Join us in celebrating 75 years of providing help and creating hope
to those in need and help us honor

Cynthia N Colbert and Trini Mendenhall

Trini Mendenhall

Proceeds from this event help individuals and families in the Greater Houston region. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, provides a comprehensive network of social services to our local community aimed at facilitating self-sufficiency and alleviating poverty. We serve people from all walks of life and from any cultural or religious background.

Attire: Happy Cocktail

Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker Street, Houston, Texas 77010

Can’t make the event but would be happy to make a donation? Make a donation to the 75th Anniversary Celebration here.

For more information, please contact Naibi Rivera at or 713.874.6629.

Thank you to our host committee for their leadership and support:

Mary Theresa Bergeron-Derr and David Derr
Anne and Dave Dunlap
Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza
Alicia and David Freysinger
Ellen and James Ginty
Mikki Hebl and David Harvey
Carol and John Kafka
Debbie and Matthew Kemple
Cora Sue and Harry Mach
Ginny and Dennis Malloy
Marek Family
Gayelene and Ralp McIngvale
Jan and Oniel Mendenhall
Ginger and John Niemann
Diane and Kevin K. Rech
Patricia and Gene Reed, Sr.
Cyndy Garza Roberts
Ileana and Michael Treviño


Happy Together

Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
Mikki Hebl and David Harvey
The Marek Family
Trini Mendenhall
The Reed Family
Mrs. Raye G. White

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Merrill and Joe Hafner
Carol and John Kafka
Trini & O.C. Mendenhall Foundation

Happy Days are Here Again

The Hildebrand Foundation
Debbie and Matt Kemple/Ellen and James Ginty
Cheryl and Guy Malden

Happy Go Lucky

Archdiocese of Galveston Houston
Deana and Larry Blackburn
CHI St. Luke’s Health
Alicia and Dave Freysinger
Gloria and Frank Kalman/Ginger and John Niemann
Gayelene and Ralph McIngvale/Anne and Dave Dunlap
Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP/Andrius Kontrimas/Jack Allender
Diane and Kevin K. Rech/Amegy Bank
Laura and Brannon Robertson/ConocoPhillips/Salli and Michael Youtt
Salient Partners
Sysco Corporation

Oh Happy Day

Alice and Peter Arbour
The Basilian Fathers at Dillon House/St. Anne Catholic Church/St. Thomas High School/University of St. Thomas
Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi
Ann and Clarence Cazalot
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
Cynthia and David Colbert/Kitty and Brian Gillen
Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
William J. Delaney III
DeMontrond Autocountry
Mary Theresa Bergeron-Derr and David Derr
Jerrie and Donald Earthman
Robert Earthman
Nancy Z. Evetts
Friends of Catholic Charities
Ivis A. Hernandez and Lee Morford
Elizabeth and Richard Husseini
Mary Le and Arnold Johnson/Jamie Vazquez/Gretchen and Ken Penny
Judwin Properties
Gayle and Bob Longmire
Ginny and Dennis Malloy
Kathryn Marietta and Dr. Bruce Ehni
Memorial Hermann Foundation
Fay and George A. Rizzo
Scanlan Foundation
Ellen and Charles Sheedy
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Kelly and Jim Stevenson/Janna and Chuck Gremillion/Ann and Greg Turner/Jo and George Brueggeman
University of St. Thomas

Special Friends

Margie and Nick Bacile
Carol and Paul Beck
Jane Borst
Brenda A. Moran Trust
Lacey and Ted Carey
Rita and Raymond Casserly
Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza
Harriet and Joe Foster
Friends of Catholic Charities
Judy and Ron Girotto
Jes and John Hagale
Lindsey Harris and Michael Massengale
Sandra H. Herrin
Legacy Community Health
Martha and James Madget
Michele Malloy
Maria and Kevin McEvoy
Susie and Skip McGee
Mary Anna Montalbano
Mary Tere and Ricardo Perusquia
Joy and Paul Posoli
Hugh J. Rafferty
Diane and John Riley
Regina Rogers
Frank B. Rynd
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scholz
Fr. Alvin Sinasac
Ileana and Michael Treviño
Betty and Jesse Tutor
Meggan and James Walsh
Margaret Alkek Williams

Event Partners


Houston CityBook

Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers
Don’t miss out on a happy night with entertainment by Doppelganger!

We will be Happy to see you there!

Catholic Charities celebrates 75 years.

Remembering Yesterday, Honoring Tomorrow.


*Denotes table level also receives podium recognition night of event; Logo/Name incorporated in video presentation; and recognition: Social Media, Website, Invitation, Program and Texas Catholic Herald ad