Salient in the Community

Community service is a guiding principle and part of our core value of stewardship at Salient. Serving others is a commitment rooted deep in our individual and organizational heritage. Salient-supported programs encourage community service and civic participation, and deliver outcomes that we believe will have a lasting impact.

Below are a few of the organizations that Salient supports:

Salient is proud to be among the first asset management firms to join the Pledge 1% movement: Pledge 1% is a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time for their communities.

Salient Sponsor: John Blaisdell

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Aldine Family Hope Center

Aldine Family Hope Center preserves families by providing them with critical services, aid and case management to keep them strong. The Aldine Family Hope Center has improved the lives of at-risk youth and their families for more than 24 years, serving about 5,000 households in the community. The Aldine Family Hope Center is a ministry of Buckner International.

Salient Sponsor: Rozanna Davis

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever. They proudly partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, donors, companies and others in the community and hold themselves accountable for each child in the program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of Risky Behaviors
  • Educational Success

Salient Sponsor: Rozanna Davis

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Children’s Defense Fund

The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown.

Salient Sponsor: Rozanna Davis

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DePelchin Children’s Center

DePelchin Children’s Center is committed to meeting the needs of children as one of the largest providers of mental health, foster care and adoption services in Texas. Through its clinical expertise and special brand of caring, DePelchin turns lives around, providing a full continuum of care including psychiatric services, counseling, residential treatment programs for at-risk youths, parent education, foster care and adoption.

Salient Sponsor: John Blaisdell

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Hamilton Families

Established in 1985, Hamilton Families is San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, with carefully designed programs to prevent homelessness, provide shelter and stability, return families to permanent housing and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness.

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The Mission of Yahweh

The Mission of Yahweh has served homeless women and their children since 1961. The doors are always open for families in crisis. The Mission of Yahweh not only gives food, clothing and shelter, but also is committed to helping residents to become self-sufficient, productive members of society. Salient has supported the Mission for several years, via volunteer opportunities and donations.

Salient Sponsor: John Blaisdell & Greg Reid

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Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House of Houston provides a home away from home to families with seriously ill children being treated in the Texas Medical Center member institutions.  David Hicks has served on the Board of Directors for the last four years. During this time, Salient has sponsored multiple events such as the biennial Boo Ball Gala and the RMH Run for the House.

Salient Sponsor: David Hicks

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YES Prep

YES Prep is an open-enrollment public charter school system serving 11,600 students grades 6th – 12th at sixteen campuses in Houston’s most disadvantaged communities. Founded on the premise that all students, regardless of race or socio-economic status, can achieve at the highest academic levels, YES Prep is setting a new standard for student achievement in public education and was named “America’s Most Outstanding Charter Management Organization” by the Broad Foundation in 2012. In communities where half of all students earn a high school degree and less than 10% are expected to graduate from college, YES Prep is shattering the status-quo.

Salient Sponsor: Paula Canlas

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