What: DePelchin Chldren's Center "Families for Kids" spring luncheon.
Where: Hyatt Regency Galleria.
The scoop: Steve Pemberton, author of "A Chance in the World," shared his story of personal success despite growing up in the foster care system. Chaired by Susie Distefano, the luncheon honored DePelchin advocates Pat and Tom Powers.
Joining the program were DePelchin board chair John Bass, center president and CEO Jenifer Jarriel and AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl board chair Don Faust, who presented Jarriel with a donation of $175,000, proceeds from the bowl game held at NRG Stadium. KTRK Channel 13 news anchor Melanie Lawson served as emcee.
Who: Hannah McNair, Ellen Bass, Emily Crosswell, Lisa Stone, Pam Lovett, Flo McGee, Rahul Mehta, Ginni Mithoff, Pam Brasseux, the Rev. Bill Lawson, and Judge Vanessa Gilmore.