2021 Building a Dream Luncheon
Join us for Houston Habitat’s only fundraising event.
The Carl Umland Award
Leela Krishnamurthy exemplifies the same tenacity and passion for serving the Houston community as the organization’s founder, Carl Umland.
Leela is well known for her work as a local community activist and philanthropist. Leela has a longstanding record of service to the Houston community. Most recently, Leela was honored as a 2020 Woman of Substance by The Mission of Yahweh and a Hats Off to Mothers Awardee by Easter Seals. Leela and her husband Nat were named a Top 20 Power Couple Impact Maker by Caring Kindness Wisdom. Leela has generously served on the board of UNICEF and Houston Habitat for Humanity. During her term as a board member, and then President of Indo American Charity Foundation, two Houston Habitat houses were sponsored by the foundation. Leela was head Librarian of the Barbara Bush library where she initiated innovative programs including famous authors like Stephen King. She is a current trustee and president of Sankara Nethralaya, fighting blindness in India. Leela has also served as president of Bharathi Kalai Manram and treasurer of India Cultural Center. Photo courtesy of Gittings Photography
Antoinette “Toni” Jackson
Antoinette M. Jackson is a principal with The Banks Law Firm and has represented housing developers since 1992. Toni, who has a strong commitment to the community, has enjoyed a law practice that has been the perfect marriage of practicing law and giving back to the community. Toni became a housing attorney at a time when it was not a recognized practice area after a nonprofit approached her about acquiring and financing an affordable development. Since that time, she has continued to represent for-profit and non-profit developers and public housing agencies in commercial real estate development and affordable housing financing.
Toni has been a passionate advocate for affordable housing and throughout her career has worked extensively on efforts to increase homeownership and rental housing for low-to-moderate income families.
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For more information please contact Marla Endieveri at email@example.com or 713-671-9993 x284.
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Thank You to our Sponsors
Leela and Natesan Krishnamurthy
Antoinette “Toni” Jackson
Rosy C. Zuklic
|Amit Agarwal||Independent Bank|
|Allegiance Bank||Vilma Kunert|
|Hughes Watters Askanase, LLP||Serena Malhotra and Mohan Kuruvilla|
|Dr. Natarajan S. Bala and Anu Bala||Mrs Sudha and Dr. Ravi Mani|
|Josh Beasley and Andrew Hayes||Haley and Chad Millis|
|CastleRock Communities||Christie Obiaya and Mahesh Konduru|
|Leslie Cobb-Hector||Dinesh and Vrinda Pejaver|
|Heather Beck Crowder and Dan Crowder||Devina Rankin and Dianna Cervantes|
|Declaration Title Company, LLC||Gail Boyd Rogers|
|Gensler||Amy and Thomas Michael Stroh|
|Stephen L. Goldberg and Timothy E. Kollatschny||TAS Realty Group|
|Hancock Whitney Bank||Lalita and Surinder Trehan|
|Allison and Michael Hay||Unity National Bank|
|Houston Chronicle||Wallace T Ward|
|Houston Housing Finance Corporation||Willis Johnson & Associates|
If you missed our 2020 virtual luncheon you can still view it here.