Rosanette Cullen was born to the late Joseph and Angeline Saragusa and raised in Houston, Texas.
She attended St. Agnes Academy, Houston, and the University of Houston. While attending the University of Houston, she met and soon married her husband of forty-six years, Harry Holmes Cullen.
Rose, the name most of her friends call her, has worked tirelessly to benefit the city and its philanthropies. She is serving on the boards of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Ballet Foundation and their executive committee; the advisory board, University of Houston Moores School of Music; Friends of Nursing, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital; Houston Eye Associates Foundation; board member of The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; and the St. Agnes Academy Foundation.
Rose has co-chaired The Assistance Fund Gala ~ “Living the Legacy,” for four years.
She will be honored by her alma mater, St. Agnes Academy, “Start Your Engines 2004,” a fun-filled gala, racing toward their Centennial Celebration 2004.
In April, 2004, the Annual Merchandising Star Award Gala sponsored by the major retail organizations will honor Rosanette. The goal is to develop a merchandising endowment for the University of Houston Department of Human Development.
Rosanette is committed to making her hometown, Houston, a better place for future generations.
Rose’s favorite times are spent with her husband Harry, their children, six grandchildren and friends at their ranch in South Texas.
Though much of her energy is spent on charitable and civic activities, Rose makes time to relax by fishing, playing Mah Jongg, and watching sports.