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Melissa Shanhouse

I serve as the Director of Business Development & Financial Advisor at Burrows Capital Advisors. I work with Organizations and People to help them determine best financial strategies and solutions. I graduated from Texas Tech University with double Bachelor of Science Degrees in Human Development & Family Studies and a minor in Substance Abuse Studies. I am the proud parent of two wonderful children. I play the role of a Soccer Mom to my son Jacob, and am a dedicated supporter of the Performing Arts, encouraging my daughter Charlotte in her artistic pursuits. Almost 10 years ago I moved my family Tyler in pursuit of a kind community where we all could strive.

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A fun fact about me

I had Perfect Attendance all through Grade school. I did misses more than a few classes in college but was on President and Dean's List most semesters.

Why I feel inspired to be a Woman Of Hope

I aspire to be a Woman of Hope because For The Silent's commitment to empowering vulnerable youth deeply resonates with me, especially as a mother to two children. Through this role, I can amplify my voice to advocate for an organization actively striving for a safer future. Witnessing the resilience of survivors and the dedication of those fighting to end sex trafficking inspires me greatly. Joining this movement for a world free from exploitation is not only an honor but a heartfelt commitment to making a meaningful difference.

Community Involvement:

Beyond my professional endeavors, I'm deeply invested in the Tyler community, actively participating in several local organizations. I currently serve as the Board Chair for Junior Achievement and as Treasurer for People Attempting To Help (PATH). Additionally, I have been nominated as American Heart Association Go Red Woman of Impact in 2022.

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Contact For The Silent

ForTheSilent.org

HOW IS MY DONATION USED?

We strive to be transparent and to ensure every donation is used to its fullest potential. Donations made to FTS support our prevention, crisis intervention, and community transformation programs as well as operational costs. 

For a more in-depth look at how donations are used, please take a look at our financials page.

CAN I MAIL A CHECK?

Yes, checks can be mailed to:
For The Silent / PO Box 998 / Tyler, TX 75710

IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  For The Silent is a non-profit 501(c)3   EIN#: 74-3193209

WILL I RECEIVE A RECEIPT FOR MY ONLINE DONATION?

Yes,  you will receive a tax receipt via email within one business day. If you have any questions regarding tax receipts, please feel free to call or email us anytime.

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