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Big Brothers Big Sisters gala celebrates milestone anniversary with positive impact

Big Brothers Big Sisters gala celebrates milestone anniversary

Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Neil Bush and Pierce Bush
Neil Bush, Pierce Bush. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Doug and Winell Herron, Pierce Bush, Sarahbeth Melton
Doug and Winell Herron, Pierce Bush, Sarahbeth Melton. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Amber Heartland, JoAnna Marks, Bria Wall, Megan Cushing, Hannah McNair, Alexandra Ochoa, Erica Graham
Amber Heartland, JoAnna Marks, Bria Wall, Megan Cushing, Hannah McNair, Alexandra Ochoa, Erica Graham. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Event Chairs Matt and Manon Kebodeaux with CEO Pierce Bush
Event Chairs Matt and Manon Kebodeaux with CEO Pierce Bush. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Fidan Baca and Susan Cho
Fidan Baca, Susan Cho. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Ingrid Velasco, Nick Hughes, Rachel McNeill and Dr. Wayne Franklin
Ingrid Velasco, Nick Hughes, Rachel McNeill, Dr. Wayne Franklin. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Jim Pearson and Gina Curtis
Jim Pearson, Gina Curtis. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Pastor Chris Seay, Steve McDaniel, CEO Pierce Bush
Pastor Chris Seay, Steve McDaniel, CEO Pierce Bush. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Leilani Essary Hurles, Sharon Bush, Tracy Dieterich
Leilani Essary Hurles, Sharon Bush, Tracy Dieterich. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Ryan and Jessica McCauley
Ryan and Jessica McCauley. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Steve Norman, Stephanie Abt, Erika Morton, Coby DuBose
Steve Norman, Stephanie Abt, Erika Morton, Coby DuBose. Photo by Quy Tran
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Neil Bush and Pierce Bush
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Doug and Winell Herron, Pierce Bush, Sarahbeth Melton
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Amber Heartland, JoAnna Marks, Bria Wall, Megan Cushing, Hannah McNair, Alexandra Ochoa, Erica Graham
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Event Chairs Matt and Manon Kebodeaux with CEO Pierce Bush
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Fidan Baca and Susan Cho
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Ingrid Velasco, Nick Hughes, Rachel McNeill and Dr. Wayne Franklin
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Jim Pearson and Gina Curtis
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Pastor Chris Seay, Steve McDaniel, CEO Pierce Bush
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Leilani Essary Hurles, Sharon Bush, Tracy Dieterich
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Ryan and Jessica McCauley
Big Brothers Big Sisters gala 2015 Steve Norman, Stephanie Abt, Erika Morton, Coby DuBose

What: Big Brothers Big Sisters 65th anniversary gala.

Where: The Omni Houston Hotel.

The 411: The positive results of one-to-one mentoring were celebrated at the "Big Black Tie Ball — Points of Light" gala where Manon and Matthew Kebodeaux chaired. The program included videos and testimonials on the positive impact a mentor can have on the life of a child facing adversity. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star CEO Pierce Bush shared his match story with Little Brother Jaylyn. Former Little Sister Leandra McLennon told the story of her 16-year relationship with Big Sister Cecelia Rieb.

More than 300 attended and helped raise more than $320,000. Skyrocket! closed out the night with dance tunes. KPRC Channel 2 news anchor Rachel McNeill served as emcee.

Who: Sarabeth Melton, Jim Pearson and Gina Curtis, Winell and Doug Herron, Neil Bush, Fidan Baca and Susan Cho, Jessica and Ryan McCauley, Sharon Bush, Steve Norman, Stephanie Abt, Erika Morton and Coby DuBose.