Summer Philanthropy Fun

Hot young professionals swarm Hotel Lumen for BubblyQ kickoff

Hot young professionals swarm Hotel Lumen for BubblyQ kickoff

Lacie Coburn, Lauren Toledo, Caroline Reinert, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Lacie Coburn, Lauren Toledo, Caroline Reinert Photo by Bruno
Jason Trei, Veronica Roper, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Jason Trei, Veronica Roper Photo by Bruno
Jessica Shaw, Martha Young, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Jessica Shaw, Martha Young  Photo by Bruno
Kelly Cardon, Jessica Studer, Liz Standley, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Kelly Cardon, Jessica Studer, Liz Standley Photo by Bruno
Lindsey Shortman, Christina Dandar, Katie Ruppe, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Lindsey Shortman, Christina Dandar, Katie Ruppe Photo by Bruno
Mattson Uihlein, Caroline Hurley, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Mattson Uihlein, Caroline Hurley Photo by Bruno
McKamy Tiner, Suzanne Harmon, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
McKamy Tiner, Suzanne Harmon Photo by Bruno
Meredith Falke, Matt Elliot, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Meredith Falke, Matt Elliot Photo by Bruno
Michael Baum, Christell Baum, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Michael Baum, Christell Baum Photo by Bruno
Shawn Walsh, Ben Mackay, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Shawn Walsh, Ben Mackay Photo by Bruno
Stephanie Murg, Cameron Murg, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Stephanie Murg, Cameron Murg Photo by Bruno
Mindi Kissling, Eric Perry, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Mindi Kissling, Eric Perry Photo by Bruno
Sarah Blears, Caroline Shabes, YTAC, BubblyQ kickoff
Sarah Blears, Caroline Shabes Photo by Bruno
Catharine Flagg, Dean Fearing, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Catharine Flagg, Dean Fearing Photo by Bruno
Catherine Wilson, Matt Wilson, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Catherine Wilson, Matt Wilson Photo by Bruno
Taylor Leibson, Kristen Sebastion, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Taylor Leibson, Kristen Sebastion Photo by Bruno
Sunny Sajnani, Kelli Caperton, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Sunny Sajnani, Kelli Caperton Photo by Bruno
Lacie Coburn, Lauren Toledo, Caroline Reinert, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Jason Trei, Veronica Roper, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Jessica Shaw, Martha Young, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Kelly Cardon, Jessica Studer, Liz Standley, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Lindsey Shortman, Christina Dandar, Katie Ruppe, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Mattson Uihlein, Caroline Hurley, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
McKamy Tiner, Suzanne Harmon, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Meredith Falke, Matt Elliot, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Michael Baum, Christell Baum, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Shawn Walsh, Ben Mackay, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Stephanie Murg, Cameron Murg, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Mindi Kissling, Eric Perry, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Sarah Blears, Caroline Shabes, YTAC, BubblyQ kickoff
Catharine Flagg, Dean Fearing, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Catherine Wilson, Matt Wilson, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Taylor Leibson, Kristen Sebastion, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff
Sunny Sajnani, Kelli Caperton, YTAC, BubblyQ Kickoff

If you're familiar with Young Texans Against Cancer, then you know these professionals are some of the most active — and stylish — young philanthropists around. So imagine the scene at Hotel Lumen, where more than 150 devotees gathered for the kickoff party for BubblyQ, the organization's largest fundraising fete.

Co-chairs Carrie Crossman and Holly Price welcomed the well-heeled crowd, which included YTAC president Catharine Flagg, Lacie Coburn, Lauren Toledo, Veronica Roper, Jessica Studer and Meredith Falke. Girls made quite a fashion statement in their sassy summer dresses and sunglasses, but the men — including YTAC vice president Matt Wilson, BubblyQ chef chair Dean Fearing, Bill Veatch, Ben Mackay and Shawn Walsh — held their own, fashion-wise, with cool button-downs and other preppy staples. 

After snacking on savory bites, sipping bubbly (of course) and enjoying tunes mixed by DJ Jose G, early birds purchased advanced tickets for the anticipated fall affair. 

YTAC hopes to raise $100,000 at this year's BubblyQ, which takes place October 3 at Fearing's. To help the organization reach that goal, you can purchase tickets online starting in August. And remember: It's never too early to start thinking about what to wear.