Along with serving in charitable boards, we often take on critical projects that serve important cause – where vulnerable community members benefit.
If you need help doing a good deed, call on us!
Once a year in March, I select a non-profit project that merits attention and benefits community. Over an email, tell me the story – what’s going on, and why YOU are involved.
I’ll let you know if I can help.
In January 2014, we celebrated the completion of the Barbara A. Kazen Center for Hope at Bethany House of Laredo, a homeless services provider. Having the passion for serving the homeless and a tribute to a great servant leader and friend, our team was pleased to have provided the owner representative and asset management services at no cost to the organization.
The project, which is pursuing a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation, added nearly 11,000 square feet to provide an emergency shelter for women, 9 additional transitional housing units for families, a classroom, a wellness center, a larger courtyard, a meditation niche, and administrative offices. The project cost was $ 2.4 million.
Current Community Involvement
- LAREDO HOUSING AUTHORITY
Commissioner and Current Chairman of the Board since January 2016.
- EAGLE FORD CONSORTIUM
Co-founder and Steering Committee member since its formation November 2010.
- LAREDO HOMELESS COALITION
Founding and Immediate Past President since 2000 – 2017.
- LAREDO NEXT GENERATION ROTARY
President 2009-2010 and member since September 2007. Served as Rotary District 5930 Grants Committee Chairman 2012-2014.
Prior Community Services
- BETHANY HOUSE OF LAREDO (Homeless Service Provider)
Former Board of Director and Vice President (March 2017). Supporter since 1999.
- BORDER REGION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
Former member and Chairman of the Planning and Network Advisory Committee and member from September 2006 to August 2015. Past Chairman 2009-2010.
- ST. PETER’S HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Founding member. Board member from 2011-2015.
- LAREDO ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
Former Steering Committee member from 2010 – 2015.
- LAREDO HUMANITARIAN RELIEF TEAM
Founding member, 2014.
- FUTURE OF THE REGION SOUTH TEXAS
Former Treasurer; Member from 2012-2014.
- AVANCE, LAREDO CHAPTER
Former President 2006-2008. Board member of non-profit organization serving low-income families with children(ages 0-3) with education and resiliency programs, from 2000-2008.
- LAREDO WEED AND SEED COMMITTEE
Vice-President of the Laredo Weed and Seed Committee (U.S. Dept. of Justice Program) from 2001 to 2007.
- TEXAS RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION COMMISSION
Advisory Committee Member for the Warranties and Performance Standards 2006-2007.
- SIGMA TAU DELTA
Founding member of International English Honor Society at Texas A&M International University, 1994.
- TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY – Masters in Public Administration Advisory Board
Member 2009 – 2011.
- ALL-AMERICA CITY
Delegate to the All-America City Competition in Anaheim, CA, representing the Bethany House Shelter Project in June 2007.