Men of Distinction

Houston movers and shakers turn out to honor three notable Men of Distinction

Movers and shakers turn out to honor three notable Men of Distinction

Men of Distinction, Gerald Hines, Rose Cullen, Dr. Mark Kline
Gerald Hines, Rose Cullen (the wife of honoree Harry Cullen), Dr. Mark Kline. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Ric Campo, David Solomon, David Wuthrich
Ric Campo, David Solomon, David Wuthrich. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Gary Petersen, Corby Robertson
Gary Petersen, Corby Robertson. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Tony Gracely, Mark Wallace, John Havens, John Daugherty
Tony Gracely, Mark Wallace, John Havens, John Daughterty. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Denis DeBakey, Rachel Frazier, Dr. Bud Frazier
Denis DeBakey, Rachel Frazier, Dr. Bud Frazier Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Brandon Bello, Heather Bello, Nancy Calles, Dr. Mark Kline
Brandon Bello, Heather Bello, Nancy Calles, Dr. Mark Kline. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Dr. Joseph Alcorn, Dr. Carolyn Cannon, Dr. Jared Howell
Dr. Joseph Alcorn, Dr. Carolyn Cannon, Dr. Jared Howell. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines
Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Diane Riley, John Riley
Diane Riley, John Riley. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Steve Mach, Joella Mach
Steve Mach, Joella Mach. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Ed McMahon, Tina Governale
Tina Governale, Ed McMahon. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, John Barrett, Linda Barrett, Joe Hafner, Merrill Hafner
John Barrett, Linda Barrett, Joe Hafner, Merrill Hafner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Kevin Black, Tony Benfield, Christina Stith, Michael Mithoff
Kevin Black, Tony Benfield, Christina Stith, Michael Mithoff. Photo by Kim Coffman
Men of Distinction, Gerald Hines, Rose Cullen, Dr. Mark Kline
Men of Distinction, Ric Campo, David Solomon, David Wuthrich
Men of Distinction, Gary Petersen, Corby Robertson
Men of Distinction, Tony Gracely, Mark Wallace, John Havens, John Daugherty
Men of Distinction, Denis DeBakey, Rachel Frazier, Dr. Bud Frazier
Men of Distinction, Brandon Bello, Heather Bello, Nancy Calles, Dr. Mark Kline
Men of Distinction, Dr. Joseph Alcorn, Dr. Carolyn Cannon, Dr. Jared Howell
Men of Distinction, Barbara Hines, Gerald Hines
Men of Distinction, Diane Riley, John Riley
Men of Distinction, Steve Mach, Joella Mach
Men of Distinction, Ed McMahon, Tina Governale
Men of Distinction, John Barrett, Linda Barrett, Joe Hafner, Merrill Hafner
Men of Distinction, Kevin Black, Tony Benfield, Christina Stith, Michael Mithoff

What: Men of Distinction Award.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The scoop: More than 300 movers and shakers turned out to pay tribute to three of Houston's most philanthropic individuals who were honored with the 2016 Men of Distinction Award. Dr. Mark Kline, Harry Cullen and Gerald Hines were praised for their efforts in making Houston a better place in the areas of medicine, development, the arts, education and humanitarian efforts.

During the past decade, Men of Distinction has raised over $3.3 million to support various medical initiatives. Event emcee Tom Koch of ABC 13 announced that the proceeds of the lunch will be shared among Jared Howell, Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Carolyn Cannon, Texas A&M Medical and Texas Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Joseph Alcorn, Children’s Memorial Hermann and McGovern Medical School (UT Health)

Who: Applauding the 2016 Men of Distinction honorees were Harrison Cullen who accepted the award on behalf of his grandfather Harry Cullen, event chairs Ric Campo and David Solomon, Corby Robertson, John and Diane Riley, Ed McMahon, Mark Wallace, Barbara Hines, Rose Cullen, Kathrine McGovern, Tara and David Wuthrich, Jan Duncan, Don Jordan, Michael Mithoff,  Tony and Mary Gracely, Paul Loyd, and Jim and Molly Crownover.
 
Others in the Who's Who crowd included Jesse Tutor, John Havens, Charlie Thomas, Pat Burk, Susan Distefano, Ileana Trevino, Steve and Joella Mach, Harry Mach, Ernie Cockrell and Joe Cleary.
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