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Teach for America takes a bow — to the delight of city bigwigs

Teach for America takes a bow — to the delight of city bigwigs

Anne Chao from left Kimberly Karol and Albert Chao at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Anne Chao, from left Kimberly Karol and Albert Chao at the Teach For America benefit dinner. Photo courtesy of Swagger Media
Scott McClelland, from left, Harvin Moore, Luis Elizondo-Thomson and Adrian Garcia at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Scott McClelland, from left, Harvin Moore, Luis Elizondo-Thomson and Adrian Garcia at the Teach For America benefit dinner. Photo courtesy of Swagger Media
Bill Montgomery, from left, Anne Mendelsohn and Krystle Halvorsen at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Bill Montgomery, from left, Anne Mendelsohn and Krystle Halvorsen at the Teach For America benefit dinner. Photo courtesy of Swagger Media
Luke Keller from left, Iris Cross and Sally Kolenda at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Luke Keller, from left, Iris Cross and Sally Kolenda at the Teach For America benefit dinner. Photo courtesy of Swagger Media
Maryam Tabatabai, left, and Caitlin Pickard at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Maryam Tabatabai, left, and Caitlin Pickard at the Teach For America benefit dinner. Photo courtesy of Swagger Media
Raja Mawad and Anne Chao at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Raja Mawad and Anne Chao at the Teach For America benefit dinner. Photo courtesy of Swagger Media
Anne Chao from left Kimberly Karol and Albert Chao at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Scott McClelland, from left, Harvin Moore, Luis Elizondo-Thomson and Adrian Garcia at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Bill Montgomery, from left, Anne Mendelsohn and Krystle Halvorsen at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Luke Keller from left, Iris Cross and Sally Kolenda at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Maryam Tabatabai, left, and Caitlin Pickard at the Teach For America benefit dinner
Raja Mawad and Anne Chao at the Teach For America benefit dinner

What: Teach For America annual dinner.

Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.

The 411: Anne and Albert Chao joined Raja Mawad as chairs of the dinner evening recognizing the leadership of some of the 1,000 Teach for America alumni living in Houston. Taking bows were Jeremy Tarbutton (Houston Corps ’09), Sarah Stafford (Houston Corps ’07), Rick Cruz (Houston Corps ’08) and Tonyel Simon.

Who: Supporters of the widely-respected program included Anne Mendelsohn, Harvin Moore, Scott McClelland, Caitlin Pickard, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Kimberly Karol and Iris Cross.