Event Date: January 28, 2024
Location: Hilton Americas-Houston
Beneficiary: Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services
No. in attendance: 550
Money raised: $1,300,000
Honorary Chairs: Sue Sue and Don Aron, Barbara and Barry Lewis, and Helen Wils and Leonard Goldstein
Chairpersons: Jennifer and Scott Jacobson and Amy and Adam Mincberg
Honoree: Larry Buck
Emcees: Linda Lorelle and Khambrel Marshall
Event Coordination: Francisco + Co
Décor by: Let It Fly Events
Florals by: H-E-B
Entertainment by: David Caceres Band
Photography: Daniel Ortiz
Seven Acres Guests Took the “Next Steps to the Future” at the Annual Gala
Over 550 guests took the “Next Step” in tennis shoes at Hilton Americas-Houston as celebrants raised over $1.3 million for the care of the elderly residents at Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services.
Long-time supporter Larry Buck was celebrated as the evening’s honoree, and his love for constantly wearing tennis shoes was not only incorporated into the event’s logo but was feted into its theme. Attendees were decked in their glamorous attire and the famed rubber-soled shoes took focus in everyone’s chic attire. A beautiful moment occurred when Larry’s wife, Kaki Buck, and his granddaughter, Molly Nicholson, introduced him and brought him to the stage, where President Michael Feinstein presented him with the well-deserved award.
Emcees were renowned television personalities Linda Lorelle and Khambrel Marshall, who welcomed guests and introduced chairpersons Jennifer and Scott Jacobson and Amy and Adam Mincberg and Honorary Chairs Sue Sue and Don Aron, Barbara and Barry Lewis and Helen Wills and Leonard Goldstein.
Memorable notes from the gala included brilliant event coordination from Francisco + Co., stunning décor from Let It Fly Events, florals from H-E-B, entertainment by David Caceres Band, fabulous gift items up for bid, a lively “Heads or Tails” game, a gift tree, a tequila-martini bar and so much more!
In the Social Scene (not previously mentioned): Barry and Barbara Lewis, Helen Wils and Leonard Goldstein, Sue Sue and Don Aron, Judy and Michael Feinstein, Judy and Ronnie Yambra, Joyce and Ambassador Arthur Schechter, Regina Rogers, Max Levit, Karen and Buster Freedman, Rochelle and Alan Jacobson, Lainie Gordon and David Mincberg, Diana Brackman, Richard Loewenstern, Elena and Joel Dinkin, Carl Josehart, and Susan and Max Reichenthal