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About Mica Mosbacher
Active for two decades in political fundraising, she has hosted or co-hosted numerous fundraisers for GOP candidates. She was an RNC National Finance Co-chair in 2012. In 2007, she served as Inaugural Chair for Governors Rick Perry and David Dewhurst. She served as 2008 Women For Mccain Co-chair, 2012 National Co-chair for Secretary Perry's presidential election, and as a co-chair Women for Cruz.
In addition, Mica has co-chaired numerous charitable events including a record fundraiser for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Ballet, World War II Museum, Archdiocese for the Military and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, (TAASA).
Active in education, she helped initiate the Best Friends Program founded by Elayne Bennet in Houston area public schools. She was appointed to a six-year term on the University of Houston Board of Regents by Governor Perry and served as Vice Chair.
She has been humbled to receive many awards including induction into the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame along with Barbara Bush and multiple excellence in journalism honors by her peers. For her work on advocating for passage of funding for sexual assault prevention programs and other related legislation, she was named Philanthropist of the Year by TAASA. The American Hospital of Paris Foundation honored her with their Public Service Award presented by Ambassador Howard Leach at the Embassy.
In April 2011, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council designated a "Mica Mosbacher Day" in her honor for her initiation in a prominent public art installation in Houston focused on tolerance with sculptors by world-renowned Jaume Plensa. She was awarded two damehoods including the Royal Order of Francis I.
In 2010, she was commissioned by the Foreign Ministry of Iceland with approval by the State Department as Honorary Consul General of Iceland for Houston and Central Texas. She served in that capacity for eight years. She currently serves on the advisory board of Turning Point USA and the London Center for Policy Research.
Mica resides in Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. and is active in many conservative and faith-based organizations. Mica has two grandsons and is a member of Holy Trinity Church, in D.C. Mica is a fifth-generation Floridian and grew up in Houston, Texas.
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#1 National Bestseller on Amazon in seven categories: Faith & Spirituality, Women Writers, Natural Disasters, Weather, Disaster Relief, Environmental Issues, and Regional Planning.
The winds of change are blowing everywhere. Uncertainty is creating extreme anxiety. Whether it’s an act of nature or an act of terrorism or a lone shooting, it seems we are all on edge. American traditions and institutions are being shaken to the core.
Perhaps that’s why the events in 2017 unfolded as they did. Maybe God set fire to the rain (per Adele’s hit song), to grab our attention.
On August 28, 2017, Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm of biblical proportions paralyzed Houston and the surrounding Gulf Coast area. Mother nature had a temper tantrum of epic proportions and unleashed 51.888 inches of rain. Much like a theatrical narcissist, she unleashed her fury in the form of the highest rainfall recorded in U.S. history. It was enough to fill 85,000 plus astrodomes.
Unsung heroes saw the need and came to the aid of their countrymen. It was a rare time when politics was set aside. First responders and everyday Americans were comrades in arms united by a common cause. Harvey brought out the core values of America - Faith, resiliency and grit.
Just when the resources of the U.S. and the weary storm side patriots were tested to their limits, along came Irma. Again, Americans set aside their differences to do the right thing for the greater good.
It seemed that the rain would never end but blue skies finally emerged. But the coast was not clear for long. Soon Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands.
Once again, without hesitation or assessment of a person’s origin, religious affiliation or political party, - neighbor helped neighbor. It was crystal clear during these moments of extreme crisis that survival depended on a unified effort. This is the Hurricane Factor. One could ask “ Where was God in the storms?” In fact, where is God in our personal storms in life?
The answer is “everywhere.” The question is not “How big is your storm?” but “How big is your God?”
Mica Mosbacher was barely hanging on. A single mother of a son, she worked in retail while she established a career as an award-winning writer. Feeling unlucky in romance after two failed marriages, she gave up on her dreams. In her early 40s, she met the love of her life, oilman mogul and 28th US Secretary of Commerce, Robert Mosbacher Sr. A modern day commoner who went on to meet and entertain heads of states and Royals, Mica turned out to be a kind of Houston Cinderella.
Mica married her prince and soul mate only to lose him to pancreatic cancer leaving her heart broken. But instead of wallowing in pain, she decided to grieve forward. Her brother, a racecar driver, inspired her to learn to race a Ferrari. Testing her personal limits on the racetrack, she discovered her inner strength to move forward.
Life brings losses on a regular basis. Whether it’s a garden variety loss or a life changing one—debilitating illness, divorce, death—it requires a resiliancy, optimism and faith.