Tree of Life Gala


  1. Purchase online with a credit card using our secure BidPal registration page.

  2. Download, print and return the completed form by EMAIL to Natalie at or by MAIL to the address below.
    Nick Finnegan Counseling Center
    Attn: Natalie Lowry
    2714 Joanel Street
    Houston, Texas 77027
  3. Call Natalie at 713-402-5127 to purchase by phone.

A note from this year’s chairs…

We hope that you will join us in support of NFCC’s 11th Annual Tree of Life Gala on October 2, as we celebrate Nick Finnegan Counseling Center’s continued success with helping to meet Houston’s mental health needs. Through their on-site counseling services and outreach in the community NFCC is helping more people than ever before! This year, along with the Host Committee and NFCC’s Advisory Board, we are delighted to honor Houston’s own, Henry Richardson of DEFINE Body+Mind, at River Oaks Country Club.

Thanks to the continued support of our amazing donors, NFCC is able to continue offering high-quality counseling through low private pay rates, insurance options and a sliding scale. Everyone deserves the opportunity to access high quality, affordable mental health care and NFCC is grateful for those that are enabling us to make that possible! Nobody should endure life’s challenges alone and when someone reaches out for help, NFCC wants to be there. Thank you for supporting our mission and helping us to make change possible!


The Tree of Life is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a bright future.
As a symbol of immortality. A tree grows old, yet it bears seeds that contain its very essence
and in this way, the tree becomes immortal. As a symbol of growth and strength.

Thank you again to our 2018
10th Annual Tree of Life Gala Sponsors


Judy Ann and Jimmy McCartney & Melissa and Doug Schnitzer
Marjorie and Lee Jacobe, Mary Eliza and Park Shaper, and Amy and Peter Shaper
Latham & Watkins LLP


Susan and Bill Finnegan
The Hildebrand Fund
Lisa Holthouse
Stephanie and Brad Tucker


Mary Beth and Johnny Arcidiacono, Vivien and Scott Caven, & Mary-Charles and Jay Davis
Cathy & Joe Cleary
Jenny Elkins
The Edward & Helen Oppenheimer Foundation
Kathryn and Jeff Smith & Elizabeth and Tim Vail


Jennifer Bowen, Nancy and Jay Kelley & Anna Beth and Doug Hill
Tricia and Ed Britt | Marlo and David Bruce & Alix and Jimmy Nakfoor
CAM Construction, Betsy and Hunter Nelson & Carroll and Jeff Patrizi
Mary and Tony Corbett | Ann and Jay Cuclis | Molly and Ken Delery
Doherty, Jenkins & Zdunkewicz Families
Doyle, Ford, Frazier, Scott & Zimmerman Families
Fiji Families 2012 | Kari and Todd Greenwalt & Bracewell LLP
Terri and John Havens | Lisa and Mike Heim & Janelle and Greg Reid
The Jackson, McDaniel, Monteith, Reeves & Springmeyer Families
Laurie and Jack Maddox | Lisa and John Magness & Mary and Bob Whilden
Mary Lynn and Dave Mannon | Linda and Jim McCartney & The Catherine Terrell McCartney Foundation
Katherine and Paul Murphy & Cadence Bank | David Nettles
Peggy and John Rathmell | Lynn and Mike Smith

Crepe Myrtle

Marcy & Robert Duncan | Sara & Frank Eggleston | Lisa & George Francisco | Hand Benefits & Trust
Caroline & Larry Heard | Meredith & Ryan Maierson | Mimi & Todd Marix | Tracy & Cass McKenzie
Tina Lundy Melo | Catherine & Bill Miller | Mark and Mary Ann Miller Foundation
Suzanne & Dixon Montague | Patti & Mike Morgan | Karen & Bobbitt Noel | Vivie & Chris O’Sullivan
Allyson & John Pellegrin | Marytere & Ricardo Perusquia | Dr. Jennifer & Michael Welch


Stephanie & Isaac Arnold | Les Ballard | Ellen & John Bass | Cindy & Bev Beckham | Rene & Ricky Behrend
Martha & Ray Benestante | Rosanna & Myron Blalock | Stacey & Dan Branch | Martha & John Britton
Dana & Walter Burke | Melinda & Jay Chernosky | Michele & Glen Clements | Mary Ann & Tim Detmering
Jill & Brad Deutser | Ann & Leslie Doggett | Cheri & Andy Fossler | Pam & Keith Fullenweider
Eleni & Thad Fuller | Nancy & Cardon Gerner | Beth & Kevin Grace | Julie Watkins & Paul Heim
Alice & Randy Helms | Gayle & Richard Hightower | Wendy & Jeff Hines | Lynn & Ronnie Jacobe
Jenny & Jay Kempner | Lesley Ann Jewels | Sandy & Richard Lucas | Joan & John Mauel | Christiana & Luke McConn
Lauren & Jordan Mintz | Elizabeth Murphy | Tricia & Richard Nelson | Camille & Grier Patton | Sherri Patton
Julie & Leon Payne | Karen & Mel Payne | Kathryn & Claud Riddles | Sissy & Grady Roberts | Marcy Taub
Carol & Gregg Thompson | Cindy & Jim Thorp | Sarah & Larry West | Susan & Bryan Williamson | Marilyn & Chris Winters


Carrie Atmar | Elisabeth W. Bickham | Louise & Robert Bland | Anne & Will Britt | Liz & Jimmy Burke |Kara & Ray Childress
Susan & Pat Doherty | Natalie & Don Faust | Christy & Pascal Galtney | Robert Glauser | Jill & Dunham Jewett
Kara Mings | Melanie Morgan | Amy & Todd Mueller | Andrea & Bill Reed | Wendy & Loyd Wright

Thank you to our floral sponsor Bergner & Johnson.

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