On October 21 our Young Professionals Group (YPG) hosted its second annual black-tie Jungle Book Gala at The Dunlavy. This sold-out event was chaired by Lizzie Andrews, the granddaughter of First Lady Barbara Bush. Guests enjoyed a fun, entertaining evening featuring delectable food and drinks, a silent auction, and dancing to live music by DJ JJ Essen. Honorary chairs included Dwight Howard, NBA All-Star and founder of the D12 Foundation, and Lucas Somoza, international stylist and event designer. More than $55,000 was raised to support the efforts of our YPG to build home libraries for low-income children across Houston. We are grateful to Central Houston Cadillac for their generous sponsorship. Check out our Jungle Book Gala photo album.
The mission of our YPG is to engage young professionals in Houston’s ongoing literacy crisis by creating opportunities for members to read, lead, and serve our next generation.