Shelby's Social Diary

This sold-out dinner goes late into the night: When charity is a hot ticket

This sold-out dinner goes late into the night: Charity is a hot ticket

Kim Padgett, from left, John Evatz and Jessica Rossman at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Dinner chairs Kim Padgett, left, John Evatz and Jessica Rossman. Photo by Herb Hochman
Alex Martinez, from left, Diane Caplan and David Arpin at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Honorees Alex Martinez, left, and Diane Caplan with David Arpin. Photo by Herb Hochman
Shelby Kibodeaux, from left, Cindi Rose and Bruce Padilla at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Shelby Kibodeaux, from left, Cindi Rose and Bruce Padilla. Photo by Herb Hochman
Ting and Sam Governale at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Tina and Sam Governale. Photo by Herb Hochman
Nancy Marcus Golden and Neal Hamil at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Nancy Marcus Golden and Neal Hamil. Photo by Herb Hochman
Michael Demarse and Suzanne Tango at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Michael Demarse and Suzanne Tango. Photo by Herb Hochman
Lisa Elkins, left, and Kristine Mills at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Lisa Elkins, left, and Kristine Mills. Photo by Herb Hochman
Hillary Rosenstein, from left, Dayna Skolkin and Mary Rubenstein at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Hillary Rosenstein, from left, Dayna Skolkin and Mary Rubenstein. Photo by Herb Hochman
Karen and Roland Garcia at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Karen and Roland Garcia. Photo by Herb Hochman
Jennifer Garret, left, and Dr. Sippi Khurang at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Jennifer Garret, left, and Dr. Sippi Khurang. Photo by Herb Hochman
Hershey Grace and John Moritz at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Hershey Grace and John Moritz. Photo by Herb Hochman
Erica Rose, left, and Dayna Skolkin at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Erica Rose, left, and Dayna Skolkin. Photo by Herb Hochman
Dr. Franklin Rose and Michelle Etter at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Dr. Franklin Rose and Michelle Etter. Photo by Herb Hochman
David Hilfman and Estelle Love at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
David Hilfman and Estelle Love. Photo by Herb Hochman
Ben Harwood Rose and Laura Max Nelson at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Ben Harwood Rose and Laura Max Nelson. Photo by Herb Hochman
Mandy Kao at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Mandy Kao. Photo by Herb Hochman
Kim Padgett, from left, John Evatz and Jessica Rossman at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Alex Martinez, from left, Diane Caplan and David Arpin at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Shelby Kibodeaux, from left, Cindi Rose and Bruce Padilla at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Ting and Sam Governale at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Nancy Marcus Golden and Neal Hamil at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Michael Demarse and Suzanne Tango at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Lisa Elkins, left, and Kristine Mills at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Hillary Rosenstein, from left, Dayna Skolkin and Mary Rubenstein at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Karen and Roland Garcia at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Jennifer Garret, left, and Dr. Sippi Khurang at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Hershey Grace and John Moritz at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Erica Rose, left, and Dayna Skolkin at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Dr. Franklin Rose and Michelle Etter at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
David Hilfman and Estelle Love at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Ben Harwood Rose and Laura Max Nelson at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014
Mandy Kao at the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day dinner September 2014

A seat at the table for the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation dinner is a precious commodity that each year is limited to 200 quick starters who are first with reservations for the fundraiser at Fleming's River Oaks. Sunday night's dinner was no exception as the event sold out six weeks before show time — Facebook invitation only.

Applause, applause for chairs John Evatz, Kim Padgett and Jessica Rossman and honorees Diane Caplan and Alex Martinez, recipients of the Tracey Hilfman Award, all of whom contributed to the evening's success.

 This partying crowd was having such a good time that no one wanted to leave, staying until the lights started blinking at 1 a.m. 

Guests bid generously on silent and live auction items, supped on a delish dinner compliments of Fleming's and operating partner Sam Governale and swayed to the tunes of Kristine Mills and Michael DeMarse. Highlight of the evening for Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation CEO Cindi Rose was a proclamation from Mayor Annise Parker declaring Sept. 14 Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Day in Houston. 

Following dinner and a moving testimonial from Michel Eter on breast reconstruction made possible through the foundation, the lively crowd broke out the cognac and cigars from Lucho's Hector Villarreal. In fact, this partying crowd was having such a good time that no one wanted to leave, staying until the lights started blinking at 1 a.m.

The dinner throng included Dr. Franklin Rose, Gordon Bethune, Michael Caplan, David Arpin, David Hilfman and Estelle Love, Nancy Marcus Golden, Karen and Roland Garcia, Laura Max Nelson and Ben Harwood Rose, Hershey Grace and John Moritz and Mandy Kao.