A Beacon of Hope - The 2015 Community Luncheon
Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski and her father, Jim, will share the compelling story of their family’s journey through years of battling severe mental illness, told from the viewpoints of both parent and child at A Beacon of Hope - The 2015 Community Luncheon, presented by the Grant Halliburton Foundation.
Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski, PhD, LMSW, was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 12. At one point doctors believed her OCD was too severe to be treatable. Now in control of the OCD rituals that once controlled her life, she has earned a PhD in social work and is a licensed therapist.
Jim McIngvale is a well-known Houston businessman with a Texas-style success story. He and his wife, Linda, started Gallery Furniture in 1981 with $5,000 and quickly turned it into a highly successful enterprise through innovative marketing. Three decades later, it remains one of the most iconic businesses in the Houston area. McIngvale’s strong work ethic is matched by his philanthropy and exceeded only by his commitment to his family.
The Grant Halliburton Foundation exists to help prevent suicide, promote better mental health and strengthen the network of mental health resources for teens and young adults.