What: Casa de Esperanza "Building Hope for Children" evening.
Where: At the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
The 411: Hats off to chairs Bonner and George Ball, Caroline and Will Brown and Ben Brown and to corporate chair, Merrill A. “Pete” Miller Jr. for the successful dinner that earned a record $1.1 million for the non-profit that provides a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV.
Attended by more than 650 guests, the festive evening honored Mary and Miguel Espinosa with the Michael Cordúa Spirit of Hope Award, Mary Ellen Prochazka as Community Volunteer of the Year and Brad Dinerstein and Tim Neuhaus as Young Professional Volunteers of the Year.
Hosts Lucia and Michael Cordúa and chef David Cordúa and their Cordúa Catering pulled out the stops for the amazing dinner.
Who: Joining auction chairs Regina Lewis and Julia Longoria in leading the night to its unprecedented success were Kathy Foster, Bill Jones, Austin and Meredith Muck, Molly and Patrick Johnson, Tom Anderson, Pat Green, Marilyn and Alex Somers, Soraya and Scott McClelland and Natasha and Ted Collie.