Being Heart Forward Wine Social

This February, Chaun Vaughn’s brainchild was birthed into 13 days of celebrating #HeartForward Leaders. Seven forward-thinking ladies and gentlemen were featured for their #HeartForward efforts; beginning February 1st.

The honorees were celebrated for the difference they are making in the world and lives of others. The 13th day culminated with a proclamation from U.S. Representative, Sheila Jackson Lee proclaiming February 13th “Heart Forward Day”; as well as an intimate Wine Social to celebrate the honorees.

#HeartForward Honorees

Kenneth Robinson, President, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston

Chrystal Rivers, Communications Manager, Star of Hope

Vanessa Reed, Regional VP of Community Reinvestment, Comerica Bank

Jeff Syptak, Administrative Assistant, Mayor’s Office at City of Houston

Kimberly Robinson, Founder, Giggles & Girls

Ebone Stowers, Co-Founder & Director of Youth Development, TWEF

Chonya Johnson, Founder & Government Affairs Advocate, 5 Minute Advocate

In attendance for the Wine Social were several of the honorees, as well as some of Houston’s movers and shakers. The Wine Social was held at Buy The Glass Wine Bar and Lounge in Spring, Texas.

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