WHO WE ARE
The Greater Houston Black Chamber Foundation takes great joy in enriching the business community that it serves. The Foundation is an extension of the GHBC that works tirelessly to provide opportunities for members, aspiring entrepreneurs, professionals, and students. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports all GHBC initiatives and programs.
FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Darryl King, Chair
Principle Partnering Group
Paul Canning, Vice-Chair
RPH Consulting Group
Kevin Riles, Treasurer
Kevin Riles Real Estate
Courtney Johnson Rose
George E. Johnson Development
WHAT WE DO
Here at the Greater Houston Black Chamber Foundation, we care, and it shows. Over the past 38 years, the Foundation has given a total of $50,000 dollars toward advancing, educating, equipping, and empowering other minority business entrepreneurs, professionals, and students. Here at the Foundation, we feel that this work of charity is both relevant and necessary to meet the growing needs of our community. We are focused on assisting both mature and young minority entrepreneurs to both create and facilitate growth for their businesses.
We have done much, yet there is much work yet to be completed. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of the Foundation so that GHBC efforts to ensure the long-term success of its member companies and corporate partners.
EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
We are proud of the partnerships that we have been able to create through the GHBC’s working relationships with Houston ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Spring ISD, Klein ISD, Rice University, Texas Southern University, University of Houston, the local Houston Black MBA Chapter, and various other educational based entities.
Annually and in conjunction with the GHBC, the Foundation’s Educational Achievement Awards scholarships have been awarded for almost 40 years to students in the Houston Metropolitan area.
The Educational Achievement Award is granted to graduating high school seniors. Applicants that are a part of the Greater Houston Community will be awarded based on competitive essays, academic performances, and personal interviews.
2017 EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Jalesha Bass – Jack Yates High School
Najah Harvey – Hightower High School
JaNae Hammond – Elkins High School
Colen James – Pearland High School
Rodneicia Savage – Phillis Wheatley High School
Alexys Allen – Phillis Wheatley High School
Bianca Wilson – Thurgood Marshall High School