#TXVoices: By the Numbers, Texans Bringing Light to the World’s Poorest Areas

by Steve Vincent on December 6, 2019

See a problem. Find a solution. Fix it. This pioneering spirit still resides deep in the heart of Texans today. It certainly moved me to act 10 years ago when the United Methodist Committee on...

Five Minutes With Kathryn Jacobs, SafeHaven President & CEO 

by Lisa Davis on November 19, 2019

“I am a social worker,” says Kathryn Jacobs. Jacobs, who was named North Texas Social Worker of the Year in 2017, is also an innovator, a leader and humanitarian, who speaks three languages and has...

#TXVoices: Barbara Bronstein, Founder, Second Servings Houston

by Lisa Davis on November 18, 2019

Barbara Bronstein is rescuing food one meal at a time and on a mission to fill stomachs, not landfills. For more than 30 years, Bronstein has resided in Houston where she had attended her fair...

Shop ‘Til You Drop for a Great Cause at Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Market

by Lisa Davis on November 11, 2019

The signature red carpet rolls out November 14-17 at the NRG Center.  The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market began as a church bazaar and has turned into the second-largest fundraising event support the Houston Ballet Foundation...

Texas Essentials: Musician Christine Albert, Swan Songs Founder 

by Lisa Davis on October 15, 2019

Swan Songs gives the gift of music to terminally ill Texans as a final farewell before transitioning. Austin-based musician Christine Albert has made a living  for more than four decades as a singer and songwriter,...

Five Minutes With Caroline Kraddick, Singer & Kidd’s Kids Chief Happiness Officer

by Lisa Davis on October 3, 2019

Caroline Kraddick’s love of music and heart for philanthropy help keep her father’s legacy alive. As the daughter of Dallas-based radio DJ Kidd Kraddick and named after Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Kraddick grew up surrounded...

Five Minutes With Cami Hawkins, Marathon Kids’ CEO

by Lisa Davis on September 12, 2019

With youth inactivity reaching epic levels, Cami Hawkins, CEO of Marathon Kids is on a mission to get kids moving.  Hawkins wears many different hats---healthcare professional, philanthropist, fitness enthusiast, CEO, volunteer and mom. Hawkins is...

Five Minutes With William Lee Martin, Comedian & Philanthropist

by Lisa Davis on September 5, 2019

“What we believe is there is nothing more precious than a child’s smile,” says William Lee Martin.  Growing up in Blue Mound, Texas, Martin was a skinny, buck-toothed kid who was painfully afraid of speaking...