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A Smart gathering: Ambassadors for Texas Children’s Hospital holiday party raises $1.77 million

Texas Children’s Hospital holiday party raises $1.77 million

Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Shea Morenz, Christine Morenz
Shea Morenz, Christine Morenz. Photos by Jenny Antill Clifton and Chinh Phan
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Sam Pitts, Missy Pitts, Leslie Hull, Mark Hull
Sam Pitts, Missy Pitts, Leslie Hull, Mark Hull.  Photos by Jenny Antill Clifton and Chinh Phan
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Jenna Atwood, Jennifer Roberts, Chelsea Pacey, Staci Donovan
Jenna Atwood, Jennifer Roberts, Chelsea Pacey, Staci Donovan. Photos by Jenny Antill Clifton and Chinh Phan
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Brig Smart, Marcia Smart
Brig Smart, Marcia Smart. Photos by Jenny Antill Clifton and Chinh Phan
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Alicia Kimmel, Sarah Snyder
Alicia Kimmel, Sarah Snyder.  Photos by Jenny Antill Clifton and Chinh Phan
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Mike Linn, Carol Linn, Helen Fraser, Dr. Charles Fraser
Mike Linn, Carol Linn, Helen Fraser, Dr. Charles Fraser. Photos by Jenny Antill Clifton and Chinh Phan
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Leigh Anne Raymond, Cari Griggs
Leigh Anne Raymond, Cari Griggs. Photos by Jenny Antill Clifton and Chinh Phan
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Shea Morenz, Christine Morenz
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Sam Pitts, Missy Pitts, Leslie Hull, Mark Hull
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Jenna Atwood, Jennifer Roberts, Chelsea Pacey, Staci Donovan
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Brig Smart, Marcia Smart
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Alicia Kimmel, Sarah Snyder
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Mike Linn, Carol Linn, Helen Fraser, Dr. Charles Fraser
Houston, TCH Ambassadors holiday party, December 2017, Leigh Anne Raymond, Cari Griggs

What: Ambassadors for Texas Children’s Hospital Holiday Party.

Where: The home of Marcia and Brig Smart.

The scoop: The holidays will be a little brighter for patients at Texas Children’s thanks to the hundreds of toys donated by more than 300 guests at the Ambassadors for Texas Children’s Hospital Holiday Party.

Another reason to celebrate: Carol and Mike Linn, co-chairs of the Promise Campaign, a fundraiser with the goal of raising $475 million to help ensure that the hospital is able to meet current pressing challenges as well as the needs of the growing pediatric population in our community, presented a check for more than $1.77 million to Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., surgeon-in-chief of Texas Children’s, in support of the endeavor. 

Three trees, holiday lights, and lively music set the backdrop for the festive soiree as guests sipped pomegranate margaritas and snacked on gourmet bites, from duck confit tacos to cauliflower couscous to peppermint brownies, by Swift + Company.

Ambassadors for Texas Children’s Hospital share a dedication to the hospital's mission and serve as a strong voice for children and women who need specialized care.

Who: Amy and Michael Beeson, Staci and John Donovan, Leslie and Michael Fertitta, Cari and John Griggs, Tracey and Andrew Hull, Leigh Anne Raymond, Brooke and Scott Hutson, Alicia Kimmel, Christine and Shea Morenz, Jenny and Justin Leonard, Missy and Sam Pitts, Cari Griggs, Leslie and Mark Hull, and Sarah Snyder.