Lunch Bunch

The inaugural Women of Substance luncheon honored a dozen local ladies for their philanthropic contributions, and raised $400,000 for the Mission of Yahweh shelter. ... Meanwhile, supporters of the Houston Botanic Garden also raised nearly $500,000 at the organization’s lunch. ... A sold-out event benefiting Houston’s Ronald McDonald House thanked Southwest Airlines for its support. ... The second annual Power of Literacy luncheon, hosted by the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Ladies for Literacy Guild, celebrated the unveiling of the 30-foot Curiosity Cruiser mobile library. ... Finally, Rob Lowe was the ballyhooed keynote speaker at the Council on Recovery’s fall lunch, which raised $520,000.

  • Carrie Sturgess, Tana Wood and Paula Paine at ‘Council’
    Carrie Sturgess, Tana Wood and Paula Paine at ‘Council’
  • Rob Lowe at ‘Council’
    Rob Lowe at ‘Council’
  • Alice Burguieres, Jeri Shapiro, Polly Bowden and Stephanie Harcrow at ‘Literacy’
    Alice Burguieres, Jeri Shapiro, Polly Bowden and Stephanie Harcrow at ‘Literacy’
  • Erick Sandlin, Nellie Connally and Laura and Tony Visage at ‘Council’
    Erick Sandlin, Nellie Connally and Laura and Tony Visage at ‘Council’
  • Amy and Rob Pierce at ‘Women’
    Amy and Rob Pierce at ‘Women’
  • Cathy Borlenghi, Phoebe Tudor and Mary Grace Gray at ‘Women’
    Cathy Borlenghi, Phoebe Tudor and Mary Grace Gray at ‘Women’
  • Cherie Flores and Susanne Pritchard at ‘Botannical’
    Cherie Flores and Susanne Pritchard at ‘Botannical’
  • Dick East,  William Cunningham and Rick Noriega at ‘McDonald’
    Dick East, William Cunningham and Rick Noriega at ‘McDonald’
  • Jill Bomar, Blair Loocke and Carolyn Dodson at ‘Botannical’
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  • Lance and Alicia Smith at ‘Women’
    Lance and Alicia Smith at ‘Women’
  • Lester and Sue Smith with Barbara Bush at ‘Literacy’
    Lester and Sue Smith with Barbara Bush at ‘Literacy’
  • Maria Bush, Julie Baker Finck, Melissa Williams and Elaine Croucher at ‘Literacy’
    Maria Bush, Julie Baker Finck, Melissa Williams and Elaine Croucher at ‘Literacy’