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.

$600—Sponsor a child for 1 month

Sponsors will receive:

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

$1,800—Sponsor a child for 3 months

Sponsors will receive:

  • Above plus customized student thank you

$3,600—Sponsor a child for 6 months

Sponsors will receive:

  • Above plus special photo of Small Steps students

$7,200—Sponsor a child for 1 year

Sponsors will receive:

  • Above plus school tour for you and up to 4 guests
  • Special thank-you gift featuring the children

*Sponsors of 5 or more children receive additional benefits


Sponsor a Student

2017-2018 Scholarship Society

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


Greg Armstrong
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Ladish Valves
Latin Women’s Initiative
Liane and Marty Phillips
Jeff Steen
Judy 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 Thrumon Andress
David Baggett
Lana Billeaud and John McGinnis
Kelly and Michael Handel
Mikey and Dash Lane

$1,800 – $3,599

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

$600 – $1,799

Alliance Bernstein Matching Gift Program
Michael Beyer
The Bookout Family Foundation
Marc Boom
David Brown
Kelly Butler
Bryan Chapman
Melinda and Jay Chernosky
Marina Christensen
Cory Daugard
Amy and Brooks Despot
Anthony Dues
EnCap Investments L.P.
Brad Fisher
Herman Flinder
Patrick Gimlett
Stephen Goldfarb
Audrey and David Gow
Connie and Jonathan Gregory
Von Henderson
Patty and Phil Kramer
Danielle Magdol
Pinet and Jim McBride
John Millar
Laura and William Robertson
Robert and Meaghan Rubey
Scott and Kathryn Schroeder
Jerry and Julie Smith
Alex and Bobby Stillwell, Jr.
Meredith and John Stilwell
Michael Stulberg
Dorrie and Brian Tomayko
Donald Warmington
Coleby Weinstock
The Laura and William M. Wheless IV Fund
Julia and Carl Williams