Conference Schedule

United Way Center
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas

Join Neil Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Production Company and 2017-18 United Way Community Campaign chair, and some of Houston’s most interesting leaders for a TED Talk-style program hosted by breakfast klub owner Marcus Davis. Come hear sociologist and director of the Kinder Institute Dr. Stephen Klineberg talk demographics, trends, and community needs. Join Lynne Liberato, partner at Haynes and Boone, for a look at how United Way THRIVE is helping families achieve financial stability and independence. And, explore the state of education in our area with former Spring Branch ISD superintendent and director of Education for the Kinder Foundation, Duncan Klussmann

At a Glance:

7:30 am – 8:00 am    Registration, Light Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am   Opening Session
9:40 am – 11:00 am Workshop
11:15 am – 1:15 pm    On the Road with United Way (boxed lunch included)
11:15 am – 12:15 pm     See Our Work


9:40 am – 11:00 am Workshop - Our panel of corporate partners will share their thoughts and answer your questions
  • Take your Leadership Giving program to the next level
  • Grow your campaign to new heights
  • Discover fun and rewarding ways to engage your employees
  • Creatively communicate your message to employees on social media and more
  • Discuss ways to engage those 30 and under
11:15 am – 1:15 pm      On the Road with United Way Bus Tour

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Visit a United Way Bright Beginnings early childcare education center and see first-hand how United Way is investing in education. Then, head to Houston’s historic Fifth Ward to see how United Way’s partnerships and innovative investments have changed an entire neighborhood. 

Visit a United Way THRIVE partner and discover how hardworking families in our community are achieving real and lasting financial stability by learning new skills with help from this innovative initiative.


  See Our Work

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Listen in and tour our 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE. Plus, see the United Way Experience where we are helping families reach financial stability and students achieve academic success.