Another $1 million gala!

Earth, Wind & Fire rocks the night as Houston Children's Charity rakes in $1.4 million

Earth, Wind & Fire rocks the night at Houston Children's Charity gala

News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Richard Fant, Jana Fant
Houston Children's Charity gala co-chairs Richard and Jana Fant.  Photo by Pete Baatz
News, SHelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Melissa, Scarlette & Brad Juneau
Houston Children's Charity gala co-chairs the Juneau family —  Brad, Scarlette and Melissa. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Hannah & Cal McNair and HCC President, Penny Loyd & Paul Loyd, Jr.
Cal McNair, Hannah McNair, Penny Loyd, Paul Loyd Jr. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire rock the night at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Cathy Marion, Jesse Marion
Cathy Marion, Jesse Marion.  Photo by Pete Baatz
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Deborah Duncan, Laura Ward, Rev. Mary Gracely, & Penny Loyd
Deborah Duncan, Penny Loyd, Laura Ward, Mary Gracely. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Brian Becker, Norelle Becker
Brian Becker, Norelle Becker.  Photo by Pete Baatz
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Carol Sawyer, Chris Kase
Carol Sawyer, Chris Kase. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
News, SHelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniel
Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniel.  Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Debbie Ogle, Bob Ogle
Debbie Ogle, Bob Ogle,  Photo by Pete Baatz
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Penny Loyd, Tommy Kuranoff (Momentum BMW Southwest), Maria Moncada-Alaoui (BMW of West Houston) & Gary Becker
Penny Loyd, Tommy Kuranoff, Maria Moncada-Alaoui, Gary Becker. Photo by Alexander's Fine Portraits
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Richard Fant, Jana Fant
News, SHelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Melissa, Scarlette & Brad Juneau
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Hannah & Cal McNair and HCC President, Penny Loyd & Paul Loyd, Jr.
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Earth, Wind & Fire
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Cathy Marion, Jesse Marion
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Deborah Duncan, Laura Ward, Rev. Mary Gracely, & Penny Loyd
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Brian Becker, Norelle Becker
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Carol Sawyer, Chris Kase
News, SHelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Margaret Alkek Williams, Jim Daniel
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Debbie Ogle, Bob Ogle
News, Shelby, Houston Children's Charity gala, NOv. 2015, Penny Loyd, Tommy Kuranoff (Momentum BMW Southwest), Maria Moncada-Alaoui (BMW of West Houston) & Gary Becker

From the moment that Earth, Wind & Fire took the stage Saturday night, the fiery red dance floor at the Hyatt Regency Downtown was packed with fans reliving the '70s and '80s. And that is tradition with Houston Children's Charity, which year after year brings in star talent that churns up the dance fever.

The nostalgic session of R&B, soul, funk and more earned the charity $1.4 million, all the more reason to rock the night away. Kudos to chairs Jana and Richard Fant and Melissa and Brad Juneau, accompanied by their 4-year-old daughter, Scarlett. The youngster did a star turn in her own right, welcoming the black-tie crowd and thanking them for their generosity.

Long-standing supporters of the event, BMW of West Houston and Momentum BMW Southwest, once again contributed a car, a 2016 BMW M235i Coup, and a trip to the auto manufacturer's plant in Munich, Germany. High bidders Julie and Alan Kent are booking their tickets.

The gala honored Hannah and Cal McNair, Houston Texans vice chairman and COO, for their widespread philanthropy. Among those congratulating the McNairs were charity board president Penny Loyd and her husband, Paul Loyd Jr.

Revelers included emcee Deborah Duncan, HCC founder Laura Ward, Jeanette and Jim Woods, Gary Becker and Kellie Letsos, Norelle and Brian Becker, Carol and Dr. Tom Sawyer, Cathy and Jesse Marion, Ellie and Michael Francisco, Trini Mendenhall, Mary and Tony Gracely, Edna Meyer Nelson and, representing BMW, Maria Moncada-Alaoui and Tommy Kuranoff.

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