MAKING AN IMPACT ON HOUSTON
CKW LUXE Celebrates Its 2019 Top 20 Impact Makers with an Elegant Announcement Party
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The beautiful Ballroom at Bayou Place provided the perfect setting in which to announce CKW LUXE’s much anticipated choices for its 2019 Top 20 Impact Makers Awards. Impact Makers are humanitarians who are generous in their support of others, dedicated to improving lives and living conditions, and devoted to finding better ways of helping. They have made an achievement that has had a positive impact on some area of the arts, science, education, humanitarianism, or medicine within our community.
Connie Kwan-Wong, publisher of CKW LUXE magazine, opened the sparkling event with a warm welcome to the 250 guests in attendance. The evening’s emcee, Gina Gaston of ABC13, introduced the 2019 Top 20 Impact Makers and presented a video highlighting each honoree and their achievements.
CKW LUXE’s 2019 Top 20 Impact Makers Awards Honorees
Top 20 Power Couple Impact Makers
Susan Boggio, Philanthropist and Volunteer Leader, and Dan Boggio, President and Founder of PBK Architects Inc.
Honorable Theresa Chang, Presiding Judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 2 from 2012 to December 2018, and Dr. Peter Chang, Acclaimed Cardiologist
Mary D’Andrea, Director of Marketing for the University Cancer Centers, and Dr. Mark D’Andrea, Medical Director for the University Cancer Centers
Teresa Reading, Registered Nurse and Practice Administrator for The Offices of William H. Reading, MD, and Dr. William H. Reading, Psychiatrist, The Offices of William H. Reading, MD
Liz Grimm, PhD Professor, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Jack Roth, M.D., Professor, Thoracic Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lisa Morris Simon, Chairman of MFT Interests, and Jerry Simon, Managing Director, Northern Trust
Betty Tutor, Philanthropist and Fundraising Leader, and Jess Tutor, Former Global Partner for Accenture
Top 20 Inspiring Mother/Daughter Impact Makers
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Pediatric Radiologist and Adjunct Professor at the McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics, and Jordan Fein, Volunteer and High School Sophomore at The Kinkaid School
Top 20 Inspiring Woman Impact Makers
Farida Abjani, CEO and Co-Founder of Shining Nightingale INC
Donna Fujimoto Cole, President of Cole Chemical & Distributing
Leisa Holland-Nelson, Partner, Vice President, and CMO of ASTOUNDZ
Linda Lorelle, CEO and Executive Producer of Lorelle Media
Dr. Laura Murillo, President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of
Dr. Susan Snider Osterberg, Educator, University of Houston System, Arts and
Warner Roberts, Author of Life Is an Adventure: Eight Steps to a Happy Life
Sybil Friedenthal Roos, Educator and Philanthropist
Alicia Smith, President and CEO of Innovative Legal Solutions
Elizabeth Stein, Philanthropist and Volunteer Leader
Beth Wolff, Chairman and CEO of Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living
Honorable Clarease Rankin Yates, U.S. Immigration Court Appointee
CKW LUXE would like to congratulate all the 2019 honorees and thank them for their immense contributions to the city of Houston.
We would also like to thank our wonderful sponsors: Momentum BMW Southwest, Sue Habib of Lexis Florist, M&V Decoration, and Kirksey Gregg Productions.
The gala celebrating the honorees and presenting them with their awards will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Ballroom at Bayou Place. We are honored to have Ralph Burch, Vicki West, Gayla Gardner, Brigitte Kalai, and Jano Nixon Kelley serve as the members of our host committee.