Spring 2024 francisco+co

January 28
2024 Next Step Gala
Benefitting: Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care
Chairs: Jennifer and Scott Jacobson, Amy and Adam Mincberg
Venue: Hilton Americas

February 10
Pulse of the Century, 2024 Centennial Houston Heart Ball
Benefitting: American Heart Association
Chair: Kelly Hackett
Honorees: Houston Health Heroes and Community Partners
Venue: Hilton Americas

April 4
CanCare Hope Uncorked Wine Dinner
When: 6pm
Where: Benny Chow Private Rooms
Chairs: Cathy and David Herr
Events: Champagne reception and Houston’s top wine collectors sharing vintages from their personal cellars while enjoying an incredible four-course meal curated and prepared by Benny Chows Executive Chef Jeffrey Mei
Tariff: Tickets $750
Benefitting: CanCare

April 5
Tickled Pink Luncheon
When: 11:30am
Where: Post Oak Hotel
Chairs: Jacquie Baly, Beth Wolff, Cynthia Wolff
Honorary co-chairs: Leisa Holland-Nelson Bowman and Millette Sherman
Honoring: Nelda Blair, Shelley Boyer, Cheryl Creuzot, Evelyn Leightman, Janette Marx, Sue Smith
Guest Speaker: Dr. Arif Kamal
Tariff: Tables $2,500+
Benefitting: American Cancer Society
Contact: Nelda Blair

April 18
Longhorn Legacy Scholarship Gala
When: 6:30pm
Where: River Oaks Country Club
Chair: Tawnya Bell
Party Notes: Attire- Boots and Burnt Orange
Benefitting: Texas Exes Houston Chapter UT Student Scholarships
Contact: Tawnya Bell (email:

May 3
2024 Latin Women’s Initiative Fashion Show and Luncheon
When: 10:00am
Where: Hilton Americas
Chairs: Jolene Trevino
Honoree: Rebecca Reyes and April Salazar
Featured Designer: Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue
Tariff: Tables $5,000
Benefitting: Latin Women’s Initiative
Contact: or 832-992-1594

May 3
The Wish Ball
When: 6pm
Where: Post Oak Hotel
Honorary Chairs: Claudia and Brad Freels and Carly and John Whitehurst
Honorees: Kay and Tommy Austin, founder of Make-A-Wish
Community Partners: Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo and Dash, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans
Tariff: Tables $5,000
Benefitting: Make-A-Wish, Celebrating 40 years of wishes, Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

May 4
Hats, Hearts, & Horseshoes: A Kentucky Derby Affair
When: 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: Post Oak Hotel
Chairs: Fady Armanious and Bill Baldwin, Amanda and Terry Boffone, Jayne and Garrett Johnston
Honoring: Meredith Chastang and Liz Anders, Champions of Hope Award
Party Notes: Join Bo’s Place for the best Derby party outside of Churchill Downs! Enjoy an afternoon with top shelf libations and gourmet bites, including a classic Derby Mint Julep. Snap a photo in your finest derby attire. Stay and play with a “run for the roses” racing wall, a silent auction of unique offerings, festive music,
Tariff: Tickets starting at $1,000 for 2 tickets, Tables starting at $3,500
Benefitting: All proceeds of Hats, Hearts, & Horseshoes benefit Bo’s Place enabling us to provide no-cost grief support services to children, families, and adults.
Contact: Rachel Daniels,, 713-942-8339

May 23
CanCare’s 30th annual HOPE Luncheon: Celebrating Cancer Survivorship
When: 11:30am
Where: River Oaks Country Club
Chairs: Phoebe and Bobbie Tudor
Honorary Chairs: Stephanie & Frank Tsuru
Honoring: Survivor Honoree: Vijay Goradia, Corporate Honoree: Amerapex/ Brigitte & Bashar Kalai, Community Honoree: Sippi Khurana, MD
Featured Speaker: Dr. Peter Pisters, President, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Tariff: Tickets $500, Tables $5,000+
Benefitting: Cancare

May 31
Stand Up for Children
When: 6pm
Where: Hilton Americas
Chairs: April and Wells McGee
Honoring: Children’s Memorial Hospital
Featured Entertainment: Nationally well know Comedian
Tariff: Tickets $500, Tables $5,000+
Benefitting: Children at Risk

June 1
Houston Furniture Bank
When: 6pm
Where: River Oaks Country Club
Chairs: Francie and Mike Willis
Tariff: Tickets $500, Tables $5,000+
Benefitting: Houston Furniture Bank