Scholarship Society

You can help underwrite all academic costs (including teacher salaries plus benefits and classrooms supplies) for Small Steps students. Your donation will be used to educate Houston’s youngest and most at-risk children.


Individuals, families, and groups can underwrite the cost of a student’s education at the below levels. Donors may sponsor one or more students or an entire classroom of 14 students.

$650—Sponsor a child for 1 month

Sponsors will receive:

  • Recognition on website
  • Invitations to school events
  • Annual update of students’ successes

$2,000—Sponsor a child for 3 months

Sponsors will receive:

  • Above plus customized student thank you

$4,000—Sponsor a child for 6 months

Sponsors will receive:

  • Above plus special photo of Small Steps students

$8,000—Sponsor a child for 1 year

Sponsors will receive:

  • Above plus special thank-you gift featuring the children

*Sponsors of five or more children receive additional benefits


Sponsor a Student

2017-2018 Scholarship Society

A big thank you to all of our Scholarship Society members!


Melinda and Greg Armstrong
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Ladish Valves
Latin Women’s Initiative
Liane and Marty Phillips
RBC Foundation USA
Jeff Steen
Judy and Charles Tate in appreciation of Merritt Marinelli and Jennifer LaPorte
The William Stamps Farish Fund

$3,600 – $7,199

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
Lilly and Thurmon Andress
David Baggett
Lana Billeaud and John McGinnis
Kelly and Michael Handel
Mikey and Dash Lane
Erin and Michael Maggi

$1,800 – $3,599

Robyn and Embry Canterbury
Michael Dignam, Jr.
Dunn Exploration Co.
Whitney and Matthew Gordon
Amy and Mark Hammer
Cynthia and George Jochetz III
Keith Kerr
Liz and David Leiman
Janice and Richard Moore
Jeff Rawson
Michelle and Alan Smith
Alex and Bobby Stillwell, Jr.
Louis and Steve Sweet
Cynthia and Allan Taylor
Meagan and Jonathan Travis
Sharon and Curt Webb

$600 – $1,799

Alliance Bernstein Matching Gift Program
Jodi and Adam Altsuler
Mary Beth Balhoff
Michael Beyer
Monica and Curtis Bickers
The Bookout Family Foundation
Marc Boom
Mary Kay and Brandt Bowden
Jessica and Fred Brazelton
Elizabeth and C. Walker Brierre
David Brown
Kelly Butler
The Byers Family
Whitney and Jamie R. Casas
Jeannie and Rob Chandler
Bryan Chapman
Melinda and Jay Chernosky
Marina Christensen
Moni and Jason Collins
Crema Espresso
Bryan D’Agostino
Cory Daugard
Margot and Zach Davis
Amy and Brooks Despot
Courtney and Greg Determann
Kate and Holbrook Dorn
Anthony Dues
Christy and Tim Duncan
EnCap Investments L.P.
Brad Fisher
Herman Flinder
Joel Foote
Megan and George Gayle
Patrick Gimlett
Stephen Goldfarb
Audrey and David Gow
Connie and Jonathan Gregory
Jeremy Griggs
Adrian Guerra-Cardus
Amy and Nelson Haight
Jennifer and Michael Hanson
Rana and Thomas Hassen
Von Henderson
Lori and Steve Herod
Margaret and Thad Hill
Kitty and Lex Hochner
Allie and Russell Hodges
Sarah and Gary Howell
Sarah Jane and Jack Howell
Biz and Adam Hurley
Katie and Ryan Ingram
Kristin and Logan Johnson
Melissa Juneau
Monica and Vik Kalra
Iva Ann and James King, Jr.
Patty and Phil Kramer
The Rachel Slosburg Kramer Family Charitable Fund
Rick Kruger
Sheri and Tim Lathrop
Mathilde and Joe Leary
Blair and Bryan Looke
Daniel Lopus
Danielle Magdol
Amanda Malone
Pinet and Jim McBride
Vickie and Patrick McCarthy
Jessica and Gabe Mena
MHC Counseling
John Millar
Sarah and R. Adam Miller
Heather and Mark Mize
Cassandra and Jamie Mott
Leslie and Riley Nelson
Trudy and Ray Nix
Jennifer and Sean O’Donnell
Christina and Michael O’Shell
A.F. and Tony Pelletier
Connor Phillips
Joe Pierce
Maya and Matt Pomroy
Laura and William Robertson
Meaghan and Robert Rubey
John Clayton Rynd
Kathryn and Scott Schroeder
Robert Shuford
James Siegel
Julie and Jerry Smith
Meredith and John Stilwell
Michael Stulberg
Sandy and Tim Sturm
Dorrie and Brian Tomayko
Caroline and Robert Trainer III
Melissa and Oliver Tuckerman
Donald Warmington
Nevine and Aaron Webster
Coleby Weinstock
The Laura and William M. Wheless IV Fund
Julia and Carl Williams
Sushma and Haresh Yalamanchili