There’s nothing more important than family. That’s why we hope you will join us at our 2017 Luncheon – Forty Years of Families, as Spaulding for Children celebrates its 40th anniversary of transforming the lives of children in foster care through adoption.
The luncheon will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Houston Country Club. This year, we’re thrilled to welcome past luncheon host, Frank Billingsley, KPRC 2’s Chief Meteorologist, as our keynote speaker. Frank, who is adopted, recently wrote a book, SWABBED & FOUND: An Adopted Man’s DNA Journey to the Truth, which will be published this spring. We’re excited for our guests to hear an intimate, interactive, first-hand account of Frank’s quest to find his biological family during the luncheon.
We hope you will join us during the Forty Years of Families Luncheon in May as we celebrate Spaulding for Children’s 40th anniversary and its mission to provide children in need of a loving family with the joy of having one through adoption. There are BIG surprises coming and you don’t want to miss being part of this event!
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.
Robin Klaes and Tany Jeter Klaes
Susan Blair, Amanda Brock, Cathy Brock, Cristina Buaas, Jana Cogburn, Cindi Colvin, Elizabeth DeLuca, Lisa Duchman, Tracy Everist, Evelyn Fasnacht, Debbie Hance, Barbara Henkel, Naomi Hewitt, Suzy Hill, Heather Holmes, Suzanne Jackson, Frances Jeter, Lori Johnson, Molly Johnson, Denise Kim, Shannon Kinney, Blair Richardson Loocke, Kristen Olson Lyons, Melissa McWilliams, Linwood Olson, Sheila Partin, Taryn Proler, Nancy Pustka, Suzann Cooley Richardson, Emily Catherine Riggs, Anne Romano, Caroline Simons, Suzie Sinclair, Andrea Montgomery Stewart, Anne Halliburton Stewart, Kendall Tamlyn, Elizabeth Vail, Deborah Waheed, Linda Webster and Michele Womack
Available sponsorship and ticket opportunities:
Champions – $10,000
Benefactors – $7,500
Advocates – $5,000
Supporters – $3,500
Friends – $2,000
Individual Ticket – $200