Funding Priorities

Annual Luncheon

Each year, The Menninger Clinic’s Annual Luncheon brings together the Greater Houston community to increase awareness of mental health issues and to raise crucial funding for The Clinic’s mission.


Chaired by Stacy and Michael Ellington, the 11th Annual Luncheon will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria. 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. 


Contributions to the luncheon provide critical funding for the Menninger Annual Fund, including The Clinic’s top priorities in mental health research, training and community engagement. Luncheon sponsors and guests will stand with Stacy and Michael Ellington, Patrick Kennedy and Menninger to combat stigma and advance the prevention and treatment of mental illness.


For inquiries about table sponsorships or the event in general, please contact Special Events Manager Charlotte Fostey at or at 713-275-5617.

Attend the annual luncheon or make a donation.