Our Donors

The certification program of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is the way many Houston-area foundations and philanthropic individuals protect their investments in our community's nonprofit social services, arts organizations and other charities. By investing in the next generation of nonprofit leaders, our donors can feel confident that the nonprofits employing Alliance graduates will be run efficiently and effectively, maximizing their charitable dollars. They also know that by supporting the Alliance program, they are giving a boost to people who have a sincere interest in making a career of making a difference. After providing seed money for the first four years of the Alliance program at the University of Houston, David M. Underwood continues to stay involved as a member of the Leadership Circle, a group of community volunteers dedicated to gathering support for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance locally.

The Alliance Leadership Circle

  • Ms. Mary Beth Staine, Chair
  • Mrs. Jennifer Battle, LMSW, CNP
  • Mrs. Allison Wright Brooks
  • Ms. Emelda Douglas, CFRE
  • Mrs. Joan Dunlap
  • Ms. Ronnie Hagerty, PhD, CFRE
  • Mr. Rick Herrman
  • Mr. Todd Litton
  • Mrs. Flo McGee
  • Ms. M.Anne Murphy
  • Mr. Paul Murphy
  • Mr. Wayne Norden
  • Ms. Margaret O’Donnell, LMSW-ACP
  • Mr. Bob Paddock
  • Mrs. Becky Pivec
  • Mrs. Angela Seaworth, ACFRE
  • Mr. Ed Smith
  • Mr. David M. Underwood