• Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

© 2019 Child Advocates, Inc.

3701 Kirby Drive, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77098

713-529-1396   |   www.childadvocates.org

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston





presented by

11:00 AM   |   Reception & Pop Up Shop
12:00 PM  
|   Luncheon & Fashion Presentation
1:15 PM  
|   Pop Up Shop & Coffee

preview and shop the collections
before & after the event

meet our

JANE DABNEY is known throughout the community for her generous heart and philanthropic spirit. Child Advocates is privileged to recognize Jane, a continuous champion for abused and neglected children for over 13 years.

Jane has spent nearly a decade of work and dedication as a court appointed advocate, providing a voice for ten of Houston’s abused children. She has supported and volunteered at numerous Child Advocates events, including the Pull for Kids Classic and Angels of Hope Luncheon as well as the Childspree and Santa’s Warehouse. Jane attended her first ever Angels of Hope Luncheon in 2006 and has been a regular patron of the luncheon ever since. She has served on the Board of Directors for 11 years and is a Lifetime Member of the Friends of Child Advocates.

Beyond her dedication to Child Advocates, Jane is a Managing Director and the COO of the Energy Investment Banking Group at Jefferies LLC. She serves as a member on the Wharton Graduate Executive Board at the University
of Pennsylvania. Jane is a founding member of the Houston 20, a grassroots community organization dedicated to the fight against the trafficking of youth in the area. She has helped with many other initiatives for community organizations including the former schools of her two children, one who is a junior Mechanical Engineering major at Texas A&M University and the younger is an 8th grader at River Oaks Baptist School. Leadership, compassion and unwavering support for Child Advocates makes Jane the perfect honoree impacting the lives of foster children in the Houston area.

about the luncheon

Since 1998, the Angels of Hope Luncheon and Fashion Presentation by Neiman Marcus has grown to be one of Houston’s premier events. It kicks off the holiday fashion season and benefits Harris County’s most severely abused and neglected children. The Luncheon was created to honor the countless angels who have guided Child Advocates in infinitely different ways. Each year, we recognize one or more of these angels for their dedication to the children we help in our community.
This year, Child Advocates is proud to honor longtime supporter, board member and former court appointed advocate, Jane Dabney.


For 35 years, Child Advocates has been helping Houston's foster children.

Every 8 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. Nearly 3,500 children in the Houston-area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. While the advocates, who give their time and voices to our children, are at the heart of our mission - none of this critical work can be done without our donors who give so generously to our mission.


host committee

Millie Anhalt

David Baird, Jr.

Hildegarde Ballard

Meredith Beaumont

Nancy Bertin

Sally Burkett

Charlene Carroll

Tina Colley

Laura Davenport

Kimberly C. David

Amy Duke

Lesha Elsenbrook

Caroline Finkelstein

Ellie Francisco

Jim Godwin

Suzy Godwin

Andy Gold

Colleen Gold

Michelle Gray

Jennifer Hohman

Anita Jenson

Florence Langford

Tessa Lesley

Kelley Lubanko

Shelley Ludwick

Kimberly Martin

Brandi Maxwell

Aileen McCormick

Jan Mendenhall

Meredith Mouer

Ron Orsini

Barbara Ostdiek

Kristie Peterman

Amy Pierce

Joy Posoli

Leslie Powell

Kathleen Pressler

Townes Pressler

Dena Rafte

Heidi Rockacharlie

Tamara Spence

Carl Stutts

Ellie Sweeney

Dolly Dawson Thomas

Suzie Thomas

Nancy Thorington

Linda Lighthouse Transier

Gladys Vega

Shelley Washburn

Andy Weiner

David Winn

Beth Wolff

Sherman Yu


thank you to our generous benefactors


Wendy Wilkins Burks & Jane Dabney

Jefferies, LLC


Tessa Lesley & Carl Stutts


Meredith Beaumont & Veritex Community Bank
Laura Davenport & Amy Pierce
Caroline Finkelstein

Brandi Maxwell
Aileen McCormick & Barbara Ostdiek


Hildegarde Ballard & Nancy Thorington
Kristine Bird / Amy Duke /
Anita Jenson / Kristie Peterman
Sally Burkett
Kimberly C. David
Terri & Terrence Gee

Kimberly Martin
Leslie Powell
Dolly Dawson Thomas & Kimberly Weill
Suzie Thomas
Cissy & David Winn


American International Group
Melissa Baldwin & Aimee Snoots
Direct Energy
Nicole & David Elder
Judy Farrell & Joy Posoli
Mary Frappier
Suzy & Jim Godwin

Dena Rafte
Tamara Spence
Ellie Sweeney
Karen Taylor
Trini & O.C. Mendenhall Foundation
Gladys Vega
Wendy’s Ballet Buddies

Colleen & Andy Gold
Jennifer Hohman
Florence Langford
Sheila & Steven Miller
Meredith Mouer & Andy Weiner
Alice & Ron Orsini