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Three sisters engineer record-breaking Jubilee of Caring with evening of hope and healing

3 sisters engineer record-breaking Jubilee of Caring for trauma center

Lillie Robertson, Beth Robertson and Carroll Ray at Jubilee of Caring
Co-chairs Lillie Robertson, Beth Robertson and Carroll Robertson Ray at Jubilee of Caring. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jubilee of Caring/Danielle and Meredith Cullen
Danielle and Meredith Cullen at Jubilee of Caring. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jubilee of Caring/Cathy and Joe Cleary
Cathy and Joe Cleary at Jubilee of Caring. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jubilee of Caring/Corby and Barbara Robertson and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Corby and Barbara Robertson and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett at Jubilee of Caring. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jubilee of Caring/Richard and Ginni Mithoff
Richard and Ginni Mithoff at Jubilee of Caring. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jubilee of Caring/Dr Paul Klotman, Marc Shapiro and Kitch Taub
Dr. Paul Klotman, Marc Shapiro and Kitch Taub at Jubilee of Caring. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jubilee of Caring/Laura and Will Robertson and Christine and Shea
Laura and Will Robertson and Christine and Shea at Jubilee of Caring. Photo by Kim Coffman
Jubilee of Caring/Emily Crosswell, Ed Withers and Flo McGee
Emily Crosswell, Ed Withers and Flo McGee at Jubilee of Caring. Photo by Kim Coffman
Lillie Robertson, Beth Robertson and Carroll Ray at Jubilee of Caring
Jubilee of Caring/Danielle and Meredith Cullen
Jubilee of Caring/Cathy and Joe Cleary
Jubilee of Caring/Corby and Barbara Robertson and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Jubilee of Caring/Richard and Ginni Mithoff
Jubilee of Caring/Dr Paul Klotman, Marc Shapiro and Kitch Taub
Jubilee of Caring/Laura and Will Robertson and Christine and Shea
Jubilee of Caring/Emily Crosswell, Ed Withers and Flo McGee

What: Jubilee of Caring.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The scoop: Family legacy and the importance of maintaining Houston’s Level 1 Trauma Center at Ben Taub Hospital were the heart and soul of the Jubilee of Caring dinner benefiting Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) FoundationThe record-breaking night raised more than $650,000, which will will go to renovate the first floor of the Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Ginni and Richard Mithoff Level I Trauma Center and celebrated the 25th anniversary of the HCHD.

Event chairs and sisters Carroll Robertson Ray, Beth Robertson, and Lillie Robertson, the self-named “Tres Hermanas,” honored their sister-in-law Barbara and brother Corby Robertson with the Ben Taub Humanitarian Award for their compassionate life’s work to improve the health and well-being of the community. Tables were kitted out with stethoscopes that were part of a live fundraising efforts, prompting guests to listen to each other's hearts during the high-energy bidding.

Stories of hope and healing were highlighted in personal testimonies and an emotional video, including one by CultureMap editor-in-chief, Clifford Pugh, who was treated at Ben Taub after a serious motorcycle accident last year. “All of this has made me appreciate so much about life. If you’re in a traumatic incident, Ben Taub is the best place to go. You get the best minds, the best medicine. The people there provide the best care,” he said. The stories moved the audience, who spontaneously donated an additional $50,000.

Who: Ginni and Richard Mithoff, Michael Mithoff, Anne Clutterbuck, Barbara and George Masi, Karen and Howard Tellepsen, Dr. Paul Klotman, Swan and Theo Franklin, Beth Young, Emily Crosswell, Flo McGee, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Melissa Juneau, Marcy E. Taub Wessel and Thomas F. Wessel, Kitch Taub, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Danielle and Meredith Cullen, and Nancy and Jim Gordon.