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Margaret Alkek Williams

January 1, 1998

1998 – Houston, Texas

Margaret Williams’ passion for the performing arts began at an early age. She performed as the principal singer in many musicals and operettas throughout her childhood and while in college. Her love for music and he arts has continued and is now being expressed through her community service and volunteerism. As the daughter of philanthropists Albert and Margaret Alkek, Mrs. Williams has also committed her life’s work to the support of education, medical research and the arts community. She serves on numerous boards in Houston, including the Houston Women’s Board of Northwood University, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Texas Heart Institute’s Board of Trustees, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Grand Opera, Trustee of the Houston Ballet Foundation, Sustaining Trustee of Moores School of Music Society at the University of Houston, and as Director of the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation. In recognition of her community service, Mrs. Williams has received many honors. She is involved with a number of committees and has chaired and co-chaired various special charity events, including the Texas Heart Institute’s “Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award Dinner”, the Houston Symphony Gala, the St. Joseph Hospital Gala and the Museum of Fine Arts “Silver Slipper Award Evening”, for the Textiles and Costume Institute. Residing in Houston, Mrs. Williams is dedicated to her mother, Margaret Alkek, son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Randa Williams and grandson, Harrison Mathew Williams.