The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series

The Council's Spring & Fall Fundraising Luncheons

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 

2020 Fall Luncheon

November 12, 2020 | 12 - 1:30 PM

After unfortunately having to cancel our Spring Luncheon due to coronavirus, Jeff Bagwell will be the keynote speaker at our Fall Luncheon, Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Hilton Americas Hotel. Bagwell is a former professional baseball first baseman and coach who spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball career with the Houston Astros beginning in 1990. During his tenure, he was a core part of the Astros lineup along with Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman, with fans and media dubbing them the “Killer B’s.” He was awarded the National League Rookie of the Year in 1991, the NL Most Valuable Player Award in 1994, and he was a four-time MLB All-Star. In 2017, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

For more information on how you can support our Luncheons or any of our other fund-raising efforts, please call 281.200.9336contact us online, or email