Mega Fundraising

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society contest blows the roof off with record of more than $1 million

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raises record $1 million with annual event

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, John Daily, Katie Daily
Woman of the Year Katie Upton Daily and husband John Upton celebrate her win. Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Tina gobernale, Sam Governale
Tina Governale, Sam Governale. Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Danielle Johnston, Magen Pastor
Danielle Johnston, Magen Pastor. Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Ginny Jackson, Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson, Ginny Jackson.  Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Katie Tipper-McWhorter, Simon Tipper-McWhorter
Katie Tipper-McWhorter, Simon Tipper-McWhorter. Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Stephanie Sanders, Scott Sanders
Stephanie Sanders, Scott Sanders.  Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Lauren Fontaine, Michael Fontaine
Lauren Fontaine, Michael Fontaine.  Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Vikki Evans, Mike Mahlstedt
Vikki Evans, Mike Mahlstedt. Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Chelsea Moriarty, Erica Moriarty, Inez Moriarty
Chelsea Moriarty, Erica Moriarty, Inez Moriarty. Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Catie Ross, Brian Ross
Brian Ross, Catie Ross. Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Michael Harris, Helen Harris
Michael Harris, Helen Harris. Photo by Jenny Antill
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, John Daily, Katie Daily
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Tina gobernale, Sam Governale
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Danielle Johnston, Magen Pastor
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Ginny Jackson, Andrew Jackson
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Katie Tipper-McWhorter, Simon Tipper-McWhorter
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Stephanie Sanders, Scott Sanders
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Lauren Fontaine, Michael Fontaine
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Vikki Evans, Mike Mahlstedt
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Chelsea Moriarty, Erica Moriarty, Inez Moriarty
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Catie Ross, Brian Ross
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gala, 4/16, Michael Harris, Helen Harris

By all accounts, it was a whopping good time at River Oaks Country Club when the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society flew past the $1 million mark with its record Man and Woman of the Year Campaign.

Several other records were set in the competition that awards top honors to the man and to the woman who raise the most money for the non-profit. Top honors went to Katie Upton Daily, Woman of the Year, who raised a record $241,000. Although he was traveling at the time of the gala, Paul Barnhart was announced as Man of the Year for his fundraising effort that garnered $70,000. (Simon Tipper-McWhorter was runner up.)

Also taking bows were two women who broke another record by surpassing the $100,000 mark. Danielle Johnston raised $151,000 and Lexie Boudreaux tallied in at $124,000. 

The black-tie dinner evening, in which the silent and live auctions brought in $100,000, was chaired by Stephanie and Scott Sanders.

Joining the celebration were Tina and Sam Governale, Mike Mahlstedt, Megan Pastor, John Daily, Lauren and Michael Fontaine, Vikki Evans, Aaron Boudreaux, Catie and Brian Ross, and Danielle Johnston.

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