What: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "Promise Ball."
Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.
The scoop: Fundraising reached a fever pitch during the live auction and the Fund a Cure paddle-raise, the giving inspired by honorees Fielding and Meredith Cocke, who stunned the gathering of more than 1,000 guests with announcement of their $1 million personal gift.
By night's end, the event had raised an unprecedented $2.7 million and counting. It was a spectacular night for gala chairs Andrea and Michael Soper. Sequent Energy Management was acknowledged as corporate honoree.
Who: Emcee Frank Billingsley, Belinda and State Rep. John Culberson, Elaine Turner, Chelsea and Philip Ebner, Diane Lokey Farb, Ceron, Jennifer and Allen Berryman, and Megan and Brad Cherry.