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W e've never found a more hands-on, heartfelt nonprofit than I Am Waters. Year three of the foundation's Supermodels' Luncheon took place at River Oaks Country Club. Founder Elena Davis — whose personal story segues from poverty to magazine covers to lifting up the homeless — alongside husband Gregg and chair couples Phoebe and Bobby Tudor and Debra and Mark Grierson assured a uniquely memorable day. Supermodels Rachel Hunter, Chandra North, Julie Anderson, Stephanie Romanov, and Jeff Aquilon joined Humanitarian honoree Lynn Wyatt in adding glamour to an afternoon that sought to shine a light upon homelessness. The six figures raised benefitted I Am Waters' mission of reaching 640,000 this summer via branded water bottles bearing simple, resounding words — Hope, Peace, Dream and Love, the latter the luncheon's theme. I Am Waters angels: emcee NBC's Janet Shamlian who, along with the Harbor Lights choir crooning "The Star-Spangled Banner," started the proceedings on an uplifting note; super philanthropists Terri and John Havens (he received a birthday serenade from Rachel Hunter), Joanne King Herring, Anne Mendelsohn, Becca Cason Thrash, Cabrina and Steven Owsley, Beth Muecke, Neiman's Bob Devlin, Laura Sweeney, Gabriela and Gary Gerhart of the Motherhood Center, Tootsies' Fady Armanious, IAW board chair Jim Pierce, Laurie and Tracy Krohn, Kristi Schiller, Lindley Arnoldy, and pink-tressed Vivian Wise. Keynote speaker Sister Maureen O'Connell, director of Angela House, which assists women leaving the criminal justice system, spoke of the power of that IAW water bottle; and Lee Valkenaar, Whole Foods' Whole Planet Foundation board co-chairman, announced that the distinctive IAW vessels will make an appearance at a Whole Foods Market near you. CATHERINE D. ANSPON REPORTS ON A GLAMOROUS CRUSADING AFTERNOON. PHOTOGRAPHY FULTON DAVENPORT. Benefitting I Am Waters Breaking Bread with Supermodels, Quenching Thirst, Elena Davis Elena Davis Gregg Davis Vivian Wise Cindy Thorp Richard Reens Ceron Becca Cason Thrash Annie Criner Eifler Camille Connelly Jeff Shell Cristiana Anderson Betty Newton Lindley Arnoldy Sister Maureen O'Connell Susan Hansen Stephanie Romanov Rachel Hunter Julie Anderson Chandra North Jana Arnoldy Fady Armanious Susie Criner Co-chair Bobby Tudor Co-chair Mark Grierson Co-chair Debra Grierson Honoree Lynn Wyatt Co-chair Phoebe Tudor Karina Barbieri Christie Sullivan MODELS PORTRAIT RICHARD REENS Hope in a bottle Special thanks to these amazing women who made the inaugural Shop With Heart Card possible. Heart Guild President Robyn Barnes Shop With Heart Card Chair Roz Pactor Merchant Relations Chair Ilene Allen Underwriting Chairs Julie Haralson & Karen Miller Events Chair Linda Rhodes Marketing & Publicity Chairs Robyn Barnes & Julie Haralson Card Sales & Promotion Chairs Pat Cummings & Jessica Willey On Call Card Delivery Chair Lesha Elsenbrook Merchant Distribution Chair Laura Davenport Treasurers Beth Bruce & Jeanine Hutchens Lilly Andress Lu Caltagirone Jean Chapman Jackie Collins Joann Crassas Laura Davenport Nancy Dinerstein Sharon Dryer Andria Francis Leila Gilbert Susan Hansen Chelsea Ingram Liz Jameson Lisa Kouns Laurie Meredith Mary Dee Neal Tracie Pierce Sandra Porter Amy Reeves Jane Rensimer Roseann Rogers Cindy Soefer Committee THANK YOU TO THE HEART GUILD OF HOUSTON! Established in 1983, the Heart Guild of Houston is a volunteer fundraising branch of the American Heart Association. We'd like to thank these volunteers for more than 30 years of dedicated service. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 1314_HG_Ad_10.375x8.55.pdf 1 6/9/2014 1:18:59 PM

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