Lisa Holthouse

Vice Chair of Holthouse Foundation for Kids and Lemonade Day and Executive Publisher for Houston Citybook

Lisa Holthouse, along with her husband Michael, devotes much of her time to the community by using the Holthouse Foundation For Kids (HFFK) as a platform to serve at-risk youth. The foundation supports proactive programs designed to help kids achieve success in their lives by providing them with life skills, character education and entrepreneurship.

She co-founded Lemonade Day, a nationwide initiative now operating in more than 60 cities which teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business using a lemonade stand. She has served on a variety of boards including Sonima Foundation, The Buddy Program, AIDS Foundation Houston, National Charity League, After School All-Stars and Lemonade Day. She has chaired fundraisers for a wide array of deserving nonprofits including Children’s Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, AIDS Foundation, Lemonade Day, The Giving Back Fund, Hermann Park Conservancy and more. Last year during Super Bowl 2017, Lisa & Michael chaired a celebrity fundraiser which raised more than $1,000,000 for charity in a single night.

Humbled to acknowledge, Lisa has been honored by Houston Achievement Place, KIPP Academy, H Magazine as one of “25 Beautiful Houstonians”, Houston Social Book “Sweetheart”, Crohn’s and Colitis “Women of Distinction”, and as a Hall of Fame three-time honoree by March of Dimes as one of Houston’s “Best Dressed”, all of which honor women for their community service.

With art as a hobby, Lisa has commissioned works in mixed media and collage in her spare time. In her former post college years, she worked as a professional recruiter for nearly a decade and holds a bachelor’s degree in English with continued studies in foreign languages and visual arts. She has written a children’s book, It All Started With A Turtle, whose profits benefit Lemonade Day. And Lisa’s most recent endeavor is Executive Publisher for a local lifestyle magazine entitled Houston CityBook.


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