Big Hearts, Bright Futures Campaign

Houston is growing at a rapid pace. For the past several years, DePelchin has been challenged by a shortage of space capacity for two crucial initiatives for the thousands of children and families we serve annually:

• Provision of essential items for children and families in need

• Trauma-informed skills training and education for foster and adoptive families, as well as for families throughout Houston who need mental health and parenting support.

DePelchin is launching the construction of a new, modern, volunteer services and training facility that will meet current and future community demand for many years. The total budget for the project is $8,025,875, and the Junior League of Houston has provided a generous seed grant of $2 million as its Centennial Gift to the community. Scheduled to open in June 2025, the new facility will provide a welcoming center of operations for the more than 500 volunteers who support our mission. It will quadruple our space for managing donated items for children and families and double our classroom and conference space for mental health support, foster family training, and family strengthening services.

Investments in this project will benefit the vulnerable children we serve – and all of Greater Houston – for decades to come. We invite you to join us in creating this exciting resource for our community.

Please scroll down to learn more about the campaign!

For more information or questions about the Big Hearts, Bright Futures Capital Campaign, please contact Lisa Garces, Senior VP of Advancement.

Campaign Committee

Pam Lovett, Campaign Chair
Susan Barnes
Pam Brasseux
Cecily Burleson
Jayne Finkowski Rivera, M.D.
Santos Hinojosa
Lisa Stone
W. Temple Webber, III
Frank Wozencraft, Jr.

Board of Directors

Kay Forbes, Chair
W. Temple Webber, III, Chair Elect
Susan Barnes, Secretary
Susie Distefano, Past Chair
Janice Beal
Laura Bellows
Pam Brasseux
Kayla Bruzzese
Mark Buechler
Cecily Burleson
Nancy Cook
Karen Davis
June Deadrick
Henry Florsheim
Vanessa Gilmore
Donald Hatter, Jr.
Vim Head
Bonnie Hellums
Chris Hensman
Santos Hinojosa
Phil Innes
Korsh Jafarnia
J. Scott Janoe
Mike Johnston
Debbie Johnstone
J. Colter Lewis
Pam Lovett
Stephanie Magers
Phil McDivitt
Lindy McGee
Darayus Pardivala
Karen Carter Richards
Jason Rocha
H. Richard Walton
Janeana White Lewis
Geraldina Interiano Wise
Frank Wozencraft, Jr.
Jenifer Jarriel, President & CEO