WHERE Omni Houston Hotel, September 21

AMOUNT RAISED $427,000

THEME "Points of Light Night" showcasing BBBS mentors

CELEBRITY GUEST Jewel, discussing her life with the crowd and singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

HONOREES Maria and Neil Bush

STANDOUT AUCTION ITEM “The Ultimate Ralph Lauren Fashion Week Experience,” which fetched $55,000

1,447 Kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program; 750 others kids are waiting for a mentor

500 Attendees

—M. D.

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