Melissa Gilbert Announced as Each Moment Matters Speaker

Melissa Gilbert
2022 Each Moment Matters Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Forefront Living Foundation is pleased to announce that Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress, director, producer and New York Times bestselling author, Melissa Gilbert, will serve as keynote speaker for the organization’s 13th annual Each Moment Matters Luncheon.

As an active hospice advocate, with children’s hospice and palliative care being a cause especially dear to her heart, Ms. Gilbert decided to “dedicate my life to ensuring that all chronically and terminally-ill children get to live and die with gentleness, dignity and the grace that they deserve.”

Ms. Gilbert’s work in hospice advocacy includes service as Board President for the Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition and President of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Ms. Gilbert is also a past recipient of the Humanitarian Leadership Award, bestowed by the National Hospice Foundation, for her work on behalf of children facing life-limiting conditions.

“I believe the transition from life to the next life should be as revered and celebrated as the transition in, and birth. It’s part of the human experience and it’s something we need to teach people not to be afraid of. Because it’s going to happen and we have to find a way to make it gentle,” Gilbert shares.

This signature fundraising event, to be held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at the Hilton Anatole hotel, benefits the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund (The Caring Fund), supporting benevolent care for unfunded patients, children’s bereavement services and specialized services known as the Faith Difference, including music therapy, massage therapy and pet therapy. Through generous donor support, more than $650,000 was raised at last year’s luncheon.

2022 Luncheon Chairs

Julie Ford and Tucker Enthoven

We are delighted to announce that Tucker Enthoven and her mother, Julie Ford, will serve as Chairs of the 2022 Each Moment Matters Luncheon. This year’s luncheon will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 in the Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Both of these Chairs are incredibly accomplished and respected in our community, but beyond that, they share a unique bond that brings them together to help raise funds for the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund. Both Tucker and Julie have personally experienced the compassionate care and services that Faith Presbyterian Hospice provides as they cared for a family friend. We are honored to have these two individuals, who truly understand what a difference the Each Moment Matters Luncheon makes in the lives of patients and families, chair this event.

WFAA’s Jason Whitely to Emcee 2022 Luncheon

Jason Whitely

Jason Whitely, Each Moment Matters Emcee, is a senior News Reporter and host of Inside Texas Politics at WFAA Channel 8. In his 28-year career, Jason has been honored with 24 Emmy Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards and two dozen additional accolades for excellence in journalism. He is also a five-time Emmy Winner for Best General Assignment Reporter.

While reporting for WFAA, Jason has had the opportunity to cover stories across the various Forefront Living entities. Through this connection he is inspired by the work this organization does for its patients, residents and their families as well as the services provided to the broader community. This inspiration led him to serve as Emcee for the 2022 Luncheon and share the far-reaching effects of the care provided by the Faith Hospice team.

EACH MOMENT MATTERS LUNCHEON | September 23, 2022 | Hilton Anatole Hotel

About the Each Moment Matters Luncheon

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.


Sponsors and Underwriters

We are so appreciative of our Sponsors and Underwriters.

Thank you for your partnership and support!

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Cathy and William W. Davis

Step of Patience

Tucker Enthoven

Julia W. Ford

Sammye & Mike Myers

Step of Goodness

Betty A. Coker

Kathy & Harlan Crow

Michal Powell

Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home and Hillcrest Memorial Park

Step of Faithfulness

UT Arlington

Alison & Ed Doherty

Mary Ann H. Till & George Till

Forefront Living

Presbyterian Village North

Quest Capital Management, Inc.

Underwriters

Giving Tree Underwriter

Annette Caldwell Simmons

Valet Underwriter for Patron and Honoree Party

Valet Underwriter for Luncheon

Program Underwriter

Past Each Moment Matters Luncheon Chairs

Kay Lynn Brumbaugh
Dalene Buhl
Christie Carter
Nell R. Carvell
Clare B. Chaney
Alison R. Doherty
Neal F. Doherty
Fredye L. Factor
Elizabeth R. Gambrell
Harriett Gibbs
Kimber Hartmann
Christina and Clark Hodges
Linda Humphries

Barbara Hunt Crow
Lucy Johnson
Laura and Tom Leppert
Cyndy Monie
Sammye and Mike Myers
Laurie and David Peacock
Beth and Dan Plumlee
Thear Suzuki
Mary Ann H. Till
Junior Villanueva
Andy K. Walsh
Barbara Watkins

