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Summer of Fun!

Jordan Spieth Signed Golf Ball

On Sale Price: $200

Grow your sports collection with a Jordan Spieth signed golf ball displayed in a shadowbox with a UT photo.

Visit gatsby to snap up these remaining items and more. Thank you for your support of Post Oak!

On Sale Price: $75

A Week in Rhodes, Greece

Experience Virtual Reality with Sky High Party Rentals

Take a couples trip to Rhodes, Greece and stay at the beautiful Villa Lindos! (Visit to learn more about the villa.) On Sale Price: $2,000

Two Night Stay at Hotel Paisano

American Girl Party with the Lamuño and Salinas Families Eight lucky girls and their American Girl dolls will join the Lamuño and Salinas families on Friday, April 7, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a tea party and afternoon of fun!

BreakAway Speed Sports Training— Over 12 On Sale Price: $100

Ten people will experience virtual reality for two hours anywhere within 40 miles of Houston, Texas. On Sale Price: $250

On Sale Price: $200

Tutoring Sessions from TutorVille

Pure Body Studio Classes

Start general tutoring sessions with TutorVille with this $250 certificate!

On Sale Price: $75

Weekley Family YMCA Membership

On Sale Price: $175

On Sale Price: $600

Orthodontic Treatment Voucher for Speck Orthodontics, P.A.

Haircut and Style Session at Vita Mutari Salon

Visit Speck Orthodontics, P.A. to start orthodontic treatments with this $1,000 voucher!

On Sale Price: $200

Shopping Extravaganza at French Cuff Boutique! On Sale Price: $225

Saint Cloud Gift Card and Body Intensive Set

On Sale Price: $600

Class Passes to SPHERE Kick your workout routine into high gear at Sphere, a soccer-inspired fitness concept, founded by former Dynamo sensation Michael Chabala!

On Sale Price: $100

On Sale Price: $300

Pet Package

Derek Jeter Signed Yankees Jersey

On Sale Price: $200

On Sale Price: $3,600

European Shams from The Brass Maiden

Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa Baseballs

On Sale Price: $250

On SalePrice: $1,600

Moody Gardens Birthday Party Package

Muhammad Ali Signed Speed Bag with Photos Collage

On Sale Price: $250

Includes a famous photos collage. On Sale Price: $6,000

On Sale Price: $1,800

Longhorn Legends Signed Poster Longhorns fans! Take home a “Longhorn Legends” 16” x 20” poster, signed by Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams, Vince Young, and Colt McCoy. On Sale Price: $2,500

Welcome to Aggieland Signed Texas A&M Poster On Sale Price: $2,000

Get Fit with 24 Hour Fitness (1 of 3) On Sale Price: $200

Get Fit with 24 Hour Fitness (2 of 3) On SalePrice: $200

Movie and Lunch with Coach Treviño Beauty and the Beast for 4 students on Saturday, March 25. On Sale Price: $75

Spanish Cooking Class and Dinner with Ms. De Leon and Ms. Samano On Sale Price: $50

Friday Night Lights at Post Oak On Sale Price: $50

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta On Sale Price: $100

Back to the 80s! On Sale Price: $100

Backyard BBQ Party with the Chavises On Sale Price: $100

Girls’ Night Out On Sale Price: $75

THAN K YOU, U N DERWRITERS! FR IE N DS O F FI T Z G E R A L D Randall H. Jamail Jennifer and Doug Bosch, Inn at Dos Brisas Sunday Riley and Bruce Eames Abbe and Adam Forman Lisa and Ira Gross Morgan and David Shin Courtney Wulfe Melissa Coleman Jessica and Vean Gregg Sherri and Charles Schugart Whitney and Marc Walsh Kim Yates

G AT S B Y ’ S G UES TS Jennifer and Cliff Chavis Amy and Lloyd Kirchner Paula and Mark Mey Carole Dickinson and Val Perkins Felicia and Rafael Stone Gina and Charles Fertitta, Jr. Cari and Tyler Gill Rochelle Tafolla and Richard Hess Stelli and Todd Parsapour

