Fort Bend’s Mamie George Community Center Mission of Love Gala Honors Richmond Mayor Evalyn W. Moore


2018 Mission of Love Honors Richmond, Texas Mayor Evalyn W. Moore

Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center’s Mission of Love gala honored Richmond Mayor Evalyn W. Moore for her dedication to the city of Richmond. From left: Catholic Charities President and CEO Cynthia N Colbert, MSW; Event Co-Chair Dee Koch; Mayor Evalyn W Moore; Event Co-Chair Steve Ewbank; and Catholic Charities Mamie George Community Center Executive Director Gladys Brumfield James.

RICHMOND – Richmond Mayor Evalyn W. Moore was honored by Catholic Charities in Fort Bend County at its annual Mission of Love gala for her service to the community and to Catholic Charities’ Mamie George Community Center.

Mayor Moore is on the advisory board for the Mamie George Community Center, which provides practical assistance and compassion to vulnerable seniors, families and individuals in Fort Bend County. She also received recognition for her impact on the development of Richmond and for her role as its first female mayor.

The fifth annual Mission of Love Gala, held September 13, surpassed its goal of $130,000 to support Catholic Charities’ comprehensive network of social services in Fort Bend County aimed at facilitating self-sufficiency and alleviating poverty. Steve Ewbank and Dee Koch chaired the event.

“We’re delighted to honor Mayor Moore for her leadership and historic significance to Fort Bend County,” said Gladys Brumfield, executive director of the center. “She is a leader in service, not just for the city of Richmond, but also to individuals in need through her support for the Mamie George Community Center.”

Evalyn W. Moore assumed the role as mayor in 2012 following the death of her husband, former Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore, and was re-elected to office in 2017.

“Catholic Charities does so much locally to help our senior citizens and our citizens in need,” said Mayor Moore. “They are an invaluable resource for us in Fort Bend County. We’re grateful to have them here.”

The award ceremony acknowledged Mayor Moore’s achievements while in office, including her leadership to OakBend Medical Center and the Fort Bend County Historical Commission, the grand opening of a new $22 million water plant in Richmond, and her action on behalf of victims of the great Memorial Day flood through the Brazos River Flood Recovery Center.

Said Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert, “She is a positive influence on Richmond. She’s totally focused and knowledgeable of the issues confronting her city.”

Catholic Charities’ services assist vulnerable seniors with little support, low-income families who are struggling to make ends meet, people who are hungry, victims of natural disasters, women veterans, immigrants who need legal advice, and people who want better lives and are striving for self-sufficiency.

“We love being a part of Fort Bend County – a uniquely connected, diverse community where nonprofits, local foundations and government work together to make it a place to live for everyone,” said Brumfield. “We serve people from all walks of life and from any cultural or religious background.”

Learn more about the Mamie George Community and how you can support seniors and families in Fort Bend County.

A Special Thank You to the 2018 Underwriters and Sponsors of Mission of Love:

Life & Legacy
Friends of Mamie George Community Center

Pillar of the Community
The Henderson – Wessendorff Foundation
Mayor Evalyn W. Moore
Pat and Gene Reed

Providing Help
Epiphany of the Lord
Friends of Mamie George Community Center
The Johnson Development Corp.
Tamara and Andrius Kontrimas

Creating Hope
Isabel and Rich Chandler
Cathy and Mark Hotze/Joanne and David Preng
Gayle and Tom Madonna/Janey Schumacher
The Exchange Club of Sugar Land • Billie H. Wendt

Friends & Family
Roger Adamson • Roland Adamson • Jan and Bob Bethancourt • Development Group of Richmond • Mike Dotson and Friends • Brenda and John Gillespie • Doris and Joe Gurecky • Marianne and John Hettig • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Tracy and Ken Janda • KALUZA, Inc • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land • PCD Management LLC • Heath Pressley • St. Faustina Catholic Church • St. Laurence Catholic Church • St. Laurence Catholic Church Social Concerns Ministry • Susan and Phillip Thompson University of Houston at Sugar Land • Whittley Penn, LLC • WJ Interest, LLC/LJA Engineering

Special Friends
Karen Bleil • Dan Boone • Rosemary Buddecke • Ann and Rick Candea • Kathryn and Brent Carpenter • Linda and Pat Gubbels
Doris and Joe Gurecky • Kathy Graeber-Kubelka • Mr. and Mrs. J. Patrick Hearn • Pat and Bob Hebert • Holy Family Church • Sharon S. Jeffers • Carol and John Kafka • Martha and David C. Kiger • Mary Jane Kocurek • Amy and Chris Kulcak • Pam and Mark Magee
Mellon Real Estate, Inc. • Rochelle Mellon • Donald B. Monnell • Regina and Commissioner Vincent Morales • Northside Electric Motors • The Reininger Family Living Trust • Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sacco • Constance and Christian Seger • Cindy and Chip Sutton
Carole and Cliff Vacek • Karen Wright

Special Thanks to Live Auction and Raffle Donors
Julie and Stephen Ewbank
Pat Hebert
Mayor Evalyn W. Moore
Regina and Commissioner Vincent Morales
Cindy and Chip Sutton

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