The William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity (WALIPP) held its 2nd Annual Real Role Models Gala at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel.

The event celebrated WALIPP’s 20 year anniversary. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Lawson Academy. Guests were treated to a performance by Ken Gayle and dinner.

The honorees were Dr. Renu Khator, reverend Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, and Algenita Scott Davis. In attendance were Howard Jefferson, Jodie B. Jiles, Cheryl Lawson, reverend William A. Lawson, Judge Kenneth Hoyt, Vee Hoyt, Tarla Crumb, Gerald Womack, Dr. Vernus Swisher, Paula Sutton, Dr. Kathy Flanagan and many more.