The 2018 Women of Distinction honorees took the catwalk at this year’s Diamond Winter Ball.
THE PARTY Chairs Alissa Maples, DeeDee Marsh, Kelli Weinzierl and Trini Mendenhall welcomed a bevy of philanthropy supporters to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Diamond Winter Ball at the Hilton Americas-Houston. THE SCENE After cocktails, guests headed into the hotel ballroom for dinner and the announcement of this year’s Women of Distinction. Kristy Bradshaw, Kim Padgett, Amy Pierce, Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Leigh Smith, Kristina Somerville, Ileana Trevino, Stephanie Tsuru, Hallie Vanderhider, Sharleen Walkoviak and Carol Sawyer were selected for their local philanthropic leadership, and each had a chance to hit the catwalk and take a bow for their work and charitable involvement. THE HIGHLIGHTS Entertainment for the evening included Andy Dimino, a Dean Martin cover singer, and the David Caceres Band, while the party’s auction, wine pull and raffle together raised more than $600,000 for the cause. - Miranda Proctor
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