2017 Spring Luncheon with Andrew Zimmern
The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series’ Spring Luncheon is a fundraising and friend-raising event where guest speakers share their personal stories, as well as information related to alcoholism, addiction, recovery, health and wellness.
At the 34th Annual Spring Luncheon, Culinary superstar Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s popular Bizarre Foods, inspired and entertained a crowd of 1,000 with his personal story of addiction and recovery helping The Council on Recovery raise more than $470,000 to provide addiction, prevention, education, and treatment services in the Greater Houston area.
Jerri & Jim Moore Welcome Andrew Zimmern
The Council's Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Gary Petersen
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 charity event has gained national recognition and the Spring Luncheon is one 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 the entire community.
The Spring and Fall Luncheons each attract more than 1,000 attendees and raise a combined total of close to $1,000,000 each year to help individuals and families suffering from alcohol- and drug-related illnesses.