Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

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Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Beth Stotts and Jamie Rodewalt

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Carolyn Farb

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Claudia Sierra and Jennifer Roosth

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Elaine and Jim Turner

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Estella and Randy Hale

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Jenny Thompson and Dr Tami Swonigan

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Lauren Biggs, Leslie Moerer and Suzanne Martin

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Manny and Yolanda Mones

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Merritt Marinelli and Stacy Anderson

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Leslie Mogil, Martha Rivera, Jenny Thompson, Penny Khuri, Lisa Graham Garza, Elaine and Jim Turner

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Phyllis Chronowski, Dena Hyland, Sarah Chauvin and Anne Reardon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Shandy Moore, Kelly Clouser, Lynn Mia Gradney, Davonda Williams

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Recue Angels’ Fall Luncheon
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Autism Recue Angels’ Fall Luncheon

Autism Rescue Angels’ Fall Luncheon Surpasses Goals

By Jennifer Roosth   Photography by Priscilla Dickson

THE SCENE:  Over 200 guests gathered at the Houston Racquet Club for Autism Rescue Angels’ fall luncheon. Co-founders Lisa Graham-Garza and Penny Khuri both mothers of autistic children, welcomed the crowd and introduced honorary chair Carolyn Farb who has mentored the organization since its founding in 2014. Autism Rescue Angels provides financial assistance and resources to families raising children on the autism spectrum. 

THE VIBE:  The vibe of the event was profoundly moving as it raised funds and voices for Autism families. The entire event cost was underwritten by a “friend of the non-profit.” “Autism is the fastest growing disability in the U.S., yet it receives the least funding,” said Graham-Garza. “We know firsthand the struggles of raising children on the autism spectrum, and we are deeply grateful to our sponsors and donors who allow us to support other families struggling with this disability.” Estella and Randy Hale, recipients of Autism Rescue Angels support, gave a moving and inspiring speech about raising three children on the autism spectrum. 

THE CAUSE:  While there was no charge to attend, over $50,000 was raised from individual donors and sponsorships to support the non-profit’s mission to provide financial assistance to local Houston families raising children on the autism spectrum. Elaine Turner, a founding board member, donated a fabulous handbag from her new Fall collection as the door prize, and students from the Best Buddies Club at St Pius X High School volunteered their time to serve as event Ambassadors.

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