Award recipient Louise C. Moorhead and Chairman Mark McCollum
What: Star of Hope is celebrating 105 years of service to the Houston homeless.
Where: Hilton Americas Hotel, Houston Texas
When: Thursday, February 2, 2012
Ticket Prices: $50 individual ticket
Beneficiary: Star of Hope Mission
Host(s): Star of Hope Mission
Honorary Chairperson(s): President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush
President(s): Hank Rush
Invocation: Mark McCollum
Welcome: Hank Rush
Entertainment: Michael W. Smith, three-time Grammy Award winner
Sponsors: The Hildebrand Foundation, Doris and Terry Looper, Doug Pitcock, Carol and Kirk Townsend, Stepahnie and Frank Tsuru, Karen and Wade Jones, Mark and Jennifer McCollum
Menu: Mixed Seasonal Greens with Red and Yellow Tomatoes, sliced Radishes, Harticot Vert, Artichoke and Champagne Vinaigrette; Moist and Juicy Pan Seared Breast of Chicken with Wild Cherry Chutney paired with Applewood Smoked Chicken Sausage and Sage Infused Au Jus, Flavorful Parmesan Risotto, Stacked Vegetable Medley to include Tomato, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash; Lemon Meringue Tart- Layers of White Chiffon Cake and Lemon Curd encases in Toasted Meringue, served with Blackberry Coulis and Fresh Seasonal Berries
Attire: Business Attire
Event Coordinator: Marilyn Fountain
Board of Directors: Mark McDollum, Lesa Carter, Joseph Sleeth Jr., Jack Tompkins, Don Woo, Arlo Weltge, Mark Ammerman, Stanley C. Beyer, Catina Jackson, Willie Langston II, Melody Miles, Tommy Parker, Kafi Slaughter, Jim Smith Jr., Reid Smith, H.Kerr Taylor, Kirk Townsend, Frank Tsuru, Dana Tyson, P.Mathew Verghese, Bruce Williams
Blacktie Photos by: Roswitha Vogler/photosbyrovo.com and Caroline Berg
The Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas was the venue for the 105th Anniversary Banquet "Above All" of the Star of Hope Mission. On Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 more than 2100 guests came to celebrate and support Star of Hope. Guests at the VIP reception had the chance to take their individual picture with three-time Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith, who later performed at the banquet.
The program started at 7pm; the president of Star of Hope Hank Rush welcomed the guests, while chairman Mark McCollum gave the invocation. Guests enjoyed dinner, before the first Points of Light Volunteer Service Achievement Award for excellence in serving Houston's homeless was given to Dr.Louise C. Moorhead
Three clients of Star of Hope gave their testimonials, before former Trustee Denny McGuiere asked the guests for "Love Offerings". The highlight of the evening was the special musical performance by Michael W.Smith, a singer-songwriter, composer, author and actor with a future as bright as his past, in other words he is a Christian Music Icon.
About Star of Hope
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse.
Find more information at www.sohmission.org