Ms. Hamilton lives in Houston, where she worked as a Grant Officer focusing on environmental programs for the Houston Endowment, the largest foundation in Texas, from 1991 through 2009. She also served as a trustee for the Jacob W. and Terese Hershey Foundation, a Texas family foundation which supports land conservation, parks and open space, animal protection and human population initiatives. As well, she co-founded the Texas Environmental Grantmakers Group as an effort to explore and develop conservation funding opportunities and partnerships in the state. Prior to her philanthropy work, she worked as executive director of the Park People, a non-profit advocating for increased open space protection in the Houston area, and as executive director of the Houston Parks Board, a vehicle for enabling public support and participation in the City’s Parks and Recreation Department’s acquisitions and operations.
Interview InformationOctober 21, 2003
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