Chairman hospitality committee Lunar Rendevous Festival, 1998—2001. General chairman Lunar Rendezvous Festival, 2002, member advisory board, 2002—2007. Member Assistance League of the Bay Area, since 1997.
Volunteer Houston: A Visit from St. Nicholas Committee, since 2004, co-chairman kick-off event, 2005. Member advisory board Bay Area Society Prevention Cruelty Animals, 1994—1998, Bay Area Turning Point, 1998—2007. Board directors Station KUHT-television, 1984—1987, Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre, 2001—2004, vice chair board directors, 2003—2004, chairman kickoff event, 2003.
Director Learning Resources Book Review Center, 1989—1990. Board directors Armand Bayou Nature Center, Houston, 1989—1994. Member Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, since 2002, member banquet committee, since 2002.
Member Longhorn development board National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Clear Creek Indiana School District, 2005—2009. Member development and advisory council University Houston Clear Lake, 2006—2009, member community partners council. Member UHCL Community Partners Council.
Member National Council Teachers English (Books for You review committee 1985-1988, 97-98, Your Reading review committee 1993-1996), Texas Council Teachers English, Antarctican Society, Clear Lake Panhellenic Association, Lakewood Yacht Club, Travelers' Century Club, Phi Kappa Phi (secretary 1997-1998, president 1998-1999).