Children’s Museum of Houston Patrons Play for Creativity and Innovation [Event Coverage]

The Children’s Museum of Houston and chairs Divya Brown and Candace Thomas welcomed IDEO’s Digital Kids Team Lead, Michelle Lee, on March 2, 2016 to the 2016 Friends and Families Luncheon at River Oaks Country Club.

Nearly 400 parents, educators, families and friends came together for awareness and philanthropy at this enlightening event with ABC13 anchor Gina Gaston Elie serving as mistress of ceremonies.

Guests noshed on a succulent three-course lunch catered by the River Oaks Country Club and enjoyed a presentation from Lee, which took a look into the creative process. Lee delivered a dynamic message on fostering creativity and innovation through play by engaging guests with role-playing as reporters and creative exercises like inventing secret handshakes.

The Luncheon also presented the Marian and Speros Martel Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award to three finalists—Maggie Abrego, Jonathan Doria and Evelyn Terry—to recognize their exemplary commitment to young children’s education.

Afterwards, guests left with with scrumptious Sprinkles Cupcakes cookies in-hand. The event was a resounding success raising nearly $114,000 for the Museum’s early childhood and parenting programs.

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