Famous Houstonian Enters Hall of Fame

Famous Houstonian whose aunt founded The Women's Home is honored in big way

Famous Houstonian whose aunt founded The Women's Home honored at gala

News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Elaine and Jim Turner, Brendan and Jenna Gilbert
Elaine Turner, Jim Turner, Brendan Gilbert, Jenna Gilbert. Photo by Quy Tran Photography
News, SHelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Tracy  Faulkner, Harry Faulkner, Fran Fawcett  Peterson
Women's Home gala chairs Tracy Faulkner, Harry Faulkner, Fran Fawcett Peterson. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Dr. Quang Henderson, Staci Henderson
Dr. Quang Henderson, Staci Henderson. Photo by Quy Tran Photography
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Paula Paust, Joanne King Herring
Paula Paust, Joanne King Herring. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Amy Dichoso, Yasmine Haddad, Alice Mao Brams
Amy Dichoso, Yasmine Haddad, Alice Mao Brams. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Rene Joyce, Kay Joyce
Rene Joyce, Kay Joyce. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Adi Patir, Evan Thayer, Marie Bosarge, Kenneth Gayle
Adi Patir, Evan Thayer, Marie Bosarge, Kenneth Gayle. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Stephanie McGraw, Yvette Owo, Meaghan Yorro
Stephanie McGraw, Yvette Owo, Meaghan Yorro. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  William Kao, Mandy Kao
William and Mandy Kao. Photo by Kim Coffman
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Scott Ensell, Michelle Ensell
Scott Ensell, Michelle Ensell. Photo by Quy Tran Photography
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Tina Zulu, Josh Zulu
Tina Zulu, Josh Zulu. Photo by Quy Tran Photography
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Angus Adam, Paul David Van Atta
Angus Adam, Paul David Van Atta. Photo by Quy Tran Photography
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Lisa Maloskey, Deborah Duncan
Lisa Maloskey, Deborah Duncan. Photo by Quy Tran
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Elaine and Jim Turner, Brendan and Jenna Gilbert
News, SHelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Tracy  Faulkner, Harry Faulkner, Fran Fawcett  Peterson
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Dr. Quang Henderson, Staci Henderson
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Paula Paust, Joanne King Herring
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Amy Dichoso, Yasmine Haddad, Alice Mao Brams
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Rene Joyce, Kay Joyce
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Adi Patir, Evan Thayer, Marie Bosarge, Kenneth Gayle
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Stephanie McGraw, Yvette Owo, Meaghan Yorro
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  William Kao, Mandy Kao
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015,  Scott Ensell, Michelle Ensell
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Tina Zulu, Josh Zulu
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Angus Adam, Paul David Van Atta
News, Shelby, Women's Home gala, Nov. 2015, Lisa Maloskey, Deborah Duncan

Until the night of The Women's Home gala, few in H-Town knew that 90 years ago Joanne King Herring's aunt founded the non-profit that serves homeless women dealing with addiction and mental illness.

Houston's grande dame was named Hall of Fame honoree at the black-tie gala, held at the Royal Sonesta. She was recognized not only for her citywide philanthropy and her well-known diplomacy but also for her early role as chair of the very first fundraiser for the non-profit.

Also honored on this night were Adele and Ber Pieper, Bette Stead, Jane Cizik, Kay and Rene Joyce and Mandy Kao.

The evening that raised $320,000 for the charity was chaired by Fran Fawcett Peterson and Tracy and Harry Faulkner. KHOU Channel 11 morning show host Deborah Duncan served as emcee while Morton Auctioneers' GM Angus Adam handled the paddle raise.

Joining in support of the most worthy cause were Sue Trammel Whitfield, Staci and Dr. Quang Henderson, Michelle and Scott Ensell, Anika Jackson, Donae Chramsta, Elaine and Jim Turner, Janice and Charlie Hall, Miya Shay, Lisa Maloskey, Marie Bosarge and Jenna and Brendan Gilbert.