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Leaders in education reform receive "Accolades" at luncheon benefiting Children at Risk

Leaders in education reform get Accolades at Children at Risk luncheon

Bob and Janet Zincke, from left, with Dr. Angelo Giardino at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Bob and Janet Zincke, from left, with Dr. Angelo Giardino. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
David Ruiz and Ellen Sanborn at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
David Ruiz and Ellen Sanborn. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Melissa Wislon at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Melissa Wilson. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Dr. Bob Sanborn and Dr. Cathy Flaitz at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Dr. Bob Sanborn and Dr. Cathy Flaitz. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Heather Browne, left, and Katherine Cabaniss at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Heather Browne, left, and Katherine Cabaniss. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Gina Wentz, from left, H.D. Chambers and Gina Tomas at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Gina Wentz, from left, H.D. Chambers and Gina Tomas. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Jonathan Kozol, left, and Stephen Klineberg at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Jonathan Kozol, left, and Stephen Klineberg. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Meka and Kevin Coxon, from left, with Amy Hairr at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Meka and Kevin Coxon, from left, with Amy Hairr. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Mike and Denise Maher at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Mike and Denise Maher. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Bob and Janet Zincke, from left, with Dr. Angelo Giardino at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
David Ruiz and Ellen Sanborn at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Melissa Wislon at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Dr. Bob Sanborn and Dr. Cathy Flaitz at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Heather Browne, left, and Katherine Cabaniss at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Gina Wentz, from left, H.D. Chambers and Gina Tomas at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Jonathan Kozol, left, and Stephen Klineberg at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Meka and Kevin Coxon, from left, with Amy Hairr at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014
Mike and Denise Maher at the Children at Risk luncheon October 2014

What: Children at Risk "Accolades" luncheon.

Where: Hotel ZaZa.

The 411: Innovations and reform in education were on the table at the luncheon that celebrated the non-profit's quarter century of driving change to better children's lives in various arenas including education, health, nutrition and the fight against human trafficking.

Chaired by Denise and Mike Maher, Deborah and David Roylance, Dr. Joan Shook and Dr. Jeff Starke, Heather and Bob Westendarp and Janet and Bob Zincke, the luncheon hosted more than 300 guests and raised $170,000 for the cause. 

Honorees, recognized for advocacy work for better education were Alief ISD Superintendent H.D. Chambers, Dr. Angelo Giardino of Texas Children's Hospital, The Meadows Foundation, Kipp Schools and YES Prep

Who: Guest speaker Jonathan Kozol, emcee Fox News' Melissa Wilson, Children at Risk president and CEO Bob SanbornDavid Ruiz, Ellen Sanborn, Stephen Klineberg and Meka and Kevin Coxon.

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