2019 Spirit of Spring Post Event Press Release

The Children’s Assessment Center presents The 20th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show

Contact: Carlos Blandino – (713) 986-3564 – Development Coordinator

The Children’s Assessment Center presents The 20th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show.

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, at The Post Oak Hotel, The Children’s Assessment Center hosted the 20th Annual Spirit of Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, led by Event Chairs Ericka Bagwell, Alicia Smith, and Phyllis Williams. Guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of this community-favorite event with an afternoon of food, fashion, and fun, all for a great cause. Notable supporters included Honoree Air Liquide and Title Sponsor Sysco. Other featured benefactors include CityBook, Laurel D’ Antoni, Brigitte Kalai, Owner of Discover Gymnastics in Houston, Carly Markesich. Three-time Olympic Champion including a Gold Medal from the 1988 Summer Olympics, Svetlana Boginskaia, Judge Michael T. McSpadden, Glenda and Alicia Gordy, Kellie Weinzierl, Kelly Lubanko, Lauren Randle, Phoebe Tudor, Marilynn Adame, Brandi Maxwell, and Anne Carl.

RSM US LLP made a special appearance to award a check in support of The Children’s Assessment Center.
The Jason Wu Collection, produced by Ursaline Hamilton, was presented by Elizabeth Anthony and included a special appearance by the designer.

World champion gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman participated in a special keynote conversation, and Gina Gaston of KTRK-TV, ABC 13, moderated the discussion.

Immediately following the luncheon, the after-party was held at Elizabeth Anthony where the winner of the raffle for the Jason Wu dress was selected. A special private dinner was later held at Tony’s, and guests included Jason Wu, Executive Director Elaine Stolte, Ursaline Hamilton, and a small additional group of lucky diners.

Over $350,000 was raised during this event, which supports directly to service programs offered by The CAC, such as forensic interviews, medical services, and therapy programs, all of which are critical to the hope and healing of young victims of sexual abuse.

Please visit www.cachouston.org for further questions or to schedule a tour.

For more information, contact: Carlos Blandino, Development Coordinator – (713) 986-3564