Leukemia & Lymphoma Society contest blows the roof off with record of more than $1 million
By all accounts, it was a whopping good time at River Oaks Country Club when the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society flew past the $1 million mark with its record Man and Woman of the Year Campaign.
Several other records were set in the competition that awards top honors to the man and to the woman who raise the most money for the non-profit. Top honors went to Katie Upton Daily, Woman of the Year, who raised a record $241,000. Although he was traveling at the time of the gala, Paul Barnhart was announced as Man of the Year for his fundraising effort that garnered $70,000. (Simon Tipper-McWhorter was runner up.)
Also taking bows were two women who broke another record by surpassing the $100,000 mark. Danielle Johnston raised $151,000 and Lexie Boudreaux tallied in at $124,000.
The black-tie dinner evening, in which the silent and live auctions brought in $100,000, was chaired by Stephanie and Scott Sanders.
Joining the celebration were Tina and Sam Governale, Mike Mahlstedt, Megan Pastor, John Daily, Lauren and Michael Fontaine, Vikki Evans, Aaron Boudreaux, Catie and Brian Ross, and Danielle Johnston.