Margaret Oser

Margaret Oser has 30 years’ experience in nonprofit management, evaluation and fundraising.  Currently, Margaret is the Vice President of Mission and Strategy for the United Way of Greater Houston.  She has spent the majority of her career within the United Way system in both Houston and San Antonio, Texas.  During her time with United Way, she has led fundraising efforts in both the corporate and governmental sector.  She led the design and implementation of various community initiatives focused on resident-engagement and financial stability.  She served as the lead evaluator for various programs and initiatives focused on asset-based community development, health, mental health, financial stability, substance abuse, character development and basic needs.  For over 20 years, she’s served as a trainer on outcomes development and evaluation, board roles and responsibilities, and leadership development at the grassroots level.  Margaret was fortunate to attend a two-year fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School on family strengthening.  The fellowship was a partnership between the Annie E. Casey Foundation, United Way Worldwide and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Public Policy.  She is a trained facilitator and has facilitated numerous board and staff meetings and retreats.  Margaret has served as the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association in Houston, Texas, which, at the time, served an 18 county region around Houston.  Margaret is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has committed her professional life to serving within the State of Texas