What: Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults (HCPS) 50th anniversary luncheon.
Where: The Junior League of Houston.
The scoop: Close to 300 supporters turned out for the "At the Heart of Families" inaugural fundraiser which brought in $165,000. Chairing the event were Marilyn and George DeMontrond, Ellie and Jack Sweeney, and Frances Dyess.
"We have services for abused and neglected children, teen programs, in-school intervention and crisis counseling, as well as a 24-hour emergency residential shelter for kids separated from threatening home situations," George DeMontrond said. "The needs are great.”
The event honored philanthropist Trini Mendenhall and featured a discussion between NFL star Chester Pitts and KHOU Channel 11 news anchor Len Cannon. Special treat was a welcome song by HCPS client Kymora Simone.
Who: New HCPS executive director Joel Levine, retiring executive director George Ford, Barbara and Leroy Hermes, Susan Sarofim, Bob Ivany, Jan Mendenhall, Lesha Elsenbrook, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Winell Herron, Marie Bosarge, Terry Morales, and Janice and Jerry LeVais.