The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series

The Council's Spring & Fall Fundraising Events

The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series was created in memory of June and Virgil Waggoner’s son Jay, who died of alcoholism at the young age of 36. Since 1999, this premier charity event has gained national recognition and our Spring and Fall Luncheons are two of the largest philanthropic gatherings in Houston. Since its inception, the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series has been promoting a healthy, addiction-free lifestyle and the benefits it brings to our entire community.

For more information on the rich history and impact of the Speaker Series, as well as detailed information on sponsorship opportunities, visit our Speaker Series website at www.councilspeakerseries.org. 

Hope Ripples Out: The Council's 75th Anniversary

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12 PM CST

Upon reflection, the first ripple is always memorable. Perhaps it was a small wave, a tiny wrinkle that subtly disturbed the surface, growing wider nonetheless. Other times the ripple is rapid and dynamic … a disruptive momentum that may forever change all touched by the waves. In either instance, a ripple is potentially the most powerful catalyst at the start of a new story.

At The Council on Recovery, we know about the ripple effect, it’s how our story – our journey – began. But the story of The Council is not just ours. It is the story of millions of lives touched by our work, and how their recoveries have rippled out across time to make our world a better place. For 75 years, we have been a powerful center of hope, spreading waves of light across the dark and lonely landscape of addiction. From our humble beginnings with one phone and a single employee, we sought to reach out, to educate and serve.

Join us Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 12-1 pm for a special 75th anniversary celebration of The Council on Recovery to honor the work of our founders, board members, partners, staff, clients and our supporters. And help us celebrate the retirement of our President and CEO Mel Taylor and the 28 years of ripples he has created through his vision and servant leadership. If The Council has touched your life or the life of someone you love, please consider sponsoring or donating to this event to help us continue our work for the next 75 years.

For more information on how you can support our fundraising efforts, please call 281.200.9336contact us online, or email specialevents@councilonrecovery.org.