Susie Bean Gives

Popular Houston band flies home to perform at Susie Bean Gives fundraiser

Popular Houston band flies home to perform at Susie Bean Gives benefit

Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Monica Pope, Celeste Tammariello, James Hedleston, Dr. Layla Salek
Monica Pope, Celeste Tammariello, James Hedleston, Dr. Layla Salek. Photo by Shawn McElveen
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Lutfi Rukab, Khaled Salem
 Lutfi Rukab, Khaled Salem. Photo by Shawn McElveen
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, The Suffers
The Suffers lead singer Kam Franklin. Photo by Shawn McElveen
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Gina Gaston
Gina Gaston. Photo by Shawn McElveen
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Holly Waltrip, Franny Koelsch Jeffries

Holly Waltrip, Franny Koelsch Jeffries.
Photo by Shawn McElveen
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Rick Smith, Dr. Layla Salek
Rick Smith, Dr. Layla Salek. Photo by Shawn McElveen
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Clerenda McGrady
 Clerenda McGrady. Photo by Shawn McElveen
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Stacey Lindseth, Al Lindseth
Stacey Lindseth, Al Lindseth. Photo by Shawn McElveen
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Monica Pope, Celeste Tammariello, James Hedleston, Dr. Layla Salek
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Lutfi Rukab, Khaled Salem
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, The Suffers
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Gina Gaston
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Holly Waltrip, Franny Koelsch Jeffries
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Rick Smith, Dr. Layla Salek
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Clerenda McGrady
Houston, Susie Bean Gives fundraiser, Dec 2016, Stacey Lindseth, Al Lindseth

An intimate performance by The Suffers thrilled guests at the annual benefit for the Houston-based non-profit Susie Bean Gives, held at the Memorial-area home of Dr. Layla Salek and her husband Walter Salek. The popular Houston band flew home in between tour dates to perform at the fundraiser for the organization that provides expenses and services to families with children with autism and mental illness in Texas and the surrounding areas. 

The Saleks underwrote the evening's expenses, so that 100 percent of the funds raised go directly to families in need. The evening also boasted spectacular pieces by artist Matt Duffin for sale, with proceeds benefiting the organization.

"As a behaviorist and the daughter of mental illness, I understand there are millions of families needing support, information, medication, behavioral therapy, counseling, health insurance, and respite care for their children living with various behavior disorders,” Dr. Salek said. 

Showing their support were Clerenda McGrady, Shannon Hall, Marianne Martens Bruvel, Katherine Phelps, Stuart Rosenberg, Courtney Hopson, Lutfi Rukab, Khaled Salem, and board members Holly Waltrip, who attended with her husband Mike Long, Gina Gaston, Vanessa Sobers, James Hedleston, Danette Adelson,  Dr. Gustavo Ayala, and Tiffany Smith who attended with her husband, Houston Texans’ general manager Rick Smith. 

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