Annual Luncheon

2018 Fulfilling Families Luncheon


or more than 40 years, Arms Wide Adoption Services, formerly Spaulding for Children, has provided foster care, adoption, post adoption and post permanency services, all at no cost, to children in the Texas foster care system and their adoptive families. Since its inception in 1977, Arms Wide Adoption Services has placed more than 2,100 greater Houston and South Texas children in loving adoptive families, enabling them to experience the joys of childhood in a supportive home and giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential. We hope you will support the children and families Arms Wide Adoption Services serves by supporting the Fulfilling Families Luncheon, which will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Houston Country Club.

Please join us in transforming the lives of children in need of safe and nurturing adoptive families by becoming a Fulfilling Families Luncheon underwriter. Your investment in this event will help ensure Arms Wide Adoption Services can continue to expand its reach in order to help even more children in foster care connect with the loving adoptive families they need and deserve. We hope to see you at the Fulfilling Families Luncheon in May!

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Event Overview


Lisa H. Montgomery

Lisa Montgomery’s most coveted role is mom. Most notably, she’s mom to Green Bay Packer, Ty Montgomery. Most admirably, she’s mom to 17 teenage boys who she has fostered. Lisa is a tireless advocate and foster parent recruiter. When she talks about foster care, people are not only inspired – they take action. It’s no coincidence that when Lisa and Ty  participated in a Wisconsin foster parent campaign, the state saw a 250% increase in foster information packet downloads.

Lisa is an avid volunteer and uses her advocating skills in Wisconsin, North Texas, and across the country. In addition to recruiting foster parents, she is especially fond of her efforts during the Dr. Seuss National Read Across America, where she dresses up as two of her favorite characters – The Lorax and The Cat In The Hat. Annually for the last 11 years, Lisa hosted back-to-school and health fairs in low-income Dallas neighborhoods, where she donated school uniforms, supplies, and more. When Lisa isn’t being a mom, advocate, or volunteer, you can find her at Compass Royalty Management LLC. She has a Master’s in Business Administration with over two decades of Corporate Tax Management experience. She would never say this about herself, but we all know Lisa Montgomery is a true community hero.


Frank Billingsley

KPRC2 Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley has been Houston’s television weatherman for over twenty-five years. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1960, Frank was adopted and raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama. He has recently authored Swabbed & Found, a memoir of his DNA journey to find family and discover the myriad branches of his biological family tree. Frank found that and more, discovering just what makes a family and how we really define family in our lives. Authentic to the core, his book is an inspirational saga of courage and tenacity.

Frank received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Washington and Lee University and a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State. He began his TV career as a meteorologist in Virginia, then to Mississippi, and eventually Texas. Frank lives in Houston with his husband, Kevin Gilliard. They have one son, two dogs, and now one book. And a whole lot of family.

Event Committee

Luncheon Chairs

Cari Gill and Caroline Simons

Host Committee

Jennifer Blum, Laurence Bragg, Ting Bresnahan, Michele Mendenhall Buckley, SueNan Cutsinger, Emily Burguières Dalicandro , Marcy de Luna, Tonja De Sloover and Adam Hricik, Julia Engelbrink, Jana Fant, Carolyn Faulk, Lauren and Rob Gray, Cory Greenberg, Elizabeth Hatfield, Emily Kelley, Tracy Larson, Elizabeth Lester , Blair Richardson Loocke, Kristen and Joe Lyons, Catherine and Matt Matthews, Tevia Weiner McLaren, Ruthie and Adam Miller, Renee Morris, Tara Nutik, Linwood Olson, Linsay Radcliffe, Carol and Ronnie Rauch , Suzann Cooley Richardson, Carolyn Sabat, Leslie and Shannon Sasser, Kaitlyn Scheurich, Suzanne Sklar Simons, Anne Halliburton Stewart, Betsy Widelitz, Myra Wilson, Jessica Wood


Tue, May 8, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Houston Country Club

1 Potomac Drive

Houston, TX 77057

United States of America

Available sponsorship and ticket opportunities:

Champions – $10,000
Benefactors – $7,500
Advocates – $5,000
Supporters – $3,500
Friends – $2,000
Individual Ticket – $200
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2017 Event Photos