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A night in wonderland

Angie Frederickson
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  • Judy Tate, Cassie Milam, Lauren Brollier, and Kirby McCool

    Judy Tate, Cassie Milam, Lauren Brollier, and Kirby McCool (Photo: Dave Rossman)

  • Allison Thomison, Kelly Koster, Erin Beckwith, Lauren Brollier, Michole Easterly, and Leah Simpson

    Allison Thomison, Kelly Koster, Erin Beckwith, Lauren Brollier, Michole Easterly, and Leah Simpson (Photo: Dave Rossman)

  • Judy Tate, Cassie Milam, Lauren Brollier, and Kirby McCool
  • Allison Thomison, Kelly Koster, Erin Beckwith, Lauren Brollier, Michole Easterly, and Leah Simpson

Supporters of Communities in Schools of Houston gathered at The Post Oak Hotel for the 45th anniversary gala. Allison Thomison, Kelly Koster, Erin Beckwith, Lauren Brollier, Michole EasterlyLeah SimpsonJudy Tate, Cassie Milam, and Kirby McCool were among the crowd at A Night in Wonderland that raised more than $850,000 to support at-risk, local students. Event chairs Lauren and John Brollier and Cassie and John Milam, and honorary chairs Kirby and Scott McCool and Judy and Charles Tate, welcomed more than 600 guests who channeled Alice of “Alice in Wonderland,”, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts with their Wonderland-whimsey cocktail attire. Emcee Lisa Malosky greeted the crowd and introduced Rev. Wick Stuckey of Chapelwood United Methodist Church who gave the invocation. She then introduced speakers Judy Tate, longtime CIS Board member, and special guest Rey Saldaña, president and CEO of Communities in Schools’ national organization. After hearing from speakers, the party moved to the dance floor where supporters enjoyed live music from Houston-based band Klockwork. 

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Judy Tate, Cassie Milam, Lauren Brollier, and Kirby McCool

Judy Tate, Cassie Milam, Lauren Brollier, and Kirby McCool (Photo: Dave Rossman)

Allison Thomison, Kelly Koster, Erin Beckwith, Lauren Brollier, Michole Easterly, and Leah Simpson

Allison Thomison, Kelly Koster, Erin Beckwith, Lauren Brollier, Michole Easterly, and Leah Simpson (Photo: Dave Rossman)

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