Speaker Series

The Council's Speaker Series

Our Spring & Fall Fundraising Events

Since 1984, The Council’s Speaker Series has raised funds for those in our community affected by addiction, and has broken down the shame and stigma behind addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders that prevent people from seeking recovery. As The Council’s premier charity event, our Speaker Series has gained national recognition and is among the largest philanthropic gatherings in Houston every year.

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

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2023 Fall Luncheon with Craig Ferguson

Friday, October 13, 2023

The Council on Recovery is excited to welcome Craig Ferguson to Houston as the keynote speaker for our 2023 Fall Luncheon! Craig is a multiple Grammy-nominated, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director, and comedian with a diverse career that encompasses film, television, and the stage. He hosted the wildly popular Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which ran for ten years on CBS and remains a cult favorite. He achieved notable success on the North American comedy circuit and has performed to sold-out theaters all across the country, including Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Craig has recorded five widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials for Netflix, Comedy Central, Epix and Amazon. He is also a New York Times bestselling author and published his most recent book, Riding the Elephant, in 2019.

Proceeds from the Luncheon will support individuals and families struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, and continue our promise to support those who need our help, regardless of their ability to pay.


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