Generations of Giving – Huffington Center on Aging Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
It was a cool evening and we are not just talking about the weather. A sophisticated group of about 400 people gathered at the at the 25th Anniversary of the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine, at River Oaks Country Club for a black tie sold out evening.
The theme of the evening was “Generations of Giving” as they were honoring philanthropic families. Joan Lyons, Ted and Stacey Lyons, Greg and Linda Lyons Brown, Jaleh and Bruce Sallee Family and Margaret Alkek Williams, and Randa and Charles Williams, were introduced with a standing ovation for all the good work they do in the community.
The ballroom was decked with red roses, ornate invitations, and chandeliers were lit as the Mistress of Ceremonies Jan Carson led the evening. Co-Chairmen Donatella and Fred Benckenstein, Mehrnaz and Ned Gill, Betty and John Hrncir, Bain Pearson and John Pitts along with Honorary Chairmen Terry Huffington, Dr Ralph Dittman and Michael Huffington were thrilled with the success as the evening brought in over $471,000 to support the Huffington Center on Aging’s mission to improve the quality of lives of people as they age by funding new faculty pursuing research into longevity, reproductive aging and metabolism.
Spotted at the beautiful Crystal Ball were: Mary and Tony Gracely, Nidhika and Pershant Mehta, Maryann and Jodie Hoffer, Nancy and Jack Dinerstein, Dr. Paul Klotman, President Baylor College of Medicine, Meg and Dr. Cecil Christensen, Tim Connolly, Susan Boggio, Hui Zheng and Xiangwei Wu, Judy and Richard Agee, Beth Madison and Ralph Burch and Sharon and Doug Owens.
Photos by Kim Coffman.