Dempsey Receives Women of Achievement Honor

Keller Williams Realty Northeast Senior Team Leader Lisa Dempsey received the 2009 Women of Achievement Award at the FamilyTime Hearts of Gold gala held in January.

FamilyTime in Humble, Texas, offers counseling services and shelter to victims of domestic violence in northeast Harris County.

Dempsey was honored in the category of community activist. Under her leadership, Keller Williams has run several charity galas for local non-profit organizations, including FamilyTime. One of her most notable accomplishments is the creation and development of a free monthly concert series for the community at Kings Harbor in Kingwood. In addition to providing a family-friendly venue with a live band in front the beautiful backdrop of Lake Houston, she has invited local non-profit organizations to collect needed items and distribute information at the concert. Organizations that have been helped include FamilyTime, Blue Star Moms and The Mission.

Through her experiences with her daughter Lindsey, a child with special needs, Dempsey is also an advocate for providing inclusive opportunities for individuals with special needs in the community. She has been active in the Village Learning and Achievement Center and Including Kids causes.

Dempsey says her daughter has been a role model for her own achievements. “Lindsey has taught me that perseverance pays off,” she explains. “Often we all have the same opportunities, but the difference is what action we take to accomplish our goals.” Her philosophy of life can be summed up in a quote from motivational speaker Zig Ziglar: “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”

Keller Williams Realty Northeast Senior Team Leader Lisa Dempsey (center) accepts the 2009 Women of Achievement Award from FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center Executive Director Judy Cox (right) and Tribune Newspaper Managing Editor Anne McIlhany at the FamilyTime Hearts of Gold gala in January. Photo by Pat and Ray’s Studio

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