Houstonians Hit Up Fave Mountain-Town Playground for Chic Summer Soirees Benefiting Memorial Hermann
'TIS THE SEASON for Houston to collectively move to Colorado — at least until school starts back up. A pair of parties hosted by Memorial Hermann Foundation took place in idyllic Aspen, with a record number of guests enjoying the crisp mountain air, breathtaking views, and delicious blood-orange margaritas in the name of charity.
The first was a cocktail reception hosted at a private ranch owned by longtime hospital supporters. More than 150 guests listened to the sounds of a string quartet of students from the Aspen Music Festival and remarks from the foundation's VP and CEO Anne Neeson, as well as Memorial Hermann's president and CEO David Callender. They both highlighted the importance of Life Flight, the Red Duke Trauma Institute, TIRR Memorial Hermann and the John S. Dunn Burn Center.
The next morning, a crowd gathered for brunch at The Garden at Hotel Jerome, which was decorated by Indigenous Design with beautiful, organic floral arrangements. The daytime event, featuring a soundtrack courtesy of Aspen's DJ Savy, was hosted by Melissa Juneau and Leticia Trauber, whose daughter Lexi Trauber attended on her behalf.
The weekend festivities concluded with the distribution of a parting gift in the form of a gilded Aspen-leaf ornament, representing the donation of Aspen trees by the Memorial Hermann Foundation to the Aspen School District, whose campus has suffered many tree losses.
Kim Padgett, Leigh Smith, Patti Murphy, Cheryl Byington
Will and Elizabeth Galtney
Anne Neeson and Craig Janies (photo by Cathy Miller)
Valerie and Sam Golden
Charlie Lusk, Suzie Johnson
Tony Bradfield, Jennifer Allison, Rachel Regan
Felicia and Rafael Stone
Steve Trauber and Lexi Trauber
Geraldina Interino, Geraldina and Scott Wise
Sherry and Jim Smith, Erin Asprec
Lorraine Wegmann, Jen Savery
Roslyn Mitchell, Anne Neeson, Leigh Smith, Melissa Juneau, Tony Bradfield
Mary and Will Williams, Kathy and Charles Lusk
Myron Blalock, Tonya and Dr. David Callender
Melissa Juneau, Amalia Stanton, Laurie Krohn
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