Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation American Cancer Society Hope Lodge© —
Houston, TX

Opening Spring 2020 , Houston, TX Phone: 1-800-227-2345 for lodging questions

About Hope Lodge Houston

About Hope Lodge Houston

Every year, more than 127,000 cancer patients from across the country and around the world come to the Texas Medical Center to receive life-saving treatment. When you combine mounting medical bills and interrupted employment with the expense of hotels, meals, and local transportation, it can become overwhelming. Sadly, many patients who could be treated successfully either put off treatment until it is too late, or forego treatment altogether because they have no place to stay.

As part of the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and relieve suffering from cancer, we are conducting a $40 million capital campaign entitled, Build hope. Touch lives, to construct and operate Hope Lodge Houston. The Lodge will become southeast Texas’ first and only no-cost, high quality residential facility exclusively for cancer patients who travel to Houston for treatment but have limited resources for lodging. 

Hope Lodge Houston is anticipated to be the largest Hope Lodge in the nation, with multiple stories, 64 patient suites, and occupying more than 68,000 square feet. At capacity, it will offer 23,000 nights of lodging per year, representing a combined savings to patients of over $3 million.

Some of the amenities of the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Houston will include:

  • 64 patient rooms, each with a private bath and television
  • Shared kitchen and dining spaces
  • Help-yourself pantry/pots and pans
  • Daily access to fresh linens and laundry facilities
  • A resource library with an Internet computer station
  • Family recreation rooms with chairs, sofas and television
  • Outdoor patio area and healing garden
  • Free on-site, easily accessible garage and surface parking
  • Free daily transportation to and from treatment centers

The Lodge will be conveniently located on Ardmore Street in the expanding Texas Medical Center on land purchased by the American Cancer Society. Hope Lodge Houston will also house the Society's staff and volunteers, enhancing the organization's ability to serve patients throughout the Greater Houston area.

Donate and Support Hope Lodge Houston

To date, we have successfully secured funding from some of Houston’s top foundations, as well as out of town support. We remain focused on securing additional dollars locally, regionally, and nationally. Special thanks to all of our foundation and corporate early lead supporters!

It is important to the community that as many donors invest in the success of the campaign as is possible. You can make a financial contribution to support the building of the Hope Lodge Houston online or through our campaign office.

To receive a naming opportunity for your gift of $50,000 and above, please call Joseph Moore, Senior Director of Philanthropy, (713) 706-5640, or

To make a donation to Hope Lodge Houston now, please click on the "Donate" button just below the rendering of the facility. If you prefer to mail your gift, please send your completed donation or pledge form to:

American Cancer Society
Attn: Joseph Moore    
2500 Fondren Rd., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77063

Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society with a memo or accompanying letter stating that the gift is for Hope Lodge Houston. Credit cards accepted include: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

American Cancer Society Inc. is a 501c3 organization; federal tax id #13-1788491. Your donation is deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding specific questions you may have regarding tax deductions.

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Name Recognition Opportunities

Hope Lodge Houston is funded through community support. Funds donated will provide cancer patients traveling to Houston for treatment a free "home away from home" while they focus on their health. Naming opportunities are available at certain giving levels in Hope Lodge. For more information please contact Joseph Moore, Senior Director of Philanthropy (713) 706-5640 or    

Staff and Community Leaders

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Houston Capital Campaign is led by the following community members and staff:

Honorary Co-Chairs
President George and Mrs. Barbara Bush    

Campaign Co-Chairs
Robert and Janice McNair

Advisory Council Members
Joan Dunlap
Community Leader/Volunteer

Robert “Bob” Easton
Former Chairman, American Cancer Society, Harris County

Connie Haddox
Community Leader/Volunteer

Joanie Haley
Community Leader/Volunteer

Pam and Peter H. Jones
Community Leaders/Volunteers

Samuel Jones
Vice President, IBC Bank - Houston

Paula Mischer
Partner, Mischer Investments, LP

Cynthia Urquhart
Community Leader/Volunteer

Theodore Yank, MHA
Associate Director for Administration, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Ex Officio Members
Kristi Cooper
The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation

Tadd Tellepsen
Tellepsen Builders and Industrial

Temple Webber III
Temple Webber Photography

Staff Partners
Joseph Moore, MBA
Senior Director, Philanthropy

Annie Russell
Vice President, Regional Distinguished Partners

Jennifer Walker
Director of Communications


News and Events

For media related questions, please contact Jennifer Walker at 713-706-5692 or

Being a Hope Lodge guest is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of the American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation.