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Spindletop Community Impact Partners’ annual Holiday Ball raises $1.1 million for local youth-centered nonprofits

Written by Lindsay Tooker

The 48th annual Spindletop Community Impact Holiday Ball raised funds for more than 30 Houston area nonprofits.

More than 600 energy industry executives and professionals gathered December 8 at The Post Oak Hotel to ring in the holiday season during Spindletop’s annual gala. Attendees raised a record setting $1.1 million, which will go to support the work of more than 30 local youth nonprofits, including TEACH, YMCA of Greater Houston, Kids’ Meals, Camp for All, Bo’s Place, Girls Inc., The Children’s Assessment Center, Urban Harvest, and Youth Development Center.

Three individuals were recognized at the event: Roger Jenkins of Murphy Oil Corporation received the Spindletop Award; Julie Robertson, retired from Noble Corporation and serving on several boards, received the Spindletop Founders Award; and Richard Mercer of CitiGroup received the Constance White Volunteer Service Award.

Spindletop Community Impact Partners, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that enhances the lives of at-risk youth through funding and volunteering from the energy industry, while promoting fellowship and networking among its participants. They support area nonprofits that educate, empower, protect, and nurture at-risk youth.

In addition to funds raised for local nonprofit organizations, attendees donated hundreds of toys to Spindletop’s annual toy drive. To learn more about Spindletop Community Impact Partners and their work in the community, visit publishes every week.
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Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.