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Dr. Carolyn Farb Honored with 2016 Greater Houston Service Impact Award The Annual Greater Houston Service Awards Gala event, held May 13, 2016 at Union Station, Minute Maid Park, celebrated the power of volunteers to spark change and improve the Houston area through community service. The awards originated over 33 years ago and since then many honorees have been recognized, perhaps none so dynamic and giving as this year’s Volunteer Houston Impact Award Recipient Dr. Carolyn Farb who also was recognized with the Daily Point of Light from the Bush Foundation. A legendary figure in the world of philanthropy, Dr. Farb has a heart as big as Texas and a list of accomplishments that could fill a book, two in fact in which she imparts secrets of her success. “Carolyn literally wrote the books on philanthropy — The Fine Art of Fundraising and How to Raise Millions: Helping Others, Having A Ball,” said Charles Ward of Idea Works, “These are must reads for Signing with a student at the T.H. Rogers School for gifted and impaired students on Carolyn Farb Day people who are involved in philanthropy. They have all the tips of many years of Carolyn’s work. I have spent a lifetime living in various resort-like areas of the world and have had a career of marketing the fastest flying private jets, the most luxurious autos, the finest jeweler and other products and services while attending polo matches and yacht races. I have had the pleasure of knowing Carolyn for a few decades and have been on site at some of her finest moments in philanthropy and special events. A memorable one was when she decided to be the first woman to ever raise a million dollars in one night. It was called the Million Dollar Evening for Cancer Research. She convinced Ann-Margaret, Marvin Hamlisch, Liza Minelli, Crystal Gayle and Alan King — really great stars — to come to Houston and the event exceeded all expectations.” “This award,” said Carolyn in her keynote address, “belongs to all of us. It is team effort. Volunteers touch and change the lives of individuals they may never know. They give hope, guidance and encouragement to those who need it most. Sometimes life throws you a curveball when you least expect it. Volunteer Houston, through its mission of service, has given the spirit of volunteerism its most powerful voice. All of you here today reflect what it is to be a Houstonian: a generous heart looking for causes to help those Dr. John S. Stehlin at the Million Dollar Evening for the benefit of the in need. Your participation is what truly makes Houston a great city.” Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research Page 28 • SunStorm/Fine Art • Summer 2016

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Fine Art Summer 2016  

Featuring DMINC "Warrior Princess Artist"; Garsot & Kagan's "Synergism"; Warhol, DeNiro Awards Prize, Carole Feuerman's "Best Year Ever"; S...

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Featuring DMINC "Warrior Princess Artist"; Garsot & Kagan's "Synergism"; Warhol, DeNiro Awards Prize, Carole Feuerman's "Best Year Ever"; S...

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