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 

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2021 Fall Luncheon with Jeff Bagwell

Friday, October 15, 2021

We are excited to announce that legendary baseball player and former Houston Astro Jeff Bagwell will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Fall Luncheon, Friday October 15, 2021 at the Hilton Americas Hotel! Jeff will share his recovery story at our first in-person speaker series event in two years. Proceeds from the Luncheon will support individuals and families struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and continue our promise to support those who need our help, regardless of their ability to pay.

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