Record Breaking Evening

"One People, One World" gala sets record for international health care organization

Gala sets record for international health care organization

Medical Bridges, 9/16,  Tony Bradfield, Dorothy Bolettieri, Dr. Kevin Black, Mike Weill
Tony Bradfield, Dorothy Bolettieri, Dr. Kevin Black, Mike Weill. Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges, 9/16, Barbara Van Postman, Margaret Alkek Williams, Kelli Cohen Fein, Martin Fein
Barbara Van Postman, Margaret Alkek Williams, Kelli Cohen Fein, Martin Fein. Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges, 9/16, dr. Paul Olsteen, Jennifer Olsteen, Jackson Olsteen
Dr. Paul Olsteen, Jennifer Olsteen, Jackson Olsteen. Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges, 9/16, Robert Sergesketter, Denise Castillo Rhodes, Dr. Bob Wilkins, Mary Ann Wilkins
Robert Sergesketter, Denise Castillo Rhodes, Dr. Bob Wilkins, Mary Ann Wilkins. Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges, 9/16,  Chris Venegas, Abby Venegas
Chris Venegas, Abby Venegas. Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges, 9/16, Gina Gaston, Kelli Cohen Fein, Phoebe Tudor
Gina Gaston, Kelli Cohen Fein, Phoebe Tudor. Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges, 9/16,  David King, Deanna Spencer
David King, Deanna Spencer. Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges, 9/16,  Elise Smith, Courtney Wilcox
Elise Smith, Courtney Wilcox. Photo by Kim Coffman
Medical Bridges, 9/16,  Tony Bradfield, Dorothy Bolettieri, Dr. Kevin Black, Mike Weill
Medical Bridges, 9/16, Barbara Van Postman, Margaret Alkek Williams, Kelli Cohen Fein, Martin Fein
Medical Bridges, 9/16, dr. Paul Olsteen, Jennifer Olsteen, Jackson Olsteen
Medical Bridges, 9/16, Robert Sergesketter, Denise Castillo Rhodes, Dr. Bob Wilkins, Mary Ann Wilkins
Medical Bridges, 9/16,  Chris Venegas, Abby Venegas
Medical Bridges, 9/16, Gina Gaston, Kelli Cohen Fein, Phoebe Tudor
Medical Bridges, 9/16,  David King, Deanna Spencer
Medical Bridges, 9/16,  Elise Smith, Courtney Wilcox

Almost since the day they arrived on the scene after purchasing Tenenbaum Classic Jewelers, Tony Bradfield and Dr. Kevin Black have been giving and giving and giving. They have lavished fabulous jewels for auction on countless non-profits, hosted numerous special events, and made friends across the city.

Last week, the favor was returned when Medical Bridges named the duo Community Honorees at the annual "One People, One World" gala, held at Hotel ZaZa.

Honors were also presented to Chevron for its long partnership with Medical Bridges, to the Spirit Golf Association, and to Holland Parker consulting.

More than 330 guests applauded all of the philanthropy and helped set a record with more than $250,000 raised. Applause, applause for chairs Kelli Cohen Fein, Barbara Van Postman, and Peter Remington. None could have been more pleased with the results than Dr. Patricia Brock Howard, founder of Medical Bridges, a nonprofit organization that bridges the healthcare gap worldwide by procuring and distributing medical equipment and supplies to underserved communities.

Sharing in the spotlight was the heavy-hitter coterie of honorary chairs Mary Ann and Dr. Bob Wilkins, Denise Castillo-Rhodes, and Robert Sergesketter and honorary chair emeritus Margaret Alkek Williams.

Supporting the organization that recovers medical surplus and distributes it to hospitals and clinics in need around the world were Martin Fein, Phoebe Tudor, Kim and Mike Weill, Dolly and Jeff Thomas, Gina Gaston Elie and Mario Elie, Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin, and Dorothy Bolettieri, president and CEO of Medical Bridges.