AM E R I C A N DREAMERS Kim and Michael Callahan Laura and Martin Citardi Kelly and Erich Janzen Suzan and Jeremy Samuels Ariana and Steve Smetana Robyn Davis Carol and John Howenstine Jenny and André Marshall Heather and Brenden O’Neill Heidi and Bryan Rosenstrauch Erin Stus Jennifer and Fernando Zumbado

Amy and Blair Garrou Drs. Reena and Medhavi Jogi Phuong and George Levan Rebecca and Jeffrey Tapick Anita and Alan Ying Jane Greenberg and Gregory Kaplan Pauline and Robert Mertensotto Katie and Bob Orr Midtown Dentistry, Dr. Jonathan Penchas Emily and Adam Weinstein Brittney and Max Tribble Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro Carlie and Richard Yoo

B U B B LES AN D B AU B LES Shonali and Rakesh Agrawal Rebecca Smith and Matthew Kondratowicz Nikayla and Aaron Thomas Anonymous Reyes Lizarraga and Miguel Calatayud Ana Paula Sánchez and Javier Lamuño Carolina Quiroga and Victor Martinez Marisol Valencia and Jose Fernando Santacruz Dr. Olamide Atanda Deborah and Ricky Cleary Enid and Lance Henderson Kathryn and Dr. Roy R. Marrero, Jr. Jessica and Chad Modad Marjaneh Azad Laura and Mark Conely Karyn and Charles Crisp Holly Crisp-Han and Gregory Han Therese and Christopher Odell Erin and Brett Busby Judy and William Peterson Deepa and Neil Verma Catherine Than and Hoang Quan Vu

Sara and Juan Catá Hannah and Leonard Golub Jamie and Andy Lee Daniela and Manolo Sánchez Rocio Diaz and Francisco Zorrilla Dee and Shaki Commissariat Jae Yi and Randy Hyun Neha and Ankush Kumar Rhian and Lane McKinney Leane Mercier-Tardif and Pierre Tardif Vareen and Dave Cunningham Kelly and Jim Davis Tori and Ed DeCora Lori Martinez and Phillip Thompson Lisa Gubbels and Robert Wingo Kelly and Garth Davis Stacey and Mark Martin Erica and Vadim Sherman Valerie and Michael Sonsino Julie and Jason Styles Lori Ann and Michael Foertsch Elizabeth and Joel Gooch Samantha Kegge Alison Wong and Blaine McElroy Katie Padden Rona and Mike Sonabend Cynthia and Dr. Ashok Gowda Teresa Lin and Stephen Lai Pamela Griffin-Minnich and Gene Minnich Pragnya Patel and Kaushik Parekh Jackie Pourciau and Robert Phillpott Valerie and Jay Volpi

FEATHERS AND FLAPPERS Anonymous Maura Joyce and Roberto Argentina Azadeh and Shervin Assassi Michael Chang, PLLC Montse and Luis de la Fuente Allison and David Hamilton Janice and Allan King

Sara and Gabriel Loperena Pat and Bill Mitchell Kelley Kurtz and Gabriel Reza Kristen and David Ridgway Drs. Alicia Kowalchuk and Benjamin Saldaña

OWL EYES Marcela and Gus Alvarez Jennifer and Christian Brenckmann Deepa Poduval and Rajesh Chelapurath Candace and Fred Day Emily and Robert Emmett Christa Filak and Martin Fraske Lauren and Kevin Hargrove Monica Lopez and Richard Lyn-Cook Dr. Penelope and Mr. Lester Marks Victoria Matthews Erinn Boyle and Alex Mayral Regina and Albert Mellinger Karen and Eric Neumann Tom Nguyen Tatiana and Ty Peterson Nancy and Michael Polychronopoulos Carlin and Damon Putman The Segraves Simran and Manish Sood Julie and Jeff Streich

DONATION S Margaret Bragg Jennifer and Christian Brenckmann Anh Doan and Doanh Hoang Amy and Lloyd Kirchner Kathy and John Long Stacey and Mark Martin Victoria Matthews Muriel, Marcel, and Michelle Meicler Emily Browning and Adam May

