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Our 2019 Fall Friends Luncheon was FABULOUS!

Updated: Nov 7, 2019

We are so incredibly grateful to all of the sponsors, supporters, and staff who made our 2019 Fall Friends Luncheon a FABULOUS event and a HUGE success!! With the help of our sponsors & donors, we exceeded our goal and raised over $152,000!

Our two honorees this year were such a huge part of our success. We were delighted to recognize Frances Jeter for her role in LIFE Houston, as one of our founding members and a longtime supporter. We also presented longtime community partner and supporter Valero with our Community Lifeline award for their dedication to furthering our mission of helping our littlest neighbors.

Special thanks to Gloria Ryan for her leadership as this year's luncheon chair; Dominique Sachse for serving as our Master of Ceremonies; and Frank Billingsley for giving an inspiring keynote address. We are also extremely grateful to RSM US LLP, who presented L.I.F.E. Houston with a $25,000 check from donations raised through their Birdies Fore Love fundraiser.

Again, THANK YOU to our sponsors, supporters, and staff for another fabulous event. If you missed the luncheon and want to contribute, please visit our luncheon donation page here and help us fill the bottles!

Thank you to our BFFs!!

Patti Butler, Tracy Everist, Michele Womack

Community Health Choice

The Paul and Marian Cones Charitable Fund


The Hildebrand Foundation


Frances and Rick Jeter

SunTrust Bank

Thank you to our Besties!

Dorothy Ables

Christine and Ben Andrews

BVA Group

The CFO Suite, LLC

Crestmark, a Division of Metabank

Friends of Robin Klaes

Friends of Frances Jeter


Farzaneh Jafarinosar and Amad Owidi

Robin and Danny Klaes

Bain and John Pitts

Porter Hedges LLP

Gloria and Nick Ryan

The Church of St. John the Divine

Linda Webster

Tommy and Connie Wright


Thank you to our friends!

Cynthnia Allshouse


JC & August Al-Uqdah

Grace Baker

Susan G. Baker

Mark & Sally Baldwin

Robin Boykin

Nicole Browning

Greg & Melanie Cizik

Clara & Travis Cooper, Jr.

Brian Cororve

Kim David

Ana M. Denena

Beverly Drake

Lisa Duchman

Theresa Einhorn

Larry Ellis & Rose Ann Costello

Kristi Elsom

Marie Evnochides

Lindsay Fiebig

Leslie Flynne

Ellen & Tommy Ford

Sonia Freeman

Todd & Mary Fuller

Laurens Hall

Charles Harris

Rebecca Hobson

Steven & Judy Howell

Lucy Kormeier

Celeste Lawton

Kelley Lee

Sandy Lucas

Sally Matthews

Kimberly Morris

Leslie & Kent Nelson

Lisa Pollock

Ben & Sarah Powell

Catalina & Shu Rau

Melissa Reid-Gibb

Brannon Robertson

Gwen Sims, Harris County Public Health

Hans Stronck


Michelle Tabor

The Walmsley Family

Judith Waters

Randa & Charles Williams

Kari Work

Dr. Kavon Young

Thank you to our in-kind supporters!

JC & August Al-Uqdah

Alley Theater


Clara Cooper

David Brewer, Brewer & Associates

Hands In Harmony Body Works

Hilton Post Oak

Houston Rockets

L.I.F.E. Houston Board of Directors

Maida's Belts & Buckles

Mariquita Masterson

Michael Martinez Fine Portraits

Menil Collection

Messina Hof Winery

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Dr. Nguyen Dermatology

Dr. Nikko Cosmetic Surgery

Niko Niko’s Greek Café

PDQ Restaurant

Gary Pearson

John Pitts

Post Oak Grill

Rainbow Lodge

Revolution Yoga

Roma's Italian Eatery

Gloria & Nick Ryan

Society for the Performing Arts

Uchi / Uchiko

UEndure Tea Co.

Woody's Furs

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