The 69th Harvest Celebration raised nearly $780,000 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 900 Houston Bar Association (HBA) members and guests filled River Oaks Country Club for the evening. Greeting guests were HBA President Warren Harris of Bracewell LLP and his wife, Lauren Beck Harris of Porter Hedges LLP; Houston Bar Foundation Chair Barrett Reasoner of Gibbs & Bruns LLP, and his wife, Susan Reasoner; HBA Auxiliary President Greg Griffin of Ford + Bergner LLP; and HBAA Charitable Fund Chair Dominique Varner of Hughes Watters Askanase 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, people 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 18 years ago and has raised almost $8 million for pro bono legal services in Harris County.