Ann Harris, who has been a tireless advocate for community efforts in Frisco and Collin County over the years, was honored on Wednesday evening as one of the Top Women of Collin County.
The honorees were all present at the Top Women of Collin County Fashion Show Cocktail Reception at Nieman Marcus at the Shops of Willow Bend.
“We are so proud to be associated with Ann Harris, who is a dear friend of ours,” said City House Executive Director Teresa Keenan. “Her efforts to help homeless youth in the City of Frisco have been extraordinary. Ann’s efforts have helped make it possible for City House to expand into Frisco as soon as 2015. We couldn’t be more thrilled for her to receive this honor.”
Ann Harris has been a school and community volunteer in Frisco for more than 13 years including serving as co-chair of Neiman Marcus’s 2013 Stiletto Strut benefiting Star Children’s Charity and serving on the host committee for “Dancing with the Smith’s,” benefiting Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities.
Ann and her husband, Del, founded the “Del and Ann Harris Foundation for Christian Principles” in 2002, providing scholarships to more than 60 students attending Christian Universities. She is co-founder of The Frisco Giving Tree, an elite organization of 70+ women who help those with immediate needs in Frisco.
Over the last two years Ann has worked closely with City House raising awareness about homeless youth and the issues they face. Currently, Ann serves as Frisco Development Chair for City House, raising funds to open two transitional living shelters in Frisco for homeless young adults ages 18-21.