HighTower Texas in the Community

Community service is a guiding principle and part of our core value of stewardship at HighTower Texas. Serving others is a commitment rooted deep in our individual and organizational heritage. Private Client-supported programs encourage community service and civic participation, and deliver outcomes that we believe will have a lasting impact. Below are a few of the organizations that HighTower Texas supports:

Pledge 1%

HighTower Texas is proud to be among the first asset management firms to join the Pledge 1% movement. Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time for their communities.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Jeremy Radcliffe


KIPP is the largest and most successful charter school system in the nation, and it was founded in Houston in 1994 by Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin. We have been an active supporter of KIPP for more than 10 years, and we unofficially adopted one of KIPP’s cornerstones—"Work Hard. Be Nice.”—as our own! Jeremy Radcliffe serves on KIPP Houston Public Schools’ Advisory Board.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Jeremy Radcliffe

Aldine Family Hope Center

Aldine Family Hope Center preserves families by providing them with critical services, aid and case management to keep them strong. The Aldine Family Hope Center has improved the lives of at-risk youth and their families for more than 24 years, serving about 5,000 households in the community. The Aldine Family Hope Center is a ministry of Buckner International.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Roz Davis

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor 2.0

Mentor 2.0 is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ technology-enriched, email supported one-to-one youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students. Through partnerships between Big Brothers Big Sisters, schools, companies and individuals, Mentor 2.0 supports high-impact mentoring relationships, aimed at providing high school students with the support and guidance they need to graduate high school and succeed in college and the workforce.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Roz Davis


Founded in Dallas, Buckner has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of vulnerable children and elders for more than a century. Buckner International serves people of all ages, from the beginning to ending of life. Today, Buckner Children and Family Services (a division of Buckner International) provides a wide variety of programs aimed at serving vulnerable children and families throughout Texas and worldwide.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Fred Williams

Children's Defense Fund

The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. The organization pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Roz Davis

Cristo Rey Jesuit

Cristo Rey Jesuit is committed to providing quality education, corporate experience and practical guidance to Houston’s youth. For the past two years, we have been a Corporate Sponsor for Cristo Rey, hiring students for internship positions.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Andrew Linbeck

DePelchin Chidren's Center

DePelchin Children’s Center is committed to meeting the needs of children as one of the largest providers of mental health, foster care and adoption services in Texas. Through its clinical expertise and special brand of caring, DePelchin helps turn lives around, providing a full continuum of care, including psychiatric services, counseling, residential treatment programs for at-risk youths, parent education, foster care and adoption.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Heinrich Grobler

Hope Lodge Houston

Every year, more than 125,000 cancer patients from across the country and around the world come to the Texas Medical Center to receive life-saving treatment. The combined medical bills and interrupted employment with the expense of hotels, meals, and local transportation can become overwhelming. Sadly, many patients who could be treated successfully either put off treatment until it is too late, or forego treatment altogether because they have no place to stay. American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Houston will become southeast Texas’ first and only no-cost, high-quality residential facility exclusively for cancer patients who travel to Houston for treatment but have limited resources for lodging.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Kathryn Sinclair

Houston Center for Literacy

In 1984, Mayor Kathy Whitmire and the City Council established Houston Center for Literacy (HCL) with one goal in mind: to raise the adult literacy rates in Houston. HCL works toward this goal by supporting literacy organizations and programs, engaging the entire community to join us in solving our city’s low-literacy problem, and connecting learners with the education they need to be prepared for the future.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Matt Summers

The Mission of Yahweh

The Mission of Yahweh has served homeless women and their children since 1961. The doors are always open for families in crisis. The Mission of Yahweh not only gives food, clothing and shelter, but also is committed to helping residents to become self-sufficient, productive members of society. Our practice has supported the Mission for several years, via volunteer opportunities and donations.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: John Blaisdell

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House of Houston provides a home away from home to families with seriously ill children being treated in the Texas Medical Center member institutions. David Hicks has served on the Board of Directors for the last four years. During this time, we have sponsored multiple events, such as the biennial Boo Ball Gala and the RMH Run for the House.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: David Hicks

YES Prep

YES Prep is an open-enrollment public charter school system serving 11,600 students grades 6-12 at 16 campuses in many of Houston’s most disadvantaged communities. Founded on the premise that all students, regardless of race or socio-economic status, can achieve at high academic levels, YES Prep is setting a new standard for student achievement in public education and was named “America’s Most Outstanding Charter Management Organization” by the Broad Foundation in 2012. In communities where half of the students earn a high school degree and less than 10 percent are expected to graduate from college, YES Prep is shattering the status-quo.

HighTower Texas Sponsor: Paula Canlas