Keith Short Recognized as 2019 Pathlighter Award Honoree by Houston Achievement Place

December 6, 2019 – HOUSTON – Coats Rose of counsel Keith Short was honored by the Houston Achievement Place (HAP) as the 2019 Pathlighter Award Honoree in recognition for his generosity and service in leadership to the Houston community. This recognition was given at the 2019 HAP Annual Holiday Gala.
Short has spent over 40 years practicing law in the areas of real estate acquisitions, disposition, financing, development and leasing matters.  He has been actively involved in the community and in civic service for many years, including serving as President of both the Board of Directors for Houston Achievement Place and the Foundation for Houston Achievement Place. Short is currently a board member of Holly Hall.

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Founded in 1974, HAP helps children by providing two sets of services: Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption Services (residential services) and Project CLASS (highly innovative and effective training services for schools). The HAP mission is to help children and their care-providers (teachers, parents, foster parents, other caring adults) learn the skills and develop the relationships for success in school, at home and in the community. Learn more at:

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