Twelfth Annual “Making a Difference” Luncheon @ Hotel ZaZa Museum District
Feb 21 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm

Chairmen: Christina Morales and Cyndy Garza Roberts

Honorary Chairmen: Leisa Holland-Nelson and Leila Perrin

Honorees: Susan and Fayez Sarofim and Anheuser-Busch and Silver Eagle Distributors

Keynote Speaker: Steve Pemberton, Chief Human Resources Officer Globoforce and Best Selling Author, A Chance in the World

Benefiting: El Centro de Corazón (El Centro) an accomplished Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive range of pediatric and adult health care services, which include primary care, women’s health, dental, and behavioral health at its three health centers in Houston’s East End. El Centro also provides primary care services at its Southeast Health Center, which is located in an outpatient facility of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD.

ESCAPE for a Cause @ Union Station
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm

Chairmen: Lara Bell and Roseann Rogers

Honorary Chairmen:

Attire: Cocktail

Benefiting: ESCAPE Family Resource Center believes every child should grow up in a safe, healthy, and loving home. In fact, that has been our mission for over three decades. ESCAPE Family Resource Center delivers parenting education to assist families in providing more healthy development for their children. Over four dozen educators teach at-risk families the skills necessary to strengthen parent-child relationships and interactions among family members.

The Spirit of Texas 2019 @ Armadillo Palace
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chairmen: Penny Butler and Trey Strake

Honorary Chairmen: Marilyn and George DeMontrond

Honoree:  John Poindexter and Marcus Luttrell and Shell Oil Company Deer Park

Attire: Boots and Jeans

Notes:  Live music, auction, food and fun

Benefitting: Battleship Texas Foundation

The Battleship Texas Commission was established in 1948 to preserve and enhance the Battleship TEXAS and was the major player in bringing the ship to the Lone Star State. In 1998 the Commission was renamed the Battleship Texas Foundation. Today, the Foundation exists as an advocate for the TEXAS, and to help develop the historic ship into a premier hands-on museum and visitor attraction. The Battleship Texas Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife in its mission. Donations and sponsorships make a direct impact on the success of Battleship Texas programs, including restoration, preservation, tours and education.


2019 Houston Hospice Butterfly Luncheon @ Junior League
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am

Who: Chairs Jenny Kempner, Isabel Lummis and Sue White

Details: Lunch by The Junior League. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the operations of Houston Hospice and are the primary funds to support The Butterfly Program. The Butterfly Program is recognized as a national leader for the advancement of pediatric hospice care. The featured speaker will be a New York Time’s Bestselling Author. There will be fabulous Raffle Items. The dress code is business attire.

Benefiting: Houston Hospice www.houstonhospice.org


2019 Game Day Gala @ Eccelsia
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Founders and Chairmen: Ericka and Garrett Graham

Founding Chairmen: Hannah and Cal McNair and Lisa and Chris Seay

Benefiting: Project 88 connecting kids with opportunity


Building a Game Plan for the Future @ Briar Club
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Chairmen: Jennifer Dominiquini, Kevin Kushner and Brittany Sakowitz Kushner

Events: reception, luncheon and interview by Khambrel Marshall of special guest Deshaun Watson, Quarterback Houston Texans

Benefiting: The Center promotes the pursuit of choice, growth, and personal independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. thecenterhouston.org

Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes – A Kentucky Derby Affair @ River Oaks Private Home
May 4 @ 4:00 pm

Chairman: Hallie Vanderhider

Honorary Chairmen: Megan and Luke Hotze and Hannah and Cal McNair

Events: Kentucky Derby viewing, auctions, games, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, a Run for the Roses racing wall

Attire: Derby

Benefiting: Bo’s Place which exists to provide grief support to children and families after the death of a loved one. For over 28 years, they have offered services at no cost with the belief that sharing one’s grief journey with peers who have had a similar experience is helpful and healing and creates a safe space where children do not have to feel alone in their grief.

2019 Latin Women’s Initiative Luncheon @ Hilton Americas-Houston
May 17 @ 10:00 am

LWI Chairmen:  Michele Leal Farah and Maritza Gonzales

Honorary Chairman:

Benefiting: Latin Women’s Initiative