Stanley Korshak main man Crawford Brock definitely picked the wrong time to take off the first week of May. He missed the SPCA of Texas‘ 2018 Fur Ball kick off party on Thursday, May 3. The place was jamming indoors and especially outdoors where the SPCA pooches were checking out prospective human companions. While the huggable puppies got a lot of being picked up by folks like Russell Dealey, Diane Haselroth, Patrick McCoy and the Maioriello clan (Bella and Anthony Maioriello and daughters Sophia Maioriello and Gia Maioriello), some itty bitty pooches were just as happy to fit in a hand. Here’s a report from the field:
Lighthearted guests and a few frolicking puppies gathered for the Fur Ball 2018 kick-off party at Stanley Korshak on Thursday, May 3. Spring showers dispersed and clouds parted in time to give almost 200 friends of the SPCA of Texas a chance to venture out in their spring finery. Fur Ball supporters, sponsors and former chairs joined 2018 Chair Cindy Lindsley, Co-Chair Jennifer Lindsley, Auction Chair Julia Howard and Auction Co-Chair Sandra Fite to enjoy the evening of shopping, sipping, snacking and of course cuddling with puppies. DJ Andy Austin provided upbeat tunes to set the mood.
Guests like Susie Swanson, Meredith Perot, Andrea Alcorn, Marsha Pendleton Gray and Dr. Richard Gray, Katie Murray, Steve Atkinson and Ted Kincaid, Ambassador James Brewster and Bob Satawake, Brian Curtis, Regina Bruce, Dileep and Rema Sirur, Sam and Pat Price, Sharon Fancher and Betsy Orton, Kristen Greenberg, Ashley Burges, Karen Urie, Giana dePaul, Lisa and Chris Fox, Lana Payne, Anja Woodson, Dan Tatsch, Kirsten Burns, Carol Nelson and Elizabeth and Mark Gardner maneuvered around the jewelry, makeup and shoe counters that had been transformed into bars, enjoying wine, spirits and champagne courtesy of Southern Glazers. Samplings of delightful nibbles, including a charcuterie board, savory goat cheese pizzas and sweet treats such as Matcha Tea Cakes with lavender and honey were passed around, all thanks to Sixty Vines. Those who wandered over to the men’s section enjoyed a warming whiskey with a fresh finish, provided by Knockmore Irish Whiskey. The exceptional staffing was provided thanks to KMG Events.
Sincere thanks to the owner of Stanley Korshak, Crawford Brock, for welcoming the cheerful crowd. The luxury store was decked out in purple for the occasion as guests and sponsors feted the SPCA of Texas.
The event was held in support of the SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball 2018, in celebration of the non-profit’s 80th anniversary. The elegant black-tie gala will delight the senses with dancing and live and silent auctions and will feature emcee Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News anchor. SPCA of Texas’ Fur Ball 2018 will be held on Saturday, September 22, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Hyatt Regency.
The event is sure to be a smashing success thanks to Chair Cindy Lindsley, Co-Chair Jennifer Lindsley, Auction Chair Julia Howard and Auction Co-Chair Sandra Fite. The Fur Ball 2018 Honorary Co-Chairs are President George W. and Laura Bush.
The SPCA of Texas is grateful for the tremendous support of its Fur Ball 2018 sponsors, including: 80th Anniversary Sponsors Joan and Dr. Larry Rogers and Presidential Sponsor Russell E. Dealey.
All money raised through Fur Ball 2018 will go toward the SPCA of Texas’ important mission to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for vulnerable animals.
Sponsorships and tickets for the SPCA of Texas 80th anniversary celebration are available here.