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Tacos y Tacones gala raises $400,000 for Latino organization that develops new generation of leaders

Tacos y Tacones gala raises $400,000 for Latino education organization

2 Doug and Winell Herron, from left, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Corina and Armando Perez and Lisa and Juan Alonso at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
Doug and Winell Herron, from left, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Corina and Armando Perez and Lisa and Juan Alonso. Photo by Deborah Wallace/Barfield Photography
5 Demetrius Navarro, from left, Sylvester Turner and Nathan Navarro at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
Demetrius Navarro, from left, Sylvester Turner and Nathan Navarro. Photo by Deborah Wallace/Barfield Photography
4 Ramiro Fonseco and Margaret Rodriguez at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
Ramiro Fonseco and Margaret Rodriguez. Photo by Deborah Wallace/Barfield Photography
3 Catherine Mosbacher and Zeph Capo at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
Catherine Mosbacher and Zeph Capo. Photo by Deborah Wallace/Barfield Photography
1 Ana Calzada, from left, Laura Eliseo, Beatrice Garza, Aracely Calzado and Gustavo Medina at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
Ana Calzada, from left, Laura Eliseo, Beatrice Garza, Aracely Calzado and Gustavo Medina. Photo by Deborah Wallace/Barfield Photography
2 Doug and Winell Herron, from left, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Corina and Armando Perez and Lisa and Juan Alonso at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
5 Demetrius Navarro, from left, Sylvester Turner and Nathan Navarro at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
4 Ramiro Fonseco and Margaret Rodriguez at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
3 Catherine Mosbacher and Zeph Capo at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014
1 Ana Calzada, from left, Laura Eliseo, Beatrice Garza, Aracely Calzado and Gustavo Medina at the AAMA Tacos y Tacones Gala October 2014

What: AAMA Tacos y Tacones gala.

Where: Bayou City Event Center.

The 411: H-E-B played a major role in the evening that raised more than $400,000 for AAMA's programs aiding youth and families. H-E-B regional vice president for H-E-B/Mi Tienda stores Juan Alonso chaired the gala with his wife, Lisa Alonso. Also, H-E-B was underwriting sponsor of the evening.

KTRK Channel 13 vice president of community affairs Cynthia Cisneros served as emcee while AAMA president and CEO Beatrice Garza spoke on AAMA’s role in education and leadership development programs aiding at-risk Latino children and families succeed.

Entertainment featured Rice University's Mariachi Luna Llena before dinner and Grupo Kache for late-night dancing.

Who: State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzales, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Winell and Doug Herron, Karen and Roland Garcia, AAMA board chair Terrence Ransfer and city council members Brenda Stardig and Robert Gallegos.

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