2015 Treasures of Texas


 Thursday, November 5, 2015

 Hotel ZaZa 

5701 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

6:30 pm - Reception | 7:00 pm - Dinner and Program 

 After Five/Business Attire


Download and Return Your Completed 

Ticket and Sponsorship Reply Form

or use the Secured Online Gifting System to Make Your Donation.


If You are Unable to Attend, but Would Like to Make a General
Treasures of Texas Donation, 
Click Here 




 Ima Hogg Award Honoree



The Honorable Marc Carter

228th District Court Harris County
and the 
Harris County Veterans Treatment Court


Mental Health America of Greater Houston is celebrating 61 years of mental health education and advocacy. We invite you to commemorate this legacy of service by joining us for our 2015 Treasures of Texas event where The Honorable Marc Carter, a former United States Army officer, and presiding judge over both the 228th District Court Harris County and the Harris County Veterans Treatment Court, will receive the prestigious Ima Hogg Award.

Read More About The Honorable Marc Carter 





The Houston-Harris County Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative (VBHI) at Mental Health America of Greater Houston (MHA) employs strategic and collaborative community engagement and training in support of MHA’s overall goal of shaping the mental health of people and communities. VBHI helps veterans and their families reintegrate into the community, enroll in school, obtain employment, and navigate community assistance programs. It also provides innovative, comprehensive training and peer support to Harris County Veteran Treatment Courts and behavioral health education to volunteer veteran court mentors statewide.

Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Awards, and OneStar Foundation recently honored the Military Veteran Peer Network Houston at Mental Health America of Greater Houston with the 32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, Service to Veterans Award.


  Read More About The Harris County Veterans Treatment Court




Distinguished Guest



Master Sergeant Joseph R. Kapacziewski

75th Ranger Regiment
First American Army Ranger To Return to Combat With A Prosthetic Limb

Master Sergeant Joseph R. Kapacziewski has served more than 13 years in the U.S. Army 3rd Ranger Battalion, Ranger Special Troops Battalion, and Regimental Headquarters Company. He has served as a Rifleman, Grenadier, Squad Automatic Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, ROC Cadre and Platoon Sergeant.

During an ambush in Northern Iraq, an enemy grenade attack injured MSG Kapacziewki which resulted in severe damage to his lower right leg, tissue damage to his right hip and brachial artery and a severed median nerve in his right arm. Chronic pain and injuries to his leg resulted in an amputation. After learning how to walk again with a prosthetic, MSG Kapacziewski re-qualified on the Ranger physical standards and successfully regained not only a squad leader position, but a promotion to platoon sergeant becoming the first Ranger to return to the line with a prosthetic limb. MSG Kapacziewki has since deployed to Afghanistan 6 times.

Read More About Master Sergeant Joseph R. Kapacziewski 


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A Performance By


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Houston Grand Opera’s multi-year Veterans Songbook project gives voice to the stories of Houston-based men and women who have served our country, and to the stories of their loved ones, sparking a community-wide conversation about conflict and courage, strength and sacrifice. 




Come to the Treasures of Texas!

Red_white_blue_bow_tie_2015.jpgDownload and Return Your Completed 

Ticket and Sponsorship Reply Form - Click Here

or use the Secured Online Gifting System to Make Your Donation.  


If You are Unable to Attend, but Would Like to
Make a General Treasures of Texas Donation, Click Here 




To make a pledge or for help, contact Shari Koziol,
Chief Development Officer at events@mhahouston.org or at 713-520-3471.


Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on November 5th.


Organizer Shari Koziol, Chief Development Officer

For more information or for help making a donation contact the Development office at 
events@mhahouston.org or at 713-520-3471.


Thu, Nov. 5, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Event has ended


Hotel ZaZa Houston
5701 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
United States


6:30 pm

7:00 pm
Dinner and Program