She co-chaired the 2006 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gala, the 2003 Cancer League Luncheon, and the 1998 Symphony Scores Dinner Series, as well as serving as event coordinator for the 1998 and 2000 Silver Grace Hope Foundation Luncheon. Connie served as auction vice chairman for the 1996 “Marvin’s Million Dollar Dream” Gala celebrating Marvin Zindler’s birthday and benefiting the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for Breast and Prostate Cancer Research; auction co-chairman for the 1997 Ballet Ball; auction chairman for the 1996 Hospice at the Texas Medical Center Gala; and auction chairman for the 1995 March of Dimes Ball. She has also served as underwriter dinner chairman for the March of Dimes Ball, table sales chairman for the Houston Children’s Charity Gala, table sales chairman for the Operation Rainbow Gala, table sales chairman for the Council on Alcohol & Drugs Houston Luncheon, publicity and musician Chairman for the Symphony Ball, special events chairman for the Ballet Ball and publicity chairman for the 2007 Women’s Health Summit Luncheon with Aerin Lauder benefiting the Baylor College of Medicine’s Huffington Center on Aging.
Connie was the guest of honor “Open Your Heart” speaker at the 2013 Heart Ball and was chosen as one of the 2011 Houston Treasures by The Social Book. She was named one of H Texas Magazine’s 25 Most Beautiful Houstonians in 2008 and was also honored as a CCFA 2006 Woman of Distinction. Connie and her husband, Clayton, were honored at Houston’s 2007 Cancer League Luncheon with the Alkek Ambassadors Award and were also honored at the 1999 Cancer League Luncheon as Pacesetters of the Year. Connie was honored as one of “Houston’s Ten Elite” at the 1996 Citizens for Animal Protection “Celebrity Paws” Gala.
Connie serves as president of the board of the Houston Humane Society and is an advisory board member of the Knowledge Arts Foundation. She is currently a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Houston Ballet Guild, Houston Symphony League, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, the March of Dimes Guild, Trees of Hope Guild, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, the Children’s Assessment Center, Partnership for the Baylor College of Medicine, and a Junior League of Houston Tea Room Patron. Her previous board memberships include the Executive Committee and Board of the University of Houston Moores School of Music, Breakthrough/Houston, the Houston Ballet Guild, The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine having served four years on the Partnership’s Executive Board, the Advisory Board of the Council on Alcohol & Drugs Houston, the Executive Board of the Houston Symphony League, the March of Dimes Guild, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation / Gulf Coast Chapter, the United Cerebral Palsy Guild, and the Silver Grace Hope Foundation. She is a former member of the International Committee of RodeoHouston.
Connie holds a life insurance license and real estate agent license which she uses in assisting her husband in his insurance and financial services business, and is a certified scuba diver. She is a member of The Houstonian Club, Westside Tennis & Fitness Club and Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.
Her treasured leisure time is spent traveling the world with her husband, and spending time at their Lake Travis home in the Texas Hill Country with their family and four Chihuahuas - Baby, Coco, Popi, and Chita.