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Jennifer Chavis & Stelli Parsapour

Jenny Marshall, Chair Ainee Ali Candace Day Nazira Karedia Suzy Kopel Kathryn Marrero Mayuri Patel Sandhya Sabhnani Catherine Than

UNDE RW R I T I N G Abbe Forman, Chair Cari Gill, Chair Emily Weinstein, Chair

AU C T IO N Felicia Stone, Chair Brittney Tribble, Chair Marjaneh Azad Robin Bargach Teresa Lin Lucinda Loya Judy Peterson Jordon Seff Jenny Siegel

D ONE IN A DAY Amy Kirchner, Chair Valerie Sonsino, Chair Michelle Lu Pragnya Patel Nicole Pedersen Nancy Polychronopoulos



Nicole Pedersen, Chair Suzan Samuels, Chair

Carol Howenstine, Chair Whitney Walsh, Chair Shonali Agrawal Jennifer Bosch Jessica Gregg Kristen Katz Amy Kirchner Paula Mey Carlin Putnam Shelley Quillin Zeenath Selvakumar Pammy Umatiya

AU C T IO N DIS P LAY Allison Hamilton, Chair Valerie Volpi, Chair Jennifer Penchas

C L ASS P R O J E CTS Sarah Moudry, Chair Alefiya Akbarally Tamara Basham Kelly Davis Carole Dickenson Karri Garza Cristina Gracia Jane Greenberg Kelly Hill Sara Loperena Jenny Marshall Jessica Matos Afshi Merchant Evy Pappas Valerie Volpi Kim Yates Jae Yi Lauren Ziff

MY S TERY BOXES Neha Gupta, Chair Yonca Ceyhan Shelley Rice Jennifer Penchas

TAB LE TOPPERS Laura Citardi, Chair

WINE O F FERINGS Enid Henderson, Chair Alison Altenberg Dr. Olamide Atanda Reyes Lizarraga Kathryn Marrero Jessica Modad Todd Parsapour Kimberly Pinckney


SPECIAL THANKS Alefiya Akbarally for Class Project photography Adam May and International Moulding for donating Class Project framing and for the art gallery installation Kleibert Estrada and the fabulous staff of Hotel ZaZa Speedy Picture Framing for additional Class Project framing Max Movers Damon Pampolina and PRP Entertainment Co. Kelly Prohl of Double Decanted The Post Oak Dads Club Taylor Page and 501 Auctions Asha and Gaurav Sood of Boss & Hughes The many talented and dedicated volunteers of the 2017 Post Oak School Gala The Post Oak School Faculty and Staff The Chavis family: Clifton, Brayden, and Jackson; and the Parsapour family: Todd, Lily, Lucas, and Nicolas; for their love and support. PostNet and Jorge Cantu Caswell and Company Catering and Events, Houston Mark Thomas, Auctioneer

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he Great Gatsby Gala was one for the record books! Post Oak’s community broke all previous gala fund-raising records, and if you ask any of the party-goers it was a top notch party by all accounts! Thank you to our gala chairs, underwriters, auction donors, bidders, winners, faculty, volunteers, and guests. Look for a full recap in the March issue of The Post.

Gala chairs Stelli Parsapour and Jennifer Chavis with their husbands

CLASSROOM PROJECT WINNERS Brooks . . . . Lisa Gubbels and Robert Wingo Guerrero . . . . . Sara and Gabriel Loperena Hansen . . . . . . . . Jennifer and Doug Bosch Blessman . . . . . Phuong and George Levan Dickson . . . . . Shonali and Rakesh Agrawal Kimball . . . . . . . . Stelli and Todd Parsapour Kluk . . . . . . . . . Leashanne and James Guo Parraguirre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Yates Townsend . . . . . Phuong and George Levan Mistretta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Eames Olitzki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harris Pappas Sood . . . . . . . . . . Gina and Charles Fertitta Taj Mahmood . . Pamela and Gene Minnich Nickerson . . Daniela and Manolo Sanchez E. Pinto . . . . . . . . Jennifer and Doug Bosch M. Pinto . . . . . . . . . . . . Tori and Ed DeCora Middle School Sherri and Charles Schugart Grades 9 & 10 . . . . . . . . . Katie and Bob Orr Grades 11 & 12 . . . . . . Tori and Ed DeCora

Visit the parent community on our website for more photos from the evening.




