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2023 Spring Luncheon

Save the date!

  • When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: River Oaks Country Club
  • Keynote Speaker: Annie Griffiths, National Geographic photographer
  • Honoring: John P. McGovern Foundation
  • Registration:
  • Event Co-chairs: Susie Distefano, MSN, RN, and Trish Greaser

The PARTNERS Spring Luncheon brings together influential leaders from philanthropic, medical, and corporate communities to raise funds and spread awareness about the life-changing role nurses play in our lives. 

This year’s speaker, Annie Griffiths, was one of National Geographic’s first woman photographers and has worked in nearly 150 countries. She is also the founder of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document programs that empower women and girls in the developing world.

The luncheon, which serves as the organization’s premier fundraiser of the year, will benefit student scholarships and transformational faculty research at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.


Two attendees at 2022 PARTNERS luncheon.

2022 Luncheon Highlights

The 2022 PARTNERS Luncheon honored all nurses in the Texas Medical Center, who became true heroes during the pandemic. Keynote Speaker Diane Sieg, RN, discussed her “CPR” recipe for nursing resilience – compassion, presence, and recovery.

From birth through illness to the end of life journey, the nurse is the HEART and HANDS of medicine.

For more information about PARTNERS:

Cavishia Roberson
Program Manager
Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston

Make a Donation to PARTNERS online in the form of joining the Circle of Support, adding to the PARTNERS Scholarship Endowment Fund, supporting the UTHealth School of Nursing through a donation to the Dean's Excellence Fund, or by making a general contribution to PARTNERS.