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.
The following article features one of our newer Greeters, Laurette Canizares, who joined us in 2011. The areas Laurette loves to share with Houston’s visitors are the Houston Museum District, Quirky Houston (the Orange Show, the Art Car Museum and Parade, the Beer Can house, etc.), and local craft breweries, such as St. Arnold, Karback, and Southern Star.
Cool Cañizares Eager to Share Houston’s Hip Museum District
The following article appeared recently in Forbes Magazine. It touts Houston as ultra-cool in the hip (not temperature) sense. Our city really rocks, according to the article, because it has jobs, a thriving arts scene, diverse population, a multitude of fantastic restaurants in all price ranges, affordable and stylish housing, among other things.
Houston Tops Our List Of America’s Coolest Cities
The 28th Annual Sale, The Artisan’s Market, is being held September 7-8, with an opening reception the evening of September 6. If you are in town and want to check out hand-woven, hand-spun, hand-dyed, and hand-felted linens, garments and other items made by local and national fiber artists, this is for you. The Center is located at 4848 Main Street.
If you are interested in a Greet of the Center sometime, please submit a Greet Request, found on our website, www.houstongreeters.org