Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Rendezvous in Blue

Rendezvous in Blue

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About the Event


On November 7, Houston Methodist supporters broke out their blue dancing shoes to celebrate 94 years of excellence at the inaugural “Rendezvous in Blue” event. The sold out celebration raised more than $1.7 million for all five of the Houston Methodist hospitals, which will continue our legacy of leading medicine into the next century. Guests were entertained by an interactive illuminating experience, tunes from the popular band Professor D, and a program emceed by Jenna Bush Hager and the voice of the Houston Texans, Marc Vandermeer.

The affair honored the outstanding leadership and commitment of six couples, Jack and Ginger Blanton, John and Carolyn Bookout, Ernie and Janet Cockrell, Charles and Anne Duncan, David and Lynda Underwood and Rusty and Paula Walter, who with their support have helped Houston Methodist reach prominence in medicine.

Event Photos


Event Chairs - Emily and Holcombe Crosswell, Loretta and Bob Moses with Jenna Bush Hager
David Underwood, Michael Linn, Rusty Walter, John Bookout Jr. and John Bookout III
Denis DeBakey, Lavonne Cox, Morrie and Rolaine Abramson
Jenna Bush Hager and Marc Vandermeer in front of honoree images
Interactive Lightshow Performance
Professor D
Sandy Weill, Julie and Marc Boom, Tony Gotto
Shanda and Matthew Blackmon with guests
Stasney and Blanton Families
Underwood Family
Walters, Nelsons and Ferraris

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Presenting Sponsor


Pillar Sponsor

Paula and Rusty Walter & Carole and Jim Looke
Sandu Weill, Tony Gotto, John Mack, Steve Corwin & Weill Cornell Medical College

Blue Suede Shoes

EnCap Investments, L.P.

Blue Skies

Baker Hughes Incorporated
John and Ann Bookout
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest H. Cockrell
Cardon Outreach
Franci and Jim Crane
Emily and Holcombe Crosswell
EV Energy Partners/Mark and Lou Houser
Hilton Americas – Houston*
Scurlock Foundation
John and Kathy Stanton
Kay & Max Watson, Jr.
Daniel & Beverly Arnold

Song Sung Blue

Rolaine and Morrie Abramson
Chinhui and Eddie Allen
Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Austin Commerical/HDR Architects
Vicki & Carl Baucum
Janice Barrow
Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi
Bristow Group/Bill Chiles
Central Bank/Carolyn and John Young
Dr. Jenny Chang/Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Wong
Sylvie and Gary Crum
Veronica and Mike Curran/ Patti and Richard Everett/ Annette and Mel Kline/ Denise Monteleone/ Susan and Walter Pye
Anne S. and Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Connie and Byron Dyer
Harriet and Joe Foster
The Huron Group
The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation/Palmetto Partners, Ltd.
MLN Company
Loretta & Bob Moses
Libbie and Greg Nelson
Fayez Sarofim
Omar Sawaf
Cynthia and Don Stevenson
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Underwood
Pat and Jim Walzel
Ward & Ames Special Events*
WHR Architects

Behind Blue Eyes

Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Adler/Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis/Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kaplan/ Carolyn and Bob Allison/Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff
Carolyn & Bob Allison
ZoAnn & Judson Bailey
Julie & Seth Barrett
Dr. Shanda & Matthew Blackmon
Drs. Julie & Marc Boom
Linda & Kevin Burns
Lily Carrigan
Susan and Kem Coulter/Lauren Rykert and Joe Avioli/Candice and Edward Tyrell/Cathy and Sidney Sanders/Vivian Rose
Molly and Jim Crownover
Coy Davidson – Colliers International
Mimi and Tom Dompier
Peggy and Gary Edwards
Mary and Douglas Erwin Family Fund
Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Friedman/ Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Weil
Jenny and Jim Elkins Family Fund
FKP Architects/Gilbane Building Company
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Fluor
Kate and Steve Gibson
Judy and Ron Girotto/Jes and John Hagale
Carol and Tommy Harper
Haynes Whaley Associates
Wendy & Jeff Hines
Cathy and Mel Jodeit
Marjorie and Raleigh Johnson
Linbeck Group LLC/Philo Wilke Architects
Locke Lord LLP
LSV Asset Management
Larry and Diane Mathis
M.M. Cone, Inc.
Montag & Caldwell
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Naples
Nora's Home
Northside & Westside Lexus
Owens & Minor
Pat and Dee Osborne/Nancy and Ted Reynolds
Cindy & Howard Rachofsky
Rob G. Parrish, M.D., Ph.D.
Doug Quinn – AXA Advisors LLC
Dr. Albert Raizner
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
South Coast Construction Services, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. C. Richard Stasney
Jack C. and Catherine I. Threet
TIRR Foundation
Walter P Moore
Danny Ward and Nancy Ames*
The Honorable Ewing Werlein, Jr. and Mrs. Werlein
Wilson Architectural Group, Inc.
Patricia and Paul Yetter
Drs. Huda and William Zoghbi
Carole & Bruce Bilger/Linda & Barry Hunsaker/Mrs. D. Gibson Walton/Jennifer & Trey Wilson
Linda & Steve Webster
Richard W. Weekley Family Fund


