Giving back

We are dedicated to more than our clients—we also serve the local communities and organizations that we love. In fact, you could say that volunteering is built into our DNA as much as financial planning and portfolio management. Whether we are native Houstonians or simply lucky enough to call Houston our home, we all enjoy donating our time and energy to individual causes that we believe help make the world a better place.

Les Fox headshotLes Fox - RBC Wealth Management Volunteer of the Year 2016

Not long ago, RBC honored Les for helping children and others in need in the Houston area. “I am incredibly passionate about community involvement,” he said, “and I am very proud to be recognized for those efforts and to have made an impact in our community.”

Newborn Center at Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital holds a special place in the hearts of Les and his family. In 1986, Cindy gave birth to their twin daughters 12 weeks before their due date, each weighing less than 3 pounds. The girls spent 12 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s, now called the Newborn Center. In 2006 and 2007, Les served as chair of the organizing committee for the Bad Pants Open, a golf tournament benefiting the Newborn Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. In recognition of RBC’s support of this effort over many years, the event is now called the RBC Bad Pants Open. To date, the event has raised more than $5 million to support our community’s sickest babies and their families.

CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare

Inspired by their commitment to helping people of all ages, faiths and cultures with the important assistance they need, Les has served on the board of directors as well as chaired the Investment Committee for CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare. This foundation continues to fund important and necessary programs in the Houston and Galveston area, including many school-based and mobile clinics that provide health care to those who might not otherwise have access.

Night Court

For more than 20 years, our very own Les trades in his keyboard and spreadsheets for a pair of drumsticks during the annual production of Night Court, a musical comedy/variety show that raises funds for those in our community who cannot afford much-needed legal assistance.

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center

Les has served on the board of directors and continues to support the efforts of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center and its mission of bringing people together and enriching lives through a variety of programming.

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Marc and his family became involved in the Jewish Federation in 2013 because it plays a critical role in enriching Jewish identity and daily life. Marc currently serves on both the Finance and Venture Philanthropy committees. Before becoming a board member, he served as an active participant in the Young Adult Division and completed the two-year Young Leadership Program. He enjoys supporting their vital and strategic programs, including financial assistance for those who cannot participate in camp, trips to Israel or mental health services.