The 2007 Luncheon Surpasses All Expectations!

Luncheon Fundraising Reaches and Exceeds $250,000

June 15, 2007
On May 14, 2007, a crowd of concerned Central Texans gathered at the Renaissance Hotel in the Arboretum to learn about the mission and programs of the People's Community Clinic. The Luncheon featured amazing speakers this year, including the wit and talent of our own Board President, Carl Stuart, who served as emcee.

Our featured speaker this year was Dr. Kenneth I. Shine, Executive Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Texas. Dr. Shine was also the senior advisor to the Task Force for Access to Health Care in Texas. He spoke about the Task Force's Report, "Code Red: The Critical Condition of Health in Texas" and the Clinic's role in addressing the serious issues that face the Texas healthcare system. For more information about the Code Red Report, please visit the website.

Luncheon guests were also treated to a brief testimonial from a former patient, Louis Black. Mr. Black is currently the editor of the Austin Chronicle and spoke to the part that the Clinic played in providing healthcare to Chronicle writers in the early days of the publication.

The W. Neal Kocurek Award

People’s Community Clinic honors the memory of one of its strongest advocates and partners, the late W. Neal Kocurek, Ph.D., by choosing each year to honor an exceptional member of the Austin community with the W. Neal Kocurek Award for Health Care Advocacy. In 2007, the Clinic presented the W. Neal Kocurek Award to the St. David's Community Health Foundation in recognition of their long-term supporting partnership with the clinic. The Foundation has long been the Clinic's biggest supporter, and we are grateful that the St. David's family saw the benefit of our mission to the community and chose to take us under their wing.

Luncheon Underwriters, Sponsors and Benefactors
The Luncheon also provides a significant portion of the Clinic’s crucial fundraising support base, and we are grateful for the support of our underwriters, sponsors, benefactors, hosts and guests. You have demonstrated you support of our mission with your generosity, and we cannot thank you enough.


Major Underwriters

Nona Niland, M.D. Door Number | 3
William and Salome
Scanlan Foundation
Stratus Properties, Inc.
Wells Fargo Mary and Howard Yancy


Blue Cross
Blue Shield
of Texas
Gracy Title
Heritage Title
Susie and Kenny
Bill and Bettye


Amerigroup Law Office of Becky Beaver
Brown McCarroll, LLP Centex Beverage
Compass Bank Emerson Process Management
Frost Bank Joan and Jeffrey Lava
Maxwell, Locke & Ritter, LLP Michele and Bradley Moore
Judy Osborn Prosperity Bank
Sara and Dick Rathgeber Dubravka Romano and Terry Frakes
Rudd & Wisdom, Inc. Marina Sifuentes and Tad Davis, M.D.
Sabrina and Bill Streusand
Hughes and Luce, LLP
Carl and Claire Stuart
Texas Capital Bank Margot and H. Grant Thomas
Jennifer Vickers and E. Lee Walker

Special Thanks to Our Luncheon Committee

Nona Niland, M.D., Chair
Mary Margaret Farabee
Bettye Nowlin
Julia Null Smith
Nina Seely
Tricia Traeger
Margot Thomas
Stephanie Whitehurst

The Luncheon Committee extends special gratitude to Miriam Mueller and Abby Williamson.

Photographer: Matthew Young


About People's Community Clinic
People’s Community Clinic offers comprehensive, community-wide health care services that include family planning; prenatal care; pediatrics; adolescent medicine and adult medical care; as well as health education, prevention and social services. Founded in 1970, the Clinic is among the oldest and most successful independent clinics in the country providing high quality health care to thousands of uninsured and medically underserved children and adults each year.


For more information

Miriam Mueller
Development Information Associate

(512) 322-5135 ext. 610
2909 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78722-2304