2021 MCABW Foundation Fundraiser Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Amazing Window Cleaners

Sonya BrazealAmazing Window CleanersSonya Brazeal is the CEO of Amazing Window Cleaners & loves to serve others!

She is a native Houstonian, born and raised in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Aldine Sr. High School and head cheerleader in her Sr. Year of high school, she went on to cheer professionally with the NFL Houston Oilers Derrick Dolls in 1985, 1993-1995. She graduated from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State) in San Marcos, TX with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a PR major and Spanish Minor. She was also a Strutter which is the dance team for Texas state.

After college, Sonya began a career with Southwest Airlines as a Flight Attendant. She has held many different positions within the company including supervisor of flight attendants, trainer, recruiter and contracting crew accommodations for the pilots and flight attendants for their layover hotels. This May, she will complete 30 years of service with Southwest Airlines (SWA).

When SWA parked half of the fleet last March when Covid-19 made its presence, she and her husband decided to open Amazing Window Cleaners. He is a Veteran of the Air Force and a Captain for Southwest Airlines. When he isn’t flying, he is the Chief Operating Officer of Amazing Window Cleaners.

Sonya currently serves on the Municipal Utility District #2 on the Board of Directors. She has served as the President of the HOA for The Villages of Northgate Crossing and as Treasurer of the PTO for Northgate Crossing Elementary school in Spring, Texas. She is on the advisory board for MCABW. She is a member of the Derrick Dolls Alumni and the NFL Alumni.

Amazing Window Cleaners is a member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and was selected as 2020 New Business of the Year for Montgomery County! We are also members of the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, HomeAdvisor/Angie’s List, WGNO - Gamma Sorority, Better Business Bureau (BBB), MCABW, the Lake Conroe Rotary Club and we proudly serve Montgomery County!

Amazing Window Cleaners provides Home and Commercial window cleaning, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, roof washing and soft washing services. We provide FREE estimates. We’re insured and bonded. All of our technicians are professional, experienced and background checked. We also offer discounts to military/veterans, law enforcement officers, teachers, first time customers and senior citizens!

$2,500 Sponsorship

MD Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center. MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 50 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson the nation's top hospital for cancer care. The institution has been named one of the nation's top two hospitals for cancer care every year since the survey began in 1990.

MD Anderson provides an unparalleled level of cancer care, and with multiple locations around Houston, our experience and services extend into your neighborhood. Our patients have convenient, comfortable access to world-class cancer care in their community, close to where they live and work. MD Anderson provides medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology services along with a range of supportive programs at all of its Greater Houston area locations including MD Anderson The Woodlands (100 Fellowship Drive, Conroe, TX 77384).

$1,500 Sponsorship

Congressman Kevin Brady

Congressman Kevin BradyKevin Brady was born in Vermillion, South Dakota, after his father returned from the Korean War to pursue a law degree. When he was twelve years old his father was killed in a courtroom shooting and his mother was left to raise five children by herself. ('All I am today I owe to my mom', he says. 'She raised us to be independent, optimistic, to give back to our community and to have faith in God.')

A four-sport athlete and student body president at Rapid City Central High School, Kevin worked his way through college at the University of South Dakota and today is a distinguished alumni. A chamber of commerce executive for 18 years in Rapid City, S.D., Beaumont, Texas and The Woodlands-South Montgomery County area, Kevin also served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives where he earned distinction as one of the Top Ten Legislators for family and children’s issues. In 1994 he was named one of Five Outstanding Young Texans. He is an original Hometown Hero of The Woodlands.

Kevin is Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress because it handles all tax matters, Social Security, Medicare, trade, energy, health care and welfare. He is the chairman of the Health Subcommittee, focusing on ways to increase the quality of health care for all Americans, while keeping costs affordable. He is past chairman of the Trade Sub-Committee where he is considered one of America’s leading champions of trade – and has helped successfully pass sales agreements to level the playing field and find new customers for American companies competing overseas. He is also the second highest Republican on the Social Security Sub-Committee. Kevin is fighting to reform the tax code, prevent tax increases and preserve Social Security and Medicare for every generation, once and for all.

