Erin Oppenheim | Photos by Kim Coffman, George Wong, Jenny Antill
- July 09, 2012
- Event Date:
- May 06, 2011
At the Pratham Houston Gala, chairs Medha Karve and Somesh Singh and Pratham founders Marie and Vijay Goradia helped raise money to fund education programs in India via a fashion show and live auction. Mingling at the Westin Galleria Hotel: Pratham USA president Atul Varadhachary, Pratham Houston President Sonu Anand, and honorary chairmen Ann and John Montgomery. The Asian Pacific American Heritage Association’s annual gala at the Omni literally twirled to match its “Dancing with the Stars” theme, while saluting those involved in the community. Guests included co-chairs Betty Gee and Tammy Gee Su, board prez Kim-Ha T Nguyen, honorees Judy Wong and Rathna Kumar, and dancing stars Mandy Kao and Viet Hoang.The Latin Women’s Initiative Fashion Show and Luncheon at the InterContinental Houston was awash with color, as guests dressed to match the “Caribbean Coral” theme — even the drinks were pink. The fashion show spotlighted Latin styles in the afternoon’s signature hue, including designs from JI+Bertholdo. By afternoon’s end, $250,000 had been raised for six area nonprofits. Clad in coral: chairman Cyndy Garza-Roberts, President of LWI Mary Tere Perusquia, and Dinorah Flores.