Serving Disadvantaged Youth of Fort Bend County 
with Integrity and Compassion
Since 2004
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Mission Statement
Fort Bend Cares Mission is to serve the Disadvantaged Children and Youth of 
Fort Bend County.

James Enos Richard, Jr., passed away peacefully on May 20, 2014, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Judge Richard was a respected Judge, great friend to many and a beloved husband to Laura and father to Katie, Maggie and Trey. Fort Bend Cares has been privileged to know him and have him in our corner. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be offered in his name, to Fort Bend Cares, one of the many Fort Bend non-profits that Jim held close to his heart. To make a donation, click on the Donate button or send your check to Fort Bend Cares, PO Box 17748, Sugar Land, TX 77496.

In Memory of Jim Richard
Fort Bend Cares Hosts Volunteer Informational Events
Fort Bend Cares will host TWO upcoming Volunteer Informational Socials:

1) Thursday, August 21, 11:30am-1pm at the Fedrick Harris model home in Waterside, Riverstone Development, Sugar Land (5003 Water View Bend). Lunch will be provided by Riverstone. Fort Bend Cares staff and volunteers will be on hand to discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities including the 2015 Road Trip and Doggone Fun Run events. 

2) Thursday, September 4, 5:30-7pm at Another Time Soda Fountain in Downtown Rosenberg (800 Third Street). Enjoy Another Time’s famous soda fountain drinks and more! Fort Bend Cares staff and volunteers will be on hand to discuss upcoming volunteer opportunities including the 2015 Road Trip and Doggone Fun Run events.

 Attendees are asked to RSVP to Fort Bend Cares Executive Director Angie Wierzbicki at or 832-819-2005.

Walt White, Chairman of Fort Bend Cares’ Board of Trustees, recently announced that four new members have been selected to serve on the organization’s Board.

“I’ve been privileged to be on this amazing, working Board for several years. Although we’ll miss the outgoing members, we are optimistic at the energy and collaborations that our new members will bring to the organization,” said White.

The new trustees, serving three-year terms, are Charles Dupre, Gregory Haralson, Justin Flint and Patty Ward.

Charles Dupre is the Fort Bend Independent School District Superintendent, just finishing up his first year in that role. He previously served on the Advisory Council for Fort Bend Cares when it was started last fall. Dupre is involved in many other organizations including Sugar Land Rotary Club, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council, Texas School Alliance and more.

Justin M. Flint is an attorney/partner with Pursley, McNamara and Flint, PLLC in Sugar Land. He is from Sugar Land, having left the area for a little while and returning a few years ago. Flint is on Fort Bend Cares’ grants committee and has been involved with Fort Bend Lawyers Care. He is also active with Christ United Methodist Church in Sugar Land, longtime supporters of Fort Bend Cares.

Greg Haralson is CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He moved to Sugar Land from the Dallas-Fort Worth area almost two years ago to fill that position. Haralson serves on boards for Child Advocates and the Central Fort Bend Chamber. He is also on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UHV Business School and belongs to Faith United Methodist Church in Richmond.

Patty Ward is a Fort Bend Cares grants committee member and serves in leadership roles on both the Road Trip and Doggone Fun Run event committees. She lives in Sugar Land and has been actively involved in the community through the Fort Bend ISD PTA, as a youth soccer and basketball coach, Young Life Middle School boys group among other organizations. Ward can often be found on tennis courts in the area as well.

Angie Wierzbicki, Fort Bend Cares’ Executive Director, noted board members whose terms ended this year: Tammy Brown, Dr. Nicholas Desai, Carol Papso and Trae Smith. She said, “We thank them for their service and all four will be missed on the Board. We look forward to their continued involvement in other ways.”

Fort Bend Cares is a charitable foundation that has raised more than $1 million dollars in the past nine years for approximately 60 different organizations that serve disadvantaged children and youth in Fort Bend County. 

Fort Bend Cares Announces New Board Members