Center for Pursuit Raises Nearly a Quarter-Mil at ‘Spirited’ Lunch

Vicki Luna, Melissa Gonzalez & Gloria Zenteno

SUPPORTERS OF ANOTHER Houston org enthusiastically raised a glass to the return of in-person fundraising. The Center for Pursuit's "Renew Our Spirit" lunch, held at River Oaks Country Club on Tuesday, raised $230,000 to further the nonprofit's mission to serving the needs of Houston-area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


The 250 guests braved yet another day of downpours to enjoy the program, which featured Baylor College of Medicine President Paul Klotman — introduced by Mayor Sylvester Turner — and offered a preview of Center's forthcoming new campus, slated to open in the East End in July.

Center's Charles C. Canton also announced the addition of a partnership between the organization and Social Motion Skills, whose Aspire Accessories program employs adults with autism and other special needs to create beautiful, unique products like jewelry and custom gifts.

Allison and Tommy Edwards

Barbara and Ronald Cuenod

Robert Gallegos and Gracie Saenz

David and Lisa Handal

David Baldwin, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Charles Canton and Dr. Paul Klotman

Donna and Chris Gaut

Doug Orr, Stephanie Page and Marie Baldwin

Jane Cummings and Marilu Garza

Leila Perrin, Charity Yarborough and Steve Winter

Leisa Holland Nelson and Bob Bowmna

Mike Smith, Angelique Law and Tyler Karr

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