Thank you for your generous support in 2012!
It is 2013 and just like any non-profit we have struggles and challenges to overcome – your enthusiasm and support keep us powerful.
We are still here. We are grateful to every person who has dedicated his/her time, energy, money and collective action to keep us growing.
Please do not hesitate to offer your valuable ideas and suggestions; your shared positive experiences continue to help us remain strong and vital to grow with the ever-increasing expectations of this great city – Houston.
We will keep you posted!
Say you plan to visit Paris early March, what are your chances of getting a friendly local to take you on a free tour of chic French cafes? It’s actually not as hard as it sounds, especially if you went through the Global Greeters network, “which provides a framework for a visitor to find an enthusiastic, friendly volunteer, who will help you experience the city like a local”, says Susan Borches (pictured), board member of the Global Greeters network and founder of Houston Greeters. “It was our belief that when you go to a new city, even though you might be interested in the statues and monuments, you might want to get to know the people, find out about life around there and the places they enjoy.”
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When it comes to philanthropy, Houston is a powerhouse in terms of its giving and the performance of local charities, HBJ’s 2012 Giving Guide and Philanthropy Report found.
Accounting for donations through the third quarter, $32.1 billion has been given in Texas so far this year, with $10.2 billion of that coming from the Houston area, reports Dallas-based The Atlas of Giving.
And that is before the “giving season,” the last three months of the year when 43 percent of high-net-worth individuals make charitable donations, according to the 2012 Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy.
HBJ’s 2012 Giving Guide and Philanthropy Report, which published Nov. 16, examined the state of philanthropy in Houston and is available to print and digital subscribers.