We Help Change Lives Every Day.
And You Can, Too.

Every year, thousands of children and women from Houston, from Texas and from around the world come to Texas Children's Hospital seeking the best care from one of the nation’s finest specialty hospitals.

Ambassadors for Texas Children’s Hospital serve as a voice for these patients and help support the hospital’s vision through financial contributions, events and social advocacy in the community.

About Ambassadors

Since 2009, Ambassadors for Texas Children’s Hospital has worked to provide a strong voice for patients who seek care in our facilities. Ambassadors are active in our communities in Houston and The Woodlands, and we’re expanding into Austin.

Together, we are a community of socially engaged individuals who share a dedication to the mission of Texas Children’s Hospital.

Ambassadors members enjoy exclusive events each year including opportunities to hear from renowned health experts, a family-focused fun day, volunteer opportunities, a holiday party and more. Each event provides a unique opportunity to connect with Texas Children’s Hospital and other active community members.

Become an Ambassador for Texas Children’s Hospital and make a life-changing difference today.

How Your Funds Help – Houston, The Woodlands and additional Donations

Our 2022-2023 efforts will be focused on behavioral health. In this upcoming year, we will do our part to tackle this growing area of concern.

The Problem

The behavioral health of children, adolescents and teens in our community and around the world is in jeopardy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem even more critical.

Nationwide, one in six children — ages 2 to 8 — has a diagnosed behavioral or developmental disorder. This number increases to one in five among children living in poverty.

Texas ranks last in the nation for access to behavioral and developmental health care for both youth and adults. Nearly three-quarters of youth with major depression, for example, did not receive treatment last year.

Like many health care organizations nationwide, Texas Children’s has record-breaking numbers of patients coming to our emergency centers for behavioral health needs, and the demand is overwhelming our system’s resources.

The Solution

Texas Children’s has formed a special behavioral health task force to develop and implement new and expanded system-wide services for our behavioral health patients. The highest priority is the establishment of an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to serve patients across the Texas Children’s system.

The IOP will help close the gap between inpatient and outpatient behavioral and developmental health care for our patients. It will provide intermediary care for patients who cannot perform successfully with their current emotional support, but who do not need inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. It also will support patients discharged from Texas Children’s emergency center or from an inpatient unit. Importantly, we will serve patients of all socioeconomic backgrounds, including those who qualify for Medicaid, which makes them ineligible for care at many other facilities.

How Your Funds Help - Austin

Funds will support the new Texas Children’s Hospital North Austin Campus.

Texas Children’s Hospital is excited to expand our mission to create a healthier future for the children and women of Texas. We are committed to bringing our care to the families of Central Texas, the most rapidly growing area of the state. That’s why we’re growing in Austin with primary care, urgent care, and specialty care locations open right now, and a new $485 million top-tier children and women’s hospital to open in Spring 2024.

Activities and Opportunities

Ambassadors On Call

Activities and Opportunities 1

Ambassadors On Call events feature special guest lecturers, renowned health experts and question-and-answer sessions with leading scientists and researchers. You’ll learn about the exciting things happening at Texas Children’s every day that your support makes possible.

Family Fun Day

Activities and Opportunities 4

This special event is a family-focused chance for Ambassadors to celebrate their work on behalf of Texas Children’s. To teach the next generation about philanthropy, the price of admission is one donated item such as a book or art supplies.

Ambassadors Holiday Party

Activities and Opportunities 5

Ambassadors come together to celebrate the holiday season — and the group’s impact in the last year.

Patient Navigation

Ambassadors can receive assistance in meeting their families’ health care needs, including:

  • Referrals to primary care pediatricians, clinics, and specialists.
  • Assistance with scheduling outpatient clinic appointments.

Ambassadors Summer Camp

Activities and Opportunities 3

While many children have the opportunity to enjoy exciting and adventurous camps during the summer, children who have to be in the hospital sometimes feel left out. However, Ambassadors bring summer camp to the hospital! The Ambassadors Summer Camp program provides an opportunity for our philanthropic group to purchase and sponsor activity kits for 250 patients, providing some fun and games during their hospitalization.

