Men of Distinction Lunch Marks Anniversary and Fundraising Milestone — $5.5 Mil for the Med Center!

Hallie Vanderhider, Stephen Lewis, Anne Neeson and Molly Crownover

THE SOCIAL BOOK’S 15th Men of Distinction luncheon, which raises money for pediatric research in the Texas Medical Center, added four more to its list of philanthropic gentlemen who make Houston a better place — bringing the total to 60 over the course of the event’s history.


Portraits of each honoree, taken by Gittings, were displayed on a photo wall in the ballroom of the River Oaks Country Club, where the lunch was held. Chair Tracy Dieterich and emcee Tom Koch welcomed guests and introduced the afternoon’s honorees, Stanley Appel, John Butler, Jr., Keith Mosing and Jim Postl.

They also introduced the recipients of three $100,000 grants for medical research: Allison Speer (UTHealth), Alessandro Grattoni and Osama Gaber (Houston Methodist), and Michael Belfort and Sundef Keswani (Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine).

The Men of Distinction event has provided more than $5.5 million in grants over the course of the last 15 years. Cheers to that!

Beverly Postl and honoree Jim Postl

Dr. Bud Frazier, Regina Rogers and Dr. John Cangelosi

Honoree John Butler, Jr. and David Wuthrich

Honoree Keith Mosing, Alice Mosing and Tony Bradfield

Jeff Morgan and Chairman Tracy Dieterich

Jesse Tutor and Honorable Bill King

Leila Perrin and Sandra Porter

Jim Crownover, Molly Crownover and Scott Evans

Thurmon and Lilly Andress

Tony Bradfield, Dr. Devinder Bhatia and Walter Aymen

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