Texans left tackle Duane Brown recognized Marion Fischer, the 2014 BHP Billiton Community Quarterback Award recipient, on Thursday.
Fischer won the honor for her outstanding work in with the Montgomery County Women's Center. For over 30 years she has advocated for social reform on a statewide level to ensure that survivors of domestic abuse have a voice.
Over Fischer's tenure as an advocate for reform, she has directly or indirectly impacted the lives of thousands of survivors and their children. Since the transitional housing complex "Reaching Pines" opened in 2009, over 60 families have been served, including 100 children. Her commitment and hard work have been instrumental in raising over $3 million for the Women's Center to establish new programs, enhance existing ones and enrich the lives of survivors in the community.
A donation of $50,000 has been made in Fischer's name to the Montgomery County Women's Center, and she will also receive a personalized Texans jersey.
"I'm very honored to present this award to the Women's Center for everything they do for women and children affected by domestic violence and sexual assault," Brown said. "It's a great organization. It's something I'm honored to be able to acknowledge and reward them with."
BHP Billiton in partnership with the Houston Texans and United Way of Greater Houston recognize 10 finalists and one Grand Prize winner whose work has made Houston a better community through the Community Quarterback Award. The 10 finalists all received $5,000 to the United Way charity of their choice.