Winter 2017| Posse Houston Quarterly

  

Houston Celebrates Power of 10, Raises More Than $330K

In October 2016, Posse Houston held its fourth Power of 10 fundraiser, raising more than $300,000 to support Posse Scholars. The event honored Scott McClelland and H-E-B for their outstanding partnership, leadership on the Posse Houston Advisory Board, and for positively affecting people’s lives in Houston and throughout Texas.

More than 150 guests—including business leaders, donors, and Posse alumni—attended the festive cocktail event. Held at the Dunlavy in downtown Houston, the evening featured performances from Cirque La Vie and a live auction for the opportunity to attend the Spring 2017 H-E-B Commercial shoot featuring H-E-B’s Scott McClelland and Houston Texans stars JJ Watt & Brock Osweiler.

“The night was an incredible success,” says Posse Houston Director Kamari Brewer. “Houstonians dedicated to creating new opportunities for youth were there to learn more about Posse and honor Scott ‘s commitment to our community.”

The Power of 10 is celebrated in each of Posse’s ten cities to recognize the strength and impact of a Posse.

Grinnell College Posse alumna Laura Huerta spoke about the significance of the program. “Posse truly changes lives,” she said. “I am connected to Scholars and alum everywhere. We are scattered across states and around the globe. We look not only to each other but also to our communities and ask, ‘How can we change the world?’”

Posse Houston is grateful to the sponsors who helped make the evening a success:

Aon
Avalon Advisors
Crown Castle
H-E-B
King & Spalding
Kolache Factory
Memorial Hermann
OTC Global Holdings
Silver Eagle
Tudor, Pickering & Holt
Vinson & Elkins
Wyatt Energy
Wylie Ventures
Erin Asprec
James Baker
Scott McClelland
Bob and Janice McNair
Regina Rogers
Fayez and Susan Sarofim
Wynne Snoots Jr
Bobby and Phoebe Tudor
Carol Wood

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