October 24, 2022

Picnic Raises $119,000 for Cullinan Park

The Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) raised $119,000 for park improvements at its 6th Annual Picnic for the Park presented by Memorial Hermann. Supporters of the park gathered on October 7th at River Pointe Church to raise funds for the expansion and improvement of trails, beautification of White Lake and design and construction of a future Learning, Exploration and Play (LEAP) area for children.

In an effort to promote healthy lifestyles in our community, Memorial Hermann has partnered with the Conservancy to support Cullinan Park and the outdoor nature experience the park offers to all. Studies show that spending time in nature can improve both physical and mental health, and the medical providers at Memorial Hermann want to support and promote outdoor experiences. Malisha Patel, Senior Vice President and CEO – Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, facilitated an eyeopening discussion with Drs. Sameer Murali and Melissa Kwan on wellness, emphasizing the importance of equitable access to nature and how that positively impacts community health.

“Many thanks to our generous sponsors, loyal patrons and new donors who support our efforts to enhance and protect the natural beauty of Cullinan Park. It’s wonderful to see that so many in our community value Cullinan as much as I do,” said Development Chair, Gay Thompson.“We were also honored to present the Nina Cullinan Award to faithful supporters Doug and Susie Goff,” added Thompson. “The Goffs have been instrumental in supporting our mission for many, many years and we appreciate their leadership and generosity.”

Cullinan Park Conservancy would also like to thank the following sponsors:

Premier Top Birder: Absolutely Focus; GFL; Westin Homes

Underwriting Sponsors: H-E-B, Jimmy & Gay Thompson; John & Lorna Van De Wiele; Kay &

Chico Cravens; Oxbow Advisors, LLC

Great Blue Heron: BGE; Doug & Susie Goff; Betty Baitland and Fort Bend Financial; Harvest Green

and Imperial; Jan Bartholomew; Wendy Kelsey

Beautiful Butterfly: Bill and Robbin Mallett; Chevron; Coventry Homes; David Weekley Homes;

Earthcare Management; Gary & Patti Tuma; Gray Reed; Lake Management; LJA Engineering; The

Millis Group; Exchange Club of Sugar Land; Perry Homes Foundation; Republic Services; TBG;

Western Airways

Dragonfly: Spartan Wealth Management; Will and Janet Cravens; Mary Von Tungeln; Mary Smith;

Muller Law Group; WJ Interests; Costello; Quadros, Migl, and Crosby, Pllc; Anson Aviation; Sky

Harbour; Ocusoft; Partners in Building; Shoukat Dhanani; Tri Pointe Homes

Other Sponsors: HR in Alignment; Dearborn and Creggs; David and Cee Cee Parker, Ann Hamilton