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Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Donae Chramosta, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, John Douglas, Maha Khan, Rania Mankarious

Donae Chramosta, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, John Douglas, Maha Khan, Rania Mankarious. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

More than 370 supporters, community advocates, elected official and law enforcement came together for the Crime Stoppers of Houston “Leading the Way to a Safer Houston” Gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown. The evening raised more than $433,000 to fund critical crime solving and prevention programs. This year’s gala was chaired by Donae Chramosta, Maha Khan and Jerri Duddlesten Moore and supported by honorary chairs Brigitte Kalai and Sippi Khurana. The gala included a lively cocktail reception full of silent auction bidding and live music by Houstonian Big Band. Dave Ward led the evening with opening remarks that included a moment of silence in memory of fallen Harris County Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal. Emcee for the evening was KPRC 2 News Anchor Dominique Sachse. Crime Stoppers CEO Rania Mankarious took the stage to talk about the state of criminal behavior in Harris County. The gala chairs were joined on stage by youth ambassador Bella Chramosta, who spoke of how crime and school threats have affected her life. The evening closed with a keynote address from FBI Profiler John Douglas, also known as the real “Mindhunter,” who discussed his work studying and corresponding with the nation’s most gruesome murders and crime cases.

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  • Sippi Khurana, Rania Mankarious, Hallie Vanderhider, Brigitte Kalai

    Sippi Khurana, Rania Mankarious, Hallie Vanderhider, Brigitte Kalai. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Donae Chramosta, Bella Chramosta, Avery Afseth, Rob Chramosta

    Donae Chramosta, Bella Chramosta, Avery Afseth, Rob Chramosta. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Megan Pond, Wendy Dawson, Elva Akin, Rina O'Malley

    Megan Pond, Wendy Dawson, Elva Akin, Rina O'Malley. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Jill Talisman, Shannon Hoffer

    Jill Talisman, Shannon Hoffer. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Dominique Sachse

    Emcee for the evening was KPRC 2 News Anchor Dominique Sachse. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Amber Gray, Carly Gray, Cary Gray

    Amber Gray, Carly Gray, Cary Gray. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Cabell Wood, Debbie Walker, Bill Walker

    Cabell Wood, Debbie Walker, Bill Walker. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Dave Ward, Rachelle Rowe,

    Dave Ward, Rachelle Rowe. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Cecilia Abbott, Rania Mankarious,

    First Lady Cecilia Abbott and Rania Mankarious. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Maha Khan, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, Donae Chramosta, Bella Chramosta

    Gala chairs Maha Khan, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, Donae Chramosta and Bella Chramosta on stage. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Joni Hoffman, Rania Mankarious

    Buzz editor Joni Hoffman and Crime Stoppers CEO Rania Mankarious. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • John Douglas

    FBI Profiler John Douglas, also known as the real “Mindhunter.” (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Michelle Heinz, Mike Heinz

    Michelle and Mike Heinz. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Sofia Adrogue, Tama Lundquist, Sippi Khurana, Susan Boggio, Tena Faust

    Sofia Adrogue, Tama Lundquist, Sippi Khurana, Susan Boggio, Tena Faust. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Steve Sullivan, Lara Coursey, Cathy Crapitto, John Crapitto, Melissa Davis

    Steve Sullivan, Lara Coursey, Cathy Crapitto, John Crapitto, Melissa Davis. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

  • Sippi Khurana, Rania Mankarious, Hallie Vanderhider, Brigitte Kalai
  • Donae Chramosta, Bella Chramosta, Avery Afseth, Rob Chramosta
  • Megan Pond, Wendy Dawson, Elva Akin, Rina O'Malley
  • Jill Talisman, Shannon Hoffer
  • Dominique Sachse
  • Amber Gray, Carly Gray, Cary Gray
  • Cabell Wood, Debbie Walker, Bill Walker
  • Dave Ward, Rachelle Rowe,
  • Cecilia Abbott, Rania Mankarious,
  • Maha Khan, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, Donae Chramosta, Bella Chramosta
  • Joni Hoffman, Rania Mankarious
  • John Douglas
  • Michelle Heinz, Mike Heinz
  • Sofia Adrogue, Tama Lundquist, Sippi Khurana, Susan Boggio, Tena Faust
  • Steve Sullivan, Lara Coursey, Cathy Crapitto, John Crapitto, Melissa Davis

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Sippi Khurana, Rania Mankarious, Hallie Vanderhider, Brigitte Kalai

Sippi Khurana, Rania Mankarious, Hallie Vanderhider, Brigitte Kalai. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Donae Chramosta, Bella Chramosta, Avery Afseth, Rob Chramosta

Donae Chramosta, Bella Chramosta, Avery Afseth, Rob Chramosta. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Megan Pond, Wendy Dawson, Elva Akin, Rina O'Malley

Megan Pond, Wendy Dawson, Elva Akin, Rina O'Malley. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Jill Talisman, Shannon Hoffer

Jill Talisman, Shannon Hoffer. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Dominique Sachse

Emcee for the evening was KPRC 2 News Anchor Dominique Sachse. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Amber Gray, Carly Gray, Cary Gray

Amber Gray, Carly Gray, Cary Gray. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Cabell Wood, Debbie Walker, Bill Walker

Cabell Wood, Debbie Walker, Bill Walker. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Dave Ward, Rachelle Rowe,

Dave Ward, Rachelle Rowe. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Cecilia Abbott, Rania Mankarious,

First Lady Cecilia Abbott and Rania Mankarious. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Maha Khan, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, Donae Chramosta, Bella Chramosta

Gala chairs Maha Khan, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, Donae Chramosta and Bella Chramosta on stage. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Joni Hoffman, Rania Mankarious

Buzz editor Joni Hoffman and Crime Stoppers CEO Rania Mankarious. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

John Douglas

FBI Profiler John Douglas, also known as the real “Mindhunter.” (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Michelle Heinz, Mike Heinz

Michelle and Mike Heinz. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Sofia Adrogue, Tama Lundquist, Sippi Khurana, Susan Boggio, Tena Faust

Sofia Adrogue, Tama Lundquist, Sippi Khurana, Susan Boggio, Tena Faust. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

Steve Sullivan, Lara Coursey, Cathy Crapitto, John Crapitto, Melissa Davis

Steve Sullivan, Lara Coursey, Cathy Crapitto, John Crapitto, Melissa Davis. (Photo: CatchLight Group) 

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