General Health Care

Lupus Foundation of America, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter receives $50,000 gift

Written by Lindsay Tooker

The Lupus Foundation of America, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, held its first gala, “All That Glitters is Gold,” since the start of the pandemic on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Post Oak Hotel in Houston.

Marc Baca, who lost his mother to the autoimmune disease that attacks from the inside out, served as chair of the event. An intimate crowd of advocates, Lupus Warriors, and friends of the Foundation gathered to celebrate the progress of the chapter and call each other to action to continue the fight against the disease, which disproportionally affects minority communities. Shannon Buggs, from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Office of Complete Communities, declared September 17 as Lupus Awareness Day as part of the event. Cheryl Yetz, a Lupus Warrior, who single-handedly raised more than $100,000 for the chapter, was the evening’s honoree.

Among the support the Lupus Foundation received that evening was a gift from the Mandayam Family Foundation in the amount of $50,000 specifically for health education and support of historically black colleges and universities.

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Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.