Gifts of Education

Evening At Tiffany’s with the Bexar County Medical Society Foundation

By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison

Oh, what a night. Over 500 health care professionals experienced their own “Evening at Tiffany’s” in San Antonio this winter. Hosted at the J.W. Marriot Hill Country Resort & Spa, this black tie event of elegance celebrating Tiffany style was themed “The Gift of Education,” benefitting the Bexar County Medical Society Foundation and their efforts in supporting educational opportunities for the next generation of health care professionals.

Guests entered the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” style ballroom and were greeted with models from fashion sponsor Julian Gold on white pedestals donned in elegant black and white wear reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn. The silent auction items were exciting for all, as there were sparkling treats from Tiffany & Co. Inside the ballroom, tables were teeming with turquoise, as the centerpieces were towered Tiffany & Co. “little blue boxes.” The menu was exquisitely prepared by the J.W. Marriott, and guests had quite the sweet tooth for the dessert, “Tiffany” cupcakes. After enjoying their morsels, guests danced the night away to the sounds of Nightfire.

The premiere host of the evening was Aspect Wealth Management. The Diamond Sponsor of the classic gala was Tiffany & Co. paired with the WellMed Medical Group. Chairing the gala was Monty La Pierre, who was aided in leadership from others: Louise Chumley, Gigi Gross, Connie Gutierrez-Gilbert, Rebecca Waller, and Tolbert Wilkinson MD. As the Director of Foundation Operations for the Bexar County Medical Society, Alyssa Tamez is responsible for leading the foundation in their cause to continue to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the benefit of the rising generation of healthcare professionals.

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