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.