WHAT: JDRF’s Promise Ball
WHERE: 51fifteen Cuisine & Cocktails
JDRF Houston Gulf Coast Chapter kicked off the 20th anniversary of its annual gala, Promise Ball, on Thursday, November 15 on 51fifteen. The chic dining space, housed in the swanky Saks Fifth Avenue and supplemented by on-theme platinum-colored balloons, set the scene for friends and supporters alike to enjoy plenty of wine and bites from the restaurant’s chef-driven menu. Partygoers brought bottles of wine as a donation to the Promise Ball auction.
The event was generously underwritten by Advanced Diagnostic Hospital and Clinics. Board President, Liz Lay Vittor, Promise Ball Chair, Mary D’Andrea, and Executive Director, Rick Byrd, spoke about JDRF’s goals and toasted to this year’s honoree, Daniel Yates, the organization’s accomplishments up to this point, the future of the organization and the plans it has ahead. The success of the kickoff party is sure to reflect the outcome of the Promise Ball next year.