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Tea time in a River Oaks manse hauls in a tidy profit, helps future musicians

Tea time in a River Oaks manse hauls in tidy profit, helps musicians

News, Shelby, UST membership tea,Marie Bosarge, Rose Cullen,  Susan Osterberg and Kusum Patel Nov. 2014
Marie Bosarge, from left, Rose Cullen, Susan Osterberg and Kusum Patel. Photo by Troy Fields
Leisa Holland Nelson, from left, C.C. Conner and Barbara Van Postman at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Leisa Holland-Nelson, left, C.C. Conner and Barbara Van Postman. Photo by Troy Fields
Mary Gracely, left, and Omana Abraham at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014.
Mary Gracely, left, and Omana Abraham. Photo by Troy Fields
Marianne Ivany, left, and Marie Wise at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Marianne Ivany, left, and Marie Wise. Photo by Troy Fields
Dr. Robert Ivany, from left, David Harvey and Mark Hanson at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Bob Ivany, from left, David Harvey and Mark Hanson. Photo by Troy Fields
Annette Strake, from left, Rose Cullen and Roz Pactor at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Annette Strake, from left, Rose Cullen and Roz Pactor. Photo by Troy Fields
Jack Doherty and Priscilla Plumb at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Jack Doherty and Priscilla Plumb. Photo by Troy Fields
News, Shelby, UST membership tea,Marie Bosarge, Rose Cullen,  Susan Osterberg and Kusum Patel Nov. 2014
Leisa Holland Nelson, from left, C.C. Conner and Barbara Van Postman at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Mary Gracely, left, and Omana Abraham at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014.
Marianne Ivany, left, and Marie Wise at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Dr. Robert Ivany, from left, David Harvey and Mark Hanson at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Annette Strake, from left, Rose Cullen and Roz Pactor at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014
Jack Doherty and Priscilla Plumb at the UST Houston Performing Arts Event November 2014

What: The University of St. Thomas Performing Arts Society membership tea.

Where: The River Oaks home of Mary and Tony Gracely.

The 411: Part membership tea, part fundraiser, this event drew more than 170 guests including a fare share of gents, not regulars on the afternoon tea circuit. Susan Osterberg and Kusum Patel chaired the afternoon social that enjoyed the presence of UST president Bob Ivany and Houston Symphony CEO Mark Hanson and Houston Ballet's C.C. Connor.

The event honored Marie Bosarge and Rose Cullen. By the time the teapots were emptied, the event had raised close to $36,000 for scholarships.

Who: Performing Arts Society chairs Leisa Holland-Nelson and Barbara Van Postman plus Marianne Ivany, Diane Lokey Farb, Laura Codman, Donna Vallone, Vickie West, Omana Abraham, Marie Wise and David Harvey.