Shelby's Social Diary
Decades of serving the homeless and runaway kids celebrated in black-tie Covenant House gala
With more than 630 supporters pouring into the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel ballroom, Covenant House Texas celebrated its 30th anniversary with a black-tie evening that generated more than $900,000 for programs serving homeless and runaway youth.
Applause, applause for gala chairs Julie and Jay Rogers and gala committee members Mary Eads, Cheryl Boblitt and Aimee Snoots and guild president Amanda Crump.
The evening celebrated the dedication of Tonya Hamilton, who received the Ronda G. Robinson Spirit Award, named for Covenant House Texas' CEO who has been with the organization since it opened its door in 1983.
Texas Children’s Hospital was honored with the Outstanding Community Partner Award as the hospital has been supporting the C. Richard Stasney Medical Clinic housed on site at the Montrose area Covenant House campus for more than 15 years. Accepting the award for Texas Children’s Hospital was Dr. Albert Hergenroeder.
KPRC Channel 2 news anchor Bill Balleza, who has a long involvement with Covenant House Texas, served as emcee and presented the awards.
Supporters included Jo Ann Petersen, Patti and Tom Turner, Linda and Robert Ligon, Vicki and James Montague, Candy and Tom Knudson, Suzi and Doug Swanson, Annette and Daniel Gordon, Kristen and Neal Carlson and Carolyn and Corwin Teltschik.