Local Arts Supporter Betti Saunders Celebrates 90th Birthday
UHD drama students and faculty were invited to join Betti Saunders in celebrating her 90th birthday at her home in west Houston last month. In 1993, Saunders and her late husband, Charles, established the Charles and Betti Saunders Foundation. Through the foundation's efforts, the generous couple has given over $3.5 million in endowment support and scholarships to public charities and educational institutions, including UHD.
Drama professor and director of the O'Kane Theatre Thomas Lyttle said, "We sincerely appreciate the continued support the Saunders family has given our program over the years, and we eagerly look forward to helping Mrs. Saunders celebrate her 100th birthday when that time comes."