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The PATH Week Celebration Dinner is PATH’s largest annual fundraising event. This event has featured powerful stories that reflect the mission and work of PATH, honored those that have supported the mission and vision of PATH and raised funds to prevent homelessness for our East Texas neighbors in need.

This year PATH is excited to announce that Bob Goff will be joining us as our featured keynote speaker. Who is Bob, you may ask? Bob spent decades as an attorney, trying to figure out how to live a whimsical, impactful life. These days, he calls himself a “recovering lawyer” because after practicing law for 25 years, then becoming the Honorary Consul to Uganda, he gave up his law firm to pursue writing and speaking full time. He’s a New York Times bestselling author many times over, runs a popular weekly podcast, and recently turned farmer at The Oaks just outside San Diego, California. Bob has joined us previously at the 2018 PATH Week Celebration Luncheon and in January 2020 at Flint Baptist Church. Always insightful and inspiring, you won’t want to miss this special presentation.

Tickets and reserved tables are on sale now.

For information about sponsorships or purchasing a table, please contact Leslie Watson, Development Director, at 903-617-2825, or

2022 Gertrude Windsor Award Recipients

Claudia & Otis Carroll

Trudy Richardson Community Impact Award Recipients

Smith County

PATH Week 2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

A Friend of PATH

Love Does Sponsors

The Hoeffner Foundation

Everybody, Always Sponsors

Derrith & Bob Bondurant &
The late Elizabeth “Bitsy” Wright

Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Ward

Friend of Path Sponsors

D & N Grocery

East Texas Communites Foundation

East Texas Elite Exteriors

Vexus Fiber

Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Babin

Dr. and Mrs. Tom Bochow

Cindy and Lee Browning

Mr. and Mrs. Roe Buckley

The late Melvina Buie and Herb Buie

Claudia and Otis Carroll

Citizen’s 1st Bank

Barbara and Tommy Gilbreath

Dana and Greg Grubb

Laura and Reeve Jackson

Pam and Keith Jacobsen

Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCook/McCook Family Giving Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. John Musselman

John Myrick

Carroll, Maloney, Henry & Nelson

Mrs. Anita Nourse

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peltier

Walter Connally Powell Foundation

Sharon Taylor and Mark Richardson