Our region was shaped early on by business leaders who recognized the need to give back and support the broader community. Today business and community leaders like you continue to be the change-makers for our future, and CHF Leadership Forums continue to bring forth those with the capacity to make a lasting impact. With this Spring Forum class, we celebrate a major milestone: reaching and surpassing a total of 1,000 leadership forum grads/civic leaders! Imagine the Center leveraging this enormous leadership and talent to address big issues with big ideas driving lasting change for the future of our region. Supporting the Center through our annual Leadership Campaigns is a meaningful way to do just that!

With your leadership through individual support, the 2017 campaign raised the bar well past our initial goal, breaking our all-time leadership campaign fundraising record!

With sincere thanks,

Brandon Clarke (Fall 2007 Grad) and Claudia Vasquez (Spring 2016 Grad)
Co-Chairs, Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Campaign 2017

Thanks to your generous contributions, we raised $67,060 — a new record!
Final Campaign Result $67000


Our top 3 classes in order by campaign giving totals were Spring 2004, followed by Fall 2007, and Spring 2014.

(Final Results)

Final Calss ProgressBar shows Spring 2014 at top


Grads giving $100 or more will receive 1 entry into each of our raffle-style prize drawings on May 8, 1 entry into the drawing on May 31, and 1 entry into the drawing for grand prize #1 at our Leadership Graduate Reunion on June 13!
Grads giving $500 or more will receive an additional 3 entries into the raffle-style drawing for grand prize #1 at our Leadership Graduate Reunion on June 13!
Plus, grads giving $500 to $749 during the Leadership Campaign will be automatic Leadership Circle members with full circle-level benefits including:
>Complimentary admission to your choice of single 2017 summer salon
>Recognition in Future of Leadership Luncheon Program
>Invitation-only access for you and a guest to a special Leadership Circle event
>Recognition online and website
>Recognition in Leadership Campaign emails
>Recognition at Leadership Reunion
>Recognition in monthly e-newsletters
>Recognition in IMPACT Award emails
>Recognition in Leadership Forum Materials
Grads giving $750 or more will receive an additional 2 entries into both of our raffle-style grand prize drawings at our Leadership Graduate Reunion on June 13! (That makes 12 total prize entries.)
Plus, grads giving $750 or more during the Leadership Campaign will be automatic Inner Circle members with full inner-level benefits including:
ALL the Leadership Circle Member benefits plus:
>Complimentary admission to all three 2017 summer salons
>Additional recognition in the Dinner and Conversation program
Grads giving $1,000 or more during the Leadership Campaign will receive all the benefits of the $750 - level, plus special Milestone Celebration supporter recognition at the Leadership Graduate Reunion on June 13, 2017

View the 2017 Leadership Circle and Inner Circle members and benefits here.

Your vital support makes major impacts in these ways:

  • Business/Civic Leadership Forums – building a base of passionate and diverse leaders. Forum tuition only covers part of the actual costs; the Center subsidizes the rest
  • Community Dialogues and Key Stakeholder Convenings – Summer Salon series, special expert discussions and presentations, opportunities to engage in ongoing topic work
  • Community Indicators – ongoing updates to our region’s baseline data in the areas of Civic Vitality, Diversity, Philanthropy, Arts and Cultural Heritage, Education, Health, Natural Environment, Built Environment, and Public Safety
  • Regional Initiatives – including the Center’s My Degree Counts initiative to increase the Houston area’s degree completions
  • FutureFocus e-newsletter – providing updates on the Center’s work and our grads
  • Private Social Media Platforms – in LinkedIn and facebook
  • Graduate Reunion – held each summer
  • Winter Social – Graduate and Center Board member event held near the end of each year

We thank you for your support!

Warm regards,
Center for Houston’s Future

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March 29, 2018

Leadership Luncheon honoring Andrea and Bill White

Join us for an afternoon of celebration and insightful conversation! This year, March’s leadership luncheon will celebrate resilience from community art leaders in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.