“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.
Houston: Don’t miss UNCF’s most fun event–the 2021 UNCF Virtual Walk for Education, Saturday, Sept. 18!
Visit UNCF.org/HoustonWalk for information and to register.
Houston-Supported HBCUs Punch Above their Weight
The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at UNCF.org/PATW.
Waste Connection Gives $50,000 to UNCF Houston Region
Thank you to Waste Connections for your generous gift of $50,000 to support our member schools and scholarships for our students! Your support means so much to us. The check was received on April 21, 2021.
Agostos Make Generous Donation to UNCF Houston
UNCF Houston wishes to extend a special thank you to Benny and Nikki Agosto for their $25,000 donation, received April 20, 2021. The donation will provide financial support to our 37 member colleges, and boost scholarship dollars to students.
“Nikki and I are honored to be part of the UNCF. We believe in giving back and in education. We are definitely blessed,” said Benny Agosto, Jr. “This gift gives us the opportunity to support the students, as well as the efforts of the UNCF. We encourage others to do the same.”
Agosto is currently a partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner law firm in Houston. He he also served as Houston Bar Association President, 2019-2020; and is the founder and president of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas Foundation.
Join The Houston Inter-Alumni Council
We are excited to welcome back the Houston Inter-Alumni Council of UNCF and the newly installed President, Necoya Tyson of Shaw University.
Did you attend a UNCF member institution or any other HBCU? Are you interested in supporting minority higher education?
If you answered yes to either, then the Houston Inter-Alumni Council is looking for you.
This group of alumni volunteer their time to advocate and champion on behalf of UNCF, HBCUs and the students they serve. We’re looking for new members to join and continue the charge for better futures.
Contact the UNCF Houston office for more information.
Coca Cola Southwest Beverages Donates $10,000 to UNCF Houston
UNCF would like to thank long-time supporter Coca Cola Southwest Beverages for their generous gift of the Last Dollar Scholarship, presented to UNCF Houston’s Area Development Director Juana Collins. This donation will provide last-dollar support to local juniors and seniors who need help getting through college. The check was received on Feb. 3, 2021.
UNCF Houston Had a Dream Night with ‘Dreamgirls” Drive-in Event
UNCF Houston 2021 – 2022 Leadership Council
Julie T. Fitzpatrick (Chair)
Senior Vice President
Valentine A. Emesih, P.E. (Vice Chair)
Operational Technology & Markets
Benny Agosto, Jr.
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols,
Sorrels, Agosto & Friend
President & CEO
Diverse Supplier and Workforce Solutions
Byron Keith Ellis, M.D.
Houston Methodist Cardiology Associates
Michael S. Hoyt
Bryce Hairston Kennard
External Affairs Manager
Francis Page, Jr.
Minority Print Media, LLC
Vice President, Membership
Greater Houston Partnership
Managing Counsel – Governance & Policy
Bruce J. Ruzinsky
Jackson Walker LLP
Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Deborah G. Wilkins – Buford Sr.
Shell Oil Company
Regional Vice President