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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.

Visit to register for your area’s local virtual walk, Saturday, Sept. 19!

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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

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Scenes from the Annual Houston UNCF Youth Gala, held Jan. 18.
Each year in January, high school students from the Greater Houston and surrounding areas come together to raise funds for education.




UNCF Houston 2019 – 2020 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

Reginald DeVaughn
Senior Pastor, Silverlake Church

Michael S. Hoyt
Managing Director; KPMG

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

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

Bruce J. Ruzinsky
Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

Jeffrey Webber
President, Altair Strickland

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

Deborah G. Wilkins-Buford
Sr. EO Consultant, Shell Oil Company

Terry Williams
Regional Vice President, H-E-B

UNCF Houston Staff