Leadership Campaign


Campaign Update After the Storm: 

Our client population is very vulnerable, and we know they are at even greater risk after a natural disaster. It has been estimated that domestic violence hotline calls spiked by 50% after Hurricane Andrew and by 45% after Hurricane Katrina(University of Miami, Disaster and Community Crisis Center). 

HAWC is committed to ensuring that ALL of our services continue to operate seamlessly, regardless of the additional demand brought on by Harvey. Hotline calls are increasing – and statistically, will continue to rise. Shelter and housing resources will remain stretched to capacity. We will continue to offer counseling and advocacy services as we watch the number of clients accessing these services swell in the wake of the storm. We will continue to provide information and crisis intervention services for those who have been displaced by the storm alongside our community partners at NRG and GRB.


We need our Leaders now more than ever! Our 2017 Leadership Campaign supports all of our programs and services, which have become even more critical than ever. Leadership Campaign supporters inspire our community to take a stand against domestic and sexual violence and also encourage others to give. 

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About the Leadership Campaign

The Houston Area Women’s Center Leadership Campaign raises awareness of domestic violence, as well as much-needed funds to provide services to survivors and their families. The campaign engages Houston’s top corporate, professional and civic leaders and culminates in a signature ad that runs during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. We are delighted to announce that Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien has stepped up to lend his voice and his support for a third year! As we enter our 19th year of this unique campaign, which started as a single column ad in the Houston Chronicle, we are so thankful to Coach O’Brien and to you, our leaders, for its continued success and growth. So this year, with your support, we are committed to magnifying the power of our statement against domestic violence by expanding our ad in the Houston Chronicle from two pages to three. This is a big leap, and we need your help to do it! By supporting our Leadership Campaign, you are not just supporting HAWC financially, which we greatly need and appreciate, you are also adding your name to an impressive list of Houston’s best calling for an end to domestic violence. Houston is a wonderful, giving and strong community—by making this commitment, TOGETHER we can end domestic violence!


To read a letter from our Chairs, Mike Mahlstedt and Tana Pool, please click here.


For more information call Marla at 713-528-6798 x 2229 or email mendieveri@hawc.org.



All levels receive:
  • Recognition in the Houston Chronicle for HAWC’s Leadership Campaign ad during the third week of November – details according to sponsorship levels listed below.
  • An invitation to the Leadership Campaign Recognition Reception
  • Recognition on the Leadership Campaign webpage
  • Recognition in the Houston Area Women’s Center Annual Report
  • Higher levels of support will result in more prominent/frequent placement.
  • Additional sponsor benefits listed below…


 Champion: $40,000 (single opportunity)

  • Title Page, Half Page Premiere Logo & Messaging Placement (re: 3-page ad)
  • Title recognition in HAWC social media and digital engagement and campaign marketing, promotion and signage
  • Opportunity for local Media promotion and appearances as Title campaign sponsor

Trailblazer: $20,000 (two opportunities)

  • Title Page, Quarter Page Prominent Logo & Messaging Placement
  • Lead sponsor recognition in HAWC social media and digital engagement and campaign marketing and promotion

Promoter: $10,000

  • Top Tier Logo and Signature
  • Inside Spread

Partner: $5,000

  • Second Tier Logo and Signature
  • Inside Spread

Ally: $2,500

  • Large Signature Placement (alphabetical)

Friend: $1000

  • Signature Placement (alphabetical)


NOTE: Donations Less than $1,000 will be gratefully accepted and credited towards our Domestic Violence Awareness fundraising appeal, but will not be recognized in the Houston Chronicle ad.

To be listed in the ad, you must provide HAWC a high-resolution signature (and logo for $5,000 and above). Deadline for signatures, logo and payment is October 31, 2017 at 5pm. For more information, click here.here.

