Thanks for another wonderful Annual Luncheon!
See you in February 2019
Thanks to our speaker, volunteers and of course our generous sponsors.
Check out event photos and more below!
Featuring Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Chairs: Christy & Webb Jennings and Kathleen & Pat Wood
We also honored Kimberly Sterling
Inaugural Difference Maker Award Recipient
Physician * Psychologist * Author
Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., has visited more than 380 schools and has been meeting with parents’ groups since 2001. He is a renowned speaker on the issues of child development, and has given speeches in the United States, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, England, Germany and more.
He has appeared on "The Today Show," CNN, NPR, PBS, Fox News, Fox Business, the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, New Zealand Television and many other media.
Dr. Sax, who attended public schools in Ohio, earned his undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the age of 19. He earned both his Ph.D. in Psychology and M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and daughter in Pennsylvania.
The Joy School Annual Luncheon is a highly anticipated event in the Houston community. The event features distinguished guest speakers who address current topics of interest to both educational professionals and the Houston community at large. Following the Luncheon, the speaker conducts an interactive seminar.
Proceeds from the Luncheon are primarily allocated to The Student Financial Aid Fund, which supports children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend The Joy School. Additionally, funds generated from the Luncheon are combined with Annual Fund gifts to help meet the operating needs of the School.
We believe helping other educators in the community work effectively with children with learning differences is crucial. The Joy School holds an Educator Seminar in conjunction with The Annual Luncheon, in which the Luncheon guest speaker spends an evening addressing professional educators such as teachers, school administrators, diagnosticians and speech pathologists.
This seminar is generously underwritten and offered to all education professionals in the Houston area at no cost as part of our ongoing community outreach program. Teachers also earn TEA credits by attending the seminar.
Special thanks to our underwriters for their generous support!
Limor & Stuart Smith
Carol & Dick Curran ~ Cockrell Family Fund
Weldon Granger Family
Christy & Webb Jennings ~ Cockrell Family Fund
Melanie & Scott Rothwell
Kimberly & David Sterling
Kathleen & Pat Wood
C N and Maria Papadopoulos Charitable Foundation
Genna & Jon Evans
James C. Dyer IV and Suzanne L. Kupiec ~ Educator Seminar Sponsor
John S. Moody
Michelle & Alan Smith
Mrs. Raye G. White
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson
Kyle Kirksey/Linda King Allison
Mary & George Aldrich
Annunciation Orthodox School
Sheryl & Robert Burleson
Lucy & Fowler Carter
Trish & Andrew Hayes
Friend of The Joy School ~ Alumni Student Table
Stacey & Mark Martin
Lindsey & Scott McReaken
Abby & Charles Shears
Aimee & Wynne Snoots
Catherine Lappe & Martin Stupel
Leslie Newcomer/Phyllis Selber/Sandy Sturm
TJS Alumni Students
Emily Crosswell/Linda Denison/Pat Greenwood/Marilyn Ligon/Linda Walker
2018 Annual Luncheon Photos & Videos
Check out personal stories from members of The Joy School community below. Click here to see all the photos from the event!