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Women's Institute of Houston
August 18, 2011

In the 1980's when my children were small, The Chronicle ran an article on The Women's Institute of Houston. I could hardly wait to enroll! As a young mother, I was thirsting for some intellectual stimulation. I could not have been more thrilled with their broad, diversified curriculum. And best of all, as soon as I entered the building, I knew that I had something in common with each person there. We all loved to learn! Stimulating classes with no homework or tests...what could be better? Thirty years later, I'm still as enthralled with the programs offered as I was when I first enrolled. From the Sunday Lectures followed by wine and cheese to the Cultural Studies and Lecture Luncheon programs, The Women's Institute offers something unique to both men and women. This organization is one of Houston's rare jewels.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my participating in various Sunday Lectures; taking many of the Cultural Studies classes; and being an enthusiastic member of the Lecture Luncheon series.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add a more advanced level of the foreign language classes each term.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

the newspaper

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

We want to raise the awareness level of our programs in the community.

What is its top priority in the long run?

We want to continue our offerings for another sixty years!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am long time student and lecture luncheon member.