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 Chairs Vivie & Chris O'Sullivan, Keynote Speaker Jamie Lee Curtis

Chairs Vivie & Chris O'Sullivan, Keynote Speaker Jamie Lee Curtis

30th Annual Spring Luncheon with Jamie Lee Curtis

April 25, 2013

What: The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston is presenting the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series in memory of Jay Waggoner.

Where: Hilton Americas - Houston

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Time: 11:15am

Ticket Prices: $150 individual ticket

Beneficiary: The Waggoners Foundation

Master of Ceremonies: Frank Billingsley

Gala Chairperson(s): Vivie & Chris O'Sullivan

President(s): William M. Taylor

Invocation: Father TJ Martinez

Speaker: Jaime Lee Curtis

Attendance: 1,100

Event Coordinator: Kristin Schank

Board of Directors: Jeff Paine, Jonanthan Avery, Jack Daniel, Susanne White Galtney, Lauren Anderson, Rob Arnold, Dan Boyles, Jim Braniff, Ike Epley, Janice Finder, Sarah Foshee, Mark Gorman, Mark Grierson, Maria Hendershott, Andy Johnston, Howard Lester, Charles Lowery, Marc Melcher, Kelly Miller, Jerri Duddlesten Moore, Charlie Musslewhite, Lisa Neblett, Chris O'Sullivan, Dean Quinn, Kristi Schiller, Craig Taylor, Carol Warley

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On Thursday, April 25, 2013 the Hilton Americas - Houston was the venue for the 30th Annual Spring Luncheon benefitting the Waggoners Foundation. The event started with an invitation only reception at the Green Room with a photo opportunity with Jamie Lee Curtis.

Guests checked in as early as 11:15am for the program, that started at noon. Master of Ceremonies Frank Billingsley welcomed the more than 1100 guests and Father TJ Martinez gave the invocation. 

Lunch was served, before Chairman of the Board Jeff Paine took the stage for a Welcome, Recognition and Award presentation, followed by remarks of the CEO William M. Taylor, who also invited the Luncheon Chairs Vivie & Chris O'Sullivan on the stage. Award-winning actress and best-selling author Jamie Lee Curtis was the keynote speaker for this year's Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series in memory of Jay Waggoner.

About The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston

The Council was founded in 1946, is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and receives funding from the United Way of Greater Houston and the Texas Department of State Health Services as well as private contributions, special events and program fees. The Council is supporter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance. Sliding fees are available for those who qualify. Confidentiality is strictly observed.

The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series has gained national recognition, with the spring luncheon becoming one of the largest philantropic luncheons in Houston. Speakers share their personal stories, as well as information related to alcoholism, addiction, recovery, health and wellness.

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