Let It Begin with Me
IMpower unites a diverse group of women in dialogue and action through community events, retreats, coffee chats, and service projects to help IM feed homebound seniors and disabled adults, resettle refugees, promote respect and unite volunteers and their passions with non-profits and their needs. IMpower is sponsored by IM’s Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships department.
IMpower launched on September 20, 2018 with a program, titled Let It Begin with Me: Women and Philanthropy Changing One Community at a Time. Over 80 women and men gathered in IM’s Great Hall to hear how empowered women are changing philanthropy and impacting our community from a panel of experts: Claire Costello with U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Maghna Goswami with Houston Endowment, Many Kao with Titan Management and the Many Kao Foundation, and Saleha Khumawla with the Bauer College of Business at University of Houston.
IMpower is also sponsoring Caryl Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF USA, as the 2019 keynote speaker of The Gershenson Lecture, an annual event established to honor Elliot Gershenson, President Emeritus of IM. The event will be taking place on March 5, 2019. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jodi Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org 713-533-4969 or Bethany Boucher at email@example.com or 713-533-4990.