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February 10, 2018 - Texas Center for the Missing Presents Arabian Nights Gala

What: Champions for Children

Where: River Oaks Country Club

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 7 p.m.

Beneficiary: Champions for Children

Honoree(s): Nadine and Stephen Boutros

Founders: Doreen Wise

Co-Chair(s): Marlene Casares, Wendy Frailey, and Desiree Urrutia, event co-chairs; Vicsandra Jones, auction chair

Executive Director: CEO: Beth Alberts

Committee Members: Kelly Jones, Brandi Maxwell, April McGee, Maya Pomroy, Amanda Smith, Lindsay Stout, Jeni L. Turner, Nanette West and Tiffany Wong

Staff: Melissa Turnquist, Associate Director; Melissa Rangel, Case Manager

Sponsors: Ruby: Christine and Ty Hoffer; Sapphire: Brandi Maxwell and Laura & Ned Davenport, Tiffany & Randall Wong; Amethyst: Beth Alberts & Mark Sendt, Samuel R. Arnold, Darryl & Margaret Drenon, EOG Resources, Inc., Wendy & Michael Frailey, Melissa & Brad Juneau in Honor of Maya Pomroy, Latham & Watkins LLP, April & Wells McGee, Kelly Opre Jones & Robin Pilcher, Maya & Matt Pomroy, Mary & Allen Shindler, Desiree & Antonio Urrutia, Laura & Tommy Wilson, Doreen Wise & Frank Crapitto

Attire: Black tie

Board of Directors: Board Chair, Tommy Wilson; Immediate Past Board Chair, Allen Shindler; Secretary, Terry Edge; Treasurer, Sam Trail; Founder, Doreen Wise; Sam Arnold; Brad Bouillion; Nadine Boutros; Jack Doherty Jr.; Darryl Drenon; Wendy Frailey; Amy E. Gignac; Angela Hill; Elicia Jones Hunter; Brandi Maxwell; Hisham Moideen; Maya Pomroy; Will Shindler; Amanda Smith; Michael Snodgrass; Lindsay Stout; Paul Thompson Jr.; Nanette West; Tiffany Wong

Blacktie Photos by: Shane Jennings

Texas Center for the Missing was founded in 2000 by Doreen Wise after the four-month disappearance and tragic loss of her son, Gabriel. She saw the need for an organization that could walk with families and provide them the support they need to make it through each day. 

Texas Center for the Missing provides education and safety programs to the Houston-Galveston region. They provide programs in three crucial areas: Impact, Preparation and Response. 

TCM hosted the Champions for Children Arabian Nights Gala on Saturday night at River Oaks Country Club, as well-heeled guests gathered to support this very important mission. This year's Gabriel Lester award was given to Nadien and Stephen Boutros. For more information about TCM and how you can help, log on to


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