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Ebola fighter wows The Women's Fund gathering of moms and their daughters

Ebola fighter wows The Women's Fund gathering of moms, daughters

News, Shelby, Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Katie Meyler, Gina Gaston Elie
Katie Meyler, Ginaston Elie. Photo courtesy of The Women's Fund
News, Shelby, Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Bain Pearson Pitts, Sue Trammell Whitfield, Paulina McGrath
Bain Pearson Pitts, Sue Trammell Whitfield, Paulina McGrath. Photo courtesy of The Women's Fund
News, Shelby, Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Jordan Fein, Kelli Cohen Fein, Gina Gaston Elie,  Lauren Elie
Jordan Fein, Kelli Cohen Fein, Gina Gaston Elie, Lauren Elie. Photo courtesy of The Women's Fund
News, Shelby, The Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Beth Wolff, Mary Ann McKeithan, Cheryl Byington
Beth Wolff, Mary Ann McKeithan, Cheryl Byington. Photo courtesy of The Women's Fund
News, Shelby, Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Linda McReynolds, John Pitts, Lynn Cutrer
Linda McReynolds, John Pitts, Lynn Cutrer. Photo courtesy of The Women's Fund
News, Shelby, Women's Fund Luncheon, Oct. 2015, Gina Curtis, Jim Pearson
Gina Curtis, Jim Pearson. Photo courtesy of Women's Fund
News, Shelby, Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Katie Meyler, Gina Gaston Elie
News, Shelby, Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Bain Pearson Pitts, Sue Trammell Whitfield, Paulina McGrath
News, Shelby, Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Jordan Fein, Kelli Cohen Fein, Gina Gaston Elie,  Lauren Elie
News, Shelby, The Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Beth Wolff, Mary Ann McKeithan, Cheryl Byington
News, Shelby, Women's Fund luncheon, Oct. 2015, Linda McReynolds, John Pitts, Lynn Cutrer
News, Shelby, Women's Fund Luncheon, Oct. 2015, Gina Curtis, Jim Pearson

What: The Women's Fund fifth annual Rockin' Resiliency Luncheon.

Where: Houston Hilton Post Oak.

The scoop: Ebola fighter and TIME magazine's Person of the Year in 2014, Katie Meyler, who founded the More Than Me foundation in Liberia in 2009 and the Academy in 2013, was guest speaker. The first in her family to attend college, Meyler was interviewed by luncheon co-chair Gina Gaston Elie.

Elie was joined by her daughter, Lauren, and Kelli Cohen Fein and her daughter, Jordan, as co-chairs of the luncheon that drew a crowd of 350, 110 of whom were daughters, and raised more than $140,000. Mary Ann McKeithan served as honorary chair.

Bain Pearson Pitts was recipient of the inaugural Sue Trammell Whitfield Award for Resiliency.

Who: The Women's Fund executive director Linda Rhodes, Sue Trammell Whitfield and Dr. Ralph Berkley, Philamena Baird, Jane and Dr. David Braden, David McKeithan and Sofia, Schuyler and Sloane Androgué.