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Friday, November 19, 2021

12:00-1:00 PM CT

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The AMIGOS Lifelong Leaders Luncheon will raise the visibility of our organization in the Houston community and celebrate our history and future. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for our youth leadership programs and Financial Assistance Fund. Join us for a fun, upbeat, and celebratory fundraising benefit the Friday before Thanksgiving.



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.

As the place where AMIGOS began 57 years ago, Houston has always played a special role in our impact. Over the decades, AMIGOS has influenced the lives of more than 2,300 students from the Houston area. We are enthusiastic about this new format for our annual benefit in Houston that will expand opportunities for Houston’s youth.


Alma Del Toro Ford and Clint Ford

Laura and Steve Otillar

Samantha Schnee and Michael Hafner



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The AMIGOS Lifelong Leaders Luncheon builds on the legacy and impact of the AMIGOS Breakfast Benefits hosted from 2017–2019. Together, these events raised nearly $200,000 for our programs and our Houston volunteers. 

See the below summary of the 3rd AMIGOS Breakfast Benefit for more information on the legacy and impact of the Breakfast Benefits.  


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