Event Date: October 22, 2023
Location: Omni Houston Hotel
Beneficiary: The Women’s Fund
No. in attendance: 500
Money raised: $260,000
Honorary Chairs: Honorable Joanne King Herring, Jane Page Crump, Amanda and Claire Lundquist, Carol LaMarche and Gaby and Maya Graubart
Chairpersons: Beth Wolff and Cynthia Wolff
Honorees: Stephanie and Katie Tsuru and Terri Earles
Emcee: Gina Gaston
Keynote Speakers: Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell and Ronna Williams
Entertainment by: Tremble Choir of Houston and Partnerschools Voices United Choir
Photography: Daniel Ortiz and Alexander Rogers
Resilience was the Word of the Day at The Women’s Fund 13th Annual Rockin’ Resiliency Luncheon
Co-chairs Beth Wolff and daughter Cynthia Wolff welcomed 500 of their resilient friends to Omni Houston Hotel for the 13th Annual Rockin’ Resiliency Luncheon, which benefited The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency.
Lending their support as Honorary Chairs were Honorable Joanne King Herring, along with Honorary Vice Chairs Jane Page Crump, Amanda and Claire Lundquist, Carol LaMarche, and Gaby and Maya Graubart.
A shopping extravaganza set in the foyer with over 20 unique vendors, sponsored by Paulina and Caragh McGrath, opened the reception. Accompanying the shopping experience were numerous luxury silent auction items curated by auction chairs Megan Butler and Clara Orlean. Tego Jewelers sponsored a champagne raffle with several valuable items and Champagne Madame Zéro kept their prized bubbly flowing!
The guests were ushered into the ballroom by a musical performance by Tremble Choir of Houston and Partnerschools Voices United Choir. Emcee and Channel 13 newscaster Gina Gaston welcomed attendees to take their seats where a sumptuous luncheon by Omni Hotel’s chef awaited them.
Taking well-earned applause as honorees were Stephanie and Katie Tsuru and Terri Earles. Keynote speakers sharing empowering messages were Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell and Ronna Williams. The Women’s Fund also solemnly recognized the passing of their founder, Jacqueline Goettsche.
More than $260,000 was raised to continue this organization’s mission to provide women and girls the tools needed to be advocates for their health, which includes free education classes, workshops, seminars, and publications that empower them and improve their long-term health outcomes.
In the Social Scene (not previously mentioned): Jillian Nel, Katherine Cabaniss Parsley, Lisa Chandler Rogers, Kathryn Tees, Nadia S. Akaweih, Monica Fulton, Ginny T. Kirklin, Martha Walton, Kim Williams, Philamena Baird, Cheryl Byington, Lindsey Duhon, Nan Duhon, , Jackie Macha, Crystal Nguyen and Mary Beth Robinson, Cindy Cook, Casey Curry, Mary Fusillo, Lisa Graham-Garza, Leisa Holland-Nelson Bowman, Debra Laws, Evelyn Leightman, Shelley Ludwick, Edna Meyer-Nelson, Leila Perrin, Sandra Porter, Dana Kervin, Jerre Parsons Williams and Heidi Rockecharlie