Save the Date for El Centro’s 13th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon

El Centro de Corazón, an accomplished Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four health center locations in Houston’s East End, provides a comprehensive range of health care services for low-income children and adults. El Centro will celebrate its 26th year of service to the Houston community through its 13th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon, with proceeds being utilized to provide quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services for vulnerable and underserved individuals and families.

Making a Difference Honorees

 Leisa Holland-Nelson 

Leila Perrin

Gulf Winds International 

Chairpersons

 Cyndy Garza Roberts + Frances Castañeda Dyess

Special Guest Speaker 

APB, Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, World-Renowned Neurosurgeon & Neuroscientist, and author Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon 

Photo provided by APB Speakers Bureau

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, also known as  Dr. Q,  was an impoverished teenager living in a rural Mexican village before he hopped an 18-foot fence into California and found his way through hope, hard work, and persistence into the loftiest heights of the American Dream. The eldest of five children, “Freddy,” as he was then known, toiled by day as an undocumented migrant worker in the tomato fields and rail yards of Central California. On his days off, he attended biology classes at the San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. Then he became a gifted student at Berkeley before transferring to Harvard, where he received his medical degree and became a naturalized U.S. citizen, all before the age of 30. After completing his residency at the University of California, San Francisco — where he also obtained a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental and stem cell biology — Dr. Q became a Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest surgeons and scientists, operating on some 250 brain tumors every year and leading cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer.

 

Sponsorship Levels

 

Title Sponsor $20,000

• 2 premier tables for 20 guests
• Name and logo prominently displayed on the invitation and other related materials
• Preeminent presence in all media advisories
• Company name and logo shown on the El Centro website for a 12-month period
• Premier visual and verbal recognition from the podium
• Special gift commemorating the event
• Free valet parking for you and your guests on the day of the event
• A special thank you in a local Houston publication

Lead Healthcare Sponsor $15,000

• Prominent table for 10 guests
• Name and logo prominently displayed on the invitation and other related materials
• Company name and logo shown on the El Centro website for a 12-month period
• Prominent visual and verbal recognition from the podium
• Free valet

Healthy Family Sponsor $10,000

• Prominent table for 10 guests
• Name and logo prominently displayed on the invitation and other related materials
• Company name and logo shown on the El Centro website for a 12-month period

Healthy Child Sponsor $5,000

• Premium table for 10 guests
• Company name shown on the El Centro website for a 12-month period
• Recognition in invitation and program

Healthy Life Sponsor $3,000

• Premium table for 10 guests
• Recognition in invitation and program

Contributing Sponsor $1,000

• Preferred Seating for 2
• Recognition in invitation and program

* Individual tickets to be sold at a later date

For the sponsorship form, please click here.

Pay by check: Please make check payable to El Centro de Corazón and send to: 
El Centro de Corazón 
Attention: Development 
P.O. Box 230209
Houston, Texas 77223
 
Pay online: Please click on the button below to complete the transaction through PayPal.
 
 
 

2018 Making a Difference Luncheon 

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