Catholic Charities Announces New Leadership Team, Presents Charity in Action Awards at Annual Meeting

Mayor Sylvester Turner, philanthropic leader Deana Blackburn, KTRK ABC13’s Cynthia Cisneros and ExxonMobil’s Donna Petrone were among the 100 attendees for the Sept. 20 Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Annual Meeting & Celebration. Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, Catholic Charities president and CEO, perfectly captured the theme “A Year of Mercy, A Bridge to […]

Catholic Church Commits to Ongoing Work for Refugees

Below is a press release from the Texas Catholic Conference (View original release) AUSTIN — Catholic charitable and social services will continue to work with other nonprofits serving refugees in Texas, as the state government announced its intention to step away from its role. Speaking on behalf of two dozen Catholic organizations and his fellow […]

Ernesto Lopez Named to Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Ernesto Lopez was named to the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. This is not the first time the publication has recognized him; he was previously named to their 2014 and 2015 40 Under 40 Honorable Mention lists. More than 500 individuals from across all industries were […]

Catholic Charities Disaster Response Press Kit

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston provides response coordination and short-term and long-term recovery services to individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and other catastrophes. Read below for information about long-term disaster recovery, the role Catholic Charities takes in the immediate aftermath and long-term relief, and what […]

The Akin Gump Summer Associates Work with Catholic Charities Pro Bono Program

Pro Bono Ambassador: Akin Gump Each summer, a select group of law students from some of the most prestigious schools in the nation have interned with the international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Since 2007, among the various projects its summer associates are assigned, Akin Gump hosts a firm-wide project in […]

Catholic Charities Supervising Attorney Named Top Texan Under 30 by CultureMap

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s Mariame Aana was selected by CultureMap as one of the Top Texans Under 30. Aana is the Supervising attorney at the St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. For the first time, CultureMap celebrates twentysomething trailblazers by naming 26 […]

CEO Cynthia N. Colbert Named Outstanding Woman in Business

Leadera Consulting Group named Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston CEO/President Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, as September 2016’s Outstanding Woman in Business.  The honor marks the third recognition in the last few months for Colbert. She was also selected as a finalist for the Houston Business Journal’s 2016 C-Suite Awards in the Best Nonprofit CEO category. She was a […]