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
A Special Presentation of the Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series
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.
Hope Ripples Out: The Council's 75th Anniversary honors the work of our founders, board members, partners, staff, clients and our supporters, and celebrates the retirement of our President and CEO Mel Taylor and the 28 years of ripples he has created through his vision and servant leadership. This feature is available at no cost to anyone who wants to hear the story of The Council and its impact in the Houston community.