Jungle Book Gala

Glamorous young professionals dress up and party for a good cause at Jungle Book Gala

Glam young professionals party for a good cause at Jungle Book Gala

Jungle Book Gala, Alexa Bode, Casey Sailer, Tiffany LaRose, Audrey Miller
Alexa Bode, Casey Sailer, Tiffany LaRose, Audrey Miller. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, Lizzie Andrews, Robert Derrick
Robert Derrick, Lizzie Andrews. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, Lynsey Jackson, Justine Alanis
Lynsey Jackson, Justine Alanis. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, James Farrior, Iman Farrior
James and Iman Farrior. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, William Finnorn, Lucas Somoza
William Finnorn, Lucas Somoza. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, Austin Boatwright, Morgan Relyea
Austin Boatwright, Morgan Relyea. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, Sarabeth Melton, Pierce Bush
Sarabeth Melton, Pierce Bush. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, justin Lapoten, Alix Udelson
Justin Lapoten, Alix Udelson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Abby Clarke, Jesse Brown Jungle Book Gala
Abby Clarke, Jesse Brown. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala,Barrymore Matthews, Chloe Rushing
Barrymore Matthews, Chloe Rushing. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, Britt Guarglia, Rusty Sewell
Britt Guaglia, Rusty Sewell Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala,Maria Bush, Neil Bush
Maria and Neil Bush. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, Julie Finck, Ron Finck
Julie and Ron Finck. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, Kia Austin, Amy McCully, Mandy Pham, Lorena Ibarguen
Kia Austin, Amy McCully, Mandy Pham, Lorena Ibarguen. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala,Sarah Miorin, Christopher Miorin
Sarah and Christopher Miorin. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Jungle Book Gala, Alexa Bode, Casey Sailer, Tiffany LaRose, Audrey Miller
Jungle Book Gala, Lizzie Andrews, Robert Derrick
Jungle Book Gala, Lynsey Jackson, Justine Alanis
Jungle Book Gala, James Farrior, Iman Farrior
Jungle Book Gala, William Finnorn, Lucas Somoza
Jungle Book Gala, Austin Boatwright, Morgan Relyea
Jungle Book Gala, Sarabeth Melton, Pierce Bush
Jungle Book Gala, justin Lapoten, Alix Udelson
Abby Clarke, Jesse Brown Jungle Book Gala
Jungle Book Gala,Barrymore Matthews, Chloe Rushing
Jungle Book Gala, Britt Guarglia, Rusty Sewell
Jungle Book Gala,Maria Bush, Neil Bush
Jungle Book Gala, Julie Finck, Ron Finck
Jungle Book Gala, Kia Austin, Amy McCully, Mandy Pham, Lorena Ibarguen
Jungle Book Gala,Sarah Miorin, Christopher Miorin

What: Second Annual Jungle Book Gala.

Where: The Dunlavy.

The scoop: A young and fun black-tie crowd came out to aid the efforts of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Young Professionals Group (YPG). The former first lady's granddaughter Lizzie Andrews hosted the gala and enlisted her friends, family and foundation supporters to take part. More than 200 guests danced to the tunes of DJ JJ Essen and bid on silent auction items.

The evening brought in $55,000 to support the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. The YPG group was founded in 2014 to engage young professionals in helping to solve Houston’s ongoing literacy crisis.

Who: Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation co-founders Neil and Maria Bush, Foundation president Julie Baker Finck and Ron Finck, honorary gala co-chair Lucas Somoza, Pierce Bush, Morgan L. Relyea, Austin Boatwright, Melissa Williams, Arabella and Jamie Hibbert, Alexa Bode, and William Finnorn.

Also joining in the fun were Iman and James Farrior, Laura and Ben Messier, David and Frani Denenburg, Sarabeth Melton, Kristen Oesch Stubbs, Kevin O’Sullivan, Robert Derrick, Sheila Martinez, Emily Smith, Amanda Tenzer, J’aime Quick, Morgan Stauzenberger, and Fernando Somoza.

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