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Two leading Houstonians earn a major honor from the Holocaust Museum

Two leading Houstonians earn a major honor from the Holocaust Museum

15 Marc Shapiro, from left, Murry Bowden, Bill Morgan and Michael Morgan at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Marc Shapiro, from left, Murry Bowden, Bill Morgan and Michael Morgan at the Guardian luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
29 Heidi and David Gerger at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Heidi and David Gerger at the Guardian luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
33 Robert Pickelner, from left, and Bunny and Ivan Edelman at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Robert Pickelner, from left, and Bunny and Ivan Edelman at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
52 Pauline Solnik, left, and Anna Steinberger at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Pauline Solnik, left, and Holocaust survivor Dr. Anna Steinberger at the Guardian  of the Human Spiritluncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
22 Jeri Shapiro, left, and Polly Bowden at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Jeri Shapiro, left, and Polly Bowden at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
48 Samantha Strauss and Jared Dubin at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Samantha Strauss and Jared Dubin at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
39 Martin Fein and Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Martin Fein and Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein at the Holocaust Museum Houston  luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
46 Greta Pliskin and Audrey Fersten at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Greta Pliskin and Audrey Fersten at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
31 Sherry and Jim Smith at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Sherry and Jim Smith at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
27 Sandy Lessig, from left, and Bruce and Rhona Caress at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Sandy Lessig, from left, and Bruce and Rhona Caress at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
23 Beth Wolff, left, and Ursula Muenzel at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Beth Wolff, left, and Ursula Muenzel at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
19 Noralisa Martinez, from left, and David and Debra Boniuk at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Noralisa Martinez, from left, and David and Debra Boniuk at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
14 Martine and Ricardo Weitz at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Martine and Ricardo Weitz at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
12 Mark Mucasey and Kelly J. Zúñiga at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
Mark Mucasey and Kelly J. Zúñiga at the Holocaust Museum Houston luncheon. Photo by © Dave Rossman
15 Marc Shapiro, from left, Murry Bowden, Bill Morgan and Michael Morgan at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
29 Heidi and David Gerger at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
33 Robert Pickelner, from left, and Bunny and Ivan Edelman at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
52 Pauline Solnik, left, and Anna Steinberger at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
22 Jeri Shapiro, left, and Polly Bowden at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
48 Samantha Strauss and Jared Dubin at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
39 Martin Fein and Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
46 Greta Pliskin and Audrey Fersten at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
31 Sherry and Jim Smith at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
27 Sandy Lessig, from left, and Bruce and Rhona Caress at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
23 Beth Wolff, left, and Ursula Muenzel at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
19 Noralisa Martinez, from left, and David and Debra Boniuk at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
14 Martine and Ricardo Weitz at the Guardian luncheon November 2013
12 Mark Mucasey and Kelly J. Zúñiga at the Guardian luncheon November 2013

What: Holocaust Museum Houston Guardian of the Human Spirit Award luncheon.

Where: The Hilton Americas-Houston.

The 411: A record turnout of more than 1,250 guests helped raise close to $900,000 at the annual fundraiser that honored Holocaust survivor Bill Morgan and fellow developer Murry Bowden. The event was co-chaired by Morgan's son, Michael Morgan, and Marc Shapiro. Both honorees were recognized for their community leadership and contributions to the quality of life in Houston.

Who: Museum chairman Mark Mucasey, museum executive director Kelly Zúniga, City Council members Ellen Cohen and Steve Costello, Arthur Schechter, Kelli Cohen-Fein and Martin Fein, Jeri Shapiro, Polly Bowden, Debra and David Boniuk, Martine and Ricardo Weitz, Heidi and David Gerger and Sherry and Jim Smith.