Houston Treasure for 2019
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Anne Carl was born and raised in London and settled in Houston when her father retired. She loves calling Houston her home. She married Noble Carl in 1994 and they now have two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Virginia.
Next to her family, Anne’s priority is helping others. She has always had a heart for children and animals and focuses her fundraising causes in their direction. She has chaired or co-chaired galas and events for The Children’s Museum, Children’s Assessment Center, March of Dimes (Signature Chef’s Dinner), Hermann Park Conservancy (An Evening in the Park), Houston Ballet (Nutcracker Fashion Show), MFAH/Rienzi (Spring Party), Clayton Dabney Foundation (Kissed by an Angel) and Pathways for Little Feet.
Through the years, Anne has been involved in various charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association, the Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and one of her first loves, Second Baptist Church.
Anne has been honored by Citizens for Animal Protection, as a Woman of Distinction by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and by Baylor College of Medicine Huffington Center on Aging with the Excellence in Bloom award. She was honored as a Houston Sweetheart by the Mission of Yahweh, and has been honored twice by H Texas Magazine in “25 Beautiful Houstonians.”
Both daughters attended Texas A&M University, Elizabeth just graduating this year and Virginia a senior graduating in May. The entire family has joined together to raise funds for St. Jude’s and Tri Delta sorority.
Anne and Noble will celebrate 24 years of marriage this year and 25 years of their family business, Gainsborough Corporation. Anne feels that she has done it all, because as she says, “With God, all things are possible and I am so grateful.”