The Junior League of Houston, Inc. celebrated 90 years of “Building A Better Community” with the 67th Annual Charity Ball, 1925 – An Epic Era, on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7, 2015 with a Preview Party on Thursday, February 5. The sold out event featured an action-packed evening of entertainment with a dinner theatre style musical show and dancing. Each evening featured an Epic live auction and a big board offering one-of-a-kind luxe items. Highlights of the auction included a custom earring and necklace suite by the Junior League’s Presenting Jeweler Sponsor Tenenbaum & Co. featuring 2.27 carats of diamonds, black onyx and 0.90 carats of rock crystal, a true collector’s piece, and “A Car for All Seasons,” provided by Sewell Automotive Companies, the Junior League’s Presenting Automotive Sponsor, which allows the lucky winner to choose a car of their choice four times within the year from each of their dealerships to drive for a season. On Friday evening, guests celebrated into the wee hours at the League’s first ever late night event – the Epic Late Night Speakeasy.
In addition to Tenenbaum & Co. and Sewell Automotive Companies, presenting underwriters for this year’s event include the Junior League’s Premier Community Partner Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as Community Partners Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors, Gallery Furniture, The Iris & Lloyd Webre Foundation, River Oaks Donuts and The Houston St. Andrew’s Ball.
Continuing its long-standing tradition, Junior League of Houston members accompanied by a select group of gentlemen performed as part of the famed Charity Ball show. This year’s event helped raise $1 million to support the Junior League of Houston. The annual Charity Ball is the primary source of funding for the Junior League of Houston’s Community Program and directly supports the Junior League’s mission and work in the community, which will provide approximately $2 million in trained volunteer time and direct financial support to 36 community and League-initiated programs to the Greater Houston Area this year.