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KIPP fundraiser rakes in $1.5 million and a shout out from the world's richest man

By Shelby Hodge

What: KIPP Houston Public Schools' 21st annual dinner, "To Infinity and Beyond." Where: Bayou City Event Center. The 411: With a performance by the KIPP Generations Collegiate ...


Park Place at Buffalo Bayou

New "green" office tower touts prime location along Buffalo Bayou near downtown

By Barbara Kuntz

Park Place at Buffalo Bayou, a new 18-story office building, is set to rise near the intersection of Memorial and Waugh drives — with project partners ready to take advantage of ever-improvin ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Houston's most generous people: National Philanthropy Day honors the Bayou City's world changers

By Shelby Hodge

The true measure of Houston's philanthropic momentum is witnessed each fall with the annual National Philanthropy Day "Changing the World" awards luncheon. Wednesday's event was n ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Condoleezza Rice's candid conversation helps M.D. Anderson raise more than $1 million

By Shelby Hodge

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke candidly on subjects ranging from Russian president Vladmir Putin to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi during the seven ...


Men of Distinction

Houston power brokers turn out to honor Men of Distinction at River Oaks luncheon

By Shelby Hodge

Ernie Cockrell, Dr. Charles Fraser, Ned Holmes and Paul Loyd — could there be a more potent and interesting collection of luncheon honorees? Not likely. At least not until the Men of Dis ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Houston's Men of Distinction are revealed: This year's big gun guns enjoy time at a swank River Oaks mansion

By Shelby Hodge

A political power broker, a philanthropist, a distinguished doctor and a successful businessman — four Houston community leaders have been named to the highly-regarded Men of Distinction ...


Shelby's Social Diary

National Philanthropy Day is just bigger in Houston: Huge crowd turns out to honor difference makers

By Shelby Hodge

When much-admired community leader Flo McGee took the stage in the Hilton Americas-Houston ballroom for the annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, the vibrant crowd of 1,000 rose to its feet wi ...


Shelby's Social Diary

The numbers add up to $1.56 million for Reasoning Mind math education program

By Shelby Hodge

The Cockrell Foundation once again proved its philanthropic prowess when it matched — to the tune of $780,000 — funds raised at the Reasoning Mind dinner, bringing total proceeds f ...


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Membership in Methodist Hospital's new "society" has its rewards and the docs love it

By Shelby Hodge

With Estela and David Cockrell at the helm as chairs and with Dr. Marc Boom as the charming pitch man, who wouldn't be inspired to join Methodist Hospital Systems' Society for Leading Medic ...


Shelby About Town

A record-breaking charity year for Houston: More than two dozen million dollar galas set 2012 apart

By Shelby Hodge

In a year in which H-Town home sales went through the roof, unemployment plummeted and restaurants were packed, the non-profit arena benefited handsomely and no where was that more apparent than on ...


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