Friday, September 13, 2024
11:00 AM | Bites and Bellinis | Registration Open
12:00 PM | Luncheon Begins
Hilton Anatole Hotel | Imperial Ballroom


Forefront Living Foundation is pleased to announce Katie Townend Doherty and Katherine Wyker as the 2024 Co-Chairs for the 15th Annual Each Moment Matters Luncheon on Friday, September 13, 2024 in the Imperial Room at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Katie Townend Doherty has a long family history with Forefront Living, as the entire Doherty family has a deep commitment to compassionate and dignified end-of-care life. In fact, her husband, Neal Doherty, and mother-in-law, Alison Doherty, co-chaired the luncheon in 2020. When asked what Forefront Living’s mission “To Make Each Moment Matter for Those We Serve” means to her, Katie shared, “This serves as a great reminder that we all need to slow down and connect with the people we love because you never know when it will be someone’s last moment on this beautiful earth. We need to celebrate when we can.”

In addition to her passion for hospice care, Katie is actively involved in education and the betterment of our community. She is currently the Admission Division Director for Upper School at The Hockaday School in Dallas. This June, Katie will transition to Director of Advancement at The Compass School of Texas in Dallas. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for The Concilio, a local non-profit organization dedicated to building stronger communities by unlocking opportunities for Latinos in Dallas and she volunteers with the Grant Halliburton Foundation. Katie and Neal are the proud parents of three children, Perry Kate (age 11), Vivienne (age 8) and Callan (age 2).

Katherine Wyker, an esteemed philanthropic leader in the Dallas/Fort Worth community, hails from a multi-generational family, renowned for their charitable endeavors in our community. Katherine credits her mother and grandmother for instilling a generous spirit in her. From a young age, she was taught that no matter what we are given – time, talent or treasure – we are expected to use it for the benefit of others. Inspired by this, Katherine is an active volunteer, supporting causes like Crystal Charity Ball, Equest, Highland Park Presbyterian Church and the Day School. Her passion lies in serving vulnerable populations, especially children, the elderly, homeless individuals, dogs and horses and the special needs community.

Katherine and her husband, Austin Wyker, are proud parents to their son, Jackson (age 2). When asked why she accepted the co-chair position for the Each Moment Matters Luncheon, she shared that she looks forward to lending her voice to amplify the incredible care FPH provides to the patients and families they serve. Katherine says, “I look forward to educating those who are unfamiliar with the FPH mission and sharing with them that the transition from hospice can, and should, be a time for love and celebration of our loved ones.”

Returning as 2024 Each Moment Matters Luncheon Honorary Chairs are Christie Carter, Junior Villanueva and Beth and Dan Plumlee. After co-chairing the 2021 virtual Each Moment Matters Luncheon, this dynamic team is back to support this important cause once again. They have each personally witnessed FPH transform the end-of-life experience and have been deeply touched by the mission to make each moment matter for those we serve.

Forefront Living Foundation is honored to partner with these talented community leaders and looks forward to another memorable and successful luncheon.

Click here to read about the recent letter signing event.


Exciting announcement coming soon!


In its 15th year, the Each Moment Matters Luncheon marks a significant milestone in providing dignified and compassionate end-of-life care. With over 3 million raised since its inception, the luncheon’s proceeds have facilitated Faith Presbyterian Hospice (FPH) in serving over 3,000 individuals across a 50-mile radius and 13 counties from the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center.

Every contribution to the Each Moment Matters Luncheon plays a crucial role in ensuring that Each Moment Matters for those facing end-of-life challenges. Luncheon proceeds support care for unfunded patients and enable special programming and clinical services known as the “Faith Difference.” Completely community-funded, the “Faith Difference” helps that end-of-life transition become less about loss and more about comfort, enrichment, love and celebration.

Watch the video below as FPH families share the impact of your gift.

FPH families share the impact of your gift.

Navigating life’s final passage is a profound experience for individuals and families. Whether in the home or at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center, Faith Presbyterian Hospice helps that transition become less about loss and more about comfort, enrichment, love and celebration. The programs and services made possible through the Each Moment Matters Luncheon provide for the care of unfunded patients as well as the special programming and clinical services that we call the “Faith Difference.”

A unique feature of the Each Moment Matters Luncheon is recognizing individuals throughout our community who are making an extraordinary difference in the lives of others. They exemplify what it means to make each moment matter, and inspire us to do the same. By allowing us to honor them, they make even more extraordinary moments possible in the lives of those served by Faith Presbyterian Hospice.


The Faith Caring Fund at Faith Presbyterian Hospice which provides the following:

Benevolent Care for Unfunded Hospice Patients:

Uninsured and ineligible for Medicare (under 65), these individuals have often depleted their personal funds in battling their illnesses and now want hospice care but are unable to pay.

Integrated Patient Comfort Therapies (Faith Difference):

Not covered by insurance or reimbursed by Medicare, these therapies include music and massage therapy.

Children and Family Bereavement Center:

Provides free grief support to any child in DFW who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

Faithful Wishes:

Supports end-of-life wishes for patients. Granted 2023 Faithful Wishes include a 39th wedding anniversary celebration and a birthday party for a patient’s nine-year-old twin daughters.


Last year, the Each Moment Matters Luncheon raised over $500,000 for the patients and families served by Faith Presbyterian Hospice. This support translated into:

  • 3,657 days of charitable care for unfunded patients
  • More than 3,500 music and therapeutic massage sessions
  • 464 children receiving children’s grief support services

The Each Moment Matters Luncheon serves as a vital fundraising platform for the Faith Caring Fund at Faith Presbyterian Hospice. This fund is instrumental in providing compassionate care and fulfilling the diverse needs of patients and their families during challenging times.

2024 Honorees

A distinctive aspect of the Each Moment Matters Luncheon is the celebration of individuals within our community who are making an extraordinary impact on the lives of others. Aligned with Forefront Living’s values of Diversity, Integrity, Stewardship and Compassion, these individuals epitomize the essence of making each moment matter. By allowing us to honor them, they contribute to creating even more extraordinary moments for those served by Faith Presbyterian Hospice.

2024 Honorees Announcement Coming Soon

Sponsors and Underwriters

We are so appreciative of our Sponsors and Underwriters.

Thank you for your partnership and support!


Presenting Sponsor

Cathy & William W. Davis


VIP Reception Underwriter

Valet Underwriter

Media Underwriter

Décor and Floral Underwriter

Program Underwriter

Giving Tree

Annette Simmons

Each Moment Matters Luncheon Host Committee