On Thursday, October 2, more than 300 people filled the Fashion Industry Gallery for an evening of  mingling, music, art, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres at our Fifth Annual Champion of Human Rights Gala.  Event chairs Ron F. Cook and Kristen Muller hosted this fun evening honoring fashion designer and anti-trafficking activist Abi Ferrin, whose Freedom Project helps create alternate forms of employment and hope for oppressed and trafficked women worldwide. We were also joined by Amy Vanderoef of Good Morning Texas as our emcee.

Guests enjoyed music by the Hunter Sullivan Band, an art installation by Goldenlight Creative,  live art by Isaac Davies in collaboration with Jacqueline Lott, a fabulous silent auction, a photo booth, a 50/50 raffle, and shopping with Abi Ferrin and the Noonday Collection.  See pictures below and visit the full photo album on our Facebook page.



Our thanks all our wonderful guests, sponsors, and all who made the evening a huge success:

Valet Sponsor


Bar Sponsors

     Four Corners Logo

Glazers logo

Gold Sponsor ($10,000)
Catharine Elizabeth Laney Association

Silver Sponsors ($5,000)
The Muller Family
Deborah Ann Muller
Catharine Elizabeth Laney Association
Malechek Appraisal, Inc.

VIP Party Sponsors
Abi Ferrin
Deep Eddy Vodka

Photobooth Sponsors ($2,500)
Gary Riggs of Gary Riggs Home
Jim Minyard & Sue De Mille Minyard

Floral Sponsor ($2,500)
Cindi’s Restaurant Corporation

Exhibit Sponsor
Goldenlight Creative

Bronze Sponsors ($2,000)
Abi Ferrin
Ashley Anderson & Dr. Bert Smith
Angela Lee & Lawrence Ooi
Bank of Texas
Bonick Landscaping
Hill & Wilkinson
The Jewel Box
Joe & Lana Byrne
Julie Schulte Fitness, LLC & Charline Bucher, Time as This, LLC
Lucian LaBarba: LL1Now
Stonebriar Veterinary Centre
The Weathersby Group, Inc.

Event Chairs
Ron F. Cook
Kristen Muller

Silent Auction Chair
Sylvia Gutierrez

Silent Auction Partners Adorn Custom Jewelry, Ava Flores, Baboush, Bachendorf’s, Beyond Pilates, Bruce Gadd, Boulevardier, Capella Pedregal, Casa Rubia, Charlie Bader of Era Salon, City Surf Fitness, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc., Corner Bar, Dan & Joseph, David Rolston Landscape Architects, Deep Eddy Vodka, Donna Pryor, Dude, Sweet Chocolate!, Glory House, Hair by Susan, Hiatus Spa, Hilton Anatole, IncinR8 Fitness, Jacqueline Banas of Muse Salon, Jarvis Press, The Jewel Box, Joanna Czech, Jolie Carpenter with Signature Publishing Group, Julie Cohn, Julie Schulte Fitness LLC, Julio Zavala, Kendra Scott, Kenichi, Kenny’s Italian Grill, Kent Rathbun Concepts, Kevin James McCrea Photography, KidKraft, Lindi Light, The Mansion at Turtle Creek, Michael McPheeters of Handle With Care, M. Pulse Spa, Neighborhood Services, Neiman Marcus, Premier Transportation Services LLC, Renee Vandervere of Paint Like Picasso, Revision Skin Care, Shagly Photography, Shahla Pillai, Silver Fox, Skin Spa MD, SKY LVL, Stock & Barrel, Stonebriar Country Club, Susan Posnick Cosmetics, Tiffany Forsberg, Truck Yard, Twisted Root, Urban Acres, Veritas Wine Bar, Villa-O

A very special thanks to Abi Ferrin, Amy Vanderoef, Hunder Sullivan, Amy Simmons, Adams Communications Public Relations, Stock & Barrel, Park Cities News/The Waters Family, Aaron Fairooz, Jim Minyard & Sue De Mille Minyard, Goldenlight Creative, Tyson Riggs, Melissa Green, Jack & Donna Pryor, Banks Pappas, Claire Rathbun, Elizabeth Hildebrand, Jacqueline Lott, Isaac Davies, Van Ta, & Michelle Flores.