2019 Callier Cares Luncheon Chair Beth Laydon, Luncheon Underwriting Chair Nancy Carter and Callier Center Foundation President Tricia George rallied the troops including Dr. Tom Campbell, Rich Neely and Barbara Stuart last week. They held forth with pens in hand around the dining room table of Luncheon Honorary Co-Chairs Sharon and Mike McCullough’s marvelous home. The purpose was to sign stacks of underwriting letters for the annual Callier Center for Communication Disorders fundraiser on Monday, April 15, at the Dallas Country Club.
In addition to reminding folks that Children’s Medical Center Foundation President/former Communities Foundation of Texas President Brent Christopher would be receiving the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award, the letter told of Tiffin Hanna, who will be the featured speaker at the luncheon. Her story is about her journey with her four-year-old daughter Harper, who has “Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by developmental delay, neurological problems, gross and fine motor issues and severe speech impairment.”
What’s not in the letter, but you should know is that the 2019 Callier Prize will be awarded to Dr. Steven Barlow. Given every two years, the award is presented to “individuals whose leadership and research contributions have promoted scientific advances and significant developments in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.” On the following day, Steven will be the keynote speaker at the Callier Prize Conference.
The letters popped in the mail over the weekend. But if you haven’t received yours, it’s probably due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. But don’t wait.
Jennifer Fowler has all the underwriting. Tickets are available here! Funds from the event will benefit the Callier Care Fund created by Ruth and Ken Altshuler to “help children and adults who would otherwise be unable to afford treatment to overcome speech, language and hearing disorders.”