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AUCTION VEN DOR BOOKLET Please support those businesses who gave generously to our school’s gala auction. 24 Hour Fitness, Rice Village 2500 Dunstan Road, Houston, TX 77005

Abejas Boutique 5600 Kirby Drive, Ste. 4, Houston, TX 77005

Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design 312 Birdsall Street, Houston, TX 77007

Almaza Jewelers 2510 University Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

Amy’s Ice Creams 1101 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

Antica Osteria 2311 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

AREA 3735 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027

Armandos 2630 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098

Auntie Pasto’s 5101 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX 77401

Avenu Fitness 6211 Edloe Street, Houston, TX 77005

The Axelrad Clinic 19 Briar Hollow, Ste. 240, Houston, TX 77027

Azur Salon of West Ave 2800 Kirby Drive A216, Houston, TX 77098

The Battleground at Deer Park 1600 Georgia Ave., Deer Park, TX 77536

Bayou Wildlife Zoo 5050 FM, #517, Alvin, TX 77511

Beautique Day Spa Salon 2507 Times Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

Becks Prime Restaurants

Bellaire Pediatric Dentistry

Crave Cupcake

6750 West Loop S., #795, Bellaire, TX 77401

5600 Kirby Dr. #N-3, Houston, TX 77005


Croissant Brioche French Bakery & Cafe

6102 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77057

Birch Modern Mercantile 1856 Fountainview, Houston, TX 77057

Blue Leaf Houston 2303 South Blvd., Houston, TX 77098

Bluemercury 2506 University Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

The Brass Maiden 2016 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098

Bonfire Soaps

Brazos Bookstore 2421 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

BreakAway Speed Sports 8715 West Loop South

Buffalo Grille 4080 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

Bulletgirl, Jessica Meyer 8800 Woodway #8, Houston, TX 77063

Candelari’s Pizzeria e Cucina 2617 W. Holcombe, #A, Houston, TX 77025

Canopy 3939 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006

Caswell and Company Catering 4617 Montrose Boulevard

Central Market 3815 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027

Charde Jewelers 5600 Kirby S-3, Houston, TX 77005

Chef Monica Pope

2435 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005

Da Camera 1402 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006

DEFINE Body & Mind 1635 Dunlavy Street, Houston, TX 77006

Deutsch & Deutsch Fine Jewerly & Watches 3747 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027

Discover Gymnastics, Inc. 747 North Shepherd, #400, Houston, TX 77007

Elaine’s Florist & Gift Baskets 4782 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77096

Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex & Tequila 5311 Kirby Drive #111, Houston, TX 77005

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096

Family Friendly Home

Fiori Spa 2613 Potomac, Houston, TX 77057

Frank’s American Revival 3736 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027

French Cuff Boutique 6401 Woodway, Suite 127, Houston, TX 77057

Gittings Portraiture 11210-10 Uptown Park, Houston, TX 77056

Glassell Junior School, MFAH P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX 77265-6826

