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The most influential crowd ever? Community Champions take a preview bow at River Oaks manse

The most influential crowd ever? Community Champions take preview bow

7 Liz and Brian Ching, from left, with Melissa Wilson at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Liz and Brian Ching, left, with Melissa Wilson. Photo by Will LeBlanc
6 Elsie Eckert, from left, Scott Basinger, Sidney Faust and Judi McGee at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Elsie Eckert, from left, Scott Basinger, Sidney Faust and Judi McGee. Photo by Will LeBlanc
20 Michael Bickham, from left, Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Klosz Bonar and James Bonar at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Michael Bickham, from left, Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Klosz Bonar and James Bonar. Photo by Will LeBlanc
15 Dr. David Poplack at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Dr. David Poplack. Photo by Will LeBlanc
10 Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, left, and Melissa Wilson at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, left, and Melissa Wilson. Photo by Will LeBlanc
13 Don and Sidney Faust at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Don and Sidney Faust. Photo by Will LeBlanc
9 Thurmon and Lilly Andress at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Thurmon and Lilly Andress. Photo by Will LeBlanc
3 Ginger and Byron Bertrand, from left, with Sybil Roos at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Ginger and Byron Bertrand, from left, with Sybil Roos. Photo by Will LeBlanc
1 Sissy Cheatham and Albert Rubio at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Sissy Cheatham and Albert Rubio. Photo by Will LeBlanc
19 The venue at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
Guests found their places on the beautiful terrace. Photo by Will LeBlanc
7 Liz and Brian Ching, from left, with Melissa Wilson at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
6 Elsie Eckert, from left, Scott Basinger, Sidney Faust and Judi McGee at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
20 Michael Bickham, from left, Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Klosz Bonar and James Bonar at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
15 Dr. David Poplack at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
10 Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, left, and Melissa Wilson at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
13 Don and Sidney Faust at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
9 Thurmon and Lilly Andress at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
3 Ginger and Byron Bertrand, from left, with Sybil Roos at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
1 Sissy Cheatham and Albert Rubio at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014
19 The venue at the Celebration of Champions kick-off September 2014

"A phenomenal list of philanthropic boldfaces" — what better way to describe the honorees who will walk the runway as Community Champions at the "Celebration of Champions" luncheon on Oct. 10, benefiting Texas Children's Cancer Center

Luncheon founders and perpetual chairs Sidney Faust, Scott Basinger, Elsie Eckert and Judi McGee honored the 2014 "champions" and past luncheon honorees at a cocktail reception in Sidney and Don Faust's River Oaks home.

All set to take the spotlight at the River Oaks Country Club luncheon are champions Lilly and Thurmon Andress, Susan and Dan Boggio, Maria and Neil Bush, Gina and Jonathan Carroll, Liz and Brian Ching, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Lisa and Michael O’Leary, Lauren Freeman and Dr. Forrest Roth, Dr. Jennifer Segal and Justin Segal, Dr. Stephen Simko, Caralisa and Jerome Simon, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor and Phyllis Williams.

Could there be a stronger stable of H-Town influentials?

On hand to applaud the Community Champions and to savor the good eats from Jackson and Co. were guests including Ginger and Byron Bertrand, Mike Mann, Dr. David Poplack, Jeanie Kilroy and Wallace Wilson, Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, Sissy Cheatham, Melissa Wilson, Albert Rubio and Sybil Roos.