Anna M. Babin

President and CEO

United Way of Greater Houston


5430 Westheimer

Houston, TX 77056

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


You are cordially invited to attend "A Toast and Gentle Roast of Anna Babin,” celebrating Anna's lifetime of service to Houston, on the occasion of her impending retirement from United Way of Greater Houston.  Guest speakers will be A-list past and present Chairs of United Way:  Jamey Rootes, Current United Way Board Chair and President, Houston Texans, Marc Watts, President, The Friedkin Group, Lynne Liberato, Partner, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P., Stan Marek, President, Marek Brothers. We expect a surprise guest to "pop in" to congratulate Anna. 

The event promises to be a memorable one for Rotary and FOR Anna. Please come and invite friends and guests.  This Rotary Program deserves a full house of Rotarians and guests to help celebrate the life and accomplishments of one of Houston's finest women, Anna Babin.


Anna M. Babin was named President and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston in August 2005.  As chief executive of the nation’s third largest United Way, Babin blends sound business acumen with a deep understanding of community needs.  Working closely with corporate and community advisors, she led the organization through the development of three strategic plans, with the most recent, Second Century Vision, set to position the United Way as the leading voice and expert in creating opportunities for low-income families and individuals to thrive.  In 2017, under her leadership, United Way raised more than $50 million for immediate relief and long-term recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston region. 

Babin has focused the organization on issues that assist people to secure a better future with initiatives around family financial stability, veterans services – MISSION UNITED – and educational support to children in their out-of-school time.  United Way THRIVE, a collaborative now in its tenth year, has demonstrated the power of partnerships, helping more than 67,000 families achieve their dreams of family financial well-being and independence and delivering a 10:1 return on investment.  An advocate for providing accurate and timely information to callers of 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE, she launched and completed a successful capital campaign in 2015 to create a new facility to meet the demand of the growing number of people in need of help.  In 2018, 2-1-1 answered 1.2 million calls for help.    

A native Texan, Babin holds a degree in business administration from Lamar University and maintains her CPA credential.  She serves on diverse community boards and committees, including the Greater Houston Partnership, Executive Women’s Partnership, United Ways of Texas, University of Houston Board of Visitors, Good Reason Houston Leadership Council, and chairs the United Way Worldwide 2-1-1 National Operating Group.  Anna was named Houston Business Journal’s 2017 Best Non-Profit C-Suite Executive, one of the 2009 Women on the Move by Texas Executive Women, and one of the 2008 50 Most Influential Womenby Houston Women’s Magazine.