Monthly Archives: July 2018

Waste Connections Donates Proceeds from Golf Classic for Kids


THE WOODLANDS, TX (Thursday, July 26, 2018) — Interfaith of The Woodlands recently received a generous donation from Waste Connections, Inc., as a beneficiary of their 10th annual Golf Classic for Kids on March 25 and 26 at Golf Trails of The Woodlands. Interfaith received $110,000 that will go toward helping our neighbors in need throughout South Montgomery County.

Interfaith of The Woodlands was honored to be among the 10 charities that benefited from the event, which raised a record-breaking one million dollars. Festivities began the evening before the tournament with a reception featuring improvisational speed painter Dan Dunn. The following morning, players and guests arrived to a picture-perfect day. Special guests Roger Clemens, Johnny Damon, Josh Beckett and Bronson Burgon were on hand to visit with attendees. Throughout the 18 holes of golf, players were treated to a variety of contests and refreshments on the course. Even non-golfers were able to get in on the fun with a VIP Experience that included Erin Ness, professional poker player.

Waste Connections has raised well over three million dollars for charities since this event came to The Woodlands in 2012. “It’s donations like these that keep the doors of Interfaith open,” said Missy Herndon, Interfaith’s President and CEO. “We are grateful for the continued support from Waste Connections that allows us to continue our mission of building a more loving and caring community through service.”

Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets. Waste Connections serves more than two million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers from a network of operations in 31 states. The company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in September 1997 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area. Interfaith provides basic needs assistance and special programs like school supplies assistance and holiday gifts to those experiencing a financial crisis, no matter their socioeconomic level, and supportive service through care and wellness programs to senior adults 62 and over. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services or to become a volunteer, please visit or call 281-367-1230.

Waste Connections Check

(l-r) Courtney West (Manager of Development at IFTW), Missy Herndon (President and CEO of IFTW), Michelle Little (Waste Connections’ Vice President of Accounting and Golf Tournament Chair), and Carolyn Donovan (Director of Development at IFTW) standing with the $110,000 from Waste Connections, Inc.

Rob Johnson, Missy Herndon, Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder

Announcing the Celebration of Excellence Gala Chairs


THE WOODLANDS, TX ( Monday, July 16, 2018 ) – The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence gala, generously presented by Woodforest National Bank, will honor Hometown Heroes and celebrate Interfaith’s 45 Year Anniversary. The event will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 6 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

In celebration of 45 years of caring in The Woodlands community, Interfaith selected Mr. Jerry and Dr. Ann Snyder as Honorary Chairs for the 2018 event. The Snyders were chosen on this very special anniversary because of their more than three decades of service to The Woodlands community. Their family values embody the generosity and collaborative spirit The Woodlands was built upon. The Snyders have called The Woodlands home for over 30 years, raising their children in our great community and now their grandchildren as well.

“We are honored that Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder have agreed to serve as the Honorary Co-Chairs for this event. As we celebrate this monumental anniversary of Interfaith of The Woodlands, it was important that our honorary chairs be individuals who believe in the importance of service and community. The Snyders are wonderful examples of servant leaders, and we are so grateful for their tremendous hearts that serve Interfaith and The Woodlands community,” said Missy Herndon, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands.

“We are humbled to be chosen as the Honorary Chairs of this wonderful event that symbolizes the goodness of our great community,” said Dr. Ann Snyder. “Jerry and I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of Interfaith of The Woodlands and in honoring the hometown heroes who make our community special. The Celebration of Excellence Gala brings our community together in the name of service to celebrate the beautiful spirit of generosity. We are grateful to be a small part of the story of Interfaith and The Woodlands.”

The “45 Years of Caring” themed event, co-chaired by Shirelle Chimenti and Elvira Graham, will feature the honoring of heroes, dinner, live and silent auction items and a one-of-a-kind, Moroccan-themed after party. All proceeds benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Rob Johnson, Missy Herndon, Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder

(l-r) Rob Johnson, Interfaith of The Woodlands Board Chairman, Missy Herndon, President and CEO, and Honorary Chairs, Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder

Shirelle Chimenti, Missy Herndon, Elvira Graham

(l-r) Shirelle Chimenti, Committee Co-Chair, with Missy Herndon and Elvira Graham, Committee Co-Chair

The 2018 Hometown Heroes will be announced the first week of August. For more information about the gala or event sponsorships, please visit, contact or call 832-615-8230.