Event Chairs Richard & Ginni Mithoff
What: Experience the restored Julia Ideson Building while supporting the libraries
Where: Julia Ideson Building at the Houston Public Library
When: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Ticket Prices: $300 Individual Ticket
Beneficiary: Houston Public Library
Host(s): Houston Public Library Foundation
Presenting Sponsor(s): The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation, John P. McGovern Foundation, Ginni and Richard Mithoff | Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Anne and Albert Chao, Jesse H. Jones II, Franklin D. R. Jones | Greenberg Traurig, Lillie Robertson, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff
Gala Chairperson(s): Ginni and Richard Mithoff
President(s): Susan Bischoff
Catering: Jackson and Company
Music: Yvonne Washington
Menu: Buffet: Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Southern Chicken Pecan Salad, East by Southwest Salad, Selection of grilled and marinated vegetables; Dessert: Wild berry shortcake, assorted cookies.
Attire: Evening Attire
Event Coordinator: Maya Houston
Board of Directors: Cathryn Rodd Selman, Harriet Calvin Latimer, Anne Shen Chao, Jesse H. Jones II, Juanita Elizondo, Zarine M. Boyce, Franklin D.R. Jones Jr, Alison Leland McKinney, Annette Mullins, Tina Arias Peterman, Ann Short, J.S. Stone II MD, Robert B. Tudor III, Lisa Mouton Wallace, Cyvia Wolff
Blacktie Photos by: Roswitha Vogler/photosbyrovo.com
On Sunday, May 6, 2012, the Houston Public Library Foundation held its wonderful Fifth Annual Party in the Stacks. The venue for the event was the magnificently restored Julia Ideson Building. Event Chairs Ginni and Richard Mithoff welcomed more than 270 guests to enjoy one of Houston's most beautiful buildings.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'hoeuvres while mingling with other guests and strolling through the gardens and exploring the many beautiful rooms of the building.
The short program started with a welcome by President Susan Bischoff who gave an overview of the restored library, followed by remarks by Houston City Council members Ed Gonzalez and Melissa Noriega and event chairs Ginni and Richard Mithoff.
The guests then made their way upstairs, where a mouth watering buffett by Jackson and Company was already prepared and Yvonne Washington and her band played. It was another sucessful evening preserving the past, while looking to the future.
About the Houston Public Library Foundation
The HPLF focuses on increasing the Houston community's awareness of the vital role our public library plays in Houston's quality of life. While the City of Houston pays for the bulk of the Library's expenses, the Foundation contributes significant funding for books and materials, programming, critical staff development and training, communication materials and building refurbishment.
Read more about at www.houstonlibrary.org/hplfoundation