2022 Each Moment Matters Luncheon Host Committee

April Abney
Barbara W. Bancroft
Christy Berry
Michele Bobadilla
Dr. Michael M. Bond & Mrs. Karen Bond
Thella Bowen
Pamela Busbee
Christie Carter
Russ & Marty Coleman
Robyn & Don Conlon
Lisa Cooley
Cathy & Bill Davis
Leslie & Bryan Diers
Tiffany Divis
Jennifer & Richard Dix
Alison R. Doherty
Laura Downing
Ann Dyer
Claire & Dwight Emanuelson
Liz Fannin
Susan Farris
Patti Flowers
Elizabeth Gambrell

Louise Spence Griffeth
Kathy Gudmundsson
Pat Harloe
Kim Hext
Cyndy & Bob Hudgins
Barbara Hunt Crow
Carolyn Jefferson
Cheryl Joyner
Angie Kadesky
Caren Kline
Dianne LaRoe
Rev. Dr. Cynthia W. Logan
Sarah Losinger
Kay & Gene Lunceford
Lynn McBee
Stacey McCord
Pat McEvoy
Wendy & Boyd Messmann
Susan & Bill Montgomery
Dian Moore
Sammye & Mike Myers
Laura & Robert Neely Sr.
Daffan Nettle

Debbie & Nickey Oates
Connie O’Neill
Pam & Vin Perella
Mary Martha Pickens
Elise Power
Aileen Pratt
Kim Quinn
Debbie & Alan Raynor
Lisa Rocchio
Amanda Shufeldt
Shelle & Michael Sills
Jill & Bob Smith
Mary Ann H. Till
Gloria Eulich Varel
Dee Velvin
Jr. Villanueva
Stacey Walker
Andy K. Walsh
Kristina & Phil Whitcomb
Marnie & Kern Wildenthal
Candace Winslow
Laura & Randy Wright


2022 Honorees

The Each Moment Matters Luncheon is about honoring individuals in 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.

Congratulations 2022 Honorees!

Ben Casey (posthumous)

Sandra Esquivel

Walter J. Levy

Richard Miles

Jadona Sides

Brenda Snitzer

Darrell Thompson

Walter J. Levy – coming soon


About the Faith Caring Fund

The Faith Caring Fund provides charitable care, children’s grief support, end-of life therapies and specialized clinical in-patient services.

In 2021, the Faith Caring Fund helped supply extraordinary care and therapies, including:

· 4,994 days of charitable care for patients who would have otherwise not received hospice services

· Over 3,500 music and massage therapy sessions

· 586 children received children’s grief support services

Specialized clinical services that allowed Faith to care for some of the most medically complex patients at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center.


Your gift or sponsorship makes each moment matter in the lives of our patients.

We are grateful to each of our underwriters, sponsors and donors for making a difference in the lives of others.

Sadly, many individuals with life-limiting illnesses have little to no funds to cover needed end-of-life care. Nearly every day we receive requests to help, and unfortunately are able to accept only one in three of those requests. At Faith Presbyterian Hospice, we believe every human being deserves a dignified ending to life and their families need and deserve grief support services. This drives our goal of providing quality and compassionate care for these patients, while also extending care to their loved ones. Regardless of an individual’s age or health condition, we know that Each Moment Matters and should be full of joy and meaning. Proceeds from this luncheon provide charitable care to individuals who do not have adequate funds or insurance coverage, as well as specialized care and services to patients and families of Faith Presbyterian Hospice who live in our 13-county service area in North Texas.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, download the sponsorship form here, call 214-413-1577 or email EachMomentMatters@forefrontliving.org.

Forefront Living Foundation Board

L. Gerald “Jerry” Bryant, Ex Officio
A. Dean Castillo
Russ Coleman, Chairman
Jordan W. Cowman
Ronald J. Gafford

Noe Hinojosa, Jr.
Clark Hodges
David Peacock
Mary Ann H. Till
Andy Kaye Walsh

Forefront Living Operating Board

David Ashworth
William W. Davis
Cornelius “Neil” Foote, Chairman
Rebecca Gruchalla, M.D.

Kevin Jackson
Brad Nitschke
Philip M. Wentworth
Laura H. Wright

Advisory Council

Janet Bracken
John Cuellar
Alison R. Doherty
Joseph A. “Joe” Hoffman
Philip Hurley
Jeanie Borlaug Laube

Cynthia Logan
Carol Mason
Dr. Michael McElhenie
Michael L. Meadows
Cyndy Monie
Nathaniel R. Mosely
Tony Pack

Pat Porter
Faith Stazzoni
Courtney Underwood
Becky White
Dr. Kern Wildenthal
Marnie Wildenthal

TIM MALLAD
CEO, Forefront Living