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