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Cindy Deere – Head of Audit, Shell Oil Company 
Mary A. Jones – HAWC Supporter
Mike Mahlstedt & Kyle Dutton – HAWC Supporters
Michael Scheurich  - President & CEO, ARCH-Con Construction

Kathy & Dale Young – HAWC Supporters 


Karen Bean – Vice President, Signature Securities Group
John D. Collado- Region CEO, USI Southwest

Stanley Horton – President & CEO, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
Houston Texans Foundation
Christina Ibrahim – Executive VP, General Counsel, Weatherford
Bill O’Brien – Head Coach, Houston Texans
Old Republic National Title Insurance
Jenni Tranweaver – Owner, Jenni’s Noodle House

Kimberly M. Yates – HAWC Supporter


Heidi Alderman – Senior VP, BASF Corporation
Andrew M. Baker – Baker Botts LLP
Pamela Best – Owner, Best Health and Wholesale, LLC

Scott Brann – Brann Sullivan Trial Lawyers
James C. Bryant – Partner, Anslow Bryant Construction, LTD
Robin L. Bullington, Ph.D. & Mike Bullington – HAWC Supporters
Dan O. Dinges – President & CEO, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
Duke and CC Ensell – HAWC Supporters

Kim E. Ferrarie -KEF Consulting LLC 
Tom Fitzpatrick – Senior VP & Branch Manager, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Robert Fowler III – Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Kerry A. Galvin – Senior VP, Axip Energy Services
Meg & Kirk Gentle – HAWC Supporters
Linda M. Glover – Shareholder, Winstead PC 

Brooke & Marc Graubart – HAWC Supporters

Melanie Gray –  Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Merrill & Joe Hafner – HAWC Supporters
Frances Powell Hawes – Board Director, Archrock & Energen
Diana M. Hudson– Retired Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon, LLP
Tandra Jackson, Office Managing Partner, KPMG LLP 

Rochelle M. Jacobson –  HAWC Supporter
Michael Johnston – Director, KKR
Dr. K. Terry Koonce – President (Retired), ExxonMobil Production Company
James Edward Maloney – Principal, James Edward Maloney, PLLC
Marlene Marker – Chief Executive Officer, The Marker Group

Elena and Kenny Marks – HAWC Supporters 

Linda & Howard McCollum - HAWC Supporters
Valerie McElroy – HAWC Supporter
Valerie & Max McElroy – Owners, Johnny McElroy's Irish Pub
Teresa J. McCanlies – Retired Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Ellen L. Naegeli – Co-owner, Naegeli Transportation, Inc

Tana Pool – VP & General Counsel, TGS
Beverly & Jim Postl – Community Leaders
Carrie Potter – Owner & President, The Carrie Potter Group
Kelly B. Rose – Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Mark C. Schroeder – Executive VP & General Counsel, Enable Midstream Partners, LP
Karyl Van Tassel - Managing Director, Navigant 

Hugh Tucker – Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Rebecca L. White – President & CEO, Houston Area Women's Center

Shira Yoshor – Shareholder, GreenbergTaurig LLP


 Dorothy M. Ables – Community Volunteer
Laury Adams - Owner, Adams Mediation & Financial Resources Center 

Joan and Stanford Alexander Foundation – Community Leaders
Faith Allen – Senior VP, Bank of Texas
Jim Boone – HAWC Supporter
Maria Wyckoff Boyce – Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP
Mollie & Wayne Brunetti – HAWC Supporters 

Tracy L. Burnett, LCSW, CFRE – Chief Development Officer, Houston Area Women's Center
Candace Caley – Managing Partner, SolomonEdwards

Sonia Corrales- Chief Program Officer, Houston Area Women’s Center 

Collin Cox – Partner, Yetter Coleman LLP
Dana Cupit- Vice President, Tax, Buckeye Partner LP 

Joshua Davidson - Partner, Baker Botts LLP


Rev. Anjelita Dirden – Community Leader
Michael Dirden – HAWC Board Member
David Finck – Partner, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease

Tull Florey – Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Harriet Foster – HAWC Supporter
Ray Garcia – Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP
Cynthia George – HAWC Board Member

