River Oaks Country Club

Thursday, November 12, 2020
7:30–9:00 am


A Conversation with Howard Wright III and Paul Stebbins

Howard Wright III
Founder & CEO, Seattle Hospitality Group
AMIGOS alumnus ’72, ’73, and ’74

Paul Stebbins
Chairman Emeritus, World Fuel Services Corporation
AMIGOS alumnus ’72, ’73, and ’74

Also featuring

Sara Nathan
AMIGOS President & CEO


Houston-area AMIGOS volunteers

The 4th Annual Breakfast to Benefit AMIGOS will raise the visibility of our organization in the Houston community and celebrate our history and future. Funds raised from the Breakfast will support our current work and increase funding for financial assistance awards to students.


Since our founding in Houston in 1965, AMIGOS has served more than 30,000 young people in thousands of communities throughout the Americas. As our programs inspire more and more leaders through authentic service and immersion experiences, we continue to fulfill our organization’s mission in powerful ways. We envision a world where these young leaders and all of us become lifelong leaders sharing responsibility for our global community.

Ticket sales will open later this year. Until then, save the date!

The 3rd Annual Breakfast to Benefit AMIGOS on November 14, 2019 at the River Oaks Country Club raised $94,280 to expand financial assistance awards for 2020 Houston area youth volunteers and support our programs.


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.


2019 Breakfast – Photos

Photography by Chuck Ohamara