The Center’s Most Successful Luncheon Gathers Hearts

By Jen Roosth
Photography by Priscilla Dickson

THE SCENE: The River Oaks Country Club was the scene for the 13th annual luncheon for The Center, which marked a new standard for fundraising as the most successful luncheon to date for the organization. Ladies who lunch indeed.

THE VIBE: Sentimental compassion was the vibe of the afternoon. The featured speaker for the luncheon was John C. McGinley, the TV star of NBC’s Scrubs, kept the audience of over 350 in rapt attention as he spoke of raising his son, Max, who has Down Syndrome.

THE CAUSE: This year’s luncheon raised over $250,000 and was chaired by Angie Hollaway and Amy Miller, who were assisted by Underwriting Chairmen, Stef Levy and Kristen Gaunt. All funds from the luncheon go toward serving the life-changing programs of the Center, which improve awareness and support for persons with developmental disabilities.


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