Amy Grindstein – HAWC Board Member
Janice and Barrett Green - HAWC Supporters 

J. Richard Hammett – Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP

Staci & Dr. Quang Henderson 

Daniel Henrick - SVP of Leval, General Counsel and Secretary, Insperity 

Gillian Hobson - Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP 

Rebeca Aizpura Huddle –Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Caressa Hughes - Managing Director, Government Affairs, SCI 

Richard Husseini – Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Robert Jewell – Managing Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Lee Kaplan- Senior Partner, Smyser Kaplan & Veseika LLP 

John R. Keville – Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Diane Kingshill – Broker Associate, Martha Turner Sothebys International Realty

J. David Kirkland, Jr. – Co-Chair, Corporate Department, Baker Botts LL

Christine B. LaFollette – Partner in Charge, Houston Office, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Lang Family Foundation
Brett R. Lawson – Founder & CEO, The CFO Suite
Tracy N. LeRoy – Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP 

Lynne Liberato – Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

Locke Lord LLP

Qusai Mahesri – Managing Director, Xpediant Solutions

Elisabeth Manne – SAAC/DVAA, HAWC 

Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso – CEO, Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC 

Teresa J. McCanlies – Partner (Retired), Ernst & Young LLP
Tim McConn –  Partner, Yetter Coleman LLP
Nancy D. McGregor – Community Leader 

Beverly McPhail – Social Work Consultant, UH Graduate College of Social Work
Wayne Millice – VP Land, TGS
Kristin Midgett – Community Relations & Internal Communications Team Lead, LINN Energy
Mary Moreland – Senior Counsel, Compliance, Transocean
Louise & Gary Moss -  HAWC Supporters

Bobbie Nau – Silver Eagle Distributors
John L. Nau III – Chairman & CEO, Silver Eagle Distributors
Chau Nguyen – Chief Marketing Officer, Houston Area Women's Center
Dana O’Brien – SVP, General Counsel, CenterPoint Energy 

Susan B. Ortenstone – Senior VP and Chief Human Resource Officer, CenterPoint Energy 

Margaret M. Payan – HAWC Supporter
Christina Bryan & Trey Peacock – HAWC Supporters
Nancy & Robert A. Peiser – HAWC Supporters
John W. Porter- Partner-in-Charge-Houston Office, Baker Botts LLP

Shawn L. Raymond – Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

Debbie Brown Robinson – Administrator, The Kinkaid School

Rocky Robinson – Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Genelle & Paul Robishaw – HAWC Supporters
Melanie Rother – Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
Mark Russell – 1st VP, The SRP Group at Morgan Stanley
Monica Ryan – Owner, Village Plumbing and Air
Susan B. Sanchez - Attorney at Law 

Peter Scaff – Partner, Gardene Wynne Sewell LLP

Margo Sneller Scholin – Retired Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Brett Schrader – Deputy General Counsel, Quanta Services, Inc.
Susan Sclafani – HAWC Supporter

Reagan Simpson –  Partner, Yetter Coleman LLP
Jennifer May Smith – Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP
Gerald M. Spedale – Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Jeanne ‘J.J.’ Spedale, MD – Nigro Dermatology Group
Frank C. Steininger – Senior VP & CFO, Civeo
David D. Sterling – Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Gail W. Stewart – Partner, Baker Botts LLP

Michael Stewart – HAWC Supporter

Jack Sweeney – Chairman, Houston Chronicle

Therapy Hair Studio 

Carolyn Truesdell – Community Leader
Rebecca L. Tyler – Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Jessica Uhl – Executive VP Finance, Integrated Gas, Shell
Shelton M. Vaughan – Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Kellie M. Vazquez – Vice President, Holes Incorporated
Wallace Ward –  HAWC Supporter
W. Thomas Weir – Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Elizabeth Wyman – Partner, Yetter Colemen LLP
R. Paul Yetter – Partner, Yetter Colemen LLP

John L. Zipprich II - HAWC Supporter