HCPS, Trini Mendenhall honored at 50th anniversary luncheon Published on November 16, 2016 by Christina M. Wright in General, Newsletter The Harris County Children’s Protective Services Fund raised more than $160,000 during the “At the Heart of Families” luncheon, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of HCPS and honored former board member Trini Mendenhall. “We are grateful to those who contributed,” said Marilyn DeMontrond, co-chair of the luncheon. “The funds raised will assist the most vulnerable populations in Harris County.” The luncheon was sponsored by the HCCPS Fund, a non-profit that works to benefit HCPS programs with funding not available through other sources. “As a bonus, the luncheon was an opportunity to introduce many of our guests to the great work done at HCPS,” added co-chair Ellie Sweeney. Guests enjoyed an interview between KHOU news anchor Len Cannon and former Houston Texans player Chester Pitts and were also treated to songs from Kymora Simone, vice president of Youth On B.O.A.R.D.