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41 Lynda Transier, from left, Joy Posoli and Nancy Thorington at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Chairs Lynda Transier, from left, Joy Posoli and Nancy Thorington at the Child Advocates "Angels of Hope" luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
87 Roland Mouret, left, and Bob Devlin at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Roland Mouret, left, and Bob Devlin at the Child Advocates "Angels of Hope" luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
135 Aundre Dean and his sister, Shannon Dean at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Guest speaker Aundre Dean and his sister, Shannon Dean, at the Child Advocates luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
182 Rachelle Willis, left, and Noylan Pulaski at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Rachelle Willis, left, and Noylan Pulaski at the Child Advocates "Angels of Hope" luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
165 Hannah McNair, left, and her mother-in-law, Janice McNair at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Hannah McNair, left, and Janice McNair at the Child Advocates "Angels of Hope" luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
160 Caroline Finkelstein, left, and Stephanie Cockrell at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Caroline Finkelstein, left, and Stephanie Cockrell at the Child Advocates "Angels of Hope" luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
226 model at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Designer Roland Mouret brings color to the runway at the Child Advocates luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
229 Designer Roland Mouret at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Backstage at the Westin Galleria Hotel designer Roland Mouret checks out his models. Photo by © Gary Fountain
96 Phyllis Williams, left, and Rosemary Schatzman at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Phyllis Williams, left, and Rosemary Schatzman at the Child Advocates luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
67 Hildegarde Ballard, from left, Bob Devlin, and Sonya Galvan at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Hildegarde Ballard, from left, Bob Devlin and Sonya Galvan at the Child Advocates luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
168 Danielle Ellis, left, and Mary Ann McKeithan at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Danielle Ellis, left, and Mary Ann McKeithan at the Child Advocates "Angels of Hope" luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
152 Souad Bejjani, left, and Karina Barbieri at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Souad Bejjani, left, and Karina Barbieri at the Child Advocates luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
136 Donna Bell, from left, Casey Beyer and Gayla Massey at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Donna Bell, from left, Casey Beyer and Gayla Massey at the Child Advocates luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
5 Kendra Rohrer, left, and Liz Zaruba at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Kendra Rohrer, left, and Liz Zaruba at the Child Advocates luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
117 Claire Bey, from left, Cuqui Baum, Wendy Bera and Deborah Ginsburg at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
Claire Bey, from left, Cuqui Baum, Wendy Bera and Deborah Ginsburg at the Child Advocates luncheon. Photo by © Gary Fountain
41 Lynda Transier, from left, Joy Posoli and Nancy Thorington at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
87 Roland Mouret, left, and Bob Devlin at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
135 Aundre Dean and his sister, Shannon Dean at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
182 Rachelle Willis, left, and Noylan Pulaski at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
165 Hannah McNair, left, and her mother-in-law, Janice McNair at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
160 Caroline Finkelstein, left, and Stephanie Cockrell at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
226 model at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
229 Designer Roland Mouret at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
96 Phyllis Williams, left, and Rosemary Schatzman at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
67 Hildegarde Ballard, from left, Bob Devlin, and Sonya Galvan at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
168 Danielle Ellis, left, and Mary Ann McKeithan at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
152 Souad Bejjani, left, and Karina Barbieri at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
136 Donna Bell, from left, Casey Beyer and Gayla Massey at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
5 Kendra Rohrer, left, and Liz Zaruba at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013
117 Claire Bey, from left, Cuqui Baum, Wendy Bera and Deborah Ginsburg at the Child Advocates luncheon December 2013

The ladies and a few gents turned out 600 strong, a sellout, at the Westin Galleria Hotel for the annual Friends of Child Advocates "Angels of Hope" holiday luncheon and raised more than $400,000, even before raffle ticket sales were counted.

Applause, applause for luncheon chairs Lynda Lighthouse Transier, Joy Posoli and Nancy Thorington.

It was a midday happening of thoughtful reflection thanks to guest speaker Aundre Dean's story of foster care and finally adoption; of giddy delight with the Neiman Marcus presentation of Roland Mouret's resort collection (the French designer in the house) and of gratitude as the luncheon honored Hildegarde Ballard for her widespread good works including 17 years of volunteering with Child Advocates.

Among the Friends supporters were raffle chairs Phyllis Williams and Rosemary Schatzman, Neiman Marcus GM Bob Devlin, and a host of fashionable ladies that included Lucinda Loya, Denise Monteleone, Carol Barnhart, Franelle Rogers, Joann Crassas, Alice Burguieres, Janice McNair, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Julie Brown, Stephanie Perkins, Alicia Smith, Stephanie Cockrell and Noylan Pulaski.

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