With the economy as the #1 issue on the minds of many Americans, Kevin is the top Republican in Congress on the Joint Economic Committee where he has championed free market solutions, opposed the stimulus, written legislation to reform the Federal Reserve Bank and published the original chart of President Obama’s new health care law. He is a Deputy Whip in the House leadership and a leader in the House Conservatives majority.

A member of Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Church, Kevin is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary Club. He is married to Cathy Patronella Brady, and they have two sons, Will and Sean."

Website: www.bradyforcongress.com

I Promote You

I Promote YouI Promote YouDawn is the founder and owner of I Promote You, a strategic marketing and promotional products company, operating since 2008 offering a wide range of products and services, including promotional items, corporate apparel and gifts, printing, awards and incentive programs, event giveaways, marketing consulting, event logistics, and more.

Her passion for helping people has been the driving force and the primary focus for working hand in hand with customers of I Promote You. Creative and outside the box thinking has established I Promote You as a true "partner" rather than solely a "service provider." Dawn is a long-standing member of the Advertising Specialty Institute, Promotional Products Association International, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Montgomery County Alumni.

After moving to Oak Ridge North in December 2016, Dawn began serving her new community on the Economic Development Corporation board as Vice-President and now serves as Mayor Pro Tem for the Oak Ridge North City Council. She also currently holds board positions with the following organizations: Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations, Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW), and WISE (Women Inspiring and Supporting Entrepreneurs), where she is also the event coordinator. She serves in the café at The Ark Church and volunteers for the Iron Man, which benefits Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Dawn has been recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, receiving an award for Outstanding Community Volunteer in 2013, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the year in 2014 and recognized as a Woman of Distinction by MCABW in 2019 and by the Business Women’s Forum in 2012 and 2013. She is married to Randy Lovelace, and between them have three adult children and seven beautiful grandchildren.

MCABW appreciates your support!

Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs

Dr. Shelley Sekula-GibbsShelley Sekula-GibbsDr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, M.D. is a proud supporter of MCABW! She is a 5th generation Texan, board-certified dermatologist, wife, mother, and grandmother. She owned and operated her dermatology practice for 30 years and maintains a teaching appointment at Baylor College of Medicine. During her tenure at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Shelley co-founded the Galveston Rape Crisis Center and was the center’s 1st Executive Director. She served on the Houston City Council as well as the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dr. Shelley currently sits on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors where she serves as the Board Secretary and Medical Liaison. She is a director of the Economic Development Committee, the Audit Committee, and Visit The Woodlands/Convention and Visitors Bureau, Secretary of the Investment Committee, and the Alternate Chairman of One Water Task Force. Dr. Shelley remains steadfast and committed to building on George Mitchell’s vision of The Woodlands as "a sustainable, wooded sanctuary for people, pets, and nature” as she seeks re-election in November 2021.

See Dr. Shelley’s website for more information - “Keep The Woodlands Wonderful”

Jennifer Lavender and Hancock Whitney Bank

Jennifer LavenderHancock Whitney BankWe appreciate Jennifer Lavender and Hancock Whitney Bank of Conroe for their sponsorship to our Scholarship Fundraiser.

Jennifer is a new Board Member of MCABW and joined the organization in 2015. She has served as a Diplomat and a Team Lead for Events.

Jennifer Lavender has over 19 years in banking and has been a part of the greater Conroe area since 1984. Through her work at the bank she is able to support local organizations and events including MCABW, Family Promise of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Food Bank, Tastefest and Lobsterfest.

“We help individuals, families and businesses protect and grow their financial future with expertise in banking, financial planning and wealth management”.

With women-owned businesses growing at such a fast pace, many women feel underserved by their financial institutions. Hancock Whitney Bank wants to change the way women do business to find the right banking solutions that meet your needs and support your goals.

For over a 100 years, Hancock and Whitney have done banking. Hancock and Whitney came together in 2011; with MidSouth Bank joining the family in 2019.

