SPRING’S AWAKENING

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Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

SPRING’S AWAKENING
Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

SPRING’S AWAKENING
Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

SPRING’S AWAKENING
Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

SPRING’S AWAKENING
Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

SPRING’S AWAKENING
Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

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Amelita Mauze, Ashley Weaver and Molly Drought

Amelita Mauze, Ashley Weaver and Molly Drought

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Amy Garcia and Nicole McClane

Amy Garcia and Nicole McClane

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Chris and Emilie Petty & Jolie and Meade Flavin

Chris and Emilie Petty & Jolie and Meade Flavin

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Corbett and Debbie Christie

Corbett and Debbie Christie

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Daniela Serna and Dr. Tony Serna

Daniela Serna and Dr. Tony Serna

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Dr. Edward Briggs, Dr. Sara McCamish & Elizabeth and Kevin Cox

Dr. Edward Briggs, Dr. Sara McCamish & Elizabeth and Kevin Cox

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John and Rita Feik

John and Rita Feik

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Rad and Ashley Weaver

Rad and Ashley Weaver

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Stephanie Bailey, Mary Conger, Jenevieve Zoch and Courtney Percy

Stephanie Bailey, Mary Conger, Jenevieve Zoch and Courtney Percy

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The Spanish Room sponsored by Argo Group

The Spanish Room sponsored by Argo Group

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Triana Grossman and Ashley Weaver

Triana Grossman and Ashley Weaver

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Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

SPRING’S AWAKENING
Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

SPRING’S AWAKENING
Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

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Bobby and Katherine Jones

Bobby and Katherine Jones

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Brandon Grossman, Rad Weaver, Rob Flannery, Ann Flannery and Michael Lynd

Brandon Grossman, Rad Weaver, Rob Flannery, Ann Flannery and Michael Lynd

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Brooke and Jared Meabon

Brooke and Jared Meabon

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Elizabeth and Parker LaBarge

Elizabeth and Parker LaBarge

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Laura Moorman and Mary Herff

Laura Moorman and Mary Herff

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Michael and Beverly Rohlf

Michael and Beverly Rohlf

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Sarah and Jason Davis

Sarah and Jason Davis

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The Hunt Room Sponsored by the Feik Family Foundation

The Hunt Room Sponsored by the Feik Family Foundation

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Tracee Feik, Heather De Rojas, Rita Feik and Amy Garcia

Tracee Feik, Heather De Rojas, Rita Feik and Amy Garcia

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Zach and Scarlette Moorman

Zach and Scarlette Moorman

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Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams

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Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

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Argyle Bar Sponsored by Luther King Capital Management, Mike Lynd & Ashley and Rad Weaver

Argyle Bar Sponsored by Luther King Capital Management, Mike Lynd & Ashley and Rad Weaver

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Chip and Courtney Percy

Chip and Courtney Percy

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Christopher and Adriana Grossman

Christopher and Adriana Grossman

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Ellie Morrison and Susan Wise

Ellie Morrison and Susan Wise

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Gene and Sonya Williams & Amanda and George P. Bush

Gene and Sonya Williams & Amanda and George P. Bush

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Karen Lee Zachry and Tracy Williams

Karen Lee Zachry and Tracy Williams

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Miguel and Gloria Dilley & Carla and John Brozovich

Miguel and Gloria Dilley & Carla and John Brozovich

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Shannon and Jon Turner

Shannon and Jon Turner

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Todd and Anna Wulfe

Todd and Anna Wulfe

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Tom and Kristan Northington & Kristin and Dick Tips

Tom and Kristan Northington & Kristin and Dick Tips

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Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

Texas BioMedical Forum Gala Ambiance

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Brad and Emily Jones

Brad and Emily Jones

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Danielle and Brooks Kieschnick

Danielle and Brooks Kieschnick

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John Culp, Eric Fisher, Tashya Riggs, Lane Riggs, Greg Seay, Dr. Paul Kerby, Cynthia Kerby, Meg Culp, Lauren Fisher, Kelly Satel, Jim Satel and Anne Seay

John Culp, Eric Fisher, Tashya Riggs, Lane Riggs, Greg Seay, Dr. Paul Kerby, Cynthia Kerby, Meg Culp, Lauren Fisher, Kelly Satel, Jim Satel and Anne Seay

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Kristen and Sam Shannon

Kristen and Sam Shannon

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Muffin Moorman, Lauren Gordon and Mallory Moorman

Muffin Moorman, Lauren Gordon and Mallory Moorman

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RIchard Williams and Georgina Podjenski

RIchard Williams and Georgina Podjenski

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Stephanie and David Dick

Stephanie and David Dick

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Stephanie and Jeff Bailey

Stephanie and Jeff Bailey

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Steven Fry, Linda Leavitt, Kelly Wade Fry and Brent Conger

Steven Fry, Linda Leavitt, Kelly Wade Fry and Brent Conger

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Triana Grossman

Triana Grossman

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Whitney Schones and Amy Swaney

Whitney Schones and Amy Swaney

Texas Biomedical Forum Gala Spring Soirée Blooms

By Jonathan Spindel
Photography by Greg Harrison and Candace Schaddelee

 

THE SCENE:  The home of gala co-chairs Ashley & Rad Weaver served as the scene for this year’s Texas BioMedical Forum Gala pre-party, where guests enjoyed a traditional Kentucky Derby vibe. Mint juleps were served, antique silver trophies held jubilant floral centerpieces, and even a horse made an appearance with a blanket of red roses. The gala evening continued at The Argyle, which was decorated with hedges and boxwoods in a floral springtime theme. The atmosphere was alive with a feeling of freshness and renewal, with lush white orchids, peonies and gardenias arranged by Botanical No. Nine of Austin. The magical feeling was underscored by Mio the Magician, who has performed for aristocracy and celebrities around the world, who strolled the ground entertaining guests.

 

THE VIBE: Making their way into the tent, guests were enchanted by the whimsical open-air theme created by Townsley Designs of Austin. Laden with peonies in shades of white, coral and fuchsia, the open-top structure featured a canopy of twinkling lights. At the center, a bar beckoned guests to its three-story tree theme laden with paper flowers. Inside The Argyle, garlands and magnolia swags enveloped the doorways of each private room, where donors enjoyed fine dining in their own intimate setting. Each patron’s name was scribed in calligraphy at the top of the door surrounded by magnolia leaves, lending a regal air.

 

THE CAUSE: This year’s gala, organized by gala chairs Ashley & Rad Weaver and Molly Drought, raised an impressive sum from both private and corporate donors. North Park Lexus generously provided transportation with their luxury vehicles to the gala for the event’s top contributors. These funds will be used as seed money to fund projects in the idea stage at the Texas BioMedical Research Institute that aims to unravel the mysteries of chronic and infectious diseases through innovative thinking, creative problem solving and cutting-edge technologies.