More than $100,000 was raised for The University of Texas Medical Branch’s new Jennie Sealy Hospital. Once completed in 2016, this $438 million hospital will be among the leading inpatient facilities in all of academic medicine, with 310 patient rooms, 20 state-of-the-art operating suites and a 28-room day surgery center. Paige Fertitta, Tilman Fertitta, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly
More than 1,200 guests danced and dined at the South Beach-themed ball. When the fuchsia curtain rose, the gala guests were wowed at the transformation of the ballroom designed by Richard Flowers and Kirksey Gregg of The Events Company. The South Beach themed gala featured spectacle and pageantry, music, burlesque, surprise acts, a swimsuit fashion show, lights and plenty of glamorous action.
Stacy Soriero, Kara Howes, Tiffany Wong
Following a procession of notables from business, politics, medicine and Mardi Gras royalty, the night was packed with all-star entertainment, from performances by Jessie’s Girls and the Philidelphia Mummers to Las Vegas showgirls. A special performance by the former lead singer of the Go-Go’s, Belinda Carlisle, surprised guests and kept the dancing going until 1:30 a.m.
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