Ambassadors in the Community

Activities and Opportunities 4

As Ambassadors, together, we are making a life-changing difference.  Throughout the year we volunteer together at the hospital and throughout the community.

Lifetime Ambassadors List
  • Debbie Adams
  • Julie and Drew Alexander
  • Carolyn Alexander
  • Shirley and Ralph Alexander
  • Joan and Stanford Alexander
  • Willie Alexander
  • Carolyn and David Anderson
  • Elle and Clarke Anderson
  • Linda Anderson
  • Phyllis and Steven Anderson
  • The Andras Foundation
  • Alisa and Jim Andras
  • Mary and Oscar Andras
  • Stephanie and Tim Armstrong
  • Jeanie and Matt Arnold
  • Laura and John Arnold
  • Heather and Richard Avant
  • Leslie and Mark Hull / A.L. Ballard
  • Nadine and Tim Balombin
  • Leslie L. Harris and
    Edward G. Baptista
  • Joanne and Robert Barnwell
  • Shanna and Eric Bass
  • Sheryl and Douglas Bech
  • Donna and Steve Benotti
  • Tina Bentsen
  • Melony and B.J. Bergeron
  • Kate and Eddie Bialas
  • Carole and Bruce Bilger
  • Heidi and Todd Binet
  • Darlene Bisso
  • Eva and Beau Bisso
  • Deana and Larry Blackburn
  • Susan and Gary Blackie
  • Collier and Richard Blades
  • Marylou and Ted Bland
  • Stacey and Steve Bourque
  • Susan and Bob Boykin
  • Jennifer and Jimmy Branch
  • Katie and A.J. Brass
  • Nancy and Arthur Brand
  • JBrass Family Foundation
  • Carolyn and Henry Broesche
  • Karl Broesche
  • Kelly and Kirt Broesche
  • Barbara J. Lowrie and
    Henry T. Brooks
  • Karen and Roy Brooks
  • Chris Brown
  • Michelle Riley-Brown and
    James E. Brown
  • Lilia Khakimova and
    C. Robert Bunch
  • The P and C Carroll Foundation
  • Charlene P. Carroll
  • Keely and Carl Carter
  • Barbara and Larry Catuzzi
  • Ann and Clarence Cazalot
  • Evans and Charlie Christ
  • The Cleary Family
  • Holly and Kirk Coburn
  • Cockrell Family Fund
  • Estela and David Cockrell
  • Stephanie and Ernie Cockrell
  • Katina, Chloe, Adonia
    and Kevin Cokinos
  • Stacey and Cooper Collins
  • Claudia and Roberto Contreras
  • Nancy and Brady Cook
  • Katie and Michael Cramer
  • Sylvie and Gary Crum
  • Susie and Lloyd Cunningham
  • Hilda and Greg Curran
  • Julie and John Cutrer
  • Mary-Kathryn and
    Christ D'Agostino
  • Shawn Dalio
  • Autumn and Mike Davidson
  • Julie Davidson
  • Claire and David de Roode
  • Elizabeth and Anthony DeLuca
  • Derrick Equipment Company
  • Joelle and Mitch Derrick
  • Lynn Des Prez and
    Dr. William T. Shearer
  • Melisa and Albert Dion II
  • Brittany and Brad Dinerstein
  • Christina Dixon and Stuart Smith
  • Staci and John Donovan
  • Jennifer and Brenan Drake
  • Jan E. Duncan
  • Rachel and Adam Dunn
  • Andrea and Lyle Eastham
  • Pepper and Ashley Edens
  • Johnna and Ryan Edone
  • Jenny Elkins
  • Andrea and Larry Elliott
  • John Emmitte
  • Margaret Eng
  • Mary and Doug Erwin
  • Genna and Jon Evans
  • Marita and J.B. Fairbanks
  • Zeina and Nijad Fares
  • Carolyn Faulk
  • Judy Z. Feigin
  • Barbara and Michael Feigin
  • Leslie and Michael Fertitta
  • Jennifer and Benjamin Fink
  • Myrna D. Fisch
  • Jill and Todd Fisk
  • FKP Architects, Inc.
  • Sally and Rigo Flores
  • Natalie and John Ford
  • Lauren and Don Fornes
  • Katie and John Forney
  • Carolyn and
    Bill Forney, Jr.
