Out to Lunch!

Springtime means it’s luncheon season in H-Town! The annual Hats in the Park event, chaired by Francine Ballard and Greggory Burk, was once again a glam slam, raising $400K for the Hermann Park Conservancy. ... The Christus Foundation for Healthcare welcomed Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, to speak at its spring lunch, which raised nearly a quarter-million dollars. ... And more than 200 supporters of the Children’s Museum gathered at the River Oaks Country Club for its Friends and Families lunch. Guests enjoyed fig-and-pecan-glazed chicken as keynote speaker Jennifer Arnold, best known as half of The Little Couple on TLC, gave a motivational message — and Sprinkles’ cupcakes to-go were a sweet parting gift.

  • Isabel David and 
Jana Arnoldy at ‘Hats’
    Isabel David and Jana Arnoldy at ‘Hats’
  • Don and Janet Collins, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, and JoAnn and Gene Allspach at ‘Christus’
    Don and Janet Collins, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, and JoAnn and Gene Allspach at ‘Christus’
  • Russell and Diana Hawkins at ‘Hats’
    Russell and Diana Hawkins at ‘Hats’
  • Ashley Baxter and 
Neekie Kashani at ‘Friends’
    Ashley Baxter and Neekie Kashani at ‘Friends’
  • Merele Yarborough, Sharon-Marie Hogge, and Dina McMearn at ‘Hats’
    Merele Yarborough, Sharon-Marie Hogge, and Dina McMearn at ‘Hats’
  • Leisa Holland-Nelson and Harriet Latimer at ‘Hats’
    Leisa Holland-Nelson and Harriet Latimer at ‘Hats’
  • Kelly Burke and Jennifer Shellist at ‘Friends’
    Kelly Burke and Jennifer Shellist at ‘Friends’
  • Phoebe Tudor and Doreen Stoller at ‘Hats’
    Phoebe Tudor and Doreen Stoller at ‘Hats’
  • Elissa Rivas, Kelli Cohen Fein and Gina Bhatia 
at ‘Friends’
    Elissa Rivas, Kelli Cohen Fein and Gina Bhatia at ‘Friends’
  • Isabelle Swartz, Gloria Luna Bounds and Anna Kaplan at ‘Hats’
    Isabelle Swartz, Gloria Luna Bounds and Anna Kaplan at ‘Hats’
  • Michelle Sacks and Elva Akin at ‘Friends’
    Michelle Sacks and Elva Akin at ‘Friends’
  • Milessa Lowrie and Krystal Crane Thompson at ‘Friends’
    Milessa Lowrie and Krystal Crane Thompson at ‘Friends’
  • Francine Ballard and 
Greggory Burk at ‘Hats’
    Francine Ballard and Greggory Burk at ‘Hats’
  • Dominique Isenhower and 
Jason Dyer at ‘Christus’
    Dominique Isenhower and Jason Dyer at ‘Christus’
  • Jane Block and Kathy McGovern at ‘Christus’
    Jane Block and Kathy McGovern at ‘Christus’