Fashion Meets Philanthropy

Tootsies throws fashionable thank-you fete for KidneyTexas supporters

Tootsies throws fashionable thank-you fete for KidneyTexas supporters

Nerissa von Helpenstill and Dustin Holcomb, KidneyTexas, Tootsies
Nerissa von Helpenstill, Dustin Holcomb Photo by Daniel Driensky
Jolie Humphrey, Dyann Skelton
Jolie Humphrey, Dyann Skelton Photo by Daniel Driensky
Renee and Dr. David Winter, honorary chairs; Suzette Derrick
Renee and Dr. David Winter, Suzette Derrick Photo by Daniel Driensky
Rachel Cowlishaw, Taylor Dean
Rachel Cowlishaw, Taylor Dean Photo by Daniel Driensky
Lynn Robertson, Allison Jorgensen, Colleen Murphy
Lynn Robertson, Allison Jorgensen, Colleen Murphy Photo by Daniel Driensky
Lynn Dealey, Jan Strimple
Lynn Dealey, Jan Strimple Photo by Daniel Driensky
Carol Plunk, Terri Bumgarner, KidneyTexas, Tootsies
Carol Plunk, Terri Bumgarner Photo by Daniel Driensky
Linda and Steve Ivy; Emilynn Wilson
Linda Ivy, Steve Ivy, Emilynn Wilson Photo by Daniel Driensky
Christina White, Lauryn Gayle White, Ann Dyner
Christina White, Lauryn Gayle White, Ann Dyer Photo by Daniel Driensky
Natalie Taylor, president, KidneyTexas, Inc.; McKamy Tiner, Christine Martin
Natalie Taylor, McKamy Tiner, Christine Martin Photo by Daniel Driensky
Nerissa von Helpenstill and Dustin Holcomb, KidneyTexas, Tootsies
Jolie Humphrey, Dyann Skelton
Renee and Dr. David Winter, honorary chairs; Suzette Derrick
Rachel Cowlishaw, Taylor Dean
Lynn Robertson, Allison Jorgensen, Colleen Murphy
Lynn Dealey, Jan Strimple
Carol Plunk, Terri Bumgarner, KidneyTexas, Tootsies
Linda and Steve Ivy; Emilynn Wilson
Christina White, Lauryn Gayle White, Ann Dyner
Natalie Taylor, president, KidneyTexas, Inc.; McKamy Tiner, Christine Martin

KidneyTexas Inc. president Natalie Taylor welcomed underwriters and committee members to Tootsies for a stylish kickoff soiree for the upcoming Runway Report Luncheon and Style Show. Taylor expressed special thanks to VIPs Nerissa von Helpenstill and Dustin Holcomb for their generous hospitality and for Tootsies sponsorship of the luncheon’s fashion show, which will be produced by Jan Strimple.

Guests — including Christina White, Lauryn Gayle, Linda and Steve Ivy, Emilynn Wilson, Carol Plunk, Terri BumgarnerMcKamy Tiner, Christine Martin, Renee and David Winter, and Suzette Derrick — enjoyed sumptuous hors d’oeuvre and cocktails and were all ears when Ann Dyer, recipient of the Service Award, spoke.

Dyer addressed the intimate crowd about her son’s ordeal when he suffered from a kidney condition as a child and how that deeply personal experience is the reason she first started volunteering with KidneyTexas years ago. Dyer was happy to report that her son is now healthy and encouraged everyone to realize that there is a healthy future for many who have suffered with kidney conditions and disease.

Luncheon underwriting and sponsorships are still available for the September 24 luncheon. Tickets begin at $250. To purchase, visit the KidneyTexas website or call 214-891-0896.