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.