Women Empowering Women Luncheon Helps Interfaith Community Clinic Serve Uninsured

The 7th Annual Women Empowering Women Luncheon presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health was held on January 31 at The Woodlands Resort. Nearly 400 guests were uplifted by inspiring and talented Grammy Award Winning Artist Mandisa, the featured speaker of the event. Mandisa spoke candidly about overcoming her struggle with depression through faith, counseling and help from her friends, and the importance of access to medical and mental health resources like those provided by the Interfaith Community Clinic (ICC) for individuals in need.

The Women Empowering Women Luncheon raises vital funds for the Interfaith Community Clinic, the only clinic that provides medical, dental and mental health services to the uninsured for all of Montgomery County. Since inception, the Women Empowering Women luncheons have raised over 1.1 MIL for healthcare services for individuals in our community with no medical coverage. The ICC opened in 1996 and is the epitome of neighbors helping neighbors, with approximately 90% of the services performed by licensed professionals volunteering their time. The clinic serves over 10,000 patients annually through the support of generous donors, volunteers and the Women Empowering Women luncheon proceeds.

Photo credit: Derrick Bryant and Jen McDonald

To volunteer, donate or learn more about the Interfaith Community Clinic, please visit https://interfaithcommunityclinic.org/.

Women Empowering Women Featuring Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis, author of the New York Times bestseller “Girl Wash Your Face”, brought her inspirational message of empowerment to the sold-out crowd at the Interfaith of The Woodlands’ Women Empowering Women luncheon on February 1st at The Woodlands Resort. Donning a “love for you” t-shirt, Ms. Hollis, had the audience cheering and dancing to her message of self-acceptance and celebrating one’s God-given gifts.  

The Women Empowering Women luncheon, presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health, was the 6th Annual event hosted by the Interfaith Community Clinic, that serves as a medical home for many Montgomery County families. “The enthusiasm for this year’s speaker was remarkable, and very quickly we realized we would have the opportunity to share about the clinic to a whole new audience in addition to our current supporters,” Missy Herndon, President, and CEO of Interfaith Community Clinic. 

Ms. Hollis championed the Interfaith Community Clinic, rallying the 730 guests to contribute to support the clinic’s efforts, and led by example donating back her entire speaking fee to the cause. As a result, the event raised $325,000, shattering the previous luncheon record.  

Rachel Hollis, photo courtesy Derrick Bryant

Junior League of The Woodlands – Rene Romano, Louise Blanchard, Jenny Shirley, and Shonna Spear

WEW Committee: Darin Mittlestaedt, Georgianna Syal, Emma Simms, Missy Herndon, Anita Phillips, Michelle Kink, Dr. Sakina Davis, Jessica Kemp-Park Not Pictured: Kelly Hull, Lee Fackler

Ella and Jo Anne Johnson

Michelle Kink, Jordan Coronado, and Leslie Hogan

Presenting Sponsor CHI St. Luke’s Health with Clinic Director, Anita Phillips

Guest Singer, Cannon Brand entertains audience during coffee and desserts.

Ladies of Southwestern Energy wear T-Shirts honoring Hollis

 

The Interfaith Community Clinic, established in 1996, is a nonprofit Health Care Center providing medical and dental care as well as counseling and patient service assistance to the uninsured and underinsured in Montgomery County. The Interfaith Community Clinic staff, comprised of experienced professional medical and dental volunteers, see over 10,000 patients annually for preventative care and minor illness treatment.