Steven Raab, CEO of The InSource Group, is one of four finalists for the Tech Titans Community Hero Award sponsored by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), an honor given to recognize an individual within the technology industry for outstanding achievements in community involvement.
Steven’s commitment to the greater Dallas community has been long and deep throughout his business career ranging from Christmas gift giving through the March of Dimes and Toys for Tots, to leadership roles in Dallas Social Venture Partners (DVSP), involvement with the Transition Resource Action Center, as well as other organizations.
His community participation includes:
- Dallas Social Venture Partners is an organization whose members give their time, expertise and financial support to Dallas non-profit agencies that focus on education and children at risk. He has been co-lead partner with several investees (non-profit agencies) and is currently co-lead with one investee now. A lead partner is the primary communications link between an investee and DSVP and is responsible for making sure that DSVP knows how to help the agency, bringing the necessary resources to bear to assist it. Steven is past chairman of DSVP and is currently chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He has recently been nominated to serve on the board of Social Venture Partners International, the parent organization of DSVP. (See related story in this issue about The InSource Group’s pilot program with DSVP.)
- Mothers Against Teen Violence – board member and former chairman of the board
- Transition Resource Action Center, an organization focused on providing resources for children no longer eligible for foster care services once they reach 18 years of age
- Co-lead partner on Vision Regeneration, an organization that focuses on reducing teen and gang violence.
- The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture – member of the board of directors and chair of the board’s marketing and branding committee
- Society of International Business Fellows -an organization that helps its members advance global understanding and the competitiveness of its members through access to unique resources, educational experiences and relationships. Steven recently served two weeks in Turkey participating in a leadership training program involving young leaders from nine Caucasus and Central Eurasian countries.
Over the years, Steven has been instrumental in providing executive and financial leadership to non-profit organizations in the Dallas area, as well as helping increase executive involvement. The winner of the MTBC’s Community Hero Award will be announced at the annual Tech Titans awards dinner on September 29.