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5th Annual Diamonds and Pearls Mother’s Day Awards Gala Proudly Announces Awardees & Featured Guests

HOUSTON, TX – Get ready for an evening of great excitement that supports the achievements of Mothers everywhere!

Houston’s social, civic, business and elite leaders will join together for the fifth annual Diamond and Pearls Mother’s Day Awards Gala (DPMDA). This remarkable night begins with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner, dancing and commemoration and celebration of moms at 7:00 p.m., and will take place on Saturday, May 12 at the Hilton Post Oak in the Galleria. Proceeds from this event will fund a nonprofit organization in Houston that helps mothers with their transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency, Gracewood.

“We are so excited to be a part of an organization celebrating 5 years of changing lives,” said event sponsor Martha Kennerson, VP, Marketing with Amerigroup.

This year, the Diamond and Pearls Mother’s Day Awards Gala will bring together families from across Houston and proudly bestow its awards on several prominent and remarkable mothers. Diamond and Pearls is grateful to have the Honorable Dr Dochia Rudley – First Lady of Texas Southern University, Mrs. Frances Prince the grandmother of owner J Prince with Rap-A-Lot Records, Ronnetta Eaton – ‘Straight From the Breast’ Author, Mother, and Breast Cancer Survivor who works every day to positively impact the lives of women and others who are fighting or have overcome cancer, Mrs. Linda Wischnewsky – the proud owner of Bayway Lincoln Volvo, Dr. Jonita W. Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Coast Community Services Association, and Cleo Johnson-McLaughlin – Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at Narconon, head of the Black United Fund of Texas and mother of former Councilmember Jarvis Johnson. In addition to this year’s honorees, the Gala will feature a lively silent auction, a delectable seated dinner, fine wines, evening filled with special celebrity guests; R&B recording artist, Grammy Award Winner, Latoya Luckett, and the NFL celebrity moms.

“The evening will be a great opportunity to support a worthy cause, enjoy wonderful entertainment and celebrate life,” said Yvette Adams, who formed Diamond and Pearls in honor of her mother. “This will be a celebration of our fifth year of showing Houston that there are many diamonds and pearls when it comes to helping those in need.”

Every Mother’s Day, millions search for the perfect gift that conveys to mom just how wonderful she is. Whether honoring a mother, stepmother, grandmother, aunt or any woman who has made an impact on one’s life. This Mother’s Day, here is an opportunity to share with your Mom a day she will always remember. Tickets are available for purchase at for $100.00 per person, or $1,000 for a table of 10.

Diamond and Pearls Mother’s Day Award Gala is an inter-faith, non-political event that continues to recognize the invaluable contribution mothers make to the future success and happiness of children and society. To advance the mission, each year Diamond and Pearls donates a portion of the proceeds to a worthy community organization. This year, Diamond and Pearls has partnered with Gracewood.

Gracewood assists single-parent mothers and their children through residential group care, mentoring, financial planning, teaching, counseling and referral to valuable community resources. Since its inception, the organization has helped many Houston families with their transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The organization truly filled a void in this community by being committed to change – both for the individuals and for the community. Through its “family-model” housing, women and their children have a safe place to heal, recover, and grow.

Extraordinary Events would like to thank the generous backing of our supporters, the funds from this event will help pay for the rent and utilities of women who are going through life difficulties, and give them one less thing to worry. Extraordinary Events is a Houston-based public relations agency specializing in lifestyle media relations and events. To learn more, visit

Yvette Adams,
Extraordinary Events
Phone: 713-412-0707

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