Football Great Drew Brees Headlines Big-Ticket Touchdown for TEACH

Dave Rossman and Wilson Parish
Football Great Drew Brees Headlines Big-Ticket Touchdown for TEACH

Drew Brees

NFL CHAMP DREW Brees was the special guest at this week's Touchdown for TEACH event, attended by more than 400 guests who, after last year's virtual gala, were glad to be together in person at River Oaks Country Club.


Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees and H-E-B's Scott McClelland had an onstage chat about his recent retirement, and how education and mentorship shaped his career and life. The evening also honored the Champagne Cowgirls, who have raised funds and awareness for education-related causes through various Rodeo events.

The evening raised $1.2 million for Houston org To Educate All Children (TEACH), thanks to the generosity of Fayez Sarofim, who underwrote the gala so that all proceeds went directly to the cause. TEACH was founded by Susan Sarofim and Mary Yenik to provide resources and training to help create calm and safe classrooms and reduce teacher turnover.

"We feel like we just won the Super Bowl," said TEACH's executive director Alvin Abraham. "TEACH already reaches more than 12,000 students and now, thanks to everyone's contributions tonight, we can help even more students and teachers in our community and beyond."

Susan and Fayez Sarofim

Camille Charvet and Julie Chen

Rufus and Yvonne Cormier

Collin Cox, Alvin Abraham and Nick Nagurski

Kelly Krohn Buchanan and Scott McClelland

Millard House II and Leisa Holland Nelson

Laura Stein, Cheryl Byington and Elizabeth Stein

Champagne Cowgirls

Kristy Bradshaw and Monica Hartland

Michael Francisco and Kelley and Steve Lubanko

Mike and Carol Linn

People + Places
Duos, Trios and Teams: ‘Next-Generation’ Mother-Daughter Leppert Duo Debuts

Clare Leppert and Clementine, the Cavachon. Leigh Leppert and Benny, the Bernedoodle.

HOW DID YOU come together as a team? This fall, we are celebrating the introduction of an exciting real estate collaboration between Clare Leppert, longtime Houston Realtor®, and daughter Leigh Leppert. Clare shared a 20+ year real estate partnership with her mother, Bette Carpenter, until Bette’s death in 2016. Having worked solo for several years, Clare in 2021 was awarded Houston Business Journal’s No. 2 Luxury Realtor® in Houston. Leigh, who has been working in marketing for the past decade, has always shared a passion for real estate and watched Clare successfully balance family and career. We are excited to re-create the next generation of a mother-daughter duo at Compass!

Keep ReadingShow less

Wiley's 'Judith and Holofernes'

THE ENERGY IN the foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Caroline Wiess Law Building is quite lively, thanks to the installation of two provocative paintings, painted 400 years apart — one by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian 17th-century female artist, the other by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary, Nigerian-born queer Black artist. Each depicts the grisly climax in the Old Testament Book of Judith, in which the widow Judith decapitates the Assyrian general Holofernes, thus saving her besieged Jewish city of Betulia.

Keep ReadingShow less
Art + Entertainment

LoveShackFancy

READY TO SPEND some Christmas cash and gift cards, or eager to get Rodeo-ready?! Houston boutiques are boot-scooting up for 2023 with new collections, pop-ups and more.

Keep ReadingShow less
Style