Fort Bend Cares “Road Trip to Rio” raises over $150,000

Photos by Mary Favre, Liz Furman, and Brenda Perry Among the guests were Carole and Bob Brown, with Dee Koch.

Looking in the rear view mirror it is safe to say Fort Bend Cares party “Road Trip to Rio” on Feb. 11, was a sizzling success, raising over $150,000. This charitable foundation will allocate these funds in June to more than 20 non-profit organizations serving disadvantaged children all in Fort Bend County.

The cohesive partnership between Fort Bend Cares and the presenting sponsor Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital was once again a winning combination. Memorial Hermann’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Brown, and wife Amy were among the attendees enjoying the event which seemed to be an endless parade of Who’s Who in Fort Bend County including on air host Michele Fisher from 93Q and Houston’s Eagle, as emcee.

Jill Curtis, Executive Director of Fort Bend Cares, and her 26 Committee Chairs, worked tirelessly together to produce an entertaining evening, turning the Fluor Daniel Cafeteria into a Carnivale themed paradise.

Auctioneer Jim Richard produced high drama as the live auction alone raked in a total of $54,400. The Silent Auction, Casino Games, Jewelry Raffle, Sterling McCall Lexus Wheel of Fortune Game, Photo Booth, and Latin inspired dancing helped create a festive and giving atmosphere to the evening.

For further information about Fort Bend Cares, please go to the website,, or call 832.392.1983.

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