  • Tobey and Billy Forney
  • Ann and Randy Fowler
  • Laurie and Kevin Foxx
  • Carol and Jim Frankel
  • Dara and Scott Frankel
  • Julia and Russell Frankel
  • Kristina and Kevin Frankel
  • Leslie Frankel-Wiener and
    Gary Wiener
  • Liz and Clint Freeland
  • Wendy and Weldon Gage
  • Carol and Phil Garner
  • Julianne and J Gaut
  • Helen and Terry Gebert
  • Yasmine and Mauro Gibellini
  • Erin and Brian Gilmore
  • Candi and Gerald Glenn
  • Benjamin Go
  • Jackie and John Godbold
  • Victoria and Randall Jamail
  • Darla and Alton Gonsoulin, Jr.
  • Lacey and Matthew Goossen
  • Maureen and John Graf
  • Lauren Catuzzi
    Grandcolas Foundation
  • Michael and
    Rebecca (Wittrock) Green
  • Claire and Joe Greenberg
  • Linda and John Griffin
  • Beth and Douglas Grijalva
  • Windi and David Grimes
  • Carol and John Gunn
  • Cindy and John Hageman
  • Jennifer and Richard Hancock
  • Cici and Emerson Hankamer
  • Masu and Badar Khan
  • Barbara and Wayne Harms
  • Susan Feigin and
    Jonathan M. Harris
  • Margaret and Mark Harris
  • Pat and Mike Hartman
  • Vanessa and Matthew Hauser
  • Mia and Joseph Heil
  • Caroline and Bill Helander
  • Shelly and Brian Hendry
  • Kelly and Clive Hess
  • Mandy and Jonathan Hickman
  • Shannon and Quentin Hicks
  • Leila and Jason Higham
  • Hildebrand Foundation
  • Marian and Tim Hilpert
  • Wendy and Jeff Hines
  • Kitty and Lex Hochner
  • Arispah Hogan
  • Amy and Kevin Holmes
  • Lindsay and Rand Holstead
  • Lisa and Michael Holthouse
  • Courtney and Bo Hopson
  • Natalie and Roy Horlock
  • Becky and Kevin Hostler
  • Houston Christian Foundation
  • The Houston Family Foundation
  • Lauren and Chip Hughes
  • Ron and Sheila Hulme
  • Jill and Russell Inserra
  • Ana Lee and Marc Jacobs
  • Noelle and Davis Jahncke
  • Christy and Webb Jennings
  • Monica and Amit Jhunjhunwala
  • Cathy and Mel Jodeit
  • Molly C. Jodeit
  • Linda W. and
    Gary C. Johnson
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Victoria and Parks Johnson
  • Rosemarie Johnson
  • Brenda and Bradley Jones
  • Mary and Hank Jones
  • Katherine and Stewart Jones
  • Wendy and Kenneth Jones
  • Laura and Steve Jones
  • Allison and Zach Jordan
  • Shelley and Gene Jorgensen
  • Leigh and Chris Joseph
  • Elise and Russ Joseph
  • George Joseph Family
  • Brad Juneau
  • Melissa Holman Juneau
  • Kristie and Kyle Kafka
  • Elizabeth Hall
  • Joan and Marvin Kaplan Foundation
  • Dr. Mona Karimullah and
    Mr. Jeff Morris
  • Nicole and Evan Katz
  • Maria E. Kelley
  • Rusty Kelley
  • Tracey and Mike Killion
  • William S. and
    Lora Kilroy Foundation
  • Anne Lamkin Kinder
    Foundation, Inc.
  • Anne Lamkin Kinder
  • Marie Louise and David Kinder
  • Dave King
  • Monica and Kevin King
  • Debbie and Bobby Knapp
  • Jennifer and JC Kneale
  • Vanessa and Jay Knighton
  • Saranne and Livingston Kosberg
  • Damon and Karen Krehbiel
  • Huntley and Dan Kubitza
  • Katherine and James Lansford
  • Susan and Mike Larson
  • Terry and Ray Larson
  • Lisa and Evan Lee
  • Ann Lents and J. David Heaney Foundation
  • Jenny and Justin Leonard
  • Jean and Richard Lewellen
  • Cindy and Slade Lewis
  • Jessica and Lance Lightfoot
  • Ann and John Ligums
  • Jennifer and Jeb Ligums
  • Kristi and George Lindahl
