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Designer trees by national celebs win high favor at Children's Assessment Center holiday coffee

Designer trees by national celebs win high favor at Children's Assessment Center holiday coffee

CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Laurel Ross, Stephanie Perkins
Laurel Ross , Stephanie Perkins Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Tree Designed by Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Cole contributed this unusual tree decorated with wooden shoe lasts and silver baby booties. Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Donae Chramosta. Kimberly DeLape. Stephen Lewis
Donae Chramosta , Kimberly DeLape , Stephen Lewis Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Millette Sherman, Amy M. Lee
Millette Sherman , Amy M. Lee Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Ericka Bagwell, Alicia Smith
Ericka Bagwell , Alicia Smith Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Merele Yarborough
Merele Yarborough Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Karina Barbieri, Susan Boggio
Karina Barbieri , Susan Boggio Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Gina Gaston
Gina Gaston Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Bruce Padilla, Blake Barber
Bruce Padilla , Blake Barber Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Tree Designed by Rachel Roy
This fanciful tree, designed by Rachel Roy, went on the auction block for Children's Assessment Center.  Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Angelica Ximenes-Chapman
Angelica Ximenes-Chapman Photo by © Katy Anderson
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Laurel Ross, Stephanie Perkins
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Tree Designed by Kenneth Cole
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Donae Chramosta. Kimberly DeLape. Stephen Lewis
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Millette Sherman, Amy M. Lee
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Ericka Bagwell, Alicia Smith
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Merele Yarborough
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Karina Barbieri, Susan Boggio
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Gina Gaston
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Bruce Padilla, Blake Barber
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Tree Designed by Rachel Roy
CAC Holiday Coffee, December 2012, Angelica Ximenes-Chapman

It isn't every day that a non-profit can claim such celebrity affiliation as that of Kenneth Cole, Rachel Roy and Jessica Simpson. But that's just was the Children's Assessment Center enjoyed for its holiday guild coffee, thanks to Jane Dale Owen, who donated three whimsical Christmas trees decorated by those stars. 

The trees were on display in the River Oaks home of Stephanie and Bill Perkins, where guests arrived loaded with toys, gift cards and donations for those served by CAC. In addition to bidding on the trees, fundraising continued throughout the mid-morning fête as guests shopped the wares of Tiffany Natkin with Tickleprint, the taste sensations of Natkin Cooks and the jewelry offerings from Elizabeth Irvine. All were offered with a percentage of sales going to the non-profit.

Stephanie and Ursaline Hamilton chair CAC's annual Spirit of Spring luncheon and reminded guests to save the date — April 5 — for the fundraiser at the Westin Galleria Hotel.

The gathering included a load of CAC Guild board members such as Ericka Bagwell, Anne Carl, Kimberly DeLape, Tena Faust, Amy Lee, Stephen Lewis, Lucinda Loya, Bruce Padilla, Merele Yarbrough, Nancy Golden, Kim Moody and Alicia Smith.