RMHH Spirit of Hope Luncheon

Celebrating the leadership and contributions of volunteers

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On May 8, 2021, Ronald McDonald House Houston hosted our first ever hybrid event for the annual Spirit of Hope Luncheon. Under the helm of our event chairmen: Amber & David Hicks and Liz & James Walsh, we were able to raise over $231,000! These funds will ensure we are able to continue to provide a home away from home for families of children who are seriously ill and are being treated in the Texas Medical Center. We are beyond grateful for the many friends and supporters of the event who make this work possible.

Over 175 guests celebrated with us by either attending virtually or in-person at Evelyn’s Park Conservancy. It was special to also see 20 kids, many of whom used the House when they were babies.

This year we had the pleasure of honoring Spirit of Hope Award recipients; Apache, BDO and Junior League of Houston who each support our families and staff at Ronald McDonald House Houston. Their leadership is an integral part of Ronald McDonald House Houston.

To learn more about the impact of your support, we hope you will watch the video highlighted on this page and share them with your friends, colleagues, and family members.

To view the Spirit of Hope Luncheon photo album, click here

Event Co-Chairs
Amber & David Hicks
Elizabeth & James Walsh 

2021 Honorees
Apache Corporation
 – Spirit of Hope Award
BDO USA LLP – Corporate Group Award
Junior League of Houston – Service Group Award


For more information contact Andrea Sivells, at
SpiritofHope@RMHHouston.org or 713-795-3583

Evelyn’s Park Conservancy
4400 Bellaire Boulevard
Curbside Pickup – 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
(at the Park)
In-person Event Starts at 12:00 PM

Event Co-Chairs:

  • Amber & David Hicks
  • Elizabeth & James Walsh 

Host Committee:

  • Maurine Alfrey
  • Iris & Nathan Allen
  • Dana & Bill Atkinson
  • Mansi Patel & Brad Bangen
  • Carin & Todd Barth
  • Susan Blaney
  • Kathryn Bragan
  • Silvina Berutti & Carlos Javier Campos, MD
  • Muffin & Jim Clark
  • Emily & Holcombe Crosswell
  • Jennifer & Adam Dempsey
  • Nancy & Jack Dinerstein
  • Kirsten & Rob Galtney
  • Debbie & Gary Gibson
  • Lynn Gissel
  • Lauren & Paul Grossbard
  • Madeleine & Lawrence Hanrahan
  • Lauren & Bobby Hunt
  • Erin & Shane Kimzey
  • Ashley & Ken Kneisly
  • Marci & Tyler Lane
  • Jessica & Brian Leeke
  • Ellen & Nelson Mabry
  • Flo McGee
  • Marilyn & Louis Mogas
  • Jessa & Michael Newman
  • J’Anne & Jeffrey S. Rawson
  • Diane & John Riley
  • Caitie & James Romesberg
  • Sally Bell Rutherford
  • Alicia & Joe Shaughnessy
  • Heidi & Marcus Smith
  • Maggie & Will Stacy
  • Jen & Nick Stillman
  • Donna & Philip Tenenbaum
  • N.J. Pierce & Hoyt Thomas
  • Christine & David Underwood, Jr
  • Ashlee & Andy Veit
  • Cristina & Steve Vetrano
  • Laura & Tony Visage
  • Shala Walker
  • Kaylin & Chris Weber
  • Nelda Womack