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2017 Houston Heroes Luncheon

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Michelle Williams, Tracy Faulkner, Rania Mankarious, Dana Tyson, Gail Stalarow

(From left) Michelle Williams, Tracy Faulkner, Rania Mankarious, Dana Tyson, Gail Stalarow (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

More than 500 supporters gathered for Crime Stoppers of Houston’s annual Houston’s Heroes Awards Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The event raised more than $135,000 to fund Crime Stoppers’ crime prevention programs and public safety initiatives.

Jacquie Baly, President and CEO of Baly Projects and FOX26 Political Analyst served as MC for the luncheon. James Conway, a national security and counterterrorism expert, provided a keynote speech on terrorism.

The individuals honored as the 2017 Houston’s Heroes included: Alan Rosen, Harris County Constable Precinct 1, The Johnny Klevenhagen Award; Brenda Stardig, City of Houston Council Member, District A, The Leon Goldstein Award; Steve Mach, Chairman of the Texas Public Safety Commission, The Leiv Platou Award; Constance White, The Safe School Award. Both Merriman Holt Powell Architects and Mission Constructors, Inc., were honored with The Corporate Partnership Award.

“In thinking about our honorees and the work they do both professionally and personally as well as those in the room of this annual event, I am reminded that we are a city blessed with the best of the best,” said Rania Mankarious, Executive Director of Crime Stoppers.

Be sure to check out Rania Mankarious’ blog every Sunday morning on our website.

  • Dave Ward, Jan Duncan, Laura Ward

    (From left) Dave Ward, Jan Duncan, Laura Ward. (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Charlie and Jill Talisman

    Charlie and Jill Talisman (Photo: Roswitha Vogler)

  • Courtney Haas, Rania Mankarious, Ruchi Mukherjee

    (From left) Courtney Haas, Rania Mankarious, Ruchi Mukherjee. (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Devinder and Gina Bhatia

    Devinder and Gina Bhatia (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Stan Stanart, Don Woo, Chris Daniel

    (From left) Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart, Don Woo, Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel. (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen

    Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Ed Gonzalez, Kim Ogg, Art Acevedo

    (From left) Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Lilly Rosen and Kacy Rosen

    Lilly Rosen and Kacy Rosen (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rania Mankarious

    Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rania Mankarious (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Joni Hoffman, Allie Danziger, Gail Stalarow

    (From left) Joni Hoffman, Allie Danziger and Gail Stalarow

  • Maureen Wittels, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Roula Christie, Gail Stalarow

    (From left) Maureen Wittels, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Roula Christie and Gail Stalarow

  • Rania Mankarious, Ellen Cokinos

    Rania Mankarious and Ellen Cokinos (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Rania Mankarious, Harry and Cora Sue Mach

    Rania Mankarious, Harry and Cora Sue Mach (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Steve Mach, Rania Mankarious, Joella Mach

    Steve Mach, Rania Mankarious, Joella Mach (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Tama Lundquist, Jan Duncan, Tena Faust

    Tama Lundquist, Jan Duncan, Tena Faust (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Olivier

    Vicki Rizzo and Mauri Olivier (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

  • Dave Ward, Jan Duncan, Laura Ward
  • Charlie and Jill Talisman
  • Courtney Haas, Rania Mankarious, Ruchi Mukherjee
  • Devinder and Gina Bhatia
  • Stan Stanart, Don Woo, Chris Daniel
  • Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen
  • Ed Gonzalez, Kim Ogg, Art Acevedo
  • Lilly Rosen and Kacy Rosen
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rania Mankarious
  • Joni Hoffman, Allie Danziger, Gail Stalarow
  • Maureen Wittels, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Roula Christie, Gail Stalarow
  • Rania Mankarious, Ellen Cokinos
  • Rania Mankarious, Harry and Cora Sue Mach
  • Steve Mach, Rania Mankarious, Joella Mach
  • Tama Lundquist, Jan Duncan, Tena Faust
  • Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Olivier

More photos

Dave Ward, Jan Duncan, Laura Ward

(From left) Dave Ward, Jan Duncan, Laura Ward. (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Charlie and Jill Talisman

Charlie and Jill Talisman (Photo: Roswitha Vogler)

Courtney Haas, Rania Mankarious, Ruchi Mukherjee

(From left) Courtney Haas, Rania Mankarious, Ruchi Mukherjee. (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Devinder and Gina Bhatia

Devinder and Gina Bhatia (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Stan Stanart, Don Woo, Chris Daniel

(From left) Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart, Don Woo, Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel. (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen

Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Ed Gonzalez, Kim Ogg, Art Acevedo

(From left) Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Lilly Rosen and Kacy Rosen

Lilly Rosen and Kacy Rosen (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rania Mankarious

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rania Mankarious (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Joni Hoffman, Allie Danziger, Gail Stalarow

(From left) Joni Hoffman, Allie Danziger and Gail Stalarow

Maureen Wittels, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Roula Christie, Gail Stalarow

(From left) Maureen Wittels, Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Roula Christie and Gail Stalarow

Rania Mankarious, Ellen Cokinos

Rania Mankarious and Ellen Cokinos (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Rania Mankarious, Harry and Cora Sue Mach

Rania Mankarious, Harry and Cora Sue Mach (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Steve Mach, Rania Mankarious, Joella Mach

Steve Mach, Rania Mankarious, Joella Mach (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Tama Lundquist, Jan Duncan, Tena Faust

Tama Lundquist, Jan Duncan, Tena Faust (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

Vicki Rizzo, Mauri Olivier

Vicki Rizzo and Mauri Olivier (Photo: Roswitha Vogler) 

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