Golf Club of Houston 5860 Wilson Rd., Humble, TX 77396

Children’s Museum of Houston

Hamilton Shirts

Bellaire Dermatology

1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004

5700 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057

6565 West Loop South, Ste. 800, Houston, TX 77401

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Holocaust Museum Houston

5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004

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Hotel Paisano

The Core Houston Gym

MSR Houston

207 North Highland, Marfa, TX 79843

4665 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027

1 Performance Drive, Angleton, TX 77515

Hotel Zaza

Kiki & Fetch

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

5701 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005

PO Box 27205, Houston, TX 77227

P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX 77265

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Knockout Sports Promotions

Nature Discovery Center

4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77019

820 E. 26th St., Houston, TX 77009

7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401

Houston Astros

Knot Standard Custom Menswear

Neiman Marcus

2439 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

2600 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Landmark Theatres

Net a Porter

2222 S. Berrington, Los Angeles, CA, 90064

2340 Bluebonnet Blvd., Houston, TX 77030

Lisa Crowder Jewelry

New Living

701 Tillery St. #22, Austin, TX 78702

6111 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77005

Local Foods

New York Bagel and Coffee Shop

2424 Dunstan Rd., Houston, TX 77005

9724 Hillcroft, Houston, TX 77096

Lucinda Loya Interiors

Niko Niko’s Greek & American Cafe

7026 Old Katy Rd., Ste. 162, Houston, TX 77024

2520 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Mad Potter

Nothing Bundt Cakes, Houston Uptown

1963 W. Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

5000 Westheimer Rd. #108, Houston, TX 77056

Main Street Theater

Paper Source

2540 Times Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

4016 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027

Marigold Couture, LLC

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

4624 Evergreen, Bellaire, TX 77401

Martin Preferred Foods

Pure Body Studio

2508 Swift Blvd., Houston, TX 77030

3865 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77025

Masraff’s Restaurant

Purple Mango

2410 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX 77005


Rare Plum Jewelry by Teresa Lin

2311 Canal Street, Houston, TX 77003

4066 Drummond Street, Houston, TX 77025

Imagination Toys & Shoes

MFAH Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

River Oaks Donuts

3851 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

6003 Memorial, Houston, TX 77007

Isle Pedispa

Midtown Dentistry Dr. Jonathan Penchas

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston City Dance 1307 West Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019

Houston Dynamo 2200 Texas Street, Houston, TX 77003

Houston Golf Association 5810 Wilson Rd., Ste. 112, Humble, TX 77396

Houston Gymnastics Academy 5804 S. Rice Avenue, Houston, TX 77081

Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030

Houston Rockets 1510 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Swim Club 8307 Augustine, Houston, TX 77036

I W Marks Jewelers, L.P. 3841 Bellair Boulevard, Houston, TX 77025

Ice at the Galleria 5015 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056

5819 Kirby Dr., #D, Houston, TX 77005

The Jewel Box at Smith Tower 6550 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030

Joy Kids Studio 6221 Edloe St., Ste. 202, Houston, TX 77005

Karen Sachar & Co. 2110 South Blvd., Houston, TX 77098

315 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006

Momentum Porsche 10155 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074

Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

3601 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77027

Robin Jackson Photography

Rover Oaks Pet Resort 2550 W. Bellfort Street, Houston, TX 77054

Row Studios 5570 Weslayan Street, Houston, TX 77005

Saint Cloud 5217 Kelvin Drive, Houston, TX 77005


Taste of Texas Restaurant

Weekley Family YMCA

2717 Saint Street, Houston, TX 77027

10505 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

7101 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77025

Sensia Studio and Japanese Day Spa

Texas Art Supply

West University Dance Centre

1711 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

2001 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

4007 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77025

Sky High Party Rentals

Tieks by Gavrieli

Whole Earth Provision Co.

3517 Pinemont Dr., Houston, TX 77018

2501 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

Society for the Performing Arts

Tour 18 Houston

Wonderwild Indoor Party Playground

615 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002

3102 FM 1960 East, Humble, TX 77338

767 N. Shepherd Dr., #400, Houston, TX 77007

Sojourn Cellars

Toys to Love

P.O. Box 1953, Sonoma, CA, 95476

1715 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

You Lucky Dog Pet Resort & Activity Center

Speck Orthodontics, P.A.


5335 Edloe Street, Houston, TX 77005

1210 West Clay St., Ste. 12, Houston, TX 77019



1502 Vassar Street, Houston, TX 77006

904 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006

Standard Handmade

Urban Tails

10738 Braes Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77071

1618 Webster, Houston, TX 77003

State of Grace

Vein Center Houston

3258 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

5585 Weslayan St., Houston, TX 77005

Studio June

Village Dermatology

4660 Beechnut St #102, Houston, TX 77096

7575 San Felipe, Ste. 300, Houston, TX 77063

Super Vogue Office of Style

Vita Mutari

780 Terrace 49, Los Angeles, CA, 90042

2442 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

4445 N. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096


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