What: Houston Center for Literacy's annual Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast.
Where: River Oaks Country Club.
The scoop: Early birds flocked to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s second annual breakfast to celebrate and discuss literacy awareness issues is Houston. More than 350 society, business, and community philanthropic leaders, along with city officials, came together for the event that raised $150,000 for adult literacy.
Turner honored the recipients of the Houston Center for Literacy's Mayor’s Circle and Ally for Literacy Awards, as well as donors who made significant gifts to the organization this past year, including Comcast, PJS of Houston, Inc., Susan and Fayez Sarofim, and Dan and Kim Tutcher.
Houston Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa was also recognized for his belief in the need for education and literacy, and for his community involvement. Correa was in Dallas with the team preparing to play the Texas Rangers, so his friend and mentor, Laura Ward of Houston Children’s Charity accepted on his behalf.
Who: Seen in the crowd were Houston Center for Literacy board president Leisa Holland Nelson, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Bobbie Nau, Chris Brown, Chree Boydston, Ed Wolff, Marilu Garza, Stephanie Tsuru, Kathryn Ketelsen, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Sarah and Alfred Moran, Diane Englet, and Bill Baldwin.