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Join us Friday, November 6th for a conversation celebrating philanthropy in our community.

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When: Friday, November 6th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: United States
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Online registration is available until: 11/6/2020
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Celebrating Philanthropy 


Thank you for joining us for this 2020 new normal presentation.  We are thrilled to have Mother Daughter philanthropist duo Maureen and Kelly Hackett with us for this virtual event.  Acting as moderator is the President of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, Steve Maislin.  Their combined breath of expertise and knowledge of the Houston philanthropy landscape is a treasure to this community.  We plan on being back in-person for National Philanthropy Day on Thursday November 12, 2021 at the Hiltons America’s.  Until then, please participate in what we hope will be an insightful and enlightening conversation.





Maureen Hackett 


Maureen has worked in the philanthropy sector in various positions for over 40 years. She has served as Chairman of the Board of several non-profit organizations, an adviser to many others and an avid supporter of the community at-large. Her expertise in governance issues, strategic planning, advancement, community outreach, and board development has benefited myriad communities to date and continues to influence Maureen’s philanthropic efforts both locally and across the nation. In May 2018, Indiana University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters in recognition of her outstanding achievements and limitless promotion of human welfare, which she consistently inspires in others.


Maureen and her husband Jim have four adult children and three grandchildren, who under Maureen’s leadership, together constitute a philanthropic team committed to their combined passions. Their priority, as donors and community activists, is to act as agents of change in the realm of behavioral and mental health with a focus on awareness and education; research and treatment; and the eradication of the stigma associated with mental illness. In pursuit of that priority, they recently established The Hackett Center for Mental Health, the primary policy development and operating presence of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas in the Houston region. The Hackett Center is focused on putting policy into practice in partnership with the region’s leading health systems, so all Texans can obtain effective and efficient behavioral health care when and where they need it.


In addition to mental health awareness and advocacy, the Hackett Family is dedicated to serving the interests that make up the heart of every strong community: family, faith, health, and education.




Kelly Hackett

Kelly has walked miles in her clients’ shoes. As both a thought leader in family enterprise management and a second-generation client, Kelly brings a unique, fresh perspective to the Tectonic Advisors Family Office team. She partners closely with clients on governance, succession planning, wealth education, financial management, and charitable strategies. For Kelly, ensuring families achieve their multigenerational investment, lifestyle, and philanthropic goals is not a career – it’s a calling.


A native Houstonian, Kelly has achieved a world-class education and broad professional experiences in finance and law. After graduating from Georgetown University with degrees in international business and finance, Kelly was an Investment Analyst at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston. She later earned her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law and spent several years as a corporate securities and M&A attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Bracewell LLP. Kelly is also a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) and holds certificates in Finance and Accounting from Rice University and in Business and Comparative Strategic Management from the University of Oxford.


Kelly’s professional accomplishments are matched by her relentless dedication to give back to others. Involved in volunteer activities for over two decades, Kelly has served on the boards of health, education, and child welfare organizations, including current service St. Agnes Academy; the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame; and the Greater Houston Community Foundation, where she is a Council Member and an alumna of the inaugural class of the Next Gen Donor Institute. Beyond her board duties, Kelly is also a hands-on volunteer for treasured causes, including providing at-home ministry and eucharistic services to the residents of a local assisted living facility each Sunday since 2010.


Kelly honed her expertise in family office and family foundation management as Vice President of her family’s private foundation and as a Managing Director in Salient’s family office group. In early 2017, Kelly left Salient to found the Tectonic Advisors Family Office division. Tectonic leverages Kelly’s rare combination of personal and professional experiences, offering tailored family enterprise and wealth management services to ensure each client family can reach its own financial milestones, free up time for life’s most fulfilling activities, and build a philanthropic legacy for future generations.





Stephen D. Maislin

President & CEO

Greater Houston Community Foundation


Steve Maislin is responsible for leading efforts to evolve the organization’s continuing focus on serving donors and connecting them to Houston’s philanthropic community. Steve, along with the Foundation’s dynamic team, is dedicated to creating a lasting impact with individuals, families, businesses, and foundations. He also continues to work with professional advisors to develop and administer charitable plans that meet their clients financial and giving goals. With a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School and JD from the University of Texas School of Law, Steve is a frequent speaker on charitable planning, donor advised funds, and the power of the community foundation platform to grow philanthropic impact. Steve came to GHCF in 2001 after an eighteen-year career as an estate-planning advisor to high net worth families.


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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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