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Women's Council of HBREA is a 501C(3) that strives to help deserving students with funds to go to college. Students must be recommended by a Women's Council Member, must also attend a financial literacy class from Women's Council, turn in transcripts and an essay on what financial literacy means to them.

Lily Fonteno

Women's Council 501C(3)

Lily Fonteno was born May 29,1918 in Galveston, TX. She worked tirelessly in Real Estate for over 40 years, opening doors for women in this profession. She was the first President of the Women's Council Houston Real Estate Association.The Women's Council of the Houston Black Real Estate Association organized the Lily Fonteno's Scholarship and Award Fund Raiser in 2002 in her honor as one of the founding members.

Women's Council 2019 Goal

The Women's Council of HBREA has set the 2019 fundraising goal at $25,000.00.  We are looking to give more scholarships at this years Lily Fonteno Scholarship Luncheon. In addition, we are looking to setup (1) young adult future by awarding him/her with a full scholarship to real estate school.


All Lily Fonteno Scholarship Recipients will be awarded at the 2019 Lily Fonteno Scholarship Luncheon



2019 Lily Fonteno Scholarship Luncheon

"Building a Better Tomorrow"

Date: July 13, 2019

Location: HESS CLUB
5430 Westheimer CT.

Houston, TX 77056

Guest Speaker: Paula McCann Harris