2020 46th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner
Please plan to join us for the next scholarship dinner on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Sonesta Houston, culminating in the awarding of college scholarships to over 65 top graduating seniors.
Since 1972, our Association has actively promoted and recognized academic achievement in the Houston area. At our 2019 Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner, sixty-eight outstanding seniors from high schools in the greater Houston area were awarded $4,000 scholarships.
This year, the Association is proud to award a posthumous Honoree of the Year award to Aubrey Meyer Farb. He was the epitome of the Greatest Generation whose calling cards were: love of family, scholarly education, philanthropy, hard work and the highest degree of ethics and excellence. Born in Galveston, Texas on September 26, 1922, the first-born son of Sophia Meyer Farb and Jacob L. Farb, he was a brilliant student who graduated from Houston’s San Jacinto High School at age 16, was accepted to Rice Institute to study liberal arts when there was no tuition (the only way his family could afford to send him to college) and earned his bachelor’s degree at the age of 19. The stellar graduate (Class of ’42), elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society as a junior, was selected for the Navy Japanese Language School at the University of Colorado and was commissioned in WWII as a Japanese language officer stationed at Guam and Iwo Jima, proudly serving his country.
The long-time Houstonian applied his business acumen to invest his time, talents and resources to support many local causes, serving on the Houston boards of Planned Parenthood, Family Service Center, YWCA, San Jacinto Girl Scouts, Child Builders, Houston Symphony, Boys & Girls Clubs, Congregation Emanu El, and Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Alumni Association and the Houston Chapter’s college scholarship program to which he was highly committed and served as national chairman of the PBK Alumni Association for six years.
R. Cullen Powell will serve as our Dinner Chairman. Cullen is chief executive officer and a director of Legacy Trust Company, N.A. Prior to his time at Legacy, Cullen spent 13 years with Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate Group. Cullen received his B.A. degree from Northwestern University with a double major in history and international studies. He received his MBA from McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in real estate finance. Cullen is a member of the Urban Land Institute as well as serving as an advisory board member for the Powell Foundation.
Please consider supporting the Scholarship Awards program. Students across our area are working hard to realize their college hopes. Your generous contribution at the $3,500 level or above will directly help those students move forward to grasp their dreams.