Houston Treasures for 2017
Photo by: Gittings
Haag and Millette Sherman have embraced Houston with a passionate spirit to give back to the community. While neither are native Houstonians, they have embraced this great city as their own and are supportive of many deserving causes, focusing their philanthropic giving and endeavors primarily on children’s charities, medical research and the homeless.Millette has served on many Boards of Directors in Houston, starting with March of Dimes where she has served for more than 11 years and has been a longtime activist advocating for premature babies in efforts to decrease premature births and end infant mortality. In 2009, Haag and Millette served as Chairmen launching the first-ever Neonatal Intensive Care Unit facility at Texas Women’s Hospital. The funds raised enabled the hospital to offer counseling and support to parents of premature or ill babies that remain in the NICU. Millette also actively serves on the Boards of Children’s Museum of Houston, Family Services and St. Luke’s Hospital Friends of Nursing.
Haag Sherman is a Houston businessman who shares his wife’s passion about education and medical research. Haag and Millette have endowed scholarships at River Oaks Baptist School and Baylor University in honor of Haag’s parents and participated in the capital campaign for Episcopal High School. They funded a technology center at the University of Texas School of Law, which allows students, particularly those studying international law, to have dialogues and learn from professionals across the world in a single state-of-the-art facility. In addition to serving on numerous public company boards over the years, Haag has given his time to serve as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, where he has helped develop curriculum for law students who desire to pursue non-legal careers. In addition, he serves on St. John’s the Divine Episcopal Church’s Endowment Board and the Board of Men of Distinction, which raises money for medical research by honoring men who have distinguished themselves through professional and philanthropic achievement.
Haag and Millette are proud parents to their two wonderful daughters, Carson and Julia. Parenting their girls is their greatest love.