2020 Celebration of Service and Humanitarian Award: Anna M. Babin

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Annual Celebration of Service event celebrates the current Schweitzer Fellows and the accomplishments of their year-long Fellowship projects and honors the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Humanitarian of the Year. The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – Houston Galveston is delighted to announce Anna M. Babin as our 2020 Humanitarian of the Year!

Ms. Babin was named President and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston in August 2005. As chief executive of the nation’s third largest United Way, Babin blends sound business acumen with a deep understanding of community needs. Working closely with corporate and community advisors, she led the organization through the development of three strategic plans, with the most recent, Second Century Vision, set to position the United Way as the leading voice and expert in creating opportunities for low-income families and individuals to thrive. In 2017, under her leadership, United Way raised more than $50 million for immediate relief and long-term recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston region.
Babin has focused the organization on issues that assist people to secure a better future with initiatives around family financial stability, veterans services – MISSION UNITED – and educational support to children in their out-of-school time. United Way THRIVE, a collaborative now in its eleventh year, has demonstrated the power of partnerships, helping more than 200,000 families in that 11-year period achieve their dreams of family financial well-being and independence and delivering a 10:1 return on investment. An advocate for providing accurate and timely information to callers of 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE, she launched and completed a successful capital campaign in 2015 to create a new facility to meet the demand of the growing number of people in need of help. In 2018, 211 answered 1.2 million calls for help.
A native Texan, Babin holds a degree in business administration from Lamar University and maintains her CPA credential. She serves on diverse community boards and committees, including the Greater Houston Partnership, Executive Women’s Partnership, United Ways of Texas, University of Houston Board of Visitors, Good Reason Houston Leadership Council, and chairs the United Way Worldwide 211 CEO Partnership. Anna was named Houston Business Journal’s 2017 Best Non-Profit C-Suite Executive, one of the 2009 Women on the Move by Texas Executive Women, and one of the 2008 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Women’s Magazine. (link)

April 20, 2020

11:00-11:45 am – Meet and Greet the Fellows and our Humanitarian honoree 

12:00-1:30 pm – Awards Program and Luncheon

The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
1811 Briar Lane
Houston, TX 77027


Individual Ticket: $150 

Table Sponsorship Levels

The Fellowship always appreciates seats at a sponsored table for our current Fellows if you have extra.

Friend of the Fellowship: $1,500 

  • One Table for 10 guests
  • Recognition in the Event Program

Bronze Table Sponsor : $2,000 

  • One Table for 10 guests
  • Recognition in the Event Program

Silver Table Sponsor : $5,000 

  • One Table for 10 guests
  • Recognition in the Event Program

Gold Table Sponsor: $10,000 

  • Table seating for 10 guests with Fellows
  • Recognition at the Awards Luncheon Ceremony and in the Event Program

Platinum Table Sponsor: $20,000  

  • Prominent Table for 10 guests
  • Featured Event Sponsor
  • Recognition at the Awards Luncheon Ceremony and in the Event Program