The Children’s Museum of Houston’s Mad Hatter’s Ball raised a humongous $955,000 on October 15, 2016 at The Corinthian. Event chairs Elva and Truett Akin and Monica and Greg Meeks played host to the Alice in Wonderland-themed evening benefiting the Museum’s educational and outreach programs. Underwriting was co-chaired by Caroline and John Harrell and Lyndsey and Bret Zorich.
More than 500 guests—most sashaying exuberant hats—walked through the looking glass and were hurled into a wonderland enthralled by Rebekah Johnson’s (of Bergner & Johnson) vision of an outrageous “tea party” complete with floating playing cards, rampant vines and dazzling chandeliers.
Guests noshed on a feast of delicacies from Jackson and Company’s multi-course menu and enjoyed live and silent auctions featuring marvelous items like a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 36mm made possible by Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers, tickets to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and an Astros First Pitch Experience with Diamond Level tickets.