Allison Hale

Senior Philanthropic Services Associate, Greater Houston Community Foundation

Allison Hale joined the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) in 2016 and works as a Senior Associate for the Center for Family Philanthropy. Her time is dedicated to supporting families in their philanthropic journey as well as  leading the Family Giving Circle and overseeing all youth-led programs and activities. Allison sits on the Advisory Council for Generation SERVE, a partner organization of Greater Houston Community Foundation, whose mission is teach young families, ages 3+, the importance of volunteerism in the community. Prior to joining GHCF, Allison worked in fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and has several years of experience in fundraising and event planning. Allison is a native Houstonian and a double graduate of Sam Houston State University. She is active in the arts and is a mezzo soprano with Resound Chorus and performed at Carnegie Hall with Houston Masterworks Chorus in 2019.


Engaging the Next Generation

Posted on December 8, 2020 by Cadence Miller, Allison Hale, Sharmila Rao Thakkar

young child and grandmother knitting - engaging the next generation
The promise of family philanthropy is fulfilled by its members—often across multiple generations, which can pose a challenge. Multigenerational families use a variety of techniques to engage the next generation in philanthropy. Successful participation depends on a number of considerations, including how to promote learning, empower next generation family members, and offer leadership positions. In this webinar, learn how to… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Youth and Next-gen COVID-19 Giving

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Eesha Vettical, Allison Hale, Rebecca Riccio, David Weitnauer

Attendees at a Youth Philanthropy Connect event
Youth and next-gen givers are an integral part of our foundation’s futures, and many are interested in helping during the current crisis. COVID-19 provides a unique, albeit unfortunate, opportunity to engage youth in decisions around crisis response funds. Learn how peers are engaging youth in these decisions and values conversations, broaching delicate topics, and nurturing empathy… Read More