Impacting Futures

Graduation Gala

Thank you for celebrating the brilliance, resilience, and accomplishments of Houston-area OneGoal Fellows with us. Together, we can close the degree divide to impact futures for Houston students.

Our Honoree

This year, OneGoal is honored to recognize Stephanie Tsuru, Global Literacy Advocate and Founder of SheSpace, as our Impacting Futures Honoree. Stephanie was one of the influential voices that helped launch Houston as a OneGoal region in 2013 and since then, our region has grown to serve 25 high school partners and more than 4,000 Fellows. Tsuru continues to lead efforts in our city to close opportunity gaps for some of our most talented youth. We are extremely grateful for the work that she has led in the Houston community and are excited to honor her contributions.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

SheSpace (Event Underwriter)

Denise + David Baggett

Jay + Melinda Chernosky


Ashley + David Coolidge

Crowe LLP

Sharon + Jason DeLorenzo

Margaret + Jeff Dietert

McDermott Will & Emery

EnCap Investments

William Scott Mace Foundation


Houston Energy Group

Kirkland and Ellis, LLP

Maynard + Kathleen Holt

Michael + Tracy Lou

Mizuho Financial Group

Logan + Melissa Moncrief

Tommy + Terry Nusz

Oasis Petroleum

Vinson & Elkins LLP / David Palmer Oelman

Jane + Harry Pefanis

Perry Homes

Mary + Liane Phillips

RBC Capital Markets

Phyllis + Barrett Rouse

Rosemary Schatzman

Sunday Shepperd

Wynne + Aimee Snoots

Douglas + Courtney Swanson

Ken + Janie Valach

Kathleen + Champ Warren

Daniel + Emily Weingeist


For more information about sponsorship opportunities or the OneGoal program, please contact our Senior Director of External Affairs, Carlos Perrett, at