What: Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala kickoff
Where: Gunst River Oaks residence
The scoop: Soaring temps didn’t stop a sizzling crowd from gathering at a River Oaks home last to build the heat for Homemade Hope’s always buzzy “Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala.”
Homemade Hope founder Brooke Bentley Gunst and her husband Jeff Gunst opened their home for an indoor-outdoor event that included bubbly sipping, fine wine tasting and charcuterie noshing in anticipation of Homemade Hope’s annual fundraising event.
Homemade Hope’s “Home Is Where the Heart Is Gala” will be held Friday, October 8 at the River Oaks Country Club. The gala will offer indoor and outdoor seating and will begin at 7 pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction. Then, guests will be treated to a seated dinner and impactful program. Johnny Bravo will serve as the gala’s auctioneer and DJ.
Bentley relayed the organization’s mission to nurture and empower at-risk children living in the Houston area, teaching them how to cook nutritious foods, developing their life skills and providing educational support. Bentley Gunst introduced this year’s co-chairs Tiffany LaRose and Adam Greer.
Who: Blair Bentley, Schuyler Evans, Adam Greer, Brooke Bentley Gunst and Jeff Gunst, Scarlett and Scott Hankey, Tiffany LaRose, Margot Delaronde Marcell and Josh Marcell, Lila Sharifian, and Lisa and Dennis Woods.