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“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in southern Texas, New Mexico and around the country?

UNCF Houston is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

UNCF still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding. Text UNCFHOU to 50555 to give $25, or click here to donate today and build better futures for African American students!

Want to volunteer for a formal event or a noontime luncheon with community leaders? If you’ve got the time and are interested in getting behind UNCF, we’d be very happy to hear from you. Is a child you know looking for the right college? Can you contribute to keeping student aid available and academic programs strong at UNCF-member colleges or universities? UNCF Houston will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

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UNCF Houston 2018 – 2019 Leadership Council

Bryce Hairston Kennard (Chair)
Communications Manager, Comcast Cable

Julie T. Fitzpatrick (Vice Chair)
Vice President, Rewards Development, Wells Fargo

Benny Agosto, Jr.
Law Offices Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz

Michael Alvarez
Workforce Development Initiative Manager, Shell Oil Company

Elizabeth A. Campbell, Esq.
Employment Law, HR, Diversity and Inclusion

Morris R. Clark
Vice President and Treasurer, Marathon Oil Company

Reginald DeVaughn
Senior Pastor, Silverlake Church

Michael S. Hoyt
Senior Manager, TAS / Valuation and Business Modeling; Ernest & Young LLP

Byron Keith Ellis, M.D.
Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates

Valentine A. Emesih, P.E.
Vice President, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric Grid and Market Operations

Francis Page, Jr.
Editor in Chief, Style Magazine

Bruce J. Ruzinsky
Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

Ann Best-Scott
Executive Director, HISD Foundation

Laurie Vignaud
President, CEO, Vignaud Enterprises, LLC

Jeffrey Webber
President, Altair Strickland

Mark Wawro
Partner, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

Terry Williams
Regional Vice President, H-E-B

UNCF Houston Staff