Legacy’s Holiday Schmooze Shines Again
Category: Development, Giving
By: Lisa Foronda, Senior Director of Investor Communications
Snow-covered trees, twinkling lights, Santa Claus, and a Snow Princess welcomed guests to Legacy’s 2016 Holiday Schmooze. More than 200 guests enjoyed vibrant conversation along with the tasty nibbles and custom cocktails by Jackson & Company, all while raising more than $150,000 for Legacy’s HIV/AIDS programs, while
This year’s party with a purpose broke new ground for the Schmooze, with the event moving from the traditional River Oaks area house to the LifeHTX venue owned by Schmooze co-hosts Monsour Taghdisi and Henry Richardson. Taghdisi says LifeHTX is “our home away from home” and welcomed Schmooze as its first charity event.
Also new this year: the addition of three other co-hosting couples who have pledged to invite the next three Holiday Schmoozes into their homes. Becca Cason Thrash & John Thrash will open their house for the 2017 event. Steve Summers and Glen Gonzalez will do the honors in 2018, and Greggory and Pat Burk will show off their hospitality to Schmoozers in 2019.