Mrs. John S. Bace
John and Carolyn Belk
May Cahill/Jackie and Robert Callies/Amanda and David Harris/Dr. and Mrs. Philip Nauert/Lizzie Trembly and John Rutter
Nan and Mike Duhon
Jackie and Monty Eubank
Mr. and Mrs. William Gares
Linda and John Griffin/Klinka and John Lollar
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Incavo
Dr. Richard A. and Sandra Jackson
Cissie and Alan Kaplan
Harriet and Truett Latimer
Debbie and Vidal Martinez
Pamela Louisa Medellin, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schwartz


Patti Muck & Denny Angelle
Nancy and Harry Burrow
Jerry Ann and Victor Costa
Mr. & Mrs. H. Markley Crosswell III
Letita Knapp
Laura Lopez and Lewis Marks
Archer McWhorter, Jr.
Jane and Ed Parker
Kathleen and Dick Rogers
Sybil F. Roos
Kamal S. Sheena, M.D.
Lisa and Christopher Zook


Burguieres Family Foundation
Ann and Henry Hamman
Herrera Partners, LP
Jeani and Tom Horan
Jennie and Ralph Hull
Kimberly and Scott Martin
Kalmar Investments
Florence and William McGee
Mike Calvert Toyota
Ann Trammell
Rozelle and Herman Schultz
Mrs. Karen Trubidy
Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro

Special Thanks

*In Kind

We must receive your commitment by Aug. 12 if you wish for your sponsorship
to appear listed in the invitation.

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Host Committee


Rolaine and Morrie Abramson
Gail and Louis Adler
Chinhui and Eddie Allen
Anna L. Bailey
Julie and Seth Barrett
Carin and Todd Barth
Carl and Vicki Baucum
Kelli and Eddy Blanton
Ginger and Jack Blanton
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Brazelton III
Pat and Dan Breen
Dr. and Mrs. William Bryan
Nancy and Harry Burrow
Cam and Rod Canion
Estela and David Cockrell
Stephanie and Ernie D. Cockrell II
Michael M. and Joann H. Cone
Julie and Markley Crosswell
Jim and Molly Crownover
Mr. and Mrs. M. Samuel Daffin
Lavonne Cox and Denis DeBakey
Anne and Charles Duncan
Brenda and John H. Duncan
Connie and Byron Dyer
Peggy and Gary Edwards
Jenny Elkins
Mary and Doug Erwin
Eva and Dr. Peter Farha
Marvy and Elaine Finger
Nanette and Jerry Finger
Dr. and Mrs. Jeremy Finkelstein
Kate and Steve Gibson
Pat and Leila Gilbert
Judy and Ron Girotto
Dr. and Mrs. Antonio M. Gotto, Jr.
Jes and John Hagale
Carol and Tommy Harper
Richard and Deborah Harper
Mary Hartman-Brown
Joyce and Dr. Eric Haufrect
Jill and Scott Holstead
Patricia P. Hubbard
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Jackson
Cathy and Mel Jodeit
Ann and Johnny Johnson
Marjorie and Raleigh Johnson
Dr. and Mrs. Alan L. Kaplan
William E. King
Candy and Tom Knudson
Jo Ann and Gary Levering
Ellen and Leo Linbeck III
Carole and Jim Looke
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney H. Margolis
Debbie and Vidal Martinez
Pamela L. Medellin, M.D.
Denise Monteleone
Jeanne and James Moses*
Libbie and Greg Nelson
Rev. Martin and Pat Nicholas
Becky and Ralph S. O'Connor
Jane and Ed Parker
Nic Phillips
Dr. and Mrs. Keith O. Reeves
Nancy and Ted Reynolds
Kathleen and Dick Rogers
Melanie and Scott Rothwell
Omar and Sima Sawaf
Judy and Bobby Shackouls
Niki C. Smith
Susie and Tommy Smith
Bob and Patsy Speed
Allison and Spencer Stasney
Dr. and Mrs. C. Richard Stasney
Cynthia Pickett-Stevenson and Don Stevenson
Courtney and Doug Swanson
Ann G. Trammell
Christine and David M. Underwood, Jr.
Sarah and Duncan Underwood
Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi
Martha and Gib Walton*
Pat and Jim Walzel
Elizabeth and Peter Wareing
Dede and Connie Weil
Kay and Ewing Werlein, Jr.
Laura and William M. Wheless IV
Robert and Michele Yekovich
*In Memoriam

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Contact Us


Please dial 713-278-RSVP (7787) or email rendezvous@wardandames.com for more information.

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