Night for the Ninos

Stylish H-Town crowd turns out to support children of Nicaragua at 'Night for Niños' gala

Night for Niños draws stylish crowd to support children of Nicaragua

Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Carlos Wheelock, Luvi Wheelock

Carlos Wheelock, Luvi Wheelock.

 
Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, David Cordua, Sara Padua
David Cordua, Sara Padua. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Elise Lubanko, Kimberly Falgout, Frances Moody
Elise Lubanko, Kimberly Falgout, Frances Moody. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Vanessa Sanchez, Sannam Warrender
Vanessa Sanchez, Sannam Warrender. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Matt Thurmond, Margaret Thurmond
Matt Thurmond, Margaret Thurmond. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Maria Del Mar, Juan Carlos Deshon
Maria Del Mar, Juan Carlos Deshon. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Greggory Burk, Elizabeth Peterson
Greggory Burk, Elizabeth Peterson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Paul Steen, Kristen Steen
Paul Steen, Kristen Steen. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston_Marcy_Houston Night for Niños_Oct. 2016, Chris  Bradshaw, Kristy Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw, Kristy Bradshaw. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Omar Chavez, Amanda Mason, Liz Rivera, Tye Webb
Omar Chavez, Amanda Mason, Liz Rivera, Tye Webb. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Carlos Wheelock, Luvi Wheelock
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, David Cordua, Sara Padua
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Elise Lubanko, Kimberly Falgout, Frances Moody
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Vanessa Sanchez, Sannam Warrender
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Matt Thurmond, Margaret Thurmond
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Maria Del Mar, Juan Carlos Deshon
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Greggory Burk, Elizabeth Peterson
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Paul Steen, Kristen Steen
Houston_Marcy_Houston Night for Niños_Oct. 2016, Chris  Bradshaw, Kristy Bradshaw
Houston, Houston Night for Niños, Oct. 2016, Omar Chavez, Amanda Mason, Liz Rivera, Tye Webb

What: Houston Night for Niños gala.

Where: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

The scoop: Stylish Houston guests filled the Hobby Center to help raise funds for Fabretto Children’s Foundation, an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower underserved children and their families in Nicaragua.

Upon arrival, attendees were greeted by flamenco dancers while enjoying a multi-course dinner presented by Artista restaurant. The keynote speech by Wilber, a Fabretto student, moved many in the audience with tales of hardship, including waking up at 3 am to work on a farm, and then walking miles to school to get an education so that he could support his family.

Event chairs Luvi and Carlos Wheelock were thrilled that the gala raised $130,000 to support the mission of Fabretto Children’s Foundation.

Who: Houstonians came out in force to support the organization, including Hannah and Cal McNair, Allie and Jay Fields, Greggory and Pat Burk, Lindley and Jason Arnoldy, Lucia and Michael Cordua, Luvy and Jose Gonzalez, Tammy and Rodrigo Leyton, Elizabeth Petersen, Gary PetersenValerie and Tracy Dieterich, and Francine and Westy Ballard

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