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CKW LUXE Celebrates Its 2019 Top 20 Impact Makers with an Elegant Announcement Party


Photo Credit: Annie Mulligan and Lee Nguyen 

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

Commerce (HHCC)

Dr. Susan Snider  Osterberg, Educator, University of Houston System, Arts and

Communication Department

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.

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