KATY MAGAZINE I MAY 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark and Katy Magazine Editors
Katy, Texas is home to incredible, giving moms who dedicate countless hours helping others. We asked for nominations of selfless acts that have positively impacted their families and have made a difference in our community.
Here are 50 of the most outstanding philanthropic moms and volunteers who were nominated by their husbands, children, friends, neighbors, or coworkers! We profiled five moms of the 50 moms on the list, and below is the full list. Photography by Sara Isola
From left to right Leanne Wells, Kelly Litvak, Wendy Duncan, Angela Wells, and Jennifer Royo
1. Wendy Duncan
A Legacy of Giving
Wendy, 49, grew up in a family devoted to helping others. She quickly learned to serve, alongside her mother and grandparents, through her involvement with the church choir, visiting retirement homes and hospitals, and more. At 12 years old, Wendy played piano for her church, and today, she and her family combine their energies and serve others at Kingsland Baptist Church.
Wendy is the current Director for Willow Fork Drainage District. She has also created the Barker Flood Prevention, an advocacy group determined to realize flood management and infrastructure implementation. This experience and her passion for the Katy community is why Wendy is running for Fort Bend County Commissioner.
Wendy and her husband Rob teach Sunday School for their boys as well as lead the adult Sunday School. Wendy also volunteers as a greeter at the church’s Welcome Center and has attended mission trips to Cambodia and El Salvador.
“I think in the past I have had challenges saying ‘no’ to opportunities that may not be the best fit for me or my family in terms of schedule or the actual work,” says Wendy. “Once I learned to say, ‘yes,’ to only the things that complemented my existing life, I found that balance was a natural result.”