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 

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2022 Fall Luncheon with Lauren Anderson

Friday, October 21, 2022

You're invited to hear Houston Ballet legend Lauren Anderson's Reflections On Recovery & the Arts at The Council's 2022 Fall Luncheon! Join us at the Hilton Americas - Houston Hotel on October 21, 2022 from 12 - 1:30 PM.

A native Houstonian, Lauren served as the first African-American principal ballerina for Houston Ballet. She danced with them from 1983 to 2006, performing leading roles in all the great classical ballets, appearing across the world to critical acclaim, and in the process, becoming one of Houston Ballet’s most beloved stars. Lauren has served on The Council's board for more than a decade and is a passionate advocate for recovery, particularly for mothers and parents.

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.



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