68th Harvest Celebration Raises $735,200 for Pro Bono Legal Services


The 68th Harvest Celebration raised $735,200 in underwriting to support pro bono legal services for low income Houstonians. The largest annual fundraising event of the Houston legal community is sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, Houston Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Association Auxiliary.

More than 800 Houston Bar Association (HBA) members and guests filled River Oaks Country Club on November 13.

The Sharps, the Dawsons, and the Saleses.

Greeting guests were, from left to right: Phillip Sharp of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., and his wife, HBA Auxiliary President Lisa Sharp; HBA President Alistair Dawson of Beck Redden LLP, and his wife, Wendy Dawson; Sandy Sales and her husband, Houston Bar Foundation Chair Travis Sales of Baker Botts LLP.

The Harvest Celebration supports the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, a project of the HBA that provides pro bono legal services for low-income families including veterans, the elderly, those with disabilities, and other low-income Houstonians with family law, consumer law, probate and other legal problems. Although the Harvest Celebration has been the social event of the year for the legal community since 1949, it was designated a fundraiser 17 years ago and has raised nearly $7.5 million for pro bono legal services in Harris County.