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50th anniversary gala for job-providing non-profit reaps big benefits as construction giant honored

50th anniversary gala for job-providing non-profit reaps big benefits

Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Michael and Ileana Trevino, Christine and David M Underwood Jr.
Michael Trevino, Ileana Trevino, Christine Underwood, David M. Underwood Jr. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Trent Tellespen, Andrea Tellepsen, Mary Kay Cimo, Philip Cimo
Trent Tellespen, Andrea Tellepsen, Mary Kay Cimo, Philip Cimo. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Gwen Emmett, Judge Ed Emmett and Nory Angel.
Gwen Emmett, Judge Ed Emmett, Nory Angel. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Tadd Tellepsen, Braden Tellepsen and Jennifer Tellepsen.
Tadd Tellepsen, Braden Tellepsen, Jennifer Tellepsen. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Nicole and Sherman Lewis, John and Frances Dyess
  Nicole Lewis, Sherman Lewis, John Dyess, Frances Dyess. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Duncan and Sarah Underwood
Duncan Underwood, Sarah Underwood. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Lorie Westrick, Pastor Jeremiah Busby
Lorie Westrick, the Rev. Jeremiah Busby. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Adriana Botello, John Virden, Christina Morales
Adriana Botello, John Virden, Christina Morales. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Tom Tellepsen, Karen Tellepsen and Howard Tellepsen Jr..
Tom Tellepsen, Karen Tellepsen, Howard Tellepsen Jr. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Ingrid and Michael Cribbs
Ingrid Cribbs, Michael Cribbs. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Dr. Ron Bryant, Dr. Victoria Bryant
Dr. Ron Bryant, Dr. Victoria Bryant. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Michael and Ileana Trevino, Christine and David M Underwood Jr.
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Trent Tellespen, Andrea Tellepsen, Mary Kay Cimo, Philip Cimo
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Gwen Emmett, Judge Ed Emmett and Nory Angel.
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Tadd Tellepsen, Braden Tellepsen and Jennifer Tellepsen.
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Nicole and Sherman Lewis, John and Frances Dyess
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Duncan and Sarah Underwood
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Lorie Westrick, Pastor Jeremiah Busby
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Adriana Botello, John Virden, Christina Morales
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Tom Tellepsen, Karen Tellepsen and Howard Tellepsen Jr..
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Ingrid and Michael Cribbs
Houston, SER job for progress, October 2015, Dr. Ron Bryant, Dr. Victoria Bryant

What: 50th anniversary gala for SER-Jobs for Progress.

Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.

The scoop: With 100 years in the construction business and close to half a century of support for the non-profit, who better to honor on this anniversary than the Tellepsen family? One of the key platforms of the organization is the YouthBuild program, which aids students who are pursuing their GEDs while learning skills to obtain jobs in the construction industry.

Ileana Trevino and David M. Underwood Jr. chaired the evening that raised close to $400,000 for the program including $40,000 raised during the appeal to finance a van to transport YouthBuild students to and from their construction training sites. SER graduate Rev. Jeremiah Busby led the appeal.

Who: SER national president Ignacio Salazar, SER executive director Nory Angel, SER board chair Victor Mondragón, Michael Trevino, Christine Underwood, Gwen and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Sarah Underwood, Stan Marek, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Tellepsen family members including: Howard Tellepsen Jr., Karen Tellepsen and Tom Tellepsen and their children and grandchildren.