TOP 20 IMPACT MAKERS AWARDS 2020
Cindi Rose and Erica Rose
2020 Top 20 Mother Daughter Impact Maker Award
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Sunday, January 19, 2020
The St. Regis Houston
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Native Houstonians Cindi Rose and Erica Rose give abundantly of their empathy, expertise, talent, and time to the betterment of their community.
Erica Rose is the owner and founder of the Erica Rose Law Firm, PLLC in Houston. She attended college at Emory University in Atlanta where she earned a joint degree in English and creative writing with a minor in theater. She was also an avid performer and appeared in many of the school’s theatrical productions. Erica went on to star in the reality television series: The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad, and You’re Cut Off.
Continuing her studies, Erica attended the University of Houston Law Center. After graduation, Erica attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles where she earned her LLM in Entertainment and Media Law. While at Southwestern, Erica was the editor of the award-winning Biederman Entertainment Law Review.
In 2016, Erica returned to Houston where she lives with her husband, Charles, daughters Holland and Aspen, and their beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Sila. She began her family law practice at the prestigious family law firm of Holmes, Diggs, & Sadler. Now, as the owner of her own practice, Erica hopes to continue helping family law clients in need while also representing entertainment, media, and sports law clients as well as those dealing with other civil litigation issues.
Erica’s support of human and animal rights and love of the arts has led her to organizations that celebrate both. While at law school, she was president of the student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and chaired the Moores School of Music gala. In the fall of 2019, Erica served as the social media chair for the National Council of Jewish Women, Houston.
In 2009, Erica was honored for her support of the LGBT community at the Human Rights Campaign Gala. She is also a Citizens for Animal Protection (CAPS) honoree.
Cindi Rose is a renowned silhouette artist whose work has taken her around the world. She is married to Dr. Franklin Rose. As well as Erica, the couple has a son, Benjamin, of whom they are equally proud.
Cindi graduated with honors from Bellaire High School. After graduation, she attended the University of Texas at Austin, from which she graduated with honors in fine art and journalism.
During her formative years, Cindi practised her art at Astroworld, Disneyland, and Disney World. She has clipped the portraits of numerous celebrities, including Elvis, Queen Elizabeth II, Tony Bennett, and Mama Cass, to name only a few. The world record holder for cutting the most silhouettes in an hour, Cindi set the record at a charity event in San Antonio, during which she cut 144 silhouettes.
Cindi is also the joint subject of a wonderful film called Silhouette Secrets. It chronicles her challenging Charles Burns, another modern-day silhouette artist, to a cutting contest at a charity event for The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation, of which Cindi is the founder and CEO. The foundation provides free reconstructive surgery to post-cancer patients unable to afford health insurance. The film culminates after Charles travels from England to Houston and the cutting begins.
Currently, Cindi is a board member of numerous organizations, including the Guild of American Paper Cutters, City Artworks, the University of Houston Moores School of Music, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Guild.
The following is a small sample of Cindi’s former board affiliations: Albert Rose Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 2000 to 2008; Houston Symphony League, 2005 to 2008; Houston Ballet, 2005 to 2008; Houston Ballet Guild, 1983 to 1994; The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine, 2004; and United Cerebral Palsy, 1994 to 1997.
Active within the organizations Cindi is, and has been, part of, she has chaired a number of events, including the Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash, 2013; the Children’s Assessment Center Gift Bag, 2012; City Artworks Annual Fundraising Party, 2011 and 2012; Women of Distinction reunion, 2011; Art of Conversation, 2010 and 2011; and many more.
In appreciation for her dedication to so many causes, Cindi has received numerous honors. Here are just a few: named one of ABC 13’s Women of Distinction, a City Artworks honoree, a Peace Award recipient from the Human Rights Campaign, named a best dressed by the American Heart Association, a Generosity to Mankind Award recipient from the American Diabetes Association, and a Diamond Award recipient at the Awty International School Gala.
It is clear, from the work they do to the venerable organizations they endorse, that Cindi Rose and Erica Rose put people and the community first.
It is for all the reasons mentioned above, and many more, that Cindi Rose and Erica Rose have been named a Top 20 Mother Daughter Impact Maker for 2020.