alliantgroup Hosts Helping Houston Mixer

On August 8, alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav hosted alliantgroup’s first ever Helping Houston Mixer! The event was an opportunity for the organization to celebrate the efforts of its non-profit partners, education partners, clients and friends. The event was also the perfect platform for sharing the amazing work that these Houston organizations are doing within the Houston community, as well as honoring the academic achievements of the alliantgroup Greater Houston Area STEM Scholarship Program recipients.

Our featured non-profit guests were Kids’ Meals, Girlstart, Comp-U-Dopt, and Girls Empowerment Network, who all during the event were able to share their mission and connect with other philanthropic Houstonians – but the highlight of the event was the presentation of scholarships to four outstanding students.

All four students graduated from Greater Houston Area high schools and each received a $5,000 scholarship to help them in their pursuit of a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field.

Meet our scholarship winners:

Andrew Li

  • High School: Bellaire High School
  • University: Rice University
  • Major: Chemical Engineering

Ruben Marroquin

  • High School: East Early College High School
  • University: Rice University
  • Major: Engineering & Design Statistics

Nicole Mut

  • High School: Lamar High School
  • University: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Major: Engineering

Olivia Tran

  • High School: Harmony School of Innovation in Sugar Land
  • University: University of Houston
  • Major: Biomedical Science

In attendance were leaders of the Bellaire High School Aquatic Science Program, the very same program that alliantgroup recently funded with a $10,000 grant for a Post-Hurricane Harvey Water Quality Study that involves over 300 students from Bellaire High School.

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

Also, in attendance: Patricia Buchanan (Telemundo), Kim Padgett (The Padgett Group), Jayson Link (Complete System Fabrication) and his son Xavier, Sergio Hernandez (Senator Carol Alvarado’s office), Phil Sommers (Reliable EDM), Beth Harp (Kids’ Meals), Tamara Hudgins (Girlstart), Toni Rios (Compudopt), 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.