by | April 2, 2020 | Society

Dining with the Masters

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Event chairs Corinna and J.B. Richter

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Former McNay director Bill and Liz Chiego with McNay’s Manager, Collections and Curator Heather Lamers and Curator Lyle Williams

The McNay Art Museum hosted Dining with the Masters Gala celebrating the iconic decade of the 1990s with the world’s first presentation of showstopping fashion, works in video projection, and contemporary art. This unique and innovative event would not have been possible without the incredible gala chairs Corinna and J.B. Richter, who were committed to making this celebration of Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday so spectacular.

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McNay’s communications and marketing director Rachel Trevino

McNay director Richard Aste, board president Don Frost and committee members Jessica and Ryan Berg, Carla and John Brozovich, Lou Celia Frost, Alice Carrington and Eric Foultz, Xitlalt Herrera-Salazar, Illa and Will Gaunt, CeCe Frost Griffin and James Griffin, Ashley and Rad Weaver, Amy Stieren Smiley, Triana and Brandon Grossman, Lauren Kate and Peter J. Holt, Sara and Jeremy Jessop, Sita McNab, Nicole and Rob McClane, Ana Paula and Mark Watson, and Emilie and Christopher Petty put together a colorful and fashionable good time!

Music by 90s dance band Finding Friday, colorful backdrops and festive desserts topped the spectacular evening: Artist Raspberry Filled Pop Tarts- Served with Fruity Pebbles Panna Cotta and Topped with Candy, Boozy Bourbon Truffles, and Cones of Popcorn and Cheese Puffs were tasty and worth remembering!




Valentine Luncheon, Style Show & Silent Auction


Co-chairs LouAnn Noll and Shary Smith with president Lois Armor



Executive director Ginger Cave, Kenda Willoughby, Stacey Darr and Donna Gilger

Julian Gold provided fashions during the recent Friends of Hospice Valentine Luncheon and Style Show. The show benefited uninsured/underinsured patients through the CHRISTUS Health Foundation. The mission of Friends of Hospice San Antonio, Inc. is to increase community awareness and understanding of hospice and to raise funds in support of patients and their families in end-of-life care.







Mums and Mimosas

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Chief developmental officer William Bailey, Kelly Cavender, Kate Dawson, honoree Judy Gosnell Cavender and The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed

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Co-chairs Nicole Johnson and Sarah Owens

The Eleventh annual Mums and Mimosas fundraiser supporting Good Samaritan Community Services featured keynote speaker Ali Wentworth who didn’t hold back as she entertained the sold-out crowd of over 600 guests. Wentworth is a multi-talented performer, bringing a wealth of experience to all of her endeavors, including writing movie scripts, her column in Marie Claire, magazine and acting in notable movies and television shows.

Honorary chair Judy Gosnell Cavender was recognized, honored and surrounded by numerous friends and family members. Granddaughter and board member Kate Cavender Dawson introduced her and provided a bit of insight as to who the honoree is and a bit about her past.

Co-chairs Sarah Owens and Nicole Johnson along with Meredith Brewer welcomed the crowd and planned for a beautiful afternoon. Luncheon committee members Kathy Bolner, Kathryn Goertz, Brooke Meabon, Whitney Ormond, Elizabeth Raney and Annalese Smolik added extra touches such as the mimosa bar, overseeing the book signing, a delicious menu of chicken and shiitake crepes, and the raffle drawing; which consisted of a shopping trip to Neiman’s for a new Gucci handbag, a case of Veuve Clicquot, and sparkly jewels by Shetler Fine Jewelers, Mom’s night out at St. Anthony Hotel, and more!

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Heather de Rojas with Pilar Gonzalez








By Leslie Foley

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