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The Texas Regional Opportunity Index: A New Platform for Encouraging and Evaluating Local Action

October 23, 2013 Houston Branch

Nonprofit staff and board members, college administrators, cultural organizations and private foundations from the Houston community gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, to learn about the Center for Public Policy Priorities’ new data tool launched as part of the OpportunityTexas campaign.

The Texas Regional Opportunity Index (TROI) provides solutions-oriented data to local stakeholders, which can be used to:

  • drive organizational and community performance
  • develop grant proposals
  • communicate with the media
  • guide cross-system collaboration
  • integrate service across sectors

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Welcome & Opening

Donald Bowers, Assistant Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch

Carolyn Watson, Vice President, Relationships Manager, Global Philanthropy
JPMorgan Chase

Ronnie Hagerty, Assistant Vice President, Community Relations
United Way of Greater Houston

Introducing TROI

Don Baylor Jr., Senior Policy Analyst, Economic Opportunity
Center for Public Policy Priorities

Panel Conversation

Fran Rosebush, Director
United Way THRIVE

Dr. Patricia Gail Bray, Executive Director
St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities

Patrick Jankowski, Vice President, Research
Greater Houston Partnership

Moderator: Ronnie Hagerty


Carolyn Watson