Nick Finnegan Counseling Center


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Chaired by Bellaire residents Julie and Casey Doherty’s alongside Tanglewood residents Catherine & Richard Zdunkewicz, the ninth annual Tree of Life Gala drew a crowd of nearly 400 to River Oaks Country Club. Emceed by Sunny 99.1 FM morning show co-host Dana Tyson, the event brought in more than $280,000 benefitting the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center (NFCC). Guests enjoyed playing the wine and jewelry pulls, ogling over the live-auction puppies and noshing on a delicious dinner complete with a wide assortment of desserts. Attendees also partook in friendly competition to outbid one another for live auction items from golf and fishing excursions to a birthday party package with Astros pitcher, Lance McCullers, Jr. Thanks to event supporters as well as grants, NFCC keeps its quality of counseling high while making rates affordable with a sliding scale, insurance options and reasonable out-of-pocket pricing. The unique non-profit provides counseling for kids, couples, adolescents, adults and families.

2017 Tree of Life Sponsors


Latham & Watkins LLP


Doherty, Jenkins and Zdunkewicz Families
The Finnegan Family
The Hildebrand Foundation
Old Republic Title of Houston


Berkman, Dawson, Mintz and Payne Families
Jenny and Jim Elkins Family Fund
Joe Herman / The Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Foundation
Stephanie & Brad Tucker


Acclaim Energy | Allison, Carruth, Doherty, Smith and Zimmerman Families | A.L. Ballard | Cita & Kirk Breitenwischer | CAM Construction, Betsy & Hunter Nelson and Carroll & Jeff Patrizi | Cokinos | Young 
Ellen & Tommy Ford, Lynn & Mike Smith and Cindy & Jim Thorp | Cheri & Andi Fossler and Laurie & Jack Maddox  Friends of the Dohertys | Friends of Julie & Casey | Gow Media | Suzanne & Danny Grant | Anna Beth & Doug Hill  Judy Ann & Jimmy McCartney | Linda & Jim McCartney and the Catherine Terrell McCartney Foundation
Babs & Ed Smith | William D. Wood

Crepe Myrtle

Nancy C. Allen | Dudley J. Anderson | Tricia & Ed Britt | Vivien & Scott Caven | Cathy & Joe Cleary
Ann & Leslie Doggett | Dr. Frank & Sara Eggleston | Nancy & Jay Kelley | Tina Lundy Melo
Catherine & Bill Miller | Mark & Mary Ann Miller Family Foundation | Suzanne & Dixon Montague
Vivie & Chris O'Sullivan | Camille & Grier Patton |  Sarah & Steve Pitt/Patricia Zoch Foundation
Mimi & Charlie Prioleau | Melissa & Doug Schnitzer | Mary & Bob Whilden


Mary Beth & Johnny Arcidiacono | Martha & Ray Benestante | Rosanna & Myron Blalock | Mary & Tony Corbett
Ann & Jay Cuclis | Molly & Ken Delery | Mrs. Jenny Elkins | Merrilee & Richard Espinosa | Nancy & Cardon Gerner  Mary & Bill Hughes | Socorro & Dave Jones | Christiana & Luke McConn | Jody & Robert McFadden
Melissa & Chad Moss | Louise & Gary Moss | Tricia & Richard Nelson | David A. Nettles
Margaret Wilson Reckling | Kathryn & Claud Riddles | Liz & Robert Rigney | Diane & Ben Roberts
Leslie & Shannon Sasser


Cindy & Bev Beckham | Louise & Robert Bland | Stacey & Dan Branch | Stephen Brollier | The Brown Foundation
Trish & Dunbar Chambers | Nancy & Taylor Cooksey | Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crain | Madelyn & George Farris
Eleni Fuller | Jodie & Jeff Holstien | Jinger & Bert Magill | Karen Payne | Melinda & Sam Stubbs
Christine & Craig Van De Mark | Elizabeth & Peter Wareing


Please or call 713-402-5046 to learn about next year's annual gala. There's still time...
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