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Kappa Kappa Gamma 2019 Pilgrimage Luncheon

Designing Dreams: A Fashionable Look through the Keyhole

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at River Oaks Country Club

Featured Speaker: Hunter Bell, Fashion Designer

Honoring Penny Butler, Sophie Newcomb-Tulane

    (© Margaret Rotan Photography)

We are ecstatic to announce that our renowned Kappa sister, Hunter Bell, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Kappa Kappa Gamma Pilgrimage Luncheon, Designing Dreams: A Fashionable Look through the Keyhole. Hunter is the nationally-recognized designer behind the fashion line Hunter Bell NYC, which is carried at high-end retailers nationwide. Hunter graduated from the University of Alabama and continued her design education at Parsons New School in New York City, where she launched her fashion line in 2006. In 2013, Hunter won NBC’s reality show, Fashion Star, which further boosted her brand.

Hunter’s clothes have recently appeared in Southern Living magazine, O magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar, just to name a few. And Today Show hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie are often spotted wearing Hunter’s dresses on their morning show. Hunter and her family recently relocated to Houston.

This year’s luncheon will honor Penny Butler. Penny has served in many roles in Kappa over the last five decades, including chairing the Pilgrimage home tour in 1976. Penny’s capable hands have touched all areas of the Pilgrimage Home Tour, including serving as a house chair and participating in Pilgrimage workshops. She currently serves on the Philanthropy Committee of the KKG Charitable Foundation of Houston. A native Houstonian, Penny’s selfless energy knows no bounds, as she is involved in many civic and charitable organizations. Penny joined Kappa while attending Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane University) in New Orleans. Penny’s daughter, Bridget, is a Kappa from Oklahoma University, and she now has three Kappa granddaughters! Please mark your calendars and be sure to attend this event honoring Penny for her years of generous service to Kappa and our great city.

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