A beautiful day, a beautiful cause and a beautiful woman. So it was when Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein was honored at the 14th annual Legacy luncheon in the Grand Foyer of Wortham Theater Center.
First, the foyer was a veritable rose garden with vibrant bouquets in shades of pink and orange springing from each table. Next, the mission, as Legacy CEO Katy Caldwell noted, to "level the playing field of health care by operating a judgment free zone for 125,000 patients" could not be more noble.
And then there was the honoree — a pediatric radiologist with a master's degree in French literature, a beauty whom most would agree is as genuinely lovely on the inside as on the outside.
Among the many plaudits delivered to Fein, Legacy chief development officer Chree Boydston said it best, "Legacy honors you today for your dedication and commitment to providing compassionate medical care and believing Healthcare is a Right not a Privilege. You exemplify Legacy's values of devotion, courage and vision of driving healthy change in all communities."
Mayor Pro-Tem Ellen Cohen, a long-time admirer of the honoree, (no relation) presented the mayoral proclamation declaring it Kelli Cohen Fein Day in Houston.
The sellout luncheon for 400 was chaired by Mary Ann McKeithan and raised more than $250,000. Those funds will aid in the just-announced $50 million capital campaign to build a new health center in the Fifth Ward.
Joining the midday fete were emcee Dominique Sachse, Gina Gaston Elie and Mario Elie, Sheridan Williams, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Ceron and Todd Fiscus, Claire Cormier Thielke, John Pettiette and Keith Dodd, Martha Turner, Beth and Kirk Bruce, Frank Campisi, Phoebe Tudor, Tripp Carter, Glenna and Bill Pierponts, Tony Bravo and Richard Weiner, Danielle Ellis and Richard Flowers.