HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav hosted the firm’s first ever “Helping Houston Mixer” to celebrate the efforts of alliantgroup’s non-profit and education partners, as well as the company’s clients and friends.

During the event, alliantgroup’s esteemed guests were able to share stories detailing the amazing work their organizations are doing to help better the Houston community.

The event featured non-profit guests including Kids’ Meals, Girlstart, Comp-U-Dopt and Girls Empowerment Network. Each organization was able to share their mission and connect with other Houston philanthropies to collaborate and discuss continued partnerships.

“This event is such an amazing way to bring together our amazing Houston partners who are working hard each day to make our city better,” said Jadav. “Each one of these groups is an extremely important member of the alliantgroup family, and I’m so excited to see where these relationships take us in the years to come.”

The recipients of alliantgroup’s “Greater Houston Area STEM Scholarship” were also recognized during the event. These students graduated from a Greater Houston Area high school and each received a $5,000 scholarship to help them pursue a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field.

The winners of the “Greater Houston Area Stem Scholarship” included:

  • Andrew Li, Bellaire High School
  • Ruben Marroquin, East Early College High School
  • Nicole Mut, Lamar High School
  • Olivia Tran, Harmony School of Innovation in Sugar Land

“These students truly exemplify the dedication, passion and drive that we need to push America’s STEM education system forward. I’m confident that each one of these individuals has an amazing future in store,” said Jadav.

Leaders from the Bellaire High School Aquatic Science Program also took part in the event and were able to speak about the program’s Post-Hurricane Harvey Water Quality Study that involves more than 300 students and was recently funded by alliantgroup with a $10,000 grant.

Representatives from Houston ISD, Alief ISD, Harmony Public Schools, Pro-Vision Academy and University of Houston-Downtown were also in attendance to share upcoming partnerships, events and ways they are continuing to support students throughout Houston.

Other incredible guests of the inaugural “Helping Houston Mixer” included:

  • Patricia Buchanan, Telemundo
  • Kim Padgett, The Padgett Group
  • Jayson Link, Complete System Fabrication
  • Sergio Hernandez, The Office of Texas State Senator Carol Alvarado
  • Phil Sommers, Reliable EDM
  • Beth Harp, Kids’ Meals
  • Tamara Hudgins, Girlstart
  • Toni Rios, Comp-U-Dopt
  • Quitman Smith, Paylocity
  • Gabriela Smith, Big State Construction

alliantgroup’s Blue Heart Fund is focused on giving back to the community and fostering STEM education across the nation. Along with fundraising for various philanthropic endeavors and promoting STEM education for K-12 students, our Blue Heart Fund offers generous STEM-based scholarships to students pursuing a career in the field.

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