What: Houston Area Urban League’s 46th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala.
Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.
The 411: More than 750 guests turned out to "celebrate the magic," which was the theme of the gala. Throughout the evening, magician Robert Strong entertained the crowd with magic tricks centered around Urban League programs. John Hofmeister and Chip Carlisle were honored, along with Southwest Airlines, UPS and Allstate Insurance. Urban League president and CEO Judson W. Robinson III was thrilled with the magical outcome, as more than $650,000 was raised.
Who: Faces in the crowd included gala honorary chairman Ric Campo, gala co-chairs Kristyn Page and Cary Yates, Lauryn Williams, Herman Burroughs, Christine Ortega, Waring Lester, Danielle Guerra, Yvette Chargois, Claise Yates, Cora Robinson, Karen Otazo Hofmeister and Susan Carlisle.