HOUSTON (March 24, 2015) – DePelchin Children’s Center is proud to announce its annual spring luncheon, Families for Kids, which will honor members of the Lovett family who have been serving on DePelchin’s board since 1929. H. Malcolm Lovett was one of the first family members to give back to DePelchin – and since then other Lovetts, including H. Malcolm Lovett, Jr., Pamela House Lovett and Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper have also served the organization with their time and talents. In addition to honoring this distinguished family, luncheon attendees will also hear from speaker Leigh Anne Tuohy, inspirational subject of the movie “The Blind Side” and author of “In a Heartbeat – Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving.”

“Recognizing the Lovett family while also hearing the inspiring words of Leigh Anne Tuohy is a perfect match for our Families for Kids spring luncheon,” said Jenifer Jarriel, DePelchin president and CEO. “It is the power of these caring advocates that gives a voice to the children we serve every day.”

The late H. Malcolm Lovett served DePelchin for nearly 50 years, becoming one of seven ‘life members’ of the board of directors.  Sharing his father’s passion for DePelchin, H. Malcolm Lovett, Jr., joined the board in 1976 and carried on the Lovett legacy of leadership for more than 20 years, serving as president of both the foundation board and operating board of directors.  Pamela House Lovett and Mary Eliza Lovett Shaper are current members of the DePelchin board, offering their time, talents and leadership to help children and families in need. Pam most recently served as board chairman from 2012 – 2013, overseeing DePelchin’ s merger with Caring Family Network, an Austin-based foster care and adoption agency with offices throughout Central Texas.  

DePelchin’s annual spring luncheon, Families for Kids, will take place April 15 at River Oaks Country Club. More information can be found: www.depelchin.org  

About DePelchin Children's Center:
DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on a mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youth, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. DePelchin is a not-for-profit organization and gratefully receives its support from individuals, foundations and corporations; government grants and fees; and United Way agencies.  Visit www.depelchin.org to learn more.


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