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March 2020- Houston

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THE BIG CHILL SHELBY HODGE WARMS TO THE IDEA. PHOTOGRAPHY JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON, JOHNNY THAN. I n celebration of its 100th a n n i v e r s a r y, H o u s t o n Methodist Hospital took over Minute Maid Park for an evening that raised a remarkable $9.5 million — one that would also be remembered for the chilling temps that had guests wrapping up in furs and bundling under Houston Astros blankets, while CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz, quipped that the hospital would soon be opening a hypothermia wing. Chairs of the Rendezvous of the Century gala, Ann and John Bookout, and a coterie of 2,500 guests quickly warmed to the evening that more than doubled the financial goal. Dinner music by Encore Strings, a concert by the Houston Symphony, a set of Nat King Cole staples from Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., and indoor fireworks rounded out the night. WHO: Honorary chairs Maria and Neil Bush, Methodist president and CEO Dr. Marc Boom, Weill Cornell Medical College chairman emeritus Sanford Weill, former Methodist CEOs Ron Girotto and Larry Mathis, Texas Medical Center board chair emeritus Holcombe Crosswell and wife Emily, Rice University president David Leebron and wife Y. Ping Sun, Astros owner Jim Crane and wife Whitney, Nicole and Evan Katz, Dr. Julie Boom, Brigitte and Bashar Kalai, and Judy and Scott Nyquist. See more Shelby Hodge at METHODIST HOSPITAL HEATS A COLD NIGHT WITH A MEGA GALA. Tanya & Brian White, Jim & Whitney Crane, Patty & Craig Biggio Dr. Marc Boom on stage David & Estela Cockrell Laurie & Tracy Krohn Evan & Nicole Katz Emily & Frank Harrison Cheryl Byington, Mary Ann McKeithan, Beth Wolff Chairs John & Ann Bookout Honorary chairs Maria & Neil Bush Marcy & Jeff Margolis Lindsey & Steven Looke Jim Nantz 56

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