Devereux Texas honors friends, supporters at holiday appreciation luncheon
Executive Director Pamela Reed and League City’s city manager, John Baumgartner
2019 Friend of the Year Janelle Wray and Friend of Devereux Leslie Carpenter
Shawna Erminger and Nancy Richards
Amanda Walker and Heather Simons
Robinette and Company Caterers Owner Amy Doherty, Executive Director Pamela Reed and President of the Friends of Devereux Ashley Walters
and good cheer filled Butler’s
Courtyard in League City, Texas, in December for Devereux
Advanced Behavioral Health Texas’ Friends of Devereux Holiday Appreciation
event recognizes Friends of Devereux volunteers for their year-long efforts to
brighten and enrich the lives of the youth and adults served by Devereux Texas,
through gifts and activities such as holiday stockings, birthday celebrations,
and monthly “Fun Nights.” The event also celebrates the nonprofit’s community
Executive Director Pam Reed expressed her gratitude to those in attendance for
their continued support of the organization and the youth and adults entrusted
to its care.
Texas would not be the organization we are today, were it not for people like
you,” she said. “Your willingness to give so generously of your time and
talents to make the lives of those we serve a bit brighter means the world to
all of us. Life at Devereux Texas is better because of you.”
city manager, John Baumgartner, attended the event, which featured specially
crafted food prepared by Robinette and Company Caterers, a holiday program
presented by Devereux Texas youth, and festive music.
Board Chairman Bob Reeves acknowledged the Friends’ incoming executive
committee and committee chairs, while Devereux Texas recognized some of the
individuals and businesses in the community that played an important role
throughout the past year.
Texas’ annual “Friend of the Year” award was presented to Janelle Wray who has
been the chairperson of the nonprofit’s spiritual services for nearly 18 years.
Friends of Devereux President Ashley Walters congratulated Wray and noted, “She
has truly made an impact in the lives of many kids at Devereux.”
The award for “Community
Business of the Year” went to Robinette and Company Caterers for the company’s
commitment to Devereux Texas and those it serves.
“The staff at Robinette
and Company Caterers have big hearts – and not just for the people they see day
in and day out,” Walters explained. “It means a lot to know they are willing to
go above and beyond to help the Friends of Devereux. We are proud to call the Robinette
and Company Caterers team among our friends and neighbors.”
event was sponsored by Butler’s Courtyard, Elite Care 24 Hour Emergency and Robinette
and Company Caterers.
information about Devereux Texas, contact Devereux
Texas Director of Development Joni Robertson at (281) 316-5423, or visit devereuxtx.org.
To learn more about Friends of Devereux, contact Michelle Gardner at email@example.com.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest
nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the
evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by special education pioneer
Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of
clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that
positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults – and
their families – every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new
understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based
interventions with compassionate family engagement.
With more than 7,500 employees working in programs across the nation,
Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving
many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism,
intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education
and child welfare. Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and
school-based settings. They include: assessments; interventions and support;
transition and independent life services; family and professional training;
research and innovation; and advocacy and public education. For more than a
century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and
enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential
for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org.
Devereux Texas has
two campus locations: League City and Victoria. League City provides intensive
residential services for adolescents and young adults. Victoria offers
residential services for children, young adults and adults, as well as community-based
living and vocational programs.www.devereuxtx.org.
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