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2024 Top 20 Impact Makers Honorees

Tammy Gee Su and Skylar Su
2024 Top 20 Inspiring Mother/Daughter Duo Impact Maker Award

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Awards Presentation

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Tammy Gee Su and Skylar Su believe in giving back to the community they care about through philanthropy and volunteering.

 

Tammy Gee Su is a native Houstonian who loves her diverse community. She is married to Dr. Michael Su and is the vice president of J. Michael Su DDS, PA, a general and cosmetic dentistry. In this position, she oversees financials and claims. Tammy is a graduate of Baylor University.

 

Tammy is also the director and choreographer of the Miss Chinatown Houston Scholarship Pageant, a position she has held for over two decades. A former Miss Chinatown Houston title holder herself, Tammy held a Princess title in the Miss Chinatown National Pageant. Her involvement with the pageant program, which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary recently, allows her to mentor young women and help empower them with self-confidence and positive self-esteem. She has made it her goal to assist each participant in becoming their best selves.

 

Growing up watching her mother serve her community, Tammy has followed in her footsteps by becoming a devoted volunteer and philanthropist. She serves on the boards of, and supports, multiple charitable organizations and is an active board member of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Community Involvement Fund, National Charity League Sugar Land Jewels, and The Honor Roll School Partners parent organization, and is chair of the Asian American Youth Giving Circle.

 

Tammy’s goal is to instill the same charitable heart in her children. She seeks ways to serve with her family in organizations such as National Charity League, Inc.; Generation Serve; and Greater Houston Community Foundation. In addition, she supports Houston Area Women’s Center, Chinese Community Center, Asia Society, and The Rose.

 

Lending her talents to worthy causes, Tammy has chaired the following events: The Honor Roll School Festival of Friends, Fall Fest, and Dolphin Dash; Asian American Youth Giving Circle Mother’s Day Brunch; and Chinese Community Center Fundraising Luncheon. For her work in the community, she has received numerous honors, including LCAHouston Mother’s Day Soiree Honoree 2019; KNOWAutism Ambassador 2015; Asian Pacific American Heritage Association (APAHA) Dancing with the APAHA Stars, Judge 2016; and Dancing with the APAHA Stars, Contestant and Winner 2011. In 2022, Tammy and her mother received awards from the Chinese American Citizens Alliance for their twenty-five years of service to the Miss Chinatown Houston Scholarship Pageant.

 

Tammy is a former Houston Rockets Power Dancer and was also the inaugural Pro Bowl cheerleader for the Houston Texans. Dancing since the age of four, Tammy now utilizes her professional dance background as a Jazzercise fitness instructor and trainee mentor, encouraging women towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.

 

She and Michael have three children: Colin, a high school senior; Skylar, a sophomore at St. John’s School; and Piper, a third grader at River Oaks Baptist School. Boba, a Coton de Tulear, who is turning one year old, rounds out the family.

 

Skylar Su is a senior at St. John’s School. She is the senior editor of the school’s yearbook, The Quadrangle, an award-winning all-school yearbook, which appears in Balfour’s Yearbook Yearbook. As senior editor, Skylar designed, organized, and compiled the entire 185-page senior section. She also acted as the liaison between advisors, the senior class, and the yearbook editors. As a sophomore, Skylar was assistant editor, and as a Junior, she was a staffer.

 

Skylar is also the president of the school’s East Asian Affinity Group, which has united the Asian American Pacific Islander community at the school in an inclusive and comfortable space as its oldest and largest affinity group. As president, Skylar works directly with sponsors, is responsible for planning meetings and administrative duties, oversees social event planning, and is forum coordinator. As a sophomore, Skylar was the Social Media and Outreach chair, and in her junior and freshmen years, she was a member.

 

A sports enthusiast and avid cheerleader, Skylar is a member of St. John’s School - Girls’ Varsity Cheerleading. In 2023, the team earned the NCA Herkie Team Award, the Technical Excellence Award, the NCA Spirit Award, the Stunt Safe Award, the Top Team Chant, and three spirit sticks. She was also co-captain of Club Catalyst - Girls’ State Volleyball and a member of St. John’s School - Girls’ Junior Varsity 1 Volleyball in ninth and tenth grades. In eleventh grade, she was St. John’s School Concessions Stand Manager. 

 

Skylar belongs to many other worthy groups at school, including Asian American Youth Giving Circle, of which she is the founder; St. John’s School - Women of Color Affinity Group, of which she is currently vice president; Chinese American Citizens Alliance Youth Club, of which she is president and a past vice president; and St. John’s School – Girls Empowering Minds. For many of these organizations, Skylar has donated her time, talent, and expertise to a number of fund-raising efforts for worthy causes. In acknowledgement of her service, Skylar has received The President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Award for Community Service, the Silver Award for Community Service, and the National Charity League Yellow Rose Bud Award for Community Service.

 

It is evident from all her affiliations with caring organizations that Skylar shares her mother’s giving heart. In 2021, Tammy and Skylar received the National Charity League Mother-Daughter Award for philanthropy hours of service together during the 2020-2021 chapter year. The organizations they worked with to accumulate the hours were: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Heart Association, Operation Gratitude, The Kindness Campaign, Fort Bend Seniors, Lunches of Love, Nery’s Promise, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful, Gigi’s Playhouse, Hope for Three, Camp Hope, Second Mile Mission, Fort Bend Women’s Center, Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, and East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. This amazing accomplishment illustrates mother and daughter’s devotion to giving back to their community.

 

Besides their philanthropic work together, Tammy and Skylar love to watch movies, play Mahjong, travel, and have long talks. 

 

It is for all the reasons mentioned above, and many more, that Tammy Gee Su and Skylar Su have been named Top 20 Inspiring Mother/Daughter Duo Impact Makers for 2024.

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