  • Carol and Mike Linn
  • Denise and Eric Lipar
  • Jamie and Howard Lorch
  • Cynthia and Larry Lueckemeyer
  • Douglas (Woody) Lyons, Jr.
  • Joella and Steven Mach
  • Dr. Judith Ragsdale and
    Mr. Arlin Maddox
  • CoCo and Kelly Mahoney
  • Sunil and Sheena Mani
  • Maryann T. Mannen
  • Rosalyn and Barry Margolis
  • Sunni and Gary Markowitz
  • Emily and Jordan Marye
  • Holly and Thomas Mason
  • Drs. Morganne and Jefy Mathew
  • Lisa and Will Mathis
  • Jill and Clarence Mayer
  • Laura and Andrew McCullough
  • Rebecca and Shay McGarr
  • April and Wells McGee
  • Meredith and Ryan McGrath
  • Ed McMahon
  • Janice S. McNair
  • Corinne and Michael McVay
  • Catherine and M. Hugh Miller
  • R. Adam and Sara Miller
  • Jan and Arnie Miller
  • Susan S. Miller
  • Brittany and Kurt Mondlak
  • Denise Monteleone
  • Jennifer and Will Monteleone
  • Jeff and Kristy Montgomery
  • Jennifer and Joel Moore
  • Christine and Shea Morenz
  • Christina and Steve Morse
  • Alice and Donald Mosing
  • Janet Wong and Ronald Mullins
  • Susan and Bill Murff
  • Will and Nicole Murphy
  • Bobbie Nau
  • John L. Nau, III
  • Stephanie, Celine and Randy Nelson
  • Jan and Joe Netherland
  • David A. Novelli
  • Heidi and Tobin O'Donnell
  • Alice and Billy Oehmig
  • Tracey and Sean O'Neal
  • Diane and Garry Osan
  • Beth Otilliar
  • Luana and Gary Owens
  • Susan and Mike Padon
  • Mrs. C.N. Papadopoulos
  • Diane and Jeff Paul
  • Cynthia and Tony Petrello
  • Brenda and Larry Petru
  • Jenny and Rich Petru
  • Jan and Tom Phipps
  • Susan and Michael Plank
  • Jack and Faye Polatsek
  • Suzanne and Bob Potter
  • Karen Pulaski
  • Bradley Radoff
  • Bunny and Perry Radoff
  • Holly and Steve Radom
  • Sallie and Thomas Rainer
  • Amy and Matt Ralls
  • Peggy and John Rathmell
  • Louise Ratz
  • Dawn and Richard Rawson
  • Carroll Robertson Ray
  • Leigh Anne and John Raymond
  • Isla and Tommy Reckling
  • Noelle and Eric Reed
  • Amy and Mike Reeves
  • Elizabeth and Bobby Reeves
  • Krissi and Taylor Reid
  • Vicki and Michael Richmond
  • Patricia and Tom Ritter
  • Barbara and Corby Robertson
  • Brooke and Corby Robertson
  • Catherine and Ted Robertson
  • Laura and Will Robertson
  • Wendy and John Roddey
  • Sheila and Doug Rodermund
  • Joe and Anne Romano
  • Sybil F. Roos
  • Suzanne and Mike Rose
  • Polly and David Roth
  • Nancy and Bryan Ruez
  • Amy and Tom Ryan
  • Carolyn and Jake Sabat
  • Kathryn and Patricio Sanchez
  • Norma and Pete Sanchez
  • Tani and Tony Sanchez, Jr.
  • Vanessa and Eduardo Sanchez
  • Vanessa and Tony Sanchez III
  • Cheryl and Robert Sanford
  • Mona and Andrew Sarofim
  • Leslie and Shannon Sasser
  • Joan and John Scales
  • Kristi and John Schiller
  • Courtney and Gregory Schilling
  • Ally and Mike Seder
  • Jordan and Dylan Seff
  • Raquel and Andrew Segal
  • Cathy and Dennis Seith
  • Kristy and John Sexton
  • Elizabeth and Scott Shackouls
  • Judy and Bobby Shackouls
  • Amy and Peter Shaper
  • Mary Eliza and Park Shaper
  • Elise de Compiegne Shatto
  • Jeffrey Shatto
  • Angela and Stephan Shaw
  • Danielle and Christopher Shield
  • Erin and Dr. Jeffrey Shilt
  • Dr. Joan E. Shook and Dr. Jeffrey R. Starke
  • Caroline and Justin Simons
  • Amy and Kyle Simson
