SUPPORTERS OF ANOTHER Houston org enthusiastically raised a glass to the return of in-person fundraising. The Center for Pursuit's "Renew Our Spirit" lunch, held at River Oaks Country Club on Tuesday, raised $230,000 to further the nonprofit's mission to serving the needs of Houston-area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The 250 guests braved yet another day of downpours to enjoy the program, which featured Baylor College of Medicine President Paul Klotman — introduced by Mayor Sylvester Turner — and offered a preview of Center's forthcoming new campus, slated to open in the East End in July.
Center's Charles C. Canton also announced the addition of a partnership between the organization and Social Motion Skills, whose Aspire Accessories program employs adults with autism and other special needs to create beautiful, unique products like jewelry and custom gifts.
Allison and Tommy Edwards
Barbara and Ronald Cuenod
Robert Gallegos and Gracie Saenz
David and Lisa Handal
David Baldwin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Charles Canton and Dr. Paul Klotman
Donna and Chris Gaut
Doug Orr, Stephanie Page and Marie Baldwin
Jane Cummings and Marilu Garza
Leila Perrin, Charity Yarborough and Steve Winter
Leisa Holland Nelson and Bob Bowmna
Mike Smith, Angelique Law and Tyler Karr