ford, Elva Franco, Mason Hester, Katie Chachere
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Jamie and Brenton Southern
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Bob and Kathy Profy, Alexandra and Michael Golemi
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Amber Bretches, Grace Carrell
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Amanda Walsh, Desi Nunnergy, Marston Fisher, Dominique Vila
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Vegas girls
Houston, News, Shelby, JDRF Promise Ball, April 2015, Carolyn Stein, Jenna Quinn, Kat Juhl, Jennifer Combs, Brooke Sigler, Amber Sivells

What: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Houston Gulf Coast chapter Promise Ball, "The Best Is Yet to Come."

Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.

The 411: More than 900 JDRF Houston supporters helped raise more than $1.4 million for research and education on Type 1 diabetes at the black-tie gala. The evening celebrated the JDRF Houston "Rat Pack," seven gents (all wearing white dinner jackets) who have contributed much to the non-profit. Taking bows were Craig Allen, Robert Jenkins, David Massin, Josh Oglesby, Michael Soper, John Todd and Steve Westlund.

The golden age of Las Vegas and the original Rat Pack, including a 1968 Mustang convertible, were celebrated in decor, casino games and the magic of Ben Jackson.

Gala chairs Andrea Hurst and Jeri Wolff received massive bouquets for their success with the evening.

Who: Patty Cooley,Tracy Cooley Morris, Ross Cooley, Carin and Mac McKinnie, Sammy Ford, Elva Franco, Mason Hester, Katie Chachere, Kathy and Bob Profy, Alexandra and Michael Golemi and Abby and Dan Yates.