Texas has long been a place that attracts people who want to make a difference. It doesn’t matter who your parents are or how little money you have, if you possess a great idea and want to achieve great things, the Lone Star state welcomes you with no questions asked.
In this editorial series, CultureMap highlights those individuals who impact Houston in a big way. These leaders help shape our city with new — and often bold — ideas. Some are powerful household names; others fly under the radar and work tirelessly behind the scenes without recognition.
With the sheer force of persuasion and determination, the Houston Influentials are molding the economy, enhancing the culture and creating a blueprint for the 21st century — making our hometown a better place to live.
Part of our mission at CultureMap is to shine a light on all the good work Houston non-profits do to make our city a better place to live. That's why we're bringing back the CultureMap Charity Challenge presented by Yellow Cab.
Help us select our 2015 charity partner by voting once a day, every day, until February 20 at midnight.