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 last week of October – 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 16, 2017 at 5pm. For more information, click here.


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Cindy Deere–Head of Audit, Shell Oil Company


Stanley Horton – President and CEO, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

Houston Texans Foundation

Bill O’Brien – Head Coach, Houston Texans


Jenni Tranweaver – Owner, Jenni’s Noodle House



Andrew M. Baker – Baker Botts LLP

James C. Bryant–Partner, Anslow Bryant Construction, LTD

Robin L. Bullington, Ph.D. & Mike Bullington – HAWC Supporters

Frances Powell Hawes–Board Director, Archrock & Energen

Diana M. Hudson–Retired Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon, 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

Teresa J. McCanlies–Retired Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Beverly and Jim Postl–Community Leaders

Kelly B. Rose – Partner, Baker Botts, LLP

Mark C. Schroeder–Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Enable Midstream Partners, LP


Dorothy M. Ables – Community Volunteer

Joan and Stanford Alexander Foundation-Community Leaders

Faith Allen – Senior Vice President, Bank of Texas

Maria Wyckoff Boyce – Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

Rev. Anjelita Dirden – Community Leader

Michael Dirden – HAWC Board Member

Tull Florey – Dept. Chair-Corporate (Houston), Baker Botts LLP

Ray Garcia –Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Amy Grinstein – HAWC Board Member

John R. Keville – Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Christine B. LaFollette – Partner in Charge, Houston Office, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Tracy N. LeRoy – Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP 

Qusai Mahesri – Managing Director, Xpediant Solutions

Beverly McPhail – Social Work Consultant, UH Graduate School of Social Work

Margaret M. Payan – HAWC Supporter

Christina Bryan & Trey Peacock – Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

Nancy & Robert Peiser – Retired CEO, Imperial Sugar Company

Shawn L. Raymond – Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

Debbie Brown Robinson–Administrator, The Kinkaid School

Rocky Robinson–Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Melanie Rother – Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
Brett Schrader–Deputy General Counsel, Quanta Services, Inc.

Margo Sneller Scholin – Retired Partner, Baker Botts, 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 Vice-President & CFO, Civeo

Carolyn Truesdell – Community Leader

Shelton M. Vaughan – Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Kellie M. Vazquez–Vice President, Holes Incorporated

W. Thomas Weir – Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP