With Singer-Songwriters Taking the Stage, ‘Voices’ Hits High Note for Avondale House

With Singer-Songwriters Taking the Stage, ‘Voices’ Hits High Note for Avondale House

Emily and Allen Capps and Ashley and Christian Nelly

AT A UNIQUE fundraiser that mixes guitar strings with heartstrings, supporters of Avondale House gathered to raise more than $345,000 to support the nonprofit’s work with individuals with autism and their families.


The “Hear Our Voices” event, presented at River Oaks Country Club, featured live performances by Nashville singer-songwriters Phillip White, Mark Nesler, Leslie Satcher and Jenn Schott — all with No. 1 hits! Luke Morace also performed, and Johnny Bravo served at emcee.

Live auction items included “a one-of-a-kind guitar signed by many country music legends and handwritten lyrics from Rascal Flatts smash hit ‘I'm Moving On’,” notes a rep for Avondale. Paintings by Avondale House’s adult residents were also auctioned, along with two adorable white lab puppies from Dog Lab TX.

Emily and Allen Capps and Ashley and Christian Nelly chaired the event. Guests included Cadence Bank Chairman and CEO Dan Rollins, who accepted an award for the banks’s long support of Avondale House. Other guests included Rob and Amy Pierce, Greggory Burk, Nicole Davis, Craig and Jennifer Vaughn, Megan Hotze and Semmes Burns.

Per the nonprofit, Avondale House was established in 1976 by a group of parents of children with autism that recognized the vital need for high quality support and care for their children and others alike. From its humble beginnings in a residential section of Montrose, the organization has expanded to nearly eight acres near NRG Stadium. The facility is specifically designed to address the unique sensory, educational and developmental needs of folks with autism.

Amy and Rob Pierce

Avondale House CEO, Steve Vetrano and Cadence Bank Chairman and CEO, Dan Rollins

Craig and Jennifer Vaughn

Greggory Burk and Nicole Davis

Jay and Lisa Salitza

Megan Hotze and Semmes Burns

Sannam Warrender and Amy Pierce

Tim and Stacie Williamson and Dan and Becky Rollins

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