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Making a difference

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Leila Perrin, Elizabeth Killinger, Karen Love and Leisa Holland Nelson

Leila Perrin, Elizabeth Killinger, Karen Love and Leisa Holland Nelson (Photo: Daniel Ortiz)

More than 300 community leaders gathered at Hotel ZaZa for the 10th annual Making a Difference Luncheon benefiting El Centro de Corazón. Leisa Holland Nelson and Leila Perrin were chairs for the second year in a row, and Philamena and Arthur Baird were the honorary chairs. Gina Gaston of KTRH Channel 13 emceed the event. Karen Love, a longtime active community member, of PKF Texas, was recognized as the 2017 Making a Difference Community Leader Honoree. Keynote speaker Maria Hinojosa, a news anchor and reporter, shared her story and spoke about the importance of organizations like El Centro. Spotted in the crowd were John Hernandez, Cathy Easter, Dr. Charles Millikan, Bill King, Beckie and Gasper Mir, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Sippi Khurana, Shawntell McWilliams, Roxann Neumann, and Margaret and Joel Shannon. Proceeds benefit low-income, medically underserved families in Houston. Pictured (from left) are Leila Perrin, Elizabeth Killinger, Karen Love and Leisa Holland Nelson. See www.elcentrodecorazon.org.

Editor’s note: The Buzz congratulates Buzz About Town columnist Annie Blaylock McQueen on the arrival of her beautiful baby Georgia. Annie took a short break to spend time with Georgia and twin toddlers Cash and Lila and will return to the Buzz About Town column in May. In the meantime, associate editor Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld handled this column. As usual, please send your high-res photos and community news to [email protected] or 5001 Bissonnet, Suite 100, Bellaire, Texas 77401. Items are published on a space-available basis.

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