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An Evening to Remember

Community partnerships that transform lives

celebrating 35 years!-3

We would like to invite you to celebrate with us at Respite Care’s Celebration of Love & Children! Enjoy an evening of incredible success stories, learn more about the unique services Respite Care is offering in the community, and be one of the first to hear about what we are planning for the future!

DATE: Thursday, October 10th, 2024
LOCATION: The Red Berry Estate
ADDRESS: 856 Gembler Road, San Antonio, TX 78219
TIME: 6PM to 9PM

This year's event will take place lakeside at the gorgeous Red Berry Estate!

Delicious passed hors d'oeuvres open bar, and a seated, three-course meal will be provided by the unparalleled RK Group.

This year, we will honor the life and legacy of Dr. William Henrich, who was President of UT Health San Antonio for 15 years, and champion of Respite Care's mission, as well as the unique partnership between both organizations that provides on-site medical support for children in all Respite Care programs.


  • Honoring the Life and Legacy of

    Dr. William Henrich

    William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, (1947-2024) was a specialist in kidney diseases, and served as the president of UT Health San Antonio from 2009 to 2024. UT Health San Antonio is one of six health institutions under the umbrella of The University of Texas System.

    UT Health is a dynamic and rapidly expanding health science center with five professional schools (medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate school of biomedical sciences) with missions of education, clinical care, research and community service. With a budget of nearly one billion dollars, a work force of 7,100 and a research portfolio of approximately $300 million, UT Health is quickly rising in prominence among academic medical centers in the United States.

    Henrich received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and later completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Oregon Medical School and a fellowship in Nephrology at The University of Colorado School of Medicine.

    During his career, Henrich served as Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, as Professor and Chair of Medicine at the Medical College of Ohio, and as the Theodore Woodward Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at The University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He became the Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at UT Health San Antonio in 2006 prior to being selected as its President in 2009. He was the inaugural holder of the John P. Howe, III, M.D., Distinguished Chair in Health Policy.

    He was the author of over 300 original articles and chapters, and the founding editor of the popular dialysis textbook, “Henrich’s Principles and Practice of Dialysis”. 

    An elected member of several prominent research societies, Henrich also served as President of the American Society of Nephrology. He was passionate about mentoring students, residents and young physicians and has received teaching accolades in every institution in which he has served.

    Dr. Henrich is survived by his wife, Mary, their two children and their five grandchildren. Our prayers are with all who loved and cared for him, and we have profound gratitude for the work that he accomplished in his life that will live on through the lives of many, including the children of Respite Care.

  • Host Committee

                      Claire Cavender McNab                                                           Barbara B. Gentry
                     2023 Honoree - Cavender Auto Family                                                                 Community Leader, Mentor,         
                        A Celebration of Love & Children                                                                                   & Philanthropist       


                         Dr. Kathryn E. Keeton                                                                    JOSÉ MENÉNDEZ 
    Vice President & Chief of Staff, Office of the President                                                                      SENATOR
                                 UT Health San Antonio                                                                                            TEXAS SENATE DISTRICT 26

ATTIRE: Business Professional - Our motto is, "Look good, feel good!"

OTHER INFORMATION: Guests with questions or any concerns with dietary restrictions should contact Mia Migliaccio-Hernandez at (210) 274-5881 or at [email protected]



We are thrilled to welcome back San Antonio's favorite auctioneer and philanthropist, Tommy "T-Bone" Bounds, to lead this year's LIVE AUCTION!

Headlining this year's event is an exclusive trip to Telluride, Colorado! Stay in an incredible, custom-built home and enjoy the tranquility of the Rocky Mountains. Airfare is included to make this once-in-a-lifetime trip a no-hassle experience!

This year's SILENT AUCTION is planned to be bigger and better than ever! Grab a cocktail from the open bar, peruse the many packages, and come home with a new treasure!

If you are interested in donating an item or experience to our LIVE or SILENT auction for 2024, please contact Mia Migliaccio-Hernandez at (210) 7274-5881 or [email protected].

By donating, you help support general operations for the only licensed 24/7 Residential Children's Home in Texas dedicated to caring for abused and neglected children with special needs and complex medical conditions. The gala also raises funds to provide day/night out sessions and developmental childcare with nursing care for children requiring daily medical treatments.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Note: All sponsorship levels include recognition if provided by Friday, August 30


Platinum Sponsor


  • Premier seating for eight (8)
  • Name recognition in program
  • Emcee recognition
  • Five (5) dedicated social media posts
  • A curated volunteer opportunity for your business/organization

Gold Sponsor


  • Preferred seating for eight (8)
  • Name recognition in program
  • Emcee recognition
  • Four (4) dedicated social media posts

Silver Sponsor


  • Priority seating for eight (8)
  • Name recognition in program
  • Emcee recognition                                       
  • Three (3) dedicated social media posts

Bronze Sponsor


  • Seating for eight (8)
  • Name recognition in program
  • Two (2) dedicated social media posts

Patron Sponsor


  • Seating for eight (8)
  • Name recognition in program
  • One (1) dedicated social media posts

Individual Tickets

Please call or email to inquire about availability.

The 2024 Celebration of Love & Children Sponsorship/Donation Form will be available in January 2024!

Please make checks payable to:
Respite Care of San Antonio

Mail to:
Respite Care of San Antonio
ATTN: Gala 2024
P.O. Box 12633
San Antonio, TX 78212

The 2024 Celebration of Love & Children Sponsorship/Donation online payment portal will be available in January 2024!

You will be redirected to a registration form where you will be able to select your chosen sponsorship package and/or ticket(s).

Or call us at (210) 737-1212.



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Platinum sponsors

Lacie & Joe Gorder

Gold sponsors

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Kim Lewis

Silver sponsors

Bronze sponsors

Barbara & Michael Gentry

Patron sponsors


In-Kind Sponsors

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