Long before Marie and Ed Bosarge listed their 27,000-square-foot Memorial area mansion for $43 million on HAR, they had signed on to host the ninth annual "Home Safe Home" evening benefiting Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.
With Marie Bosarge as honorary co-chair, the couple opened the door's to H-Town's most expensive home for an elegant evening amid lavish Versailles-like interiors. So extraordinary was this coup for AVDA that proceeds set an all-time record of $455,362 for the fundraiser.
So extraordinary was this coup for AVDA that proceeds set an all-time record of $455,362 for the fundraiser.
Contributing to the evening's considerable success was the honoree — Joe Jamail. While recognizing the nationally-acclaimed attorney, honorary co-chair Lynn Kamin announced that a portion of the night's proceeds would be used to establish an endowment in Jamail's name to support legal services for domestic violence victims. Further, it was announced that the newly created Joseph D. Jamail Award for Justice will be presented annually.
And, as it happened to be Jamail's birthday, he was presented with cake and serenaded by Music Doing Good tenor Kenneth Gayle.
The popular evening featured many of the city's top chefs — Monica Pope, David Cordua, John Sheely, Mark Cox and more — preparing sample dishes served throughout the amazing home.
Applause, applause for chairs Michol Ecklund of Marathon Oil and Cristina Rodriguez of Baker Botts.
Among those sampling the yummy dishes were Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Judge Caroline Baker Hurley, Lela and Robin Gibbs, Martha Turner, Ginni and Richard Mithoff, Linda and John May, Ashley and Karl Oswald, Laura and Matthew Baird and Nancy and Don Woo.