From L to R: Keynote Speaker Scott Horsley, Co-Chairs Tim Ruch & Michelle Ruch, AMIGOS CEO & President Sara Nathan, Co-Chair Catherine Masterson, Master of Ceremonies Art Rascon, Co-Chairs Joanne Houck & Tim Singletary
Our Keynote Speaker was Scott Horsley, Chief Economics Correspondent at NPR and AMIGOS Alumnus ’83, ’84.
In his work for NPR, Scott Horsley reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities. Scott spent a decade on the White House beat, covering both the Trump and Obama administrations. He spoke on the continued relevance of AMIGOS programs in today’s interconnected world.
Student Speaker Alexa Lara shared her incredible story of volunteering with AMIGOS with the help of financial assistance from the Houston Chapter and how it has helped her feel ready for college and beyond.
“I’m so grateful to AMIGOS for their investment in me as a person and as a leader. Being here today is one way for me to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be the first person in my family to go to college and thanks to this program I learned I can be away from my family and can still be close to them.” – Alexa Lara
AMIGOS students positively impact their host communities and return home with greater leadership skills, a higher sense of purpose, and a better understanding of collaborative community service. We will continue to empower young leaders in Houston and look forward to sharing their inspiring stories with you.
Photography by Chuck Ohamara
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Scott Horsley – Keynote Speaker
Chief Economics Correspondent, NPR
AMIGOS Alumnus ’83, ’84
In his work for NPR, Scott Horsley reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities. Scott spent a decade on the White House beat, covering both the Trump and Obama administrations.
Scott spoke to the continued relevance of AMIGOS programs in today’s interconnected world. Follow Scott and his trusted coverage of current affairs here.
Art Rascon – Master of Ceremonies
ABC13 News Anchor
AMIGOS President & CEO
Houston-area AMIGOS volunteers
George was a passionate advocate of youth, education, and the global bridges that unite us.
Former AMIGOS Board Member and Foundation Trustee
The 3rd Annual Breakfast to Benefit AMIGOS was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the 55-year history of AMIGOS and raise awareness for our international youth leadership programs.
Funds raised from the Breakfast will support our current work and increase financial assistance awards for students.
Since our founding in Houston in 1965, AMIGOS has served more than 29,000 young people throughout the Americas. Our programs provide students ages 13-22 the opportunity to gain hands on experience in cultural exchange and collaborative community service. Through our programs students develop personal leadership skills, improve their ability to work cross-culturally, and become positive agents of change for themselves, their communities, and the world.
Joanne Houck and Tim Singletary
Catherine and George Masterson
Michelle and Tim Ruch
Samantha Schnee and Michael Hafner
Cathy and Bill Arnold
Ed and Suky Cazier
Claire and John Curtin
Alma del Toro*
Viviana and David Denechaud
Sarah Felknor and Denton Ragland
Patricia Selcke Grad*
Greg and Maria Elena Grannen
Andrew Haas* and Susan Seligman-Haas
Phil* and Linda Johnson
Elizabeth Kendall-Lee & Richard Lee
Robin and Kevin Lanier*
Tennie and David Ott
Brenda Rios Brombacher** and Michael Brombacher**
Ley and Glory Samson
Shelley Starr and David Martin
Katherine McCollough Yzaguirre
*AMIGOS Board of Directors
**AMIGOS Houston Chapter Board
Your sponsorship will help AMIGOS serve more students and directly support our international youth leadership programs. Review the Sponsorship Brochure for more information.
If you would like to become a corporate sponsor we are thrilled to discuss the sponsorship opportunities with you. Please contact Jenny Claycombe at jclaycom[email protected] or call 713-782-5290 ext. 121.
Ticket sales are closed. Please email Sam Waters at [email protected] if you are interested in attending the Breakfast to Benefit AMIGOS.