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Deep in the Heart of Texas
Spirit of Charity Celebration

Shine your boots and pull out your finest Texas tuxedo to join us for the 2020 Catholic Charities Spirit of Charity Celebration – Deep in the Heart of Texas.

You’re invited to a Texas-sized celebration to honor the Strake Foundation for their generous support of Catholic Charities and contributions to the Greater Houston community.

Co-Chaired by Laurel and Jeb Bashaw, this event promises a big bash with deep Texas roots that includes hometown food, wine, friends and live entertainment.

Proceeds from this event will provide life-changing programs and services to nearly 100,000 people Catholic Charities serves every year.


Sister Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
Celina and Paul Cerone
Emily and Robert Clay
Lucia and Michael Cordúa
Christy and Lou Cushman
Ann and Ed Deery
Alicia and Dave Freysinger
Ellen and James Ginty
Suzanne and Danny Grant
Jes and John Hagale
Sandy and Bob Herrin
Anna Marie and Harold Hidalgo
Diana and Jack Hoover
Fr. Jeff Johnson, S.J.
Gloria and Frank Kalman
Debbie and Matt Kemple
Patti and Mark Letsos
Drs. Monit and Patrick Leung
Eleanor and Fred Magee
Cheryl and Guy Malden
The Marek Family
Melanie and Mace Meeks
Trini Mendenhall
Cindy and Kendall Miller
Kelly and John Mooz
Ginger and John Niemann
Betsy and Hunter Nelson
Lisa and Mike O’Leary
Louise and Robert S. Parsley
Jill and John S. Parsley
Ashley and Douglas Plaeger
Donna and Craig Rathjen
Isla and TR Reckling
Frank Barlow Rynd
Vicki and Steve Smith
Fr. Juan M. Torres, OP
Terrie and Mike Turner
Mrs. Raye G. White
Tommye and George Zenner


For more information, please contact Naibi Rivera at 713.874.6629 or

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About Catholic Charities
For more than 75 years, Catholic Charities has provided a comprehensive network of social services for this entire region. We empower people to grow and thrive, and we work to alleviate poverty and help people become self-sufficient and live better lives.
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