The 2016 Nonprofit Summit Series


In 2016 OneStar Foundation departed from our forty year history of hosting a single statewide nonprofit summit, opting instead to partner with communities in rural or under resourced regions of the state.

Our first series included El Paso, The Rio Grande Valley, and Lubbock. The series inspired leaders across all sectors to focus on the nexus of service, leadership and collaboration. Each event was locally driven to meet the needs and aspirations of participants and encourage cross sector collaboration, highlight promising practices and catalyze strategies to address local issues.

Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott was a special guest at all three forums in 2016, where she welcomed attendees and provided remarks on volunteerism and service. Mrs. Abbott introduced “TEXANTHROPY”  her initiative to promote volunteerism and philanthropy, across the State of Texas. To learn more about Texanthropy, visit

El Paso

Nonprofit Business


The El Paso Nonprofit Business Summit is a community-organized event to bring nonprofit, higher education and business leaders together to reenergize the nonprofit sector with innovative tools, resources and ideas to create new solutions to old problems. You are invited to learn, network and share ideas or find new ways to engage with the nonprofit sector. Learn more >

Rio Grande Valley

Nonprofit Business


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 >


Igniting Creativity

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 >