Building on Texas' forty year legacy of bringing nonprofit, business and community leaders together, OneStar Foundation will co-host a series of service and leadership convenings in 2016 in El Paso, The Rio Grande Valley, and Lubbock. The series seeks to inspire leaders across all sectors by focusing on the nexus of service, leadership and collaboration. Each event is locally driven to meet the needs and aspirations of participants and will encourage cross sector collaboration, highlight promising practices and catalyze strategies to address local issues.
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott will be a special guest at all three forums, where she will welcome attendees and provide remarks on volunteerism and service. Mrs. Abbott recently announced the launch of Texanthropy, a new initiative that she will use to promote volunteerism and service to others as her primary focus as First Lady of Texas. To learn more about Texanthropy, visit http://gov.texas.gov/texanthropy.
for Social Change
This summit is aimed at gathering and connecting community leaders in the public, nonprofit, and business sectors who are looking for meaningful and purposeful engagement strategies to move the nonprofit sector forward. The gap that the nonprofit sector meets in addressing social problems is widening, but through intelligent, strategic and purposeful engagement, cross sector talent can innovate, reenergize and optimize the sector towards new solutions to old problems. Learn more >
The Rio Grande Valley Summit brings together thought leaders, practitioners, and funders to engage in dynamic conversations about meaningful and sustainable change in our communities. Participants will learn how business and social enterprise models are having remarkable results in addressing the most pressing social problems while advancing the position of the nonprofit sector. Cutting edge ideas and trends for engaging corporate sponsors and the opportunity to form strategic alliances with private, public and philanthropic partners is why you must attend this summit! Learn more >
Service & Leadership Symposium
The Service & Leadership Symposium is a day dedicated to living out everything the Volunteer Center of Lubbock is about – inspiring a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. Our goal is for every attendee to leave with a renewed sense of purpose and practical tools to act on their personal and organizational missions. The event brings together business and community leaders, teachers, students, and nonprofit organizations with the purpose of building a stronger South Plains. Learn more >