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Powerful Latin Women make a difference, hand out checks in Houston

Powerful Latin Women make a difference, hand out checks in Houston

4 Marianellys Noble, from left, Paul Posoli, Sally Lechin and Karina Barbieri at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
Marianellys Noble, from left, Paul Posoli, Sally Lechin and Karina Barbieri. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
6 Rosi Hernandez, left, and Cyndy Garza Roberts at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
Rosi Hernandez, left, and Cyndy Garza Roberts. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
11 Glenda Kirshbaum, left, and Kathy Foster at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
Glenda Kirshbaum, left, and Kathy Foster. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
23 Michelle Fraga, left, and Lolita Guerrero at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
Michelle Fraga, left, and Lolita Guerrero. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
94 Models on the runway at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
All eyes were on the runway during the Saks Fifth Avenue fashhion presentation. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
100 Barbara Van Postman, from left, Cyndy Garza Roberts and Alicia Booth at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
Barbara Van Postman, from left, Cyndy Garza Roberts and Alicia Booth. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
37 Rosi Hernandez, from left, Leisa Holland Nelson and Mimi Blum at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
Rosi Hernandez, from left, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Mimi Blum. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
15 Katie Kalenda Daggett, left, and Debbie Costello at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
Katie Kalenda Daggett, left, and Debbie Costello. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
26 Karina Barbieri, left, and Marlyn Greiner at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
Karina Barbieri, left, and Marlyn Greiner. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
4 Marianellys Noble, from left, Paul Posoli, Sally Lechin and Karina Barbieri at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
6 Rosi Hernandez, left, and Cyndy Garza Roberts at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
11 Glenda Kirshbaum, left, and Kathy Foster at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
23 Michelle Fraga, left, and Lolita Guerrero at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
94 Models on the runway at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
100 Barbara Van Postman, from left, Cyndy Garza Roberts and Alicia Booth at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
37 Rosi Hernandez, from left, Leisa Holland Nelson and Mimi Blum at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
15 Katie Kalenda Daggett, left, and Debbie Costello at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014
26 Karina Barbieri, left, and Marlyn Greiner at the Latin Women's Initiative Luncheon October 2014

What: Latin Women's Initiative community grant presentation luncheon.

Where: The Junior League of Houston.

The 411: LWI president Cyndy Garza Roberts presided over the luncheon and Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show where a total of $90,000 in grants was presented to six charities close to the organization's mission of making a difference in the lives of Latin women and their families. Representatives of The Rose, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM), Casa de Esperanza, LIFE Houston and Kids’ Meals were on hand to receive their checks.

Roberts gave special tribute to outgoing LWI president Rosi Hernandez, who will return to chair the 2015 spring fashion show event. And Roberts introduced the 15 new board members.

Who: Board members introduced included Veronica Chapa, Marlyn Greiner, Karina Barbieri, Sally Lechin, Marianelly Noble, Mimi Blum-Howard, Chree Boydstun, Rosanna Moreno, Gloria Luna Bounds, Angela Platsas, Susie Molina, Cynthia Colbert, Marisa Lopez Alexander, Daisy Mendoza, Michele Leal and Lisa Uresti.

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