  • Sherry and Vinny Sinisi
  • Elaine and Christopher Slaughter
  • Anne and Stephen Smith
  • Chase and Christi Smith
  • Michelle and Alan Smith
  • Nancy Smith
  • Stuart and Limor Smith
  • Susie and Tommy Smith
  • Mary Martha and Joel Staff
  • Jessica and Tyson Stargel
  • Slade Stargel
  • Vicki and Jack Stargel
  • Judith and Stanley Stearns
  • Mary and John Steen
  • Cindy and Larry Stein
  • Andy and Liz Stepanian
  • Lindsay and Trent Stout
  • Debbie and Steve Sukin
  • Alicia and Matthew Summers
  • Sutton Foundation
  • Suzanne and Joseph Sutton
  • Courtney and Doug Swanson
  • Ellen and Chris Sweet
  • Chay and Tory Taylor
  • Kelly and Adam Tepper
  • Rachael and Mark Terry
  • Lee, Ty and Trace Tillman
  • Kelly and Matt Timmons
  • Matthew R. Titus
  • Charlene and Tym Tombar
  • Erika and John Toussaint
  • Candie and Steven Tramonte
  • Gloria and Mark Tressler
  • Marybeth and Steve Twellman
  • Sarah and Duncan Underwood
  • Lori and Hank Van Joslin
  • Rachael and Jason Volz
  • Claudia and David Walkup
  • Shannon and Mark A. Wallace
  • Whitney and Marc Walsh
  • Elizabeth and Peter Wareing
  • Kalen and Michael Webb
  • Mary and Temple Webber
  • Emily and Danny Weingeist
  • Lucille and Richard Weiss
  • Mary and Greg Whalley
  • Krista and Robby White
  • Pam and Gary Whitlock
  • Aimee and Kent Willetts
  • Julia and Carl Williams
  • Sue and David Williams
  • The Wing Family
  • William and Marie Wise
  • Mandy and Blaik Wisenbaker
  • Elizabeth and Judson Wolfe
  • Joan Wolfe
  • Janet Wong and Ronald Mullins
  • Hank and Sheryl Wood
  • Allison and Michael Wortley
  • Lori and Scott Wulfe
  • Judge Clarease Yates and
    Mr. Cary Yates
  • Kelley and Donald Young
  • Laura and Ryan Zehl
  • Marcie and Robert Zlotnik
  • Drs. William and Huda Zoghbi
Contact Information

For more information about Ambassadors for Texas Children's Hospital, please contact us today.

Julia TenHoeve

Manager, Ambassadors for Texas Children’s Hospital



Email ambassadors@texaschildrens.org


Office of Philanthropy Texas Children’s Hospital 1919 South Braeswood Boulevard, Suite 5214 Houston, TX 77030

Ambassadors FAQs
  • How long will my annual Ambassadors Membership last?
    • Your membership will last the entire calendar year.  Additionally, if you join after November 1, your membership will last until the end of the following year.  (Example: If you join November 10, 2022 your annual membership will last until December 31, 2023)
  • How long will a lifetime membership last?
    • The longest lifetime of either person in the couple.
  • Is my contribution tax deductible?
    • Yes, your membership fee is a donation to Texas Children’s Hospital and is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a tax receipt via email.
  • How do I learn about upcoming events?
    • You will receive email invitations for each event in addition to the calendar on this page.
  • What’s the difference between the Ambassadors different levels?
    • Gold and bronze annual membership opportunities are the same.  Additional dollars allow the hospital to fund programs for the year’s dedicated efforts.
    • Lifetime memberships include all annual opportunities in addition to early access to various events and Lifetime Ambassador only events.