The Board of Directors of Souper Bowl of Caring is pleased to announce the appointment of Clara B. Cooper as its new President and CEO based on her many years in social services and nonprofit leadership, and her dedication in fighting hunger.
"Among a field of talented applicants, Clara Cooper's leadership ability, unique skill set, and passion, made it clear she is the right person to help this grassroots movement move toward the vision of seeing the time around Super Bowl become a period of unprecedented serving and giving," said Dr. Brad Smith, Board Chair and Founder of Souper Bowl of Caring.
Clara Cooper earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Lamar University and an MBA from LeTourneau University. She began her career in social services with Big Brothers & Sisters of Fort Bend County (Houston area). At United Way of Greater Houston, Clara worked as a Manager of Fund Development where she coordinated fund raising efforts and activities for various companies. As the Executive Director for Target Hunger, her goals were not to only continue the agency's mission of alleviating hunger and its root cause, but to also expand programs and services that would empowers its clients to become self-sufficient.
Clara's volunteer experience includes a Gubernatorial Appointment to the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), serving on the board of Houston Food Bank, and serving as board chair with Camp Fire Boys and Girls of Houston. She currently serves on the board of Coalition for the Homeless Houston. In 2007, she was honored with the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Lamar University for Community Service; and in 2011, received the Elmo Delasbour Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross-GHAC, Southeast Branch Office for Exceptional Community Services.
Souper Bowl of Caring Names Clara Cooper President and CEO
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