Two Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr shareholders Tom Barber and Cliff Harrison were among a group of Houston-area businessmen who raised $13,825 in one hour for a local charity this month.
The group—the Houston chapter of 100 Men Who Give a Damn—held its kick-off event August 11 where three charities pitched the 86 businessmen gathered on why they should donate to their cause.
Making It Better, which helps disadvantaged children in the Houston area through educational and support services, collected the more than $13,000.
Barber and Harrison learned about the 100 Men Who Give a Damn organization from Munsch Hardt Executive Director Charles Gillis, who started the Dallas chapter.
“We knew we wanted to bring it to Houston,” Harrison said in a statement. “At Munsch Hardt, it is engrained in our culture to be involved in community service projects. This organization allows men from across the city to not only give back but also network with each other.”
The founding members of the Houston chapter—including Barber, Harrison, Josh Harrison of Norman Smith Equipment, Bill Goeke of Weingarten Realty Investors, Barry Hammond of Aspire Commodities, Dave Lee of Gemini MSP, Eric Cohen of Butler-Cohen, and Greg Scheinman of Insgroup Inc.—will meet quarterly to hear pitches from local charities.
Pictured from left to right: Tom Barber, Josh Harrison, Bill Goeke, Jacque Daughtry of Making it Better, Barry Hammond, Cliff Harrison, Dave Lee, and Eric Cohen.