What: The Blue Bird Circle spring luncheon.
Where: Houston Country Club.
The 411: Presidential daughter Barbara Pierce Bush, founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, tackled the subject of global health challenges as she addressed the audience of 300. Interviewed on stage by KPRC Channel 2 meteorologist Frank Billingsley, Bush explained the corps' mission of building the movement for health equity throughout the world. In addition to the serious work of the non-profit, Bush shared a few family anecdotes including the challenges of growing up in the White House.
Anna Hodges chaired the luncheon with assistance from underwriting co-chairs Carole Garry and Annette Moore. The event raised more than $100,000 for the Blue Bird Circle clinic for pediatric neurology at Texas Children's Hospital. Key leaders from Texas Children's were on hand including CEO Mark Wallace, chief of neurology Dr. Gary Clark and physician-in-chief Dr. Mark Kline.
Who: Blue Bird Circle president Maggie Austin, Dr. Zachary Hodges, Nancy Callas, city councilman Dr. Jack Christie, Shannon Wallace, Mary Ann Macey, Helen Welk, Ann Gunn, Mary Ann Bernhard, Diane Hopkins, Maria Lacy, Maria Oden, Pat Lucas and Sandra Truxillo.