HOUSTON (APRIL 15, 2015) – DePelchin Children’s Center hosted its annual spring luncheon Wednesday, April 15, at River Oaks Country Club, celebrating the importance of family in our community. The Families for Kids event honored 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.

Luncheon chairs Ginni and Richard Mithoff along with Co-Chairs Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger and Pat and Tom Powers made sure attendees understood their role in helping to support strong families for kids. Luncheon guests were also moved by 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 was 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 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Board Chairman Chris Hanslik also presented Jenifer Jarriel, DePelchin president and CEO, with a record breaking donation of $150,000. The donation came from the proceeds of the 2014 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl.  

Seen in the crowd: Mary Nell and Malcolm Lovett, Jr., Mary Eliza and Park Shaper, Pam Lovett, Ginni Mithoff, Pat and Tom Powers, Flo McGee, Hannah McNair, Jackie and Connelly McGreevy, Ellen and John Bass, Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger

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 youths, 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.