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Crime Stoppers of Houston Honors Heroes in the Community

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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(From left) Austin Arceneaux, Constable Ted Heap, Donae Chramosta, John Whitmire, Linda Adkins, Fenner Weller, Alan Helfman, Scott Aronstein (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

More than 430 guests gathered at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Thursday, May 3 for Crime Stoppers of Houston’s annual Houston’s Heroes Award Luncheon. The event honors and celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to help make the community a safer place. Crime Stoppers’ luncheon raised more than $145,000 to directly fund crime prevention programs and public safety initiatives.

Dana Tyson, host of Sunny 99.1 Morning Show, was a lively emcee for the event. Honorees were: Constable Ted Heap, Harris County Precinct 5 (The Johnny Klevenhagen Crime Stoppers Award); Sen. Joan Huffman (The Leon Goldstein Award); Fenner Weller, former Crime Stoppers Chairman (The Leon Goldstein Award); Sen. John Whitmire (The Leon Goldstein Award); Rep. John Zerwas, M.D. (The Leon Golden Award), Alan Helfman, President of River Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram Helfman Ford Helfman Fiat Alfa Romeo Maserati (The Leiv Platou Award); Scott Aronstein, President of Connectivity Source, and Sprint Corporation (The Corporate Partnership Award); Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, The Vintage Contessa (The Safe School Award).

Alan Helfman, Dana Tyson, Rania Mankarious

Honoree Alan Helfman announced that he was gifting Crime Stoppers of Houston with a brand-new 2018 Dodge Ram. Pictured: Alan Helfman, emcee Dana Tyson and Crime Stoppers' executive director Rania Mankarious. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

A stand-out moment of the day was when Alan Helfman, on stage to be honored for his contributions, announced that he was gifting the organization a brand-new 2018 Dodge Ram, which will allow their Safe School Institute team to serve more kids in the community.

Supporters included Russell Gordy, Fred Zeidman, Dave and Laura Ward, Crime Stoppers Chairman Hazem Ahmed, Lauren and Reese Weller, Hillary and Blake Helfman, Steve Mach, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, Charlene Slack, Vicki Rizzo, Brigitte Kalai, Sippi Khurana, Maha Rasheed, Susan Boggio, Tama Lundquist, Tena Faust, Mandy Kao, Joy Sewing, Ugo Tombolini, Twila Carter, Jeff Vaden, BJ and Joe Hudson, Sherri ZuckerBrittany Zucker, Melissa Davis, John Crapitto, Yvette Webb, Linda Adkins, Austin Arceneaux and Jacquie Baly.

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  • Rania Mankarious, Bella Chramosta, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta

    Rania Mankarious, Bella Chramosta, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Jane Leverett, Pad Medors, Oya Freed, Elva Akin, Julie Applewhite, Rina O'Malley, Michelle Sacks, Jeanie Sweet

    Jane Leverett, Pad Medors, Oya Freed, Elva Akin, Julie Applewhite, Rina O'Malley, Michelle Sacks, Jeanie Sweet (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Blake and Hillary Helfman

    Blake and Hillary Helfman (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Bob Nowak, Jacquie Baly

    Bob Nowak, Jacquie Baly (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • George Beunik, Ellen Cokinos, Steve Mach

    George Beunik, Ellen Cokinos, Steve Mach (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Harris County Constables Precinct 5

    Harris County Constables Precinct 5 (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Maria Morales, Rania Mankarious, Maha Rasheed

    Maria Morales, Rania Mankarious, Maha Rasheed (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Michael Hoffman, Cabell Wood, Tania Cruz, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld

    Michael Hoffman, Cabell Wood, Tania Cruz, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Tama Lundquist, Rania Mankarious, Tena Faust

    Tama Lundquist, Rania Mankarious, Tena Faust (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Rania Mankarious, Dave Ward, Laura Ward

    Rania Mankarious with Dave and Laura Ward (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Scott Aronstein, Lindsay Aronstein

    Scott and Lindsay Aronstein (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Dana Tyson, Sylvester Turner

    Sunny 99.1 Morning Show host Dana Tyson, who served as emcee of the luncheon, with City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Susan Boggio, Rania Mankarious

    Susan Boggio, Rania Mankarious (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Vicki Rizzo, Michelle Heinz, Rania Mankarious, Sister Jane Meyer

    Vicki Rizzo, Michelle Heinz, Rania Mankarious, Sister Jane Meyer from St. Agnes Academy (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

     

  • Rania Mankarious, Bella Chramosta, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta
  • Jane Leverett, Pad Medors, Oya Freed, Elva Akin, Julie Applewhite, Rina O'Malley, Michelle Sacks, Jeanie Sweet
  • Blake and Hillary Helfman
  • Bob Nowak, Jacquie Baly
  • George Beunik, Ellen Cokinos, Steve Mach
  • Harris County Constables Precinct 5
  • Maria Morales, Rania Mankarious, Maha Rasheed
  • Michael Hoffman, Cabell Wood, Tania Cruz, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
  • Tama Lundquist, Rania Mankarious, Tena Faust
  • Rania Mankarious, Dave Ward, Laura Ward
  • Scott Aronstein, Lindsay Aronstein
  • Dana Tyson, Sylvester Turner
  • Susan Boggio, Rania Mankarious
  • Vicki Rizzo, Michelle Heinz, Rania Mankarious, Sister Jane Meyer

More photos

Rania Mankarious, Bella Chramosta, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta

Rania Mankarious, Bella Chramosta, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Jane Leverett, Pad Medors, Oya Freed, Elva Akin, Julie Applewhite, Rina O'Malley, Michelle Sacks, Jeanie Sweet

Jane Leverett, Pad Medors, Oya Freed, Elva Akin, Julie Applewhite, Rina O'Malley, Michelle Sacks, Jeanie Sweet (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Blake and Hillary Helfman

Blake and Hillary Helfman (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Bob Nowak, Jacquie Baly

Bob Nowak, Jacquie Baly (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

George Beunik, Ellen Cokinos, Steve Mach

George Beunik, Ellen Cokinos, Steve Mach (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Harris County Constables Precinct 5

Harris County Constables Precinct 5 (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Maria Morales, Rania Mankarious, Maha Rasheed

Maria Morales, Rania Mankarious, Maha Rasheed (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Michael Hoffman, Cabell Wood, Tania Cruz, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld

Michael Hoffman, Cabell Wood, Tania Cruz, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Tama Lundquist, Rania Mankarious, Tena Faust

Tama Lundquist, Rania Mankarious, Tena Faust (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Rania Mankarious, Dave Ward, Laura Ward

Rania Mankarious with Dave and Laura Ward (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Scott Aronstein, Lindsay Aronstein

Scott and Lindsay Aronstein (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Dana Tyson, Sylvester Turner

Sunny 99.1 Morning Show host Dana Tyson, who served as emcee of the luncheon, with City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Susan Boggio, Rania Mankarious

Susan Boggio, Rania Mankarious (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

Vicki Rizzo, Michelle Heinz, Rania Mankarious, Sister Jane Meyer

Vicki Rizzo, Michelle Heinz, Rania Mankarious, Sister Jane Meyer from St. Agnes Academy (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

 

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