Developing young professionals into future board members of Catholic Charities

  • Participating in service & fundraising projects
  • Being mentored by current and former board members
  • Network and socialize with other like-minded young professionals

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Upcoming Events 2022 – 2023

  • November – Mentorship Over Coffee
  • December – Serve together for Share Your Blessings
  • January – Let’s start the year with service! Volunteer together at Guadalupe Center
  • February – Cornhole fundraising tournament benefitting Catholic Charities
  • March – Young Leaders meeting at Catholic Charities HQ
  • April – First annual Catholic Charities Board Leadership Development Conference – hosted by Young Leaders

Member Benefits

  • Invitations to fun social and networking events
  • Access to exclusive professional development speaker series
  • Engaging volunteer opportunities
  • Gain leadership experience
  • Discounted tickets to Catholic Charities social events

Young Leaders Committee

David Marquardt, Assistant Controller, The Sterling Group LP (Chair of Young Leaders Committee)

Clarissa Barboza, MBA, Contracts & Licensing Specialist, Crum and Forster

Jonathan Cruz, Director of Sports Vision Training-Xtreme Vision & Certified Vision Therapist, Bellaire Family Eye Care

Jackie Manley, Assistant Vice President – Commercial Real Estate, Amegy Bank

Dakota Prochnow, Portfolio Manager – Commercial Banking, Commerce Bank

Who can be one of the Young Leaders?

We invite anyone between the ages of 21-40 who wants to share our mission of helping people live better lives. We also welcome all people from any faith background and across all industries to join us.

Is there a cost?

The fee to join the Young Leaders group is a $50 annual donation. The funds help pay for meetings and events, and also supports the Share Your Blessings Christmas gift campaign.

You can pay online here.

How do I get started?

It's easy!

Step 1: Complete the online form.

Step 2: Make your $50 donation here.

We will then contact you about upcoming meetings and events to get started!

Questions? Please contact Karina Hernandez at or 713.874.6645