With a goal of growing the Houston region as a business magnet and gateway to global markets, Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) began working with Dini Spheris to create the appropriate fundraising model to approach businesses and donors in the city with a bold, transformational economic and marketing campaign. The first phase of Opportunity Houston occurred before the recession and saw incredible success, raising more than $32 million and bringing more than 250 projects to the Houston region. However, the recession meant pausing the campaign for a brief period. Later, GHP reengaged its efforts in full force and launched Opportunity Houston 2.0, which raised $22 million; attracting corporations, developing the workforce and enhancing Houston’s image to help increase and attract top talent. Dini Spheris served as a partner in both phases of the project.