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No small trick: This magical party raises more than $650,000 for real equal opportunity

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0312 Lauryn Williams, from left, with Judson and Cora Robinson at the Houston Area Urban League Gala June 2014
 Lauryn Williams, from left, with Judson Robinson III and Cora Robinson at the Houston Area Urban League Gala. Photo by © James E. Perry
9949 Karen Otazo Hofmeister, left, and Susan Carlisle at the Houston Area Urban League Gala June 2014
Karen Otazo Hofmeister, left, and Susan Carlisle. Photo by © James E. Perry
88 Krystin Page, from left, Ric Campo, Herman Burroughs, Judson W. Robinson III and Cary Yates at the Houston Area Urban League Gala June 2014
Krystin Page, from left, Ric Campo, Herman Burroughs, Judson W. Robinson III and Cary Yates. Photo by © James E. Perry
0312 Lauryn Williams, from left, with Judson and Cora Robinson at the Houston Area Urban League Gala June 2014
9949 Karen Otazo Hofmeister, left, and Susan Carlisle at the Houston Area Urban League Gala June 2014
88 Krystin Page, from left, Ric Campo, Herman Burroughs, Judson W. Robinson III and Cary Yates at the Houston Area Urban League Gala June 2014

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.

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