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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Callier Cares Luncheon: April 15, 2019


Brent Christopher | Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award
Dr. Steven Barlow | Callier Prize in Communication Disorders

Honorary Chairmen: Sharon and Mike McCullough 

Luncheon Chairman: Beth Layton

Underwriting Chairman: Nancy Carter

Host Committee

Speaker: Tiffin Hanna

Date & Time: Monday, April 15, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Dallas Country Club | 4155 Mockingbird Lane | Dallas, TX 75205

Proceeds will benefit patients in need through the Callier Care Fund.

Buy Tables and Tickets:

The luncheon is close to full capacity. For inquiries, please contact:

Melanie O'Brien | 972-883-3634

Make a Donation: Donate | Sponsorship Levels


Brent Christopher to Receive the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award

We are privileged to honor Brent Christopher with the 2019 Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award. This award is presented annually to an individual or group who has contributed significantly to the betterment of the community and to advancing the care of patients with communication disorders.

Brent is a model of dedication to the North Texas community and beyond. As president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation, former president and chief executive officer of Communities Foundation of Texas, and as an advisor for national, regional and local initiatives that further philanthropy, Brent has bettered the lives of countless individuals through his leadership.


Dr. Steven M. Barlow to Receive the 2019 Callier Prize

We are pleased to honor Dr. Steven Barlow with the 2019 Callier Prize in Communication Disorders. The Callier Prize is a biennial award that recognizes individuals whose leadership and research contributions have promoted scientific advances and significant developments in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.

Dr. Barlow is the Corwin Moore Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has a broad background in biology, speech physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, and bioengineering applied to sensorimotor neurophysiology and plasticity of orofacial systems across the lifespan in health and disease. Dr. Barlow’s work has led to numerous technological innovations (FDA-approved NTrainer, Galileo Somatosensory, TAC-stim, NeoNNS, ForceWIN) to promote translational neurotherapeutics and motor rehabilitation of orofacial systems in premature infants and adults. 

Dr. Barlow will be the keynote speaker at the Callier Prize Conference on April 16.

Proceeds Will Benefit Patients in Need through the Callier Care Fund

Proceeds from the event will benefit patients in need through the Callier Care Fund.

Ruth and Ken Altshuler created the fund to help children and adults who would otherwise be unable to afford treatment to overcome speech, language and hearing disorders.


Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor - $50,000

  • Three tables for 10 with premier seating
  • Invitations for 30 to VIP Reception
  • Invitations for 30 to Patron Party
  • Name or logo recognition on event invitation, Patron Party invitation and VIP Reception invitation
  • Full-page ad in the event program
  • Prominent on-site signage with logo
  • Special recognition at Callier Cares Luncheon
  • Slide in the event multimedia presentation with company name or logo prominently displayed
  • Lunch and tour with the Executive Director at the Callier Center
  • Recognition on the multimedia donor wall at both Callier facilities

Love - $25,000

  • Two tables for 10 with premier seating
  • Invitations for 20 to VIP Reception
  • Invitations for 10 to Patron Party
  • Full-page recognition in program
  • Special recognition at Callier Cares Luncheon


Compassion - $10,000

  • One table for 10 with premier seating
  • Invitations for 10 to VIP Reception
  • Invitations for 6 to Patron Party
  • Prominent recognition in program
  • Special recognition at Callier Cares Luncheon

Kindness - $5,000

  • One table for 10 with priority seating
  • Invitations for 2 to VIP Reception
  • Invitations for 4 to Patron Party
  • Recognition in program

Hope - $3,000

  • One table for 10 with preferred seating
  • Invitations for 2 to Patron Party
  • Recognition in program

Individual Kindness Ticket - $500

  • Invitation to VIP Reception
  • Invitation to Patron Party
  • Recognition in program

Individual Hope Ticket - $300

  • Invitation to Patron Party
  • Recognition in program



Host Committee

Lindalyn Adams

Dr. Ken Altshuler

Marilyn Augur

Cyndi Bassel

Rosalyn and Alan Bell

Delilah Boyd

Diane and Stuart Bumpas

Pam Busbee

Bitsy and Harold Carter

Christie Carter

Vicki and Bob Chapman

Mary and Ty Cobb

Katherine Coker

Rose Ann and Tyree Collier

Stefanie and Aaron Conley

Marybeth and Kevin Conlon

Robyn Conlon

Lisa Cooley

Betsy and Bennett Cullum

Sally and Mark Cullum

Sissy Cullum

Linda and Bill Custard

Marie DeCamp Dean

Leslie Diers

Tiffany Divis

Laura and Jason Downing

Christina and Chris Durovich

Sarah and Jeff Durrant

Ann and Bob Dyer

Fredye Factor

Kerry and Michael Fagelman

Wanda and George Farr

Marianne Fazen, Ph.D.

Ola Fojtasek

Elizabeth Gambrell

Tricia M. George

Louise Griffeth

Randi and Edward Halsell

Margaret and Barry Hancock

Pat Harloe

Dr. Jackson Harrell

Kimber Hartmann

Leeanne Hunt

Libby and David Hunt

Margaret and Doug Hunt

Darci and Randy Iola

Ken Jaffe

Linda and Jim Jenkins

Di Johnston

Angie Kadesky

Caren and Pete Kline

Joyce and Larry Lacerte

Jean Lattimore

Vicky Lattner

Kay and Jay Laurenzi

Beth and Mark Layton

Katie Layton


Patty and Mark Leyendecker

Berkeley and William Litton

Lisa Longino

Sarah Losinger

Melissa Macatee

Jane and Bob Magers

Bonnie Mahoney

Dr. Lynn Markle

Sara and David Martineau

Pat Mattingly

Pam McCallum

Pat McEvoy

Linda and John McFarland

Shirley and Bill McIntyre

Anne McPherson

Carolyn and David Miller

Geraldine “Tincy” Miller

Cynthia R. Mitchell

Joyce and Harvey Mitchell

JoAnne and Eddy Moore

Carmyn Neely

Kathleen and Richard Neely

Laura and Robert Neely

Elsa Norwood

Connie O'Neill

Bina Palnitkar

Pam Perella

Drs. Joyce and Bob Pickering

Drs. Carol and Daniel K. Podolsky

Michal Powell

Caren Prothro

Pamela and Scott Purcel

Mindy and Lee Ritchie

Sharon Beechum and Dr. Harry Robinson, Jr.

Jill and Tracy Rowlett

Carol Seay

Linda and Les Secrest

Shelle Sills

Barbara and John Stuart

Patti Flowers and Tom Swiley

Beth and Chuck Thoele

Lesley Thompson

Lisa and Kenny Troutt

Cindy Turner

Julie and Jim Turner

Dee and Trey Velvin

Evy Kay and Dick Washburne

Tucean Webb

Marilyn and Ben Weber

Jimmy Westcott

Laura and Doug Wheat

Lauryn Gayle and Tom White

Kathy Wideman

Marnie and Kern Wildenthal

Susan and Joel Williams

Emilynn and Claude Wilson

Lois Wolf

Joyce and Linus Wright


Thank you to our previous luncheon sponsors!
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