Eight Women and Men Honored Who Inspire Change

By Jake Gaines
Photography by Greg Harrison

THE SCENE: North Star Gives, presented by North Star Mall in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue honored people who in the San Antonio region who crusade for public good. The venue was in the Saks Fifth Avenue wing where eight women and men recognized this year included Suhail Arastu, Musical Bridges Around the World; Di-Anna Arias, Time Dollar Community Garden; Louis Barrios, Viola’s Huge Heart; Peggy Brink, Care; Dr. Vivian Bucay, Respite Care; Jason Cox, Marrow Me; Katy Flato, San Antonio Public Library Foundation; and Beth Webster-Wright, The San Antonio Furniture Bank.

THE VIBE: Now in its fourth year, the annual spring event celebrates champions of change who affect their community in a rich kaleidoscope of ways. Whether driven by personal quests or just a sincere desire to make a difference, the people honored set inspiring examples of the meaning of volunteerism and advancing the quality of life for others.  “North Star Gives is an opportunity for the community to gather together in celebration of good works and good causes and prove that the spirit of giving in our community is stronger than ever,” says Michelle Robertson, senior marketing manager for North Star and The Shops at La Cantera.

Guests enjoyed chic fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue, music, cocktails and light hors d’oeurves, plus they had a chance to win luxe prizes from North Star retailers. All the tickets sold directly benefited the charity from which they were  purchased.


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