Pictured left to right: Leila Perrin (Community Leader Honoree), Marcie Mir (El Centro’s CEO), Leisa Holland-Nelson (Community Leader Honoree), and Todd Stewart, CEO of Gulf Winds International (Corporate Leader Honoree)

Pictured left to right: Cyndy Garza Roberts and Frances Castañeda Dyess

Thank you to all our guests and sponsors for attending El Centro’s 13th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon. We are grateful for your support which allows us to continue to grow in the community we serve with our programs and services. Thank you to our co-chairs, Cyndy Garza Roberts and Frances Castañeda Dyess and supporters who helped raised over $135,000 which will be utilized to provide high-quality healthcare to uninsured families in the East End and greater Houston area. El Centro is so appreciative of your generosity and looks forward to seeing you at next year’s event.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Title Sponsor 

Healthy Family Sponsors

Healthy Child Sponsors
Melinda B. Hildebrand
Houston Pilots
Memorial Hermann
Trini Mendenhall & Jan Mendenhall
John L. Nau, III
Leila Perrin, Better Business Bureau
and Leisa Holland-Nelson, ASTOUNDZ
Susan and Fayez Sarofim
Tsuru Family Foundation 
Valero Energy Foundation
Healthy Life Sponsors
CenterPoint Energy
Community Health Choice
George Connelly, Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Gulf Winds International
Marek Family Foundation
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mir Family
Morales Memorial Foundation
Debra and Tom Perich/
Margaret and Joel Shannon
United Solutions, MSO
Contributing Sponsors
John Dyess and Frances Castañeda Dyess
Melissa A. Fisher
Nike Otuyelu
Regina Rogers
TPC Group