Gala Glam

For the first time, the cancer-fighting Alcides E. Rosaura Diniz Foundation hosted a gala at the Astorian. Ana Paola Diniz, who lost her father Alcides to Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006, praised MD Anderson, the night’s beneficiary, for its dedication. … Meanwhile, Catholic Charities’ “happy”-themed 75th annual Spirit of Charity event did indeed bring smiles to many faces. The evening, held at the Marriott Marquis, raised $1 million. … This year’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award dinner honored President George W. Bush for his lifelong commitment to service and country. The total till doubled the previous record, coming in at $4.2 million. …  In addition to celebrating the induction of five new members of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, the Lone Star Flight Museum’s Flights of Fancy event garnered $700K for the museum. … And the 30th annual Goodwill Gala was the organization’s most successful ever, with more than 400 black-tie-clad guests — including Simone Biles and her family, guests of board member Leisa Holland Nelson — partying for a cause at the River Oaks Country Club.

  • Claudia Martinez, Heitor Drapier
    Claudia Martinez, Heitor Drapier
  • Lisa Sherrill and Karen Haug at ‘Lone Star’
    Lisa Sherrill and Karen Haug at ‘Lone Star’
  • Tony Bradfield, Margaret Alkek Williams, Sylvia Goldstein and Kevin Black at ‘LBJ’
    Tony Bradfield, Margaret Alkek Williams, Sylvia Goldstein and Kevin Black at ‘LBJ’
  • Laura Davenport and Kimberly Cutchall at ‘LBJ’
    Laura Davenport and Kimberly Cutchall at ‘LBJ’
  • Philamena and Arthur Baird at ‘Catholic’
    Philamena and Arthur Baird at ‘Catholic’
  • Dayna Steele and Buzz Aldrin at ‘Lone Star’
    Dayna Steele and Buzz Aldrin at ‘Lone Star’
  • Sharon Birkman Fink and Richard Fink at ‘Goodwill’
    Sharon Birkman Fink and Richard Fink at ‘Goodwill’
  • Chris Huston and Jennifer Hovas at ‘ARD’
    Chris Huston and Jennifer Hovas at ‘ARD’
  • President George W. Bush and Sue and Lester Smith at ‘LBJ’
    President George W. Bush and Sue and Lester Smith at ‘LBJ’
  • Trini Mendenhall and Cynthia Colbert at ‘Catholic’
    Trini Mendenhall and Cynthia Colbert at ‘Catholic’
  • Twila Carter and Jason Fuller at ‘LBJ’
    Twila Carter and Jason Fuller at ‘LBJ’
  • Aline Muniz, Ana Paola Diniz and Lais Ribeiro at ‘ARD’
    Aline Muniz, Ana Paola Diniz and Lais Ribeiro at ‘ARD’
  • Burt and Ally Martin at ‘Catholic’
    Burt and Ally Martin at ‘Catholic’
  • Scooter Smith performs at ‘Goodwill’
    Scooter Smith performs at ‘Goodwill’
  • Terrell and Will Lufburrow at ‘Goodwill’
    Terrell and Will Lufburrow at ‘Goodwill’