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Dress for Success celebrates 15 years of changing women's lives and their clothes

Dress for Success celebrates 15 years of changing women's lives

31 Wolf Hengst and Kristine Mills at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Wolf Hengst and Kristine Mills at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
27 Selina Stanford, left, and Ivana Rouse at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Selina Stanford, left, and Ivana Rouse at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
25 Rosa and Willie Stanfield at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Rosa and Willie Stanfield at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
24 Pat McCarter, from left, Morton Cohn, Kirby McCool, Regina Rogers and Courtney Hopson at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Pat McCarter, from left, Morton Cohn, Kirby McCool, Regina Rogers and Courtney Hopson at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
18 Lindsey Brown, from left, D.J Kalkutta and Maria Vilchez at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Lindsey Brown, from left, DJ Kalkutta and Maria Vilchez at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
17 Linda Webster, left, and Susie Cunningham at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Linda Webster, left, and Susie Cunningham at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
15 Kristy and Chris Bradshaw at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Kristy and Chris Bradshaw at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
14 Julia Perry, from left, Clare Sullivan Jackson and Tali Blumrosen at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Julia Perry, from left, Clare Sullivan Jackson and Tali Blumrosen at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
8 Dr. Aashish Shah and Roseann Rogers at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Dr. Aashish Shah and Roseann Rogers at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
12 Joan and Stanford Alexander, from left, with Nancy Levicki at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Joan and Stanford Alexander, from left, with Nancy Levicki at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
9 Drs. Randall and Cyrstal Wright at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Drs. Randall and Cyrstal Wright at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
5 Carrie Carson, left, and Mary Patton at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
Carrie Carson, left, and Mary Patton at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
7 D.J. Kalkutta at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
D.J. Kalkutta at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
31 Wolf Hengst and Kristine Mills at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
27 Selina Stanford, left, and Ivana Rouse at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
25 Rosa and Willie Stanfield at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
24 Pat McCarter, from left, Morton Cohn, Kirby McCool, Regina Rogers and Courtney Hopson at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
18 Lindsey Brown, from left, D.J Kalkutta and Maria Vilchez at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
17 Linda Webster, left, and Susie Cunningham at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
15 Kristy and Chris Bradshaw at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
14 Julia Perry, from left, Clare Sullivan Jackson and Tali Blumrosen at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
8 Dr. Aashish Shah and Roseann Rogers at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
12 Joan and Stanford Alexander, from left, with Nancy Levicki at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
9 Drs. Randall and Cyrstal Wright at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
5 Carrie Carson, left, and Mary Patton at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013
7 D.J. Kalkutta at the Dress for Success 15th anniversary party October 2013

It was a program outside and a party inside as Dress for Success Houston celebrated 15 years of helping women get a stronghold in the workplace through both wardrobe and career counseling.

Before heading inside the sleek Dress for Success headquarters on Eastside Street, the 360 guests joined in recognition of founding board members, those who helped launch the organization in 1998, including Sharon Bush, Sylvie Crum, Susie Cunningham, Sukey Fenoglio, Berthica Fitzsimons, Ethel Hutcheson, Nancy Levicki, Kirby Cohn McCool, Trish Morille, Flo Crady Newton and Roseann Rogers and the late Bobby Sue Cohn and Larry Jones.

The two-tiered party, which raised more than $420,000, was chaired by Lindsay Holstead, Fitzsimons and McCool. Joining in the night's organization as culinary coordinators were Karen Lerner, Rachael Volz and Paige Branam, all of A Fare Extraordinaire

They handled the mammoth task of coordinating the contributions of some of the city's leading female chefs — Brandi Key, Claire Smith, Monica Pope, Anita Jaisinghani, Mary Cuclis, Rebecca Masson, Samantha Mendoza, Annie Rupani, Frances Walsh and Haley Ray. So you can guess that this party food was scrumptious.

Once inside the building, guests were entertained on the first floor by NYC DJ Kalkutta and by songbird Kristine Mills on the second floor.

The party crowd included emcee Mia Gradney of KHOU Channel 11, Joan and Stanford Alexander, Sylvie and Gary Crum, Clarence Cazalot, Linda Webster, Marie Louise Kinder, Kristy and Chris Bradshaw, Lindsey Brown, Mary Patton, Carrie Carson, Virginia and Dan Steppe, Bo Hopson, Scott McCool, Morton Cohn, Hugh Fitzsimons and Lyn Jones.

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