Dominique’s involvement in the community began in her early days at
KPRC, when she co-hosted both the Muscular Dystrophy and the United
Negro College Fund telethons. She took the telethon model and paired it
with her love for animals and created a Pet-A-Thon on Ch. 2, teaming up
with the Houston Humane Society in helping them find good homes for
their shelter animals.
She also wanted to give back to her alma mater, the University of
Houston. The school asked her to host a golf tournament, raising funds
for student athletes. She’s been teeing up for her Coogs since 1997.
She also sits on the Alumni Advisory Board for the School of
Communication and works with local students helping them plan their
When her son was born in 2005 and was diagnosed with a milk protein
allergy, she lent her voice to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
(now FARE) to raise critical research and support dollars to help families with
food allergies. Her son outgrew his allergy by age 2, but her work for
others who suffer from potentially fatal allergies continues with her annual
food allergy walk.
Dominique was also the first Houston reporter to bring to light
Inflammatory Breast Cancer to viewers in a story profiling a local
survivor and the IBC clinic at MD Anderson. She hosted a phone bank,
with doctors and providers answering viewers’ questions about this
frightening disease. She has also contributed to fundraising efforts
for that clinic.
Dominique also supports numerous charities throughout the year by
lending her voice as an emcee and supporter, and in some cases her feet.
She danced her heart out doing the Cha Cha for the Houston Ballet in
“Dancing With The Houston Stars.” She was honorary chair for “Heroes
for Children” with a record-breaking luncheon in 2014. Dominique has
emceed events for “Children at Risk,” Bo’s Place,” “Star of Hope,”
“American Cancer Society,” “CanCare,” “Liberty Path,” “The Children’s
Museum,” “Habitat for Humanity,” “Dec My Room,” St. Jude,” “Virtuosi,”
just to name a few.
Dominique and her husband, Nick Florescu, with his deep Romanian roots,
strive to make lasting changes, not only in children’s lives in Houston,
but also in his family’s homeland with the Florescu Foundation.
Currently, the foundation is focused on assisting Santa Macrina in Bucharest, Romania with its growth and expansion. Established in 1997 by local Christian churches, Santa Macrina is a nonprofit facility that provides housing, education and nourishment for homeless children and young adults.