The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine’s 2018 gala, “Texas on My Mind,” celebrated Baylor’s 75 years in Houston and raised $2.7 million to support mental health programs at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The McIngvale family, owners of Gallery Furniture, also were honored for their mental health advocacy and for their contributions to the Houston community and to Baylor. 

 The event, chaired by Penny and Paul Loyd, welcomed more than 400 guests on April 20 to the new Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston to enjoy the evening’s festivities, including dinner, dancing and musical performances by Jack Ingram, Bruce Robison and John Baumann.

With more than 700 members, The Partnership is Baylor College of Medicine’s largest volunteer civic and philanthropic organization. Funds raised through the Texas on My Mind celebration will support groundbreaking research that will allow patients of all backgrounds access to tailored treatments that prevent, cure or alter the course of psychiatric illness.

Other gala attendees included Lester and Sue Smith; Gay Nord, president of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center; Harris County Judge Ed Emmett; Tony Gaglio, interim president and CEO of the Menninger Clinic; Dr. Eric Storch, senior faculty in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and Jim Digan, senior vice president for institutional advancement at Baylor College of Medicine.

 Visit The Partnership's website to learn more about their advocacy, volunteerism and philanthropic support for the College.

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