It is with great sadness that we report a real loss in the Communities In Schools of Houston family.  Founding Board Member and longtime friend of the organization, Judge Wyatt Heard passed away Tuesday night.

“The Judge” as we affectionately call him, was highly respected and successful in so many career endeavors. At our last event in March, he was recognized as the founder of CIS of Houston. Judge Heard not only helped found the organization, but during the last 38 years, served on the Board as Chairman Emeritus.

With the loss of The Judge, we lose one of the giants of child advocacy in our community. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers remain with his family.

We are honored that the Judge asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to his favorites – Communities In Schools of Houston and Baylor University. His Memorial service will be held at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church on Monday, June 19 at 11am.