Burguières to receive award

HOUSTON – Texans vice chairman Philip Burguières will receive the 2005 Woodrow Wilson Award tonight at an honorary dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Houston.

Burguières is being honored along with his wife, Cheryl, for his corporate citizenship by The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which annually recognizes leaders in business and public service across the United States and around the world.

The Center, located in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, brings together the nation's leading scholars, business leaders and policy makers in a nonpartisan atmosphere of study and discourse. Created as a living memorial to former President Wilson, the Center serves as host to more than 400 meetings and lectures each year.

Burguières has served as the Texans' vice chairman since the team's inception and is currently a director of Catholic Charities, The Mental Health Association, M.D. Anderson, The Texas Heart Institute and Menninger.

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