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Annual Luncheon

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Menninger’s 11th Annual Signature Luncheon, planned for May 7, 2020, at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, has been rescheduled to May 2021. Chaired by Stacy and Michael Ellington, the luncheon will feature a conversation with mental health advocate and former U.S. congressman Patrick Kennedy, who is the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy and is known for sponsoring 2008’s landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

Each year, the luncheon brings together the Greater Houston community to increase awareness of mental health issues and raise crucial funding for The Clinic’s mission. Contributions provide critical funding for the Menninger Annual Fund, including The Clinic’s top priorities in mental health treatment, research, training and outreach.

For inquiries about table sponsorships or the event in general, please contact Special Events Manager Charlotte Fostey at

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