Shelby's Social Diary

100 guests equals $100,000: Extravagant steak and cigar dinner really adds up for a good cause

100 guests equals $100,000: Extravagant steak and cigar dinner adds up

Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Shelby Kibodeaux, Jessica Ross, Bruce Padilla, Kim Padgett
Shelby Kibodeaux, from left, Jessica Rossman, Bruce Padilla and Kim Padgett at the Rose Ribbon Foundation Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Danielle Rauch,Patricia Rauch,Mark Rauch
Danielle Rauch, left, and Patricia and Mark Rauch at the Rose Ribbon Foundation Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Cindi Rose and Dr. Franklin Rose
Cindi and Dr. Franklin Rose at the Rose Ribbon Foundation Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Sam Governale and Tina Governale, Dr. Romy Mitchell, Todd Eason
Sam and Tina Governale, left, Dr. Romy Mitchell and Tod Eason at the Rose Ribbon Foundation Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Rudi Festari, Debbie Festari
Rudi and Debbie Festari at the Rose Ribbon Foundation Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Gina Bhatia and Dr. Devinder Bhatia
Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia at the Rose Ribbon Foundation Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Estelle Love, Dave Hilfman
Estelle Love and Dave Hilfman at the Rose Ribbon Foundation Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Edward Sanchez, Alex Martinez, Hector Valereo
Edward Sanchez, from left, Alex Martinez and Hector Villarreal at the Rose Ribbon Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Janine Podet, Ben Rose, Joanna Botvin
Janine Podet, from left, Ben Rose and Joanna Botvin at the Rose Ribbon Foundation Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 April Zubizarreta and David Berquist
April Zubizarreta and David Berquist at the Rose Ribbon Fleming's dinner. Photo by Herb Hochman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Shelby Kibodeaux, Jessica Ross, Bruce Padilla, Kim Padgett
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Danielle Rauch,Patricia Rauch,Mark Rauch
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Cindi Rose and Dr. Franklin Rose
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Sam Governale and Tina Governale, Dr. Romy Mitchell, Todd Eason
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Rudi Festari, Debbie Festari
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Gina Bhatia and Dr. Devinder Bhatia
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Estelle Love, Dave Hilfman
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Edward Sanchez, Alex Martinez, Hector Valereo
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 Janine Podet, Ben Rose, Joanna Botvin
Rose Ribbon Fleming's Dinner Houston June 2013 April Zubizarreta and David Berquist

In the able hands of PR/marketing exec Kim Padgett and United Airlines managing director/managing counsel Jessica Rossman, the eighth annual Fleming's dinner benefiting the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation was once again a smashing success with 100 guests contributing $100,000 to the cause.

Applause, applause for Sam Governale, operating partner of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar — River Oaks, which once again hosted the five-course dinner evening that included cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, cigars (from Lucho, of course), entertainment by Kristine Mills and Phlash Phactory photo opps courtesy of attorney Gregg Harrison.

After socializing on the restaurant terrace, guests poured into the private dining room where Rose Ribbon founders Cindi and Dr. Franklin Rose thanked the merry throng that included Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, John Evatz, Debbie and Rudy Festari and Dave Hilfman, United Airlines senior veep of sales, who flew in from Chicago to emcee the event.

Hilfman presented the Tracey Hilfman Award (named for his late wife who died of cancer) to Patricia Rauch, recognized for her courage and philanthropy. There to cheer her on were her husband, Mark Rauch; daughter, Danielle Rauch; and her mother-in-law Lila Rauch.

In the mix were Rona and Jerry Levit, Ben Harwood Rose, Amber Willis, Sherri Feldman, Diane and Michael Caplan, Dr. Jacob Varon, Dr. Ken Lee, Dr. Romy Mitchell and Tod Eason, Lori Freese, Dana Kervin, Shelby Kibodeaux, Bruce Padilla, Tina Pyne, Jessica and Lucho Rossman and Lily Paxson, newly-named executive director of the foundation.