Andre Johnson Returns

Former Texan Andre Johnson is the center of attention at Houston Area Women's Center gala

Former Texan Andre Johnson headlines Houston Area Women's Center gala

HAWC Gala, May 2015, Khambrell Marshall, Andre Johnson, Chester Pitts
Khambrell Marshall, from left, Andre Johnson and Chester Pitts. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Frances Castaneda Dyess, John Dyess, Carrie Potter
Frances Castaneda Dyess, from left, John Dyess and Carrie Potter. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Mary Jones, Leslie Hajdo, Terri Barnes
Mary Jones, from left, Leslie Hajdo and Terri Barnes. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Tom, Lily, Jenny and Charlie Fitzpatrick
Tom Fitzpatrick, from left, Lily Fitzpatrick, Jenny Fitzpatrick and Charlie Fitzpatrick. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Barbara and Reginald Jones
Barbara and Reginald Jones. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Kelly and Jason Whitley
Kelly and Jason Whitley. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Sydney Evans, Sheryl Evans, Genora Boykins, Craig August, Claudine Vass, Brian Vass
Sydney Evans, from left, Sheryl Evans, Genora Boykins, Craig August and Claudine and Brian Vass. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015,  J.J. and Gerry Spedele
J.J. and Gerry Spedele.   Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, David Ruiz, Van Ngo
David Ruiz and Van Ngo. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015,  Brian Vass, Rebecca White, Andre Johnson, Jenny and Tom Fitzpatrick
Brian Vass, from left, Rebecca White, Andre Johnson and Jenny and Tom Fitzpatrick. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015,  Howard and Linda McCollum, Andre Johnson
Howard and Linda McCollum, from left, and Andre Johnson. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Sean and Eanisha Washington, Kris Carrier, Tiffany Moody, Melodie Wade and Sami Mesarwi, Andre Johnson, Stephanie Belton
Sean and Eanisha Washington, from left, Kris Carrier, Tiffany Moody, Melodie Wade and Sami Mesarwi, Andre Johnson and Stephanie Belton. Photo by Meliezza Walker
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Khambrell Marshall, Andre Johnson, Chester Pitts
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Frances Castaneda Dyess, John Dyess, Carrie Potter
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Mary Jones, Leslie Hajdo, Terri Barnes
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Tom, Lily, Jenny and Charlie Fitzpatrick
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Barbara and Reginald Jones
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Kelly and Jason Whitley
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Sydney Evans, Sheryl Evans, Genora Boykins, Craig August, Claudine Vass, Brian Vass
HAWC Gala, May 2015,  J.J. and Gerry Spedele
HAWC Gala, May 2015, David Ruiz, Van Ngo
HAWC Gala, May 2015,  Brian Vass, Rebecca White, Andre Johnson, Jenny and Tom Fitzpatrick
HAWC Gala, May 2015,  Howard and Linda McCollum, Andre Johnson
HAWC Gala, May 2015, Sean and Eanisha Washington, Kris Carrier, Tiffany Moody, Melodie Wade and Sami Mesarwi, Andre Johnson, Stephanie Belton

What: Houston Area Women's Center annual gala.

Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The 411: He might be playing today for the Indianapolis Colts, but former Houston Texan Andre Johnson continues his community involvement in H-Town. His support of the HAWC earned him high honors at the annual gala that raised $600,000 for the center's programs supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Reliant Energy was recognized as corporate honoree with HAWC CEO Rebecca White making the presentations.

The "Moonlight Soirée" was chaired by Jenny and Tom Fitzpatrick, featured KPRC Channel 2's Khambrel Marshall as emcee and starred the popular Atlanta-based show band Party on the Moon.

Who: Chester Pitts, Lily Fitzpatrick, Charlie Fitzpatrick, Claudine and Brian Vass, Shawn Raymond, Sydney Evans, Gerry and J.J. Spedele, Barbara and Reginald Jones, Kelly and Jason Whitley, Van Ngo, David Ruiz, Sheryl and Sidney Evans, Melodie Wade and Sami Mesarwi.