Executive Service Corps of Houston To Receive Mayor’s
First Group Lifetime Achievement Award from Volunteer Houston
In recognition of Executive Service Corps of Houston (ESCH)’s leadership and management consulting for the nonprofit community of Texas for 28 years, Mayor Annise Parker will bestow the first Group Lifetime Achievement Award from Volunteer Houston on Thursday, May 10 at the Westin Galleria.
ESCH has served over 1,000 nonprofit clients in business planning, strategic planning, risk management, operations evaluations, financial services and development over the years. Clients range among the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Catholic Charities, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Houston Food Bank, Lord of the Streets, Amazing Place and many others. For 25 years, their services provided by currently working and retired business professionals, many from Fortune 500 companies, were offered free of charge. ESCH was the last of the national affiliated group, Executive Service Affiliate Network (ESCAN) to set fees for services.
ESCH further helps nonprofits excel through their partnership with University of Houston-Management Information Systems. ESCH has partnered with UH to provide free business solutions using the knowledge and technical skills of faculty and students of UH Bauer College of Business – Management Information Systems Department under the direction of Professor Paul Pennington. Student teams work on business projects, in the areas of office automation and integration; web, database or network development; hardware and software selection and installation; internet service protocol (ISP) selection; and accounting. The program aims to provide technology delivery for business improvement and mentor students through a professional client engagement process.
ESCH’s business partners include ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Chevron Corporation, Marathon Corporation, Wells Fargo, BP, Bank of America, The Boeing Company, Houston Endowment, Inc., Simmons Foundation, Fondren Foundation, Albert and Ethel Hertzstein, The Wortham Foundation and many others.
Executive Service Corps of Houston, established in 1984, serves as a leadership and management consultant service for the nonprofit community of Greater Houston. ESCH, one of 28 nationally-affiliated offices, offers business and strategic planning, marketing, insurance and fundraising assistance and consultation to nearly 1,000 nonprofits community. A corps of 70 currently employed and retired executives lend their management expertise and utilize their business acumen when challenges arise for large and small nonprofits. Consultants, long recognized for their volunteer efforts in the Houston community, offer their talent and mentorship to local nonprofit leaders and their organizations for a nominal fee. ESCH is supported by foundation, corporate and individual contributions. To learn more about the leadership and management consulting services that ESCH offers for a nominal fee, please visit their website at (http://www.eschouston.org) or call (713) 780-2208.