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Angels of Hope, Child Adovocates Annual Event


Thank you to everyone who joined us in 2023 and raised over $380,000 for Houston's littlest victims! We look forward to seeing you in December 2024.

Meet Our Honoree

Joy Posoli

Meet Our 2023 Honoree
Since becoming involved with Child Advocates in 2006, Joy has been active in several areas across the organization. She has chaired multiple events, including the 2013 Angels of Hope Luncheon and the annual Kids Easter Egg Hunt, has been President of the Friends Governance Council, and, more recently, serves on the Board of Directors and has chaired the development committee for the board, to name a few. She is a true example of selflessness and is always a champion for Child Advocates in her own community. Joy’s longtime dedication and involvement showcase her desire to help Houston’s littlest victims and truly make a difference in this organization.

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. We recognize one or more of these angels each year for their dedication to the children we help in our community.

This year, Child Advocates is proud to recognize Joy Posoli for her years of service and dedication to Child Advocates' mission.

about the luncheon

Angel of Hope Models pose for the camera

Thank You to Our 2023 Underwriters!

Angels of Hope

Brandi Maxwell

Joy & Paul Posoli

Whalley Foundation


Angels of Kindness

Carl Stutts


Angels of Compassion

Laura Davenport

Terri & Terrence Gee

Monique Nolk

O'Shea Family Foundation


Angels of Innocence

Todd Adam & Emily Shields

Kristen Berger

Sally Burkett

Jill Cokinos and Caroline Finkelstein

Tracy Eklund, Cherie Hassenflu, Gina Luther

Madelyn Herman

Houston Kappa Delta Alumnae

Patty Kallmeyer

Catherine Luebe

Anna Malcolm

Jan Mendenhall

Missy Pacha

Peta Rubenstein

Alicia Scala

Dolly Dawson Thomas & Kim Weill



Angels of Purity

Carol Beck

Nancy Bertin, Julie Harris, Janis Henry

Mary Nell Boone & Kameron Dahlson

Patty Bourlon & Elizabeth Cummins

Emily Casey, Jane Johnson, Dena Rafte

Marina Christensen, Jennifer Raymond, Mary Schneidau

Lesha Elsenbrook, Ellie Francisco, Lynda Transier

First Community Credit Union

Lisa Folloder & George Kaleh

Jami Fowler

Mary Frappier

Friends of Joy

Michele Holbrooke & Aileen McCormick

Demi Jessett & Brandy Ray

Ayse & Grant McCracken

Robin McGowan & Kathryne Gambrell Reeves

Alice & Ron Orsini

Janell Reniers

Laura Ryan / GX2 Partners

Saint Bernard

Spark Energy

Stellar Bank

Strake Jesuit Moms

Suzie Thomas

Amanda & Jon Weeks

Angel of Hope models waling the runway at the Child Advocates Angels of Hope Event

Thank You to Our 2023 Host Committee!

David Baird

Catherine Beathard

Nancy Bertin

Mary Nell Boone

Jane Brownlee

Sally Burkett

Emily  Casey

Jill Cokinos

Kameron Craft

Laura Davenport

Misti Day

Tracy Eklund

Lesha Elsenbrook

Caroline Finkelstein

Lisa Folloder

Ellie Francisco

Mary Frappier

Terrence Gee

Terri Gee

Michelle Gray

Julie Harris

Cherie Hassenflu

Janis Henry

Madelyn Herman

Michele Holbrooke

Demi Jessett

Jane Johnson

Susan Jukes

Patty Kallmeyer

Nolan Lehmann

Catherine Luebe

Gina Luther

Ann Malcolm

Aileen McCormick

Ayse McCracken

Grant McCracken

Jan Mendenhall

Kara Mings

Alice Orsini

Ron Orsini

Joy Posoli

Dena Rafte

Brandy Ray

Janell Reniers

Laura Ryan

Carl Stutts

Dolly Dawson Thomas

Suzie Thomas

Lynda Lighthouse Transier

Amanda Weeks

Emily Weinstein

Mary Whalley

Since 1984, Child Advocates has been helping Houston's foster children.

Every 8 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. On any given day, there are approximately 2,000 children in the Houston area who 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.

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