This very special award is named after our Founder’s son, Gabriel Lester.
Texas Center for the Missing was founded in 2000 by Doreen Wise after the four-month disappearance and tragic loss of her son, Gabriel. She saw the need for an organization that could walk with families and provide them the support they need to make it through each day. TCM remains dedicated to our founding mission and strives to protect and serve the missing and their families through each step of the location and recovery process.
Gabriel Lester Citizen Hero Award Recipients
Each year, extraordinary Texas Center for the Missing volunteers are honored for their continued dedication to help the missing and their families find HOPE. In 2013, TCM established the Gabriel Lester Citizen Hero Award to recognize individuals whose extraordinary efforts have helped bring the missing home. This award is presented at our annual Champions for Children event.
Tiffany and Randall Wong
Stephanie and Mark Deverka
Christine and Ty Hoffer
Gabriel Lester Corporate Hero Award Recipients
Texas Center for the Missing is honored to work alongside corporate partners who regularly exhibit their dedication to help the missing and their families find HOPE. The Gabriel Lester Corporate Hero Award recognizes companies whose extraordinary efforts have helped bring the missing home. This award is presented at our annual Golf Challenge for Children tournament.
The Hamill Foundation
Fluor Golf for Greater Houston
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