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Houston’s newest LGBTQ+ young professionals group

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The Montrose Center Rising Leaders are a group of professionals and community champions dedicated to supporting Houston’s LGBTQ+ community center. Through engagement, fundraising, and volunteering, Rising Leader members activate their networks and leverage their unique skills and perspectives to help actualize the mission and goals of the Montrose Center. View our upcoming events and join Rising Leaders today!

Upcoming Events

Current Members

Platinum Members

Making a commitment of $1,000 annually or more.

Todd Batson
Justin Bustamante
Clark Caperton
Jason Clayden
Bryan & Joan Cotton
Kay Crayton
Mason Fitch
Marvin Fuentes & Juan Lerma
BJ Gill & Robby Guthart

Patrick Magnuson
Nathan Montgomery & Andrew Pachan
Paul Nowak
Luis Perez Gonzalez
David Ramirez
Corey Scranton
Jason Smith
Travis Torrence
Jeff Watters

Gold Members

Making a commitment of $300 annually or more.

Alex Ambrocik
Sarah Ansell
Zack Arnold
Jacel Brooks
John Choate
Kye Cockerham
Davis Mendoza Darusman
William Finnorn
Akash Gulati
Wayne Lopes
Michael Mandola

Jacob Martinez
Brett McConnell
Josh Mica
Stephen Miranda & Blake Mudd
Hunny Phillips
Grant Rachal
Hytham Rashid
Jason Rocha
Sarah Schuhmacher
Melanie Tep
Justin Watwood

Silver Members

Making a commitment of $120 annually or more.

Luis Adame
Majd Adib
Ronny Adriansyah
Ninel Akhmadikina
Mayte Aldrett
Austin Allan
Ashish Ankola
David Arellano & Karl Taylor
James Bean
Emma Brockway
Alex Bubulka
Tyler Burke
Augie Cahee
Dan Cato
Benjamin Chou
Cheng Chung
Austin Cook
Christopher Delphin
Jessica Ellison

Margo Fendrich
Roudy Ferns
Juan Franco
Michael Goodwin
Nicholas Guidry
Ian Haddock
Terry Hendrick
Julian Hernandez
Samuel Hodges
James Hurley
Thomas J Gonzales
Clayton Katz
Claire Levinson
Aaron Matthews
Clint McManus
Andres Morales
Luis Morales Lopez
Brian Moran
Alexander Morris
Noah Munger

Daniel Nalbandian
Kevin Nguyen
Modupe Ogunfolu
Jamie Parker
Antonio Racancoj
Lauren Ray-Hart
Michael Robinson
Josue Rodriguez
Drake Salinas
Steven Scales
Lionel Sims III
Jordan Smith
Monty Stanley
Kendall Toarmina Pang
Andres Valencia
Mauricio Villalobos
Jason Walker
Ryan Wilson
Gary Winkler
Ryan Wright

Advisory Committee

Email Hunny Phillips at to learn how to join the Rising Leaders advisory committee.

Clark Caperton
Dan Cato
Terry Hendrick
Hunny Phillips
David Ramirez
Ryan Wright

Join Today

For less than a monthly Netflix subscription you can join Houston’s largest young professional group making a difference for the LGBTQ+ community.

Complete Your Membership

Once you make your contribution, fill out the Rising Leader Membership Form to complete your membership.

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Want more information or have questions about your membership? Interested in sponsoring a Rising Leaders event? Email Hunny Phillips at

Photo Gallery

Enjoy some photos from past Rising Leaders events!