Delegados Spotlight: Sam Collins, III

Samuel Collins, III is a founding member of The Bryan Museum’s Delegados Advocate Board, which was formed in 2017. The Delegados are a group of mid-career professionals with a passion for the Museum and the history it represents and who come together to share their time, talent, and network to help promote and support the Museum. They meet three times per year and are responsible for our Tejas Libre, Social and Texas Auction event as well as our annual Distinguished Speaker. They have a lot of fun too!

Sam has been providing financial services in the Galveston County community for over 20 years.  He has a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University in College Station.  He has worked at both a regional brokerage firm and a large wirehouse.  In April 2012 he decided to open SLC Investment Services to better serve his clients.

Sam serves on several other boards including National Trust for Historic Preservation, Rosenberg Library Trustee, and the Ruby Bridges Foundation (National Board).  Sam’s past board service includes Galveston Historical Foundation, Old Central Cultural Center, NIA Cultural Center, Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Galveston Economic Development Partnership, Texas Historical Commission State Board of Review, and Texas A & M University Letterman’s association.

In 2015 Sam was awarded the Galveston County Citizen of the Year by the Galveston Daily Newspaper. In 2012 Sam was recognized as an Unsung Hero by the Galveston County Daily Newspaper.

Sam is married to Doris Collins.  They have four children, two girls, and two boys. Sam is active in his local church Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church where he serves as an associate minister under the leadership of Dr. William L Randall Jr. Sam and Doris have several other philanthropic interests. In addition to the Museum, they support their local church and youth in the Galveston County area.   Sam’s favorite quote is “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”.

When asked why he became a Delegado of The Bryan Museum:


“I love history and having an opportunity to work with the staff at The Bryan Museum to promote Texas History was one I couldn’t pass up. Like the roots of a mighty oak tree history is the foundation of our present. It nourishes our growth to be bigger and stronger. History roots are made up of many stories and people that are hidden beneath the surface. Being a Delegado allows me the opportunity to share those stories in a manner that hopefully helps all of us to grow.”