Houstonia’s Kentucky Derby Party Raises Big Bucks for Charity

Our Mint Juleps & Jodhpurs party meant a giant check—literally and figuratively—for the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation.

Houstonia publisher Diane Caplan, right, presents a check to Dr. Franklin Rose and wife Cindi for their charity, the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation.

Houstonia publisher Diane Caplan, right, presents a check to Dr. Franklin Rose and wife Cindi for their charity, the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation.

“Thanks to our generous (and incredibly festive) partygoers at Houstonia‘s second annual Mint Juleps & Jodhpurs event, many of whom purchased raffle tickets for some seriously awesome prizes, our yearly Kentucky Derby viewing party was more than just the best-dressed affair in town on May 2. The event also raised $17,042.71 for the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation. Houstonia publisher Diane Caplan presented the check to Dr. Franklin Rose and wife Cindi Harwood Rose, founders of the charity, earlier this week.

The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation was established in 2005 to assist cancer survivors in receiving reconstructive surgery. While Dr. Rose himself is a noted plastic surgeon, it was the news that Cindi’s sister, Holly Harwood Skolkin, had been diagnosed with breast cancer that prompted the couple to create a foundation that could use their talents to help others. Though Holly sadly lost her battle with breast cancer, the foundation named in her honor continues its mission today, most recently developing the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation Scholarship Program. Through this program, the foundation will award scholarships to full-time University of Houston students who’ve lost a parent to breast cancer.” – From Houstonia Magazine

Read original story in it’s entirety here: http://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-entertainment/charity/articles/houstonias-kentucky-derby-party-raises-big-bucks-for-charity-june-2015

View a slide show of fabulous southern inspired attire here: http://www.houstoniamag.com/slideshows/2nd-annual-mint-juleps-and-jodhpurs-may-2015#slide=1


The sold out event put on by Houstonia in partnership with Cindi and Dr. Franklin Rose of the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation drew supporters of the organization and Derby-lovers alike to watch the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby.

Houstonia Kentucky Derby Party

“Houstonia held a huge Mint Juleps and Jodhpurs party at the Houstonia House to celebrate the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  The event was a complete sell-out and the proceeds benefitted the Holly Rose Foundation.  To add to the buzz surrounding the event, a Bravo film crew was on hand in the packed crowd to film segments for an episode of Married To Medicine.  Tons of great food, a Mint Julep competition and a full house of beautiful people dressed for the occasion made for some great photos.” by stpimages

TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE.

WHAT
2nd Annual Mint Juleps & Jodhpurs – A Kentucky Derby Viewing Party presented by Houstonia & The Holly Rose Ribbon FoundationWHERE
The Houstonia House, May 2

AMOUNT RAISED
Over $17,000 for the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation

SPONSORS
Momentum Porsche, Automated Security Integrated Solution, Bulleit Bourbon

PARTNERS
AJ’s Urban Petals, Bradley’s Fine Diner, Evamor Artesian Water, Karbach, Ouisie’s Table, Quattro, Snap Kitchen, The Palm, Tito’s Vodka, Vanity Lounge by Zarco, What’s the Occasion? Creative Cakery

JULEP COMPETITION WINNERS
Judge’s Choice, Hal Brock; Peoples’ Choice, Linda Salinas

STANDOUT RAFFLE ITEMS
Security Monitoring Package from Automated Security Integrated Solutions ($7,500), weekend drive from Momentum Porsche ($1,500), Rose Quartz & Grey Stone Elizabeth Frost necklace ($1,500)

See the video from NewsFix 39 http://video.newsfixnow.com/Mint-Juleps-and-Jodhpurs-at-Houstonia-26149147