Social Responsibility and Service
At Welcome Group, LLC, we endeavor to positively impact the City of Houston and surrounding neighborhoods by being active in the community. Our willingness to serve has long been a staple in our philosophy.
University of Houston and Other Endeavors
The University of Houston is a passion for the principals of the Welcome Group. Our Chairman of the Board, Welcome Wilson, Sr. graduated from UH in 1949 and has passed his love for the University on to his family. Their love for the greater Houston Community extends to other philanthropy as well.
Alice Graham Baker Crusader Award
Welcome Wilson, Sr. and Welcome Wilson, Jr. being recognized by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Neighborhood Centers, Inc. with the Alice Graham Baker Crusader Award for their service and contribution to the betterment of the City of Houston in 2013.
Houston Food Bank
As a Board Member and former Vice Chairman, Welcome Wilson Jr. assisted in the development of the End Hunger Network and Houston FoodBank facilities.
Welcome Wilson, Sr. Green Belt Corridor
In 2006, Welcome Wilson, Sr. contributed $100,000 to landscape and beautify a strip of land approximately a half mile long between San Felipe and Buffalo Bayou near River Oaks Subdivision.
Welcome Wilson, Sr.
- Former Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Houston System
- Currently Serves as Chairman of the UH Drive to Tier One Campaign
- Recipient of an Honorary Doctors Degree for exemplary service to the University of Houston or society at large in 2013
- Chairman of the Higher Education Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership
- Served Presidential Appointments under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.
Welcome W. Wilson, Jr.
- Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Houston System
- Director of the Texas Gauranteed Student Loan Corporation
- Chairman of the Board of the Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority
- Chairman of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 20
- Chairman of the Houston Realty Business Coalition
- American Lung Association Regional Advisory Board
- Founding Board Member Jack J. Valenti School of Communications
- Serves on the Advisory Council for the Jack J. Valenti School of Communications
- Served as a Board Member for the Mission of Yewah
- Collaborated on projects for the Indian Head Injury Foundation and “Little Sun,” a solar powered lamp providing alternative energy in rural villages near Jodhpur, Rajasthan in Northwest India
Charities and Organizations We Have Worked With
- Greater Houston Partnership
- Houston Food Bank
- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Texas Lyme Disease Association
- Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
- Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
- Texas Business Hall of Fame
- American Lung Association
- Mission of Yahweh
- Jack J. Valenti School of Communications
- The George W. Bush Presidential Library
- The Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
- The HCCS Foundation
- Open Door Mission
- The PKD Foundation
- Grace Community Church
- Houston Public Media
- Boy Scouts of America
- CanCare of Houston
- Annunciation Orthodox School
- St. John the Divine
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Houston Technology Center
- Houston Realty Business Coalition
- The Salvation Army
- Memorial Hermann Hospitals
- Houston Children’s Charity
- Trees for Houston
- World Vision
- Texas Women and Children’s Advocacy Services – The Fifth Ward Saints
- Indian Head Injury Foundation
- American Advertising Federation – Houston
- Houston Redevelopment Authority
- Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 20