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You are cordially invited to join Children’s Defense Fund Texas Executive Director Patrick Bresette and the entire CDF Texas staff on May 22 for the 19th Annual Beat the Odds Awards Luncheon at the Royal Sonesta Hotel - Houston Galleria. The annual awards program celebrates the resilience and courage of five local high school seniors who have beaten the odds, demonstrating leadership both inside and outside of the classroom. We will also honor Champions for Children Israel “Izzy” Gomez, Jr., and his wife Martha Martinez Gomez for their valiant efforts to change the odds for low-income children and seniors through their nonproft organization Navidad en el Barrio, established in 1987.
Seating is limited so purchase your tickets today to reserve your place! Tickets start at just $250 --- and all proceeds will help support our Beat the Odds scholarship program and enable us to expand our relentless efforts to lift up the voices of children across the state.
If you can’t attend on the day of the event, we ask that you consider making an In-Spirit Donation to support our honorees and the thousands more from our city and across Texas who are beating the odds every day.