It has been said many times that Warner has "The heart of an angel."
She believes in giving to those in need and she has to the City of Houston that has been so good to her. Warner has spearheaded events and served on many boards. Her history of volunteerism has been well documented and rