A graduate of Rice University, Harriet has worked in the field of philanthropy for 30 years. Beginning with her first compensated role as Development Director for the Armand Bayou Nature Center, Harriet has worked with numerous leading nonprofits and grassroots organizations, compensated and non-compensated, throughout Texas. She is a long-standing member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a former Board Member and a former Chair of the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.
Focusing primarily on capital campaigns, endowment funds, and special projects, her clients’ fundraising goals have ranged from $120 million to $1 million. They include schools, churches, hospitals, theatres, social welfare agencies, parks, and libraries.
Her current board memberships include Armand Bayou Nature Center Foundation, Bayou Bend Docent Organization, Bayou Preservation Association, Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Friends of the Fondren Library (Rice University), Harris County Heritage Society, Houston Public Library Foundation, Ideson Preservation Partners, Inprint, and The Women’s Fund for Her Foundation. Harriet was the founding Chairman for the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.
Born, raised and currently residing in Houston, she and husband Truett have five children and seven grandchildren.