What a summer it has been for up-and-coming philanthropists in Houston. During what's otherwise a season for rest and relaxation, the social card of a young professional these days is just nuts as volunteer troupes seem to pop up in the blink of an eye.
But while some committees are in their infancy, it's business as usual for one of the oldest young professional groups in the city, one that has been around since the late 1990s.
Friends of DePelchin launched its 2013-14 social calendar with a casual happy hour at the new Little Woodrow's on Shepherd Wednesday in which the leadership collected $500 worth of educational supplies and cash donations for DePelchin Children Center's back-to-school campaign.
Group chair by Eliza Wright seized the opportunity to chat about upcoming events, such as the "Fall Carnival" on Oct. 24 at Jackson's Watering Hole and the big "Friday Night Lights" gala on Nov. 15 at Reliant Park — because it's never too early to pencil in a save-the-date.
Socializing over beers with advancement coordinator Julia Taliaferro and public relations manager Analisa Warren were Brandon Lauderdale, Rebecca Cantu and Talal Hariri, Anna Lyssa Cuevas, Stacy and Jason Johnson, Mandi Lewis and Wesley Wilder, Michael and Lexi Long, Matthew Pierce, Cole Ramsey, Cati and Sam Rines, Christy and Robert Tinnell, Stuart Smith, Ginger Wedemeyer, and Margaret and Steve Yerkovich.