Monthly Archives: April 2023

The 2023 Walk Reveal Soirée

Interfaith of The Woodlands Reveals Eight Community Champions Who Will Be Honored at The Walk The Woodlands.


THE WOODLANDS, TX (Thursday, April 27, 2023) — Interfaith of The Woodlands hosted The Walk Reveal Soirée on Wednesday, April 26 which was generously hosted by Sewell Audi North Houston in Market Street. Eight Community Champions who have been vital in furthering the mission of Interfaith of The Woodlands, and who have impacted countless lives by investing in Interfaith through their professional achievements and personal contributions, were announced.


Chosen through a selection committee, the eight Community Champions, presented by St. Luke’s Health, include: Will Bonilla, Erin Doré, George Lindahl, Michelle Little, Julie Mayrant, Heather Sanford, Chef Austin Simmons and Tony Torres. The Walk is creatively led by renowned Houston fashion show producer, Lenny Matuszewski, Jr., the event includes a New York-style runway fashion show featuring designs from Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as a luxury bid board and live auction. The Walk is adding an exciting new element this year as well: a Best Dressed Competition for attendees, where one dollar equals one vote. The eight Community Champions will star in the Runway Finale, leading guests into a one-of-a-kind After Party.


“We are honored to live, work, and play in a community filled with people who have a heart to serve. Our 2023 Community Champions are model examples of people who are committed to continuing the work of building a loving and caring community through their various local involvements. We are happy to be celebrating them on August 26th,” shares Missy Herndon, Interfaith of The Woodlands President & CEO.


The Walk, presented by Richie’s Specialty Pharmacy, will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 6pm to midnight. Chaired by Carrie Greenberg and Kristen Byrnes, all event proceeds will fund programs offered through Interfaith of The Woodlands, designed to assist South Montgomery County neighbors in need.


For sponsorship opportunities or further event details, please visit or contact Amanda Poole, Interfaith of the Woodlands Director of Development, at or 832-615-8225.


Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency that provides families and individuals facing unexpected challenges with basic needs, preventing food insecurity and homelessness. Senior adults are able to participate in a variety of services to help them age in place, while any area resident can gain access to a variety of wrap-around services created to help them rise above their circumstances and regain self-sufficiency. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services or to become a volunteer, please visit or call 281-367-1230.

2023 Hometown Heroes

Interfaith of The Woodlands Honors Hometown Heroes and Presents Mitchell Award at the 2023 Celebration of Excellence Gala


THE WOODLANDS, TX (Tuesday, April 4, 2023) — Interfaith of The Woodlands hosted their annual Celebration of Excellence Gala on Friday, March 31 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, with over 750 guests in attendance. The Gala, presented by Huntsman Corporation, raised nearly $600,000 benefiting those in South Montgomery County facing a personal crisis by providing food items, clothing vouchers, rent/mortgage, utility assistance and through programming for our Senior neighbors.

 Long-time volunteers, Nicole and Will Murphy were celebrated as Honorary Chairs, at the gala themed, “An Evening in Versailles,” where six new Hometown Heroes were honored, and the highly distinguished George Mitchell Award was presented for only the fourth time in its history. The event launched a year of celebration as the organization will be celebrating 50 years on October 5, 2023.

Upon arrival, guests entered the pre-function area that emulated the Gardens of Versailles in France. Guests enjoyed a reception and were entertained with classical covers and a performance from The Players Theatre Company. During this time, attendees were able to place bids at the bid board that showcased incredible items and participate in a Wine Tasting.

Mary Anne Whitney, Chairman of Interfaith Board of Directors, and Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands, welcomed guests and thanked sponsors. A rotating group of individuals who already received the coveted honor assisted in the emceeing of the event, as well as escorted the 2023 Hometown Hero class onto the stage and helped present their medallions.

With over 150 Hometown Heroes honored since 1999, the 2023 recipients included distinguished individuals, and organizations including: Shirelle Chimenti, Sheriff Rand Henderson, Angie and Danny Signorelli, Theresa Wagaman, Ann Wolford, Conroe Independent School District represented by Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent and Cypress – Woodlands Junior Forum represented by Kathy Huse, President. For the fourth time since the inception of the award, The Mitchell Award was presented by Jim Carman, President of The Houston Region – Howard Hughes Corporation and Mary Anne Whitney, Chairman of The Board for Interfaith of The Woodlands, to The Honorable Kevin Brady who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 8th Congressional District from 1997 to 2023.

The Live Auction segment of the evening was led by Will Murphy, past Interfaith Chairman of The Board of Directors, and included unique items such as: an exclusive Amrina At-Home Celebration for 12, an 18-karat, yellow gold 150 carat gemstone necklace by Mark Pharo, a Breitling Superocean Automatic Watch donated by Breitling The Woodlands, a six night Paris getaway for two, club level seats for the entire Houston Texans’ 2023 Season, and “Sewell For All Seasons,” an opportunity to drive four different vehicles, compliments of Sewell Automotive Companies for a one-year period.

“As Interfaith prepares to celebrate 50 years of service to our neighbors, it is inspirational to be a witness to the steadfast dedication and love from the incredible people in our community,” said Missy Herndon, President & CEO Interfaith of The Woodlands, “Since our organization’s inception, our beautiful community has never faltered in their commitment to helping neighbors who are experiencing a crisis. We are grateful for or visionaries, Mr. George P. Mitchell and Rev. Don Gebert, who created an organization with a mission to bring people together and serve our neighbors in need.”

Immediately following the program, the celebration continued at the Acqua Lounge and Bar inside The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. All proceeds of the evening will support the community programs of Interfaith of The Woodlands.

About Interfaith of The Woodlands:
Interfaith of The Woodlands is a non-profit social service agency providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and surrounding area. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services, or to become a volunteer, please visit: or call 281-367-1230.