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Legacy trades a luncheon for a cocktail party fundraiser in winning switcheroo

Legacy trades a luncheon for a cocktail party in winning switcheroo

Legacy Cocktail Party, Marcus Sloan, Katy Caldwell, Elizabeth Petersen, Gary Petersen, Chree Boydstun, Shannon Hall
Marcus Sloan, Katy Caldwell, Elizabeth Petersen, Gary Petersen, Chree Boydstun, Shannon Hall. Photo by Kim Coffman
Tiffany Smith, Layla Salek at Legacy Cocktail Party
Tiffany Smith, Layla Salek. Photo by Kim Coffman
Legacy Cocktail Party, Michael and Melissa Mithoff, Luba and Alan Bigman
Michael Mithoff, Melissa Mithoff, Luba Bigman, Alan Bigman. Photo by Kim Coffman
Legacy Cocktail Party, Blakely Griggs, Cindi Colvin
Blakely Griggs, Cindi Colvin. Photo by Kim Coffman
Yvonne and Rufus Cormier at Legacy Cocktail Party
Dr. Yvonne Cormier, Rufus Cormier. Photo by Kim Coffman
Don Mafrige, Neal Hamil, Milton Townsend at Legacy Cocktail Party
Don Mafrige, Neal Hamil, Milton Townsend. Photo by Kim Coffman
Devinder and Gina Bhatia at Legacy cocktail party
Dr. Devinder and Gina Bhatia. Photo by Kim Coffman
Bob and Gracie Cavnar, Monsour Tagdishi at Legacy Cocktail Party
Bob Cavnar, Gracie Cavnar, Monsour Tagdishi. Photo by Kim Coffman
Stef Levy, Laura Favaloro at Legacy Cocktail party
Stef Levy, Laura Favaloro. Photo by Kim Coffman
Legacy Cocktail Party, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Katherine Murphy, Chree Boydstun
Cyndy Garza Roberts, Katherine Murphy, Chree Boydstun. Photo by Kim Coffman
Marcus Sloan, Stephen Costello, Shannon Hall at Legacy Cocktail Party
Marcus Sloan, Stephen Costello, Shannon Hall. Photo by Kim Coffman
Legacy Cocktail Party, Marcus Sloan, Katy Caldwell, Elizabeth Petersen, Gary Petersen, Chree Boydstun, Shannon Hall
Tiffany Smith, Layla Salek at Legacy Cocktail Party
Legacy Cocktail Party, Michael and Melissa Mithoff, Luba and Alan Bigman
Legacy Cocktail Party, Blakely Griggs, Cindi Colvin
Yvonne and Rufus Cormier at Legacy Cocktail Party
Don Mafrige, Neal Hamil, Milton Townsend at Legacy Cocktail Party
Devinder and Gina Bhatia at Legacy cocktail party
Bob and Gracie Cavnar, Monsour Tagdishi at Legacy Cocktail Party
Stef Levy, Laura Favaloro at Legacy Cocktail party
Legacy Cocktail Party, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Katherine Murphy, Chree Boydstun
Marcus Sloan, Stephen Costello, Shannon Hall at Legacy Cocktail Party

What: 15th annual Legacy Luncheon Cocktail Party.

 

Where: Home of Elizabeth and Gary Petersen.

The scoop: Every fall, Legacy Community Health ushers in the social season with a fundraiser luncheon in the lobby of the Wortham Theater Center. But since Hurricane Harvey floodwaters forced the Wortham to close until at least May, 2018, organizers decided to throw a cocktail party instead.

More than 250 guests gathered at the River Oaks home of Elizabeth and Gary Petersen for the party, which honored retailers Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan for their contributions to the organization that provides a variety of health services to those in need. Elizabeth also served as co-host, with Melissa Mithoff and Katherine Murphy.

The party raised more than $300,000 to benefit Legacy's Little Readers Program, presented by H-E-B, which provides children's books to the organization's young clients. Since its inception in 2015, more than 47,000 books have been distributed.  Gary Petersen announced that a Little Readers Corner will be dedicated in honor of Hall and Sloan at the new Legacy Southwest Clinic and the crowd spontaneously chipped in $70,000 in donations in a spirited "paddles up" display.

Who: Joining in the celebration were Vivian Wise, Dr. Yvonne and Rufus Cormier, Tiffany Smith, Michael Mithoff, Legacy executive director Katy Caldwell and director of development Chree Boydstun, Neal Hamil, Milton Townsend, Don Mafridge, Dr. Devinder and Gina Bhatia, Bill Baldwin and Fady Armanious, Tony Bravo, Bob and Gracie Cavnar, Monsour Taghdisi, Rudy and Debbie Festari, Ceron and Todd Fiscus, Diane Lokey Farb, Courtney Hopson, and Houston "flood czar" Stephen Costello, who presented Hall and Sloan with a proclamation from the city.