Past Event

The Blue Bird Circle 2019 Spring Luncheon

April 11, 2019
The Briar Club

11:00 a.m. VIP Reception
12:00 noon Luncheon and Speakers

Join us for our Spring Luncheon on April 11, 2019, at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane, Houston, Texas 77027.  This will be our only fundraiser for this year.

Guest Speakers

Our guest speakers, Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale and Jim “Mack” McIngvale, will address The Importance of Family and Community Support in a Health Crisis.

The Blue Bird Circle has sought to give back to the Houston community by supporting the research and medical treatments that benefit children with neurological disorders and that mission continues today.

Imagine Olivia, who has symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, who cannot speak, who often experiences breathing difficulties, seizures, and repetitive hand movements.  This is Rett syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder.

 Imagine Isaac, a child with epileptic seizures, as many as 100 seizures daily.  The medications that once controlled his seizures are no longer effective.  Unable to attend school, the seizures have affected his memory, his concentration, his motor skills.

Rett syndrome, epilepsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, Batten’s Disease and a whole host of other neurological disorders are treated at The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology at Texas Children’s Hospital.

The Blue Bird Circle provided the initial funding for and continues to provide sustaining support for research in pediatric neurology, including:

The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology

The Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory

The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center

The Blue Bird Circle Clinical Research Center


Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine researchers are on the cutting edge of curing epilepsy, and therapeutic trials of cures will begin this year for the devastating disorder of Rett syndrome!  Their research and advances in treating neurological disorders continue to astound the medical community, ranking Texas Children’s Hospital #3 in the country in children’s neurology and neurosurgery.

Event Information

Please join us for our Spring Luncheon on April 11, 2019, at The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane, Houston, Texas 77027.

  Purchase Tickets Online

The Spring Luncheon will be our only fundraiser this year. Your generous donation can bring us one step closer to finding cures for children with devastating neurological disorders.

Thank You
To Our Very Generous Underwriters


Texas Children’s Hospital

Becky Chapman
Texas Children’s Hospital

Purple Martin
Ann Alexander
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Glaze/ Blue Bird Circle Rett Center
Tanya and Andy Greenwood
Diana Johnson
Westwood Wealth Management

Dagmar Deason
Christy Echols
Bertha Jamison
Kathy Boudreaux/Helen Welk
Carolyn Williams

And to our generous donors
Acadian Bakers
Amber’s Designs
Marguerite Baldwin
Sarah Burchfield
Damian’s Cucina Italiana
Enoteca Rossa Restaurant
Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Fishman
The French Hub
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Gay
Barbara Kirsch
Siphon Coffee
Sugar Creek Country Club
Elizabeth Walker
Ann Winters


(As of February 26, 2019)

Circle President
Carolyn Williams

Kathy Boudreaux
Helen Welk

Betty Alley
Carol Arend
Debbie Armes
Pattie Armes
Susan Bradford
Gail Branca
Lizzie Brice
Sally Barber
Sarah Burchfield
Dagmar Deason
Stephanie Gibson
Anna Hodges
Mary Ann Macey
Margot Madsen
Joan McAuliffe
Sharon Owens
Jan Rhodes
Billie Selke
Ellen Stough
Vivian Thigpen
Ellen Vestewig
Dodi Willingham
Lillie Beth Wilson
Martha Yates