First Lady Blog
This week I am spotlighting the final 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Winner. Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano won the GVA for Corporate Community Impact for Small Business.
Happy Independence Day from our family to yours! Thank you to the brave men and women who have, and continue to, defend our freedoms. What a wonderful country we live in! I hope you spent the day celebrating America’s independence with family and friends, and I hope it was a fun and safe one. God bless America!
Texanthropy Spotlight: Spring Branch Family Development Center – 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner
Today I’m highlighting the second-to-last of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner – the Spring Branch Family Development Center.
Yesterday I had the honor of announcing the 2017 winners of the Governor’s Volunteer Awards. The GVA’s, administered by OneStar Foundation, honor the contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations in Texas that have made a positive impact in their communities or across the state through service and volunteering.
Yesterday I had the honor of visiting one of my favorite Austin-area nonprofits, Little Helping Hands. You may remember that Little Helping Hands’ founder, Marissa Vogel, joined me for my Texanthropy announcement last spring.
Over the last two years, I have had the opportunity to travel all across the Lone Star State: from El Paso to Beaumont, from Amarillo to McAllen, and
Last week I had the honor of continuing the grand tradition of the Texas Historical Commission Texas Main Street Program’s First Lady’s
There were eleven GVA winners in 2016 and eight have been highlighted so far. Today I’m going to tell you about the winner of the GVA for