Connect with Jennifer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She is at the Conroe Office at 2101 N Loop 336, 936-703-1672

Thank you, Jennifer Lavender!

$1,000 Sponsorships

Clarity Hearing

Hearing with ClarityYou never understand the importance of your hearing until it becomes a problem.

You or a loved one may be experiencing signs of hearing loss or are noticing that your hearing isn’t as sharp and resounding as it once was. Although this can feel scary; often the solution is small, simple and nothing to worry about.

In the same way you’d visit the doctor if you had physical health concerns or visit the dentist if you had a tooth-ache; your first step is to book a hearing evaluation so that we can determine what the cause of your reduced hearing may be.

It could be something as simple as a build-up of ear wax or it could be something that requires our audiology expertise, but we’ll be able to help you in a warm friendly environment to determine what the problem may be.

At Clarity Hearing, we’re a locally owned and operated Audiology clinic with five locations in The Woodlands, Conroe, Cypress, Tomball and the Wharton area – Dr. Scott Marquardt and our leading team of Audiology specialists are community focused and make it our duty to help any residents with hearing care concerns.

Guaranty Bank & Trust

Guaranty BankEstablished in 1913, Guaranty Bank & Trust is one of the oldest and most respected banks in Texas with a history of serving generations of customers through wars, an economic depression, financial crisis and other dynamic world events. We achieved this success by providing the communities we serve with a unique banking experience because our team believes smart banking is about investing in people and not just credit scores. Our goal is to succeed with the community, rather than at its expense, and have a plan for your growth, not just our own.

Our dynamic team works hard to attract, retain and develop the finest bankers, which means you will get quality advice from a local expert you can trust. We encourage our employees to give back to the communities we serve because volunteering has a positive impact not only on the community, but also on our employees. Finally, we focus on strength and stability so our customers know they can depend on us during difficult times. Guaranty Bank & Trust has been named “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” 2009 – 2020 and named “One of the Best Banks To Work For” by American Banker in 2016. At Guaranty Bank & Trust, we are “growing because we help you grow".

Amanda AndersAmanda Anders began her banking career in 2012 and joined Guaranty Bank & Trust in 2015. Through the years, Amanda has grown within the organization to become an Assistant Vice President/ Lender in September 2020. Amanda believes in giving back to the community she serves, which is evident by her involvement in Conroe Noon Lions Club serving as Chair of the Reeves Elementary Program Committee, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, 3rd Chair of the Membership Recruiting Committee, and also serves during vision screenings. Amanda is also involved with her family on the Lions Club Service Saturday Projects always willing to lend a helping hand. She received the Lion of the Month award December 2020 for her involvement. Lending needs for individuals and businesses are Amanda’s expertise, as she loves to educate her customers to find out the best path forward. “I have a passion for building relationships within our community and paying it forward. I enjoy spending quality time with customers to help them achieve their goals, such as obtaining financing for the construction of their long awaited home. It touches my heart when customers send me their family handprints in their slab to know I made a difference.”, said Anders.

Natalie Saikowski GoertzNatalie Saikowski Goertz joined Guaranty Bank & Trust in March 2019 as Senior Vice President and serves in a dual capacity role as Treasury Management Officer and Community Development Officer. Her background in corporate and public fund banking make her a natural fit for this role. Saikowski Goertz has a passion for serving the community that she lives, works and plays in, which is evident by various leadership roles she serves in, which include, but are not limited to, Immediate Past President of Executive Women’s Alliance, longtime Board Member and Women of Vision mentor, named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Club of The Woodlands and serves as a longtime Chair of their Conroe ISD Mentoring Committee, past Board Member for Lone Star Boxer Rescue and past Diplomat Chair of Montgomery County Association of Business Women. In addition, Natalie is actively involved in the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce where she was named Co-Chair for The Woodlands/North Houston Chapter and Board Member for 2021, Named 2020 Volunteer of the Year, Named 2020 Chapter Chair of the Year, as well as a Trail Blazer in 2019. Natalie is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery County Class of 2012 and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Police Academy Class of December 2017. In addition, Natalie and her husband, Roger, were honored as “Friends of Children’s Books on Wheels” in 2019 for their contributions to this program in our community. Her biggest achievement to date is being a half Ironman finisher in 2018. “I’m so excited to be part of a team of community bankers who have a passion for serving others just like I do. I look forward to educating our business customers about Treasury Management Solutions and the benefits they can reap, such as fraud prevention services, dual control, banking access for non-account signers and so much more.”, said Saikowski Goertz.

Conroe's Incredible Pizza

Mario ValadezIncredible PizzaIn 1990, Mario Valadez started his family entertainment career, at Celebration Station in Austin, Texas. He has worked in management operations with FEC’s for 31 years. Valadez's experience with business operations, management, grass roots marketing and community involvement has given him many opportunities and ultimately here in Conroe, as the owner of Conroe’s Incredible Pizza Company.

By being an active member in the community, he has brought Conroe’s IPC to partner with the local YMCA for their Leap of Faith Equine Therapy program. Mario has served two terms on the YMCA board, been an active member of the Conroe//Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, including the Tastefest Committee and other events in the community.

Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber

Conroe/Lake Conroe ChamberConroe/Lake Conroe ChamberThank you, Courtney Galle for all you do with MCABW and especially for your sponsorship to the MCABW Annual Fundraiser with the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce.

Every sponsorship allows MCABW to assist more young ladies attend college.

Every business should invest in their local Chamber of Commerce to facilitate meaningful relationships, advocacy in legislative issues related to business growth in the community, and to help promote community engagement.

Learn more about the Conroe Chamber at https://www.conroe.org

Courtney, you are appreciated and your sponsorship is an asset to our Annual MCABW Fundraiser!

Sheriff Rand Henderson

Rand HendersonRand HendersonMCABW is pleased to announce Sheriff Rand Henderson as one of our Annual Scholarship Fundraiser sponsors!

Sherriff Henderson has made a huge difference in the community since becoming the Sherriff in 2017. More officers on the streets, better communication to the public, and increased safety measures through innovation.

All sponsorships assist MCABW in achieving our goal of assisting female seniors in furthering their education. Women helping women is an important part of our mission.

Thank you, again, Sheriff Rand Henderson for helping us reach our goal!

Connect with the sheriff at www.mctxsheriff.org/

$750 Sponsorships

Gullo Ford

Gullo FordThe Gullo dealerships are family-owned and operated providing a full range of automotive services. Our dealerships are located 10 minutes north of The Woodlands on I-45 in the heart of Conroe. Each of the dealerships offer new and pre-owned vehicles, aftermarket products, service and parts, and collision centers that are authorized repair centers for most major insurance companies. In addition, Gullo Ford of Conroe offers a line of fleet inventory. Our dealerships’ pre-owned inventory consist of all makes and models available onsite and throughout the United States via the Internet Sales Department. Certified pre-owned vehicles come with a 7 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty,160 point detailed inspection, zero deductible on covered repairs, 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, etc. good at any Mazda, Ford or Toyota dealer nationwide. Each of our Service Departments provide vehicle owners peace of mind with a menu of services from routine maintenance to minor and major mechanical repairs. Each Parts Department sells retail parts to vehicle owners as well as wholesale parts to outside vendors from parts houses to other collision centers around the Houston Metro area, Montgomery County, and surrounding communities.

For over 50 years, the Gullo Family has been involved in various community activities and organizations helping improve the lives of others and the community we live in. The dealerships support multiple school districts to include Conroe, Willis, Montgomery, and Magnolia ISDs with programs like Christmas For Kids, reading incentives to promote literacy in early adolescents, awarding scholarships to graduating seniors to achieve a higher education, donate to PTO programs, donating marques and scoreboards as well as support the efforts and work of nonprofit and charitable organizations, youth athletic programs, Gullo Park, military/veteran services, Montgomery County Fair Association, and the City of Conroe. This Christian family is dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities they love and serve every day.

5 Point Credit Union

Jessica Munselle5 Point Credit UnionJessica Munselle is the Director of Community Development for 5Point Credit Union. Since joining 5Point in April of 2015, Jessica has led business and community development in the North Houston market, while launching the credit union’s two newest locations. She is also responsible for overseeing a comprehensive financial literacy program in the area. Jessica currently holds two professional certifications from the Credit Union National Association(CUNA) – Credit Union Business Development Professional(CUBDP) and Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor(CCUFC).

Jessica is an active part of the community, currently serving on the Executive Board of Directors for the Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce and as the Co-Team Leader for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce CARES Committee. She is also honored to serve on the Executive Leadership Committee for the Montgomery County Heart Walk. She is a proud member of the Montgomery County Association of Business Women. Through her work with 5Point, she is able to support many local organizations and events including Relay for Life of Montgomery County, The Montgomery County Fair, Family Promise of Montgomery County, and The Woodlands Marathon.

Jessica is a graduate of Mays Business School at Texas A & M University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. She currently resides in Montgomery with her husband, James, and their two children – Wyatt and Ruby.

Bayway Cadillac

Laurel WilliamsBayway CadillacThe Bayway Auto group is excited to bring a Cadillac dealership to The Woodlands. The Bayway Auto Group is a family owned organization of over 25 years that prides itself in providing excellent customer service.

Over the years Bayway has expanded throughout our Greater Houston Market. This location is one of the first new redesigned facilities of the Cadillac Brand and we are excited to be a part of it. Huge Certified Preowned Inventory provided of all Domestic and Import models including high end Luxury.

Darryl & Linda Wischnewsky says it best, “Come be a part of The Bayway Family.

• We offer Complimentary Pick-Up and Delivery for both Sales and Service.
• Each Cadillac Customer will always have access to a new vehicle for their service needs.
• We provide free Wi-Fi, Coffee, Water & Beverages as well as Snacks, Fruits, & Muffins.
• Every Purchase receives Bayway Protection Package which includes 3 Service interval Oil Changes
• Complimentary Hand Wash within business hours for Cadillac owners.

Margie Taylor

Margie TaylorTaylorized PRMargie Taylor is the founder of Taylorized PR, a boutique Public Relations firm serving the Greater Montgomery County area since 2014. Prior to establishing Taylorized PR Margie Taylor worked in the non-profit sector as Director of Development for Community Assistance Center, the Montgomery County Food Bank, as Director of Marketing/Development, and Montgomery County Youth Services, as Outreach Coordinator serving homeless youth with resources in all secondary schools throughout the county. In 2014 while launching Taylorized PR she participated in Leadership Montgomery County-Class of 2015.

Taylorized PR works with nonprofits, small businesses, and other organizations to increase branding, revenue, and awareness in the community. Taylor is a contributing columnist for The Courier since 2017, hosts a weekly radio show since 2016 in Downtown Conroe, and has been a writer for Dockline Magazine.

Her engagement in the community includes membership in the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber, The Woodlands Area Chamber, Montgomery Area Chamber, The Greater Magnolia Parkway Chamber (serves as a Board Director), Entergy Power to Care Board, Board Director of Bridgewood Farms, Leadership Team for Montgomery County Association of Business Women, Board Director of Montgomery County Women of Distinction, Conroe Downtown Area Association, and PR sponsor for many local non-profit events including The Woodlands Chamber Taste of the Town, The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Ball, the Community Assistance Center’s Annual Duck Race, The Family Promise Bed Races, and Conroe’s Christmas on Main.

$500 Sponsorships

Becky Glass Insurance   Constable Ryan Gable

Friends of MCABW

Thornton Financial Services, Helen Thornton
Proven Results Marketing, Jace Grainger
Aspire Hospital, Kostas Gkotsoulias
State Representative Will Metcalf
Sue Walling, Cakes and Touchstone Jewelry
Salt Remedy, Cassandra Mays
Comforts of Home, Jamie Meche
Debby Dykes, Network in Action
Main Street Merchants, Janese Sokulski