The Social Book, a resource guide showcasing Houston's calendar of charitable events, honored 16 "Houston Treasures" at its annual dinner at the Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria.
Over 270 guests sipped champagne by Barefoot Bubbly Sparkling Wine as they were welcomed by The Social Book’s publisher Scott Evans and editor Jeff Henry, as well as Sami Shbeeb, Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria director of sales and marketing Melissa Malone, and Houston Treasures creator Warner Roberts.
Those recognized for their contributions in the areas of philanthropy, volunteerism, medicine, arts, business, sports, politics, and media were Gregory Boyd, Jane-Page Crump, Dr. Charles Fraser, Jr., Winell Herron, Kenneth and Mady Kades, Brad and Joanna Marks, Cal and Hannah McNair, Sybil Roos, Millette and Haag Sherman, Cleverley Stone, Patrick Summers, and Pamela Wright. Each recipient received a crystal Houston Treasures award from Neiman Marcus.
The elegant affair boasted elaborate decor apropos to the evening’s theme of “Shades of Steel,” including metallic bar highs, table linens in shades of midnight blue and pewter provided by The Perfect Touch, and colorful floral arrangements by Nino. Attendees enjoyed a four-course dinner by Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria executive chef Steven Valerio and a five-tier cake by Cakes by Gina, and danced to tunes from the Richard Brown Music.
Enjoying the evening were past Houston Treasures recipients Margaret Alkek Williams, Jesse and Betty Tutor, Joan Lyons, Nino Shbeeb, Helen Shaffer, Rufus and Yvonne Cormier, Fran Peterson, Joann and Bill Crassas, Bill King, Linda Lorelle, Dr. John and Anne Mendelsohn, Diane and John Riley, Welcome and Joanne Wilson, Franelle Rogers, Evin Thayer, Kappy Muenzer, Phyllis Williams, Paul-David Van Atta, Barbara and Ulyesse LeGrange, Merele Yarborough, and Maryann and Jodie Hoffer.
Also celebrating were Maria Moncado Alaoui, Kim Wilson, Elena and Gregg Davis, Rachel and Tom Regan, John and Monica Blaisdell, Roz and Alan Pactor, Stephanie Von Stein, Ed McMahon, Chris Kase, Angie and Cliff Roberts, Chad and Jennifer Pinkerton, Wendy Phillips and Ron Corcoran, Cody Soutar, Bruce Hutmacher, Fady Armanious, Vicki Rizzo, Elsie and Les Eckert, Beau Miller, and Shannon Hall.