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Saturday, November 2, 2024

EVENT co-CHAIRS

Mary McDermott Cook and Grace Cook

honorary CHAIRs

Carol and Don Glendenning

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Underwriters

PRESENTED BY

The Eugene McDermott Foundation

TROOP OF GORILLAS

Kate and Lane Britain 

Lyda Hill  

NexPoint Philanthropies 

Reliant  

FLAMBOYANCE OF FLAMINGOS

 Ann Stuart in memory of Ray R. Poliakoff,
her beloved husband
 

COMMITTEE

co-Chairs

Mary McDermott Cook and Grace Cook

HONORARY CHAIRs

Carol and Don Glendenning

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Diane Brierley 

Marena Gault 

Cindy Gummer 

Kim Hext 

Gayla Von Ehr 

UNDERWRITING COMMITTEE

Rob Swift, Chair  

Marena Gault

Ryan Gummer  

Nancy Patterson 

Stephen Penrose 

Rudy Rodriguez, Jr. 

Steven J. Roth  

Ruth Ruhl 

Justin Shipley 

LIVE AUCTION COMMITTEE

Thai-lan Tran, Chair  

Robin Chauvin  

John Levy 

Gloria Snead 

Big Board

Cindy Gummer, Chair 

SILENT AUCTION COMMITTEE

Claudia and Preston Hext, Chairs 

Purvi and Bill Albers

Calvert Collins-Bratton

Evo Sadowsky

Chuck Steelman

Emma Vernon and Chance Jones

RAFFLE COMMITTEE

Caroline Symcox and
Matthew Meadows, Co-Chairs
 

WINE GUYS

Greg Hext 

Preston Hext 

Matthew Meadows 

Michael Meadows 

SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING COMMITTEE

Darryl Ratcliff, Chair 

Nicole Leone

Rachel Michell

Miles Trapp-Danielson 

CHEF WRANGLER

Brett Krafft

CHEF RECRUITER

Jimmy Contreras

HONORARY CHEF

Dan Landsberg

Host COMMITTEE

HOST COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Steven J. Roth and Thai-lan Tran

Tiffany and Bobby Abtahi 

John Adolph 

Stephanie and Donald Ainscow 

Purvi and Bill Albers  

Bonner and Thomas Allen 

Jennifer and Peter Altabef 

Mary and Travis Andres 

Angela and Alex Arellano 

The Honorable Carolyn King Arnold 

April Audain 

Jarrod Bassman 

Jayda Batchelder and Michael Guirguis 

Britt and Jake Bender 

Paula and Barry Blackmon 

Carole Braden 

Diane and Hal Brierley 

Kate and Lane Britain 

Robyn and Chris Chauvin 

Calvert and Vince Collins 

Lane Conner 

Emily and David Corrigan 

Katherine and Harlan Crow 

Erin and Michael DeJesus 

Barbara and Steven Durham 

Alina and Ruben Esquivel 

Sandra Estess 

Julie and Bill Evans 

Lois and Ross Finkelman 

Lynn Fisher 

Julie Ford 

Leslie Garner 

Jennifer and John Gates 

Marena and Roger Gault 

Brittany and Michael Glendenning 

Samantha and Scott Goldstein 

Hazel and David Greene 

Alisha and Chris Gummer 

Cameron and Jay Gummer 

Cindy and Chuck Gummer 

Michelle and Ryan Gummer 

Debra and Ken Hamlett 

Kathy and Kevin Hanrahan 

Edna and Xavier Henderson 

Claudia and Preston Hext 

Kim and Greg Hext 

Shawna and Josh Hinkel

Alison Hollender

Marissa and Michael Horne 

Sharon Hudson 

Matrice and Ron Kirk  

Kline Family Foundation 

Cynthia and Jim Leano 

Nicole and Nico Leone 

Carol and John Levy 

Sarah and Alan Losinger 

Pat and Charles McEvoy 

Amanda Mahaney 

Amy and Michael Meadows 

Jill Mellinger 

Jennifer and Steve Miff 

Jerry Miller 

Kaylyn and Mike Montgomery 

Dawn and Steve Moore 

Monica and Jesse Moreno 

Cheryl Camin Murray and Blake Murray 

Ruth Mutch 

NexPoint Philanthropies 

Dan Patterson 

Nancy Patterson and Larry Maxwell 

Stephen Penrose 

Nancy and Doug Rabe 

Blair and Daniel Raggio 

Darryl Ratcliff 

Sherri and Brad Rejebian 

Darrel and Jeff Rice 

Katie Robbins  

Edgar A. Robinson Family 

Stacy and Rudy Rodriguez, Jr. 

Suzann Ruff 

Ruth Ruhl 

Deborah and Gavin Ryan

Evo Sadowsky  

Byron and Celeste Sanders 

Diana and Sam Self 

Gretel and Justin Shipley 

Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt

Lisa K. Simmons 

Gloria and Juan Ernesto Snead 

Sarah-Michelle Stearns 

Chuck Steelman 

Amy and Edward Stewart 

Barbie and Thomas Stewart  

Ann Stuart in memory of Ray R. Poliakoff, her beloved husband 

Rob Swift 

Caroline Symcox and Matthew Meadows 

Miles Trapp-Danielson 

Shyla Valentine 

Fallon and Robie Vaughn 

Emma Vernon and Chance Jones 

Alicia Voltmer 

Gayla and Jim Von Ehr 

Joan and Alan Walne 

Stephanie and Autry Warren 

Jane Williams

Aimee Williams-Ramey and Royce Ramey 

Ellen Winspear 

CW Whitaker 

Sponsors

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HOST COMMITTEE RECEPTION SPONSOR

WORKING COMMITTEE WELCOME MEETING SPONSOR

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