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"Small Miracles" gala celebrates medical transplant successes with a lot of heart

Small Miracles gala celebrates medical transplant successes with heart

176 Bill and Kathi Rovere, from left, Mary Ann and David McKeithan and Nancy and Hans Strohmer at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
Bill and Kathi Rovere, from left, Mary Ann and David McKeithan and Nancy and Hans Strohmer. Photo by © Jenny Antill
873 Beth Wolff, left, and Fran Fawcet Peterson at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
Beth Wolff, left, and Fran Fawcett Peterson. Photo by © Jenny Antill
512 Elizabeth Stone, from left, Marcie Tautenhahn and Denman Moody at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
Elizabeth Stone, from left, Marcie Tautenhahn and Denman Moody. Photo by © Jenny Antill
595 Dr. Steve Bynon and Nancy Bynon, from left, and Laura Ann and Dr. Mark Hobeika at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
Dr. Steve Bynon and Nancy Bynon, from left, and Laura Ann Hobeika and Dr. Mark Hobeika. Photo by © Jenny Antill
384 Rigo and Sally Flores, from left, with Greg Holloway at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
Rigo and Sally Flores, from left, with Greg Holloway. Photo by © Jenny Antill
290 Robert Davenport and Leisa Holland Nelson at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
Robert Davenport and Leisa Holland-Nelson. Photo by © Jenny Antill
255 Carlos and Karina Barbieri at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
Carlos and Karina Barbieri. Photo by © Jenny Antill
1054 Kelly Perdue, left, and Lisa Malosky at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
Kelly Perdue, left, and Lisa Malosky. Photo by © Jenny Antill
176 Bill and Kathi Rovere, from left, Mary Ann and David McKeithan and Nancy and Hans Strohmer at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
873 Beth Wolff, left, and Fran Fawcet Peterson at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
512 Elizabeth Stone, from left, Marcie Tautenhahn and Denman Moody at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
595 Dr. Steve Bynon and Nancy Bynon, from left, and Laura Ann and Dr. Mark Hobeika at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
384 Rigo and Sally Flores, from left, with Greg Holloway at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
290 Robert Davenport and Leisa Holland Nelson at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
255 Carlos and Karina Barbieri at the Living Bank Gala October 2014
1054 Kelly Perdue, left, and Lisa Malosky at the Living Bank Gala October 2014

What: The Living Bank's "Small Miracles" gala.

Where: The Junior League of Houston.

The 411: Lifesaving transplants were the focus of the dinner evening that featured entertainment by Theatre Under the Stars' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre. Leading gents and ladies on this evening were chairs Kathi and Bill Rovere, co-chairs Nancy and Hans Strohmer and honorary chair Beth Wolff. The evening honored the philanthropic and community leadership of Mary Ann and David McKeithan

Lisa Malosky emceed the fundraiser for the non-profit that was the nation's first organ donor registry, founded by five Houston women in 1968 at the time when the Texas Medical Center was making transplant history.

Who: Mary and Tony Gracely, Maryann and Jodie Hoffer, Fran Fawcett Peterson, Ileana Trevino, Karina and Carlos Barbieri, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Robert Davenport and Sally and Rigo Flores.