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Amy Swaney, Courtney Percy, Nicole McClane, Denise Mosser, Jody Lutz, Elizabeth Cox and Stephanie Dick SILHOUETTE PG 1

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Ann Cross, Anna Wulfe and Melissa Morgan

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Audra Kerr and Brooke Meabon

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Brandon Grossman, Sloan Thomas and Miguel Dilley SILHOEUTTE PG 4

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Courtney Archer and Emily Jones

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Curtis Johnson, Georgina Podjenski and Daryl Anderson

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Dacia and Lanham Napier

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Daniela Serna, Lucy Peveto and Camille Mandigo

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Denise and Matt Mosser & Nicole and Rob McClane

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Dr. Nancy Finney and Rob Finney

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Gloria and Miguel Dilley & Trish Hennessey

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Hailey Conger, Kelly Wade Fry, Courtney Percy and Linda Leavitt SILHOEUTTE PG 4

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Heather de Rojas, Amy Garcia and Emily Sytsma

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Hunter Henke, Rita Feik and Epitacio Resendez

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Jack and Lindsay Guenther, Daniela Serna & Dr. Tony Serna

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Jenifer Brown, Stephanie Dick and Selena Almond SILHOETTE PG 3JPG

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Jennifer and Bob Shemwell & Raven and Fred LaBatt

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Jody Lutz, Courtney Percy and Amy Swaney SILHOUETTE PG 2

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Jolie and Meade Flavin

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Jon and Shannon Turner

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Lindsay Armstrong, Mary Conger, Hayley Conger and Ashley Weaver SILHOUETTE PG 2

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Liz DeBarge, Sarah Owens, Kathryn Goertz, Brooke Meabon, Maria Beck, Anne Davidson, Linda Leavitt, Mary Barker and Nicole Hatter

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Marks and Sarah Moore

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Mary Whitten, Rebecca Nathan and Alexandra Cavazos

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Meredith Howard, Linda Gale Dullnig and Bonnie Mickey SILHOEUTTE PG 3

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PG 1 LARGISH Ellie Morrison, Gloria Dilley, Emilie Petty, Denise Mosser, Nicole McLane and Amelita Mauze

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Ramiro Salazar and Xitlalt Herrera-Salazar PG 4

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Rebecca and Wes Madere, Judy and Larry Schlesinger & Debbie and Corbett Christie

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Ryan and Jessica Berg

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The Argyle PG 1

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Tom and Kristan Northington & Erin and Jimmy Walker

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Tres and Megan Steves

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Triana Grossman, Nicole McClane and Adrianna Grossman

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Whitney Shones and Amy Maverick SILHOUETTE PG 3

Texas Biomedical Forum Gala Spring Soirée Takes Flight

By Jonathan Spindel       Photography by Super Q Photography and Greg Harrison

THE SCENE: The Argyle set the scene for the Mariposa Gala, so named for the progressive transformation within the Research Institute and its community of supporters. As guests arrived, they were serenaded by an all-female mariachi group while enjoying the Argyle’s famous margaritas and passed hors d’oeuvres. Many chose to pose and have their picture taken in front of a one of a kind elegant hand-painted Chinoiserie back drop. Acrylic and stilted colorful butterflies added to the magic of the evening.

The classic décor of the Argyle was masterfully transformed by the Austin-based event company Caplan Miller. Tables were set with sage green velvet and silk table linens, smoke grey Lucite Chiavari chairs and blush floral centerpieces accented with ginger jars and colorful butterflies. Guests were gifted with lovely favors from Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry at their seat secured by favors chair Jessica Berg.

THE VIBE: Partygoers had the opportunity to bid on several exclusive silent auction packages and purchase raffle tickets solicited by silent auction and raffle chair Kelly Wade Fry. The generous silent auction and raffle donors raised a record-breaking sum. As always, the food and service at The Argyle was one of the evening’s highlights. Following dinner, guests were joined by after party guests in the blush-draped tent with crystal chandeliers and festoon lighting. There were many elegant seating areas throughout the tent, an espresso bar with Mexican wedding cookies from Lily’s Cookies, and the classic Argyle nachos, sliders and frites. The guests danced the night away at the after party enjoying the electric sounds of the dueling DJ’s.

THE CAUSE: This year’s gala, organized by chair Denise Mosser, and co-chair Nicole McClane, raised well over $400,000 for the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. The organization was founded in 1970 by a group of inspiring and hardworking women with the same goal to support the life-changing and life-saving work being done at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute through community awareness and fundraising.