Frances Moody Buzbee let her table in on a little secret Friday night: Her husband, power lawyer Tony Buzbee, could have a second career as an auctioneer.

In celebration of Houston Children’s Charity’s 25th year, the newlywed couple chaired the ’80s-themed “We Just Want to Have Fun!” gala at the Post Oak Hotel and raised more than $2.8 million, a record for the organization and marker for the city.