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Crime Stoppers’ 2018 Gala

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Sippi Khurana, Rania Mankarious, Joanna Coles, Brigitte Kalai

(From left) Gala co-chair Sippi Khurana, Crime Stoppers of Houston executive director Rania Mankarious, keynote speaker Joanna Coles and gala co-chair Brigitte Kalai. (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

More than 360 supporters of Crime Stoppers of Houston gathered on Thursday, Oct. 25 for its “Leading the Way to a Safer Houston Gala” at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown. The evening raised more than $473,000 to benefit public safety initiatives. The gala, which honored The Honorable Joanne King Herring, was chaired by Bashar and Brigitte Kalai and Ajay and Sippi Khurana. Cecilia Abbott, First Lady of Texas, introduced The Honorable Herring. Keynote speaker Joanna Coles, former chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, delivered a powerful and personable speech on raising children in the social media age. Emcee of the evening was Dominique Sachse and Dave Ward delivered welcoming remarks.


Joanna Coles, former chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, delivered a powerful speech on raising children in the social media age. She recently published Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World. (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

Attendees included Nick Florescu, Donae Chramosta, Amy Pierce, Lucinda Loya, Debbie Pakzaban, Michelle Heinz, Lindsay Aronstein, Natalie Ariz, Charlie and Jill Talisman, Ellen Cokinos, Sen. Joan Huffman, Yasmine Haddad, Donae Chramosta, Vicki Rizzo, Joella and Steve Mach, Brittany Zucker, Laura Max Rose, Leisa Holland-Nelson and Yvette Webb.

Rania Mankarious, executive director of Crime Stoppers of Houston, provides safety tips and important perspectives on what’s going on in the news every week. See Sunday Mornings with Rania. 

  • Donae Chramosta, Rania Mankarious, Tatiana Sierra, Joanna Coles, Joanne King Herring, Jennifer Reyna, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Maha Saeed Khan, Omar Saeed Khan

    (From left) Donae Chramosta, Rania Mankarious, Tatiana Sierra, Joanna Coles, Joanne King Herring, Jennifer Reyna, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Maha Saeed Khan, Omar Saeed Khan. (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

  • Charlie and Jill Talisman

    Charlie and Jill Talisman (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

  • Cheryl Byington, Mary Ann McKeithan, Brigitta Kalai, Dr. Yasmine Haddad

    (From left) Cheryl Byington, Mary Ann McKeithan, Brigitta Kalai and Dr. Yasmine Haddad (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

     

  • Dominique Sachse, Nick Florescue

    Emcee Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescue (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

     

  • Donae Chramosta, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Joanne King Herring, Laura Davenport, Amy Pierce

    (From left) Donae Chramosta, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Joanne King Herring, Laura Davenport, Amy Pierce (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

  • Donae Chramosta, Lucinda Loye, Felicia Stone

    (From left) Donae Chramosta, Lucinda Loye, Felicia Stone (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

  • Ellen Cokinos, Sen. Joan Huffman, Keith Lawyer

    (From left) Ellen Cokinos, Senator Joan Huffman, Keith Lawyer (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

     

  • Tammie Johnson, Joanne King Herring, Beth Wolff

    Tammie Johnson, Joanne King Herring, Beth Wolff (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

  • Jerri Duddleston Moore, Debbie Pakzaban

    Jerri Duddleston Moore, Debbie Pakzaban (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

  • Jill Hudson, Michelle Heinz

    Jill Hudson, Michelle Heinz (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

  • Laura Max Rose, Leisa Holland-Nelson

    Laura Max Rose and Leisa Holland-Nelson (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

  • Lindsay Aronstein, Natalie Ariz

    Lindsay Aronstein, Natalie Ariz (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

  • Sippi Khurana, Brigitte Kalai

    Gala chairs Sippi Khurana and Brigitte Kalai (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

     

  • Michael Hoffman, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld, Matthew Steinfeld

    Michael Hoffman, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld, Matthew Steinfeld (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

     

  • Donae Chramosta, Rania Mankarious, Tatiana Sierra, Joanna Coles, Joanne King Herring, Jennifer Reyna, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Maha Saeed Khan, Omar Saeed Khan
  • Charlie and Jill Talisman
  • Cheryl Byington, Mary Ann McKeithan, Brigitta Kalai, Dr. Yasmine Haddad
  • Dominique Sachse, Nick Florescue
  • Donae Chramosta, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Joanne King Herring, Laura Davenport, Amy Pierce
  • Donae Chramosta, Lucinda Loye, Felicia Stone
  • Ellen Cokinos, Sen. Joan Huffman, Keith Lawyer
  • Tammie Johnson, Joanne King Herring, Beth Wolff
  • Jerri Duddleston Moore, Debbie Pakzaban
  • Jill Hudson, Michelle Heinz
  • Laura Max Rose, Leisa Holland-Nelson
  • Lindsay Aronstein, Natalie Ariz
  • Sippi Khurana, Brigitte Kalai
  • Michael Hoffman, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld, Matthew Steinfeld

More photos

Donae Chramosta, Rania Mankarious, Tatiana Sierra, Joanna Coles, Joanne King Herring, Jennifer Reyna, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Maha Saeed Khan, Omar Saeed Khan

(From left) Donae Chramosta, Rania Mankarious, Tatiana Sierra, Joanna Coles, Joanne King Herring, Jennifer Reyna, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Maha Saeed Khan, Omar Saeed Khan. (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

Charlie and Jill Talisman

Charlie and Jill Talisman (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

Cheryl Byington, Mary Ann McKeithan, Brigitta Kalai, Dr. Yasmine Haddad

(From left) Cheryl Byington, Mary Ann McKeithan, Brigitta Kalai and Dr. Yasmine Haddad (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

 

Dominique Sachse, Nick Florescue

Emcee Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescue (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

 

Donae Chramosta, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Joanne King Herring, Laura Davenport, Amy Pierce

(From left) Donae Chramosta, Jerri Duddleston Moore, Joanne King Herring, Laura Davenport, Amy Pierce (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

Donae Chramosta, Lucinda Loye, Felicia Stone

(From left) Donae Chramosta, Lucinda Loye, Felicia Stone (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

Ellen Cokinos, Sen. Joan Huffman, Keith Lawyer

(From left) Ellen Cokinos, Senator Joan Huffman, Keith Lawyer (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

 

Tammie Johnson, Joanne King Herring, Beth Wolff

Tammie Johnson, Joanne King Herring, Beth Wolff (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

Jerri Duddleston Moore, Debbie Pakzaban

Jerri Duddleston Moore, Debbie Pakzaban (Photo: Catchlight Photography) 

Jill Hudson, Michelle Heinz

Jill Hudson, Michelle Heinz (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

Laura Max Rose, Leisa Holland-Nelson

Laura Max Rose and Leisa Holland-Nelson (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

Lindsay Aronstein, Natalie Ariz

Lindsay Aronstein, Natalie Ariz (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

Sippi Khurana, Brigitte Kalai

Gala chairs Sippi Khurana and Brigitte Kalai (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

 

Michael Hoffman, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld, Matthew Steinfeld

Michael Hoffman, Joni Hoffman, Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld, Matthew Steinfeld (Photo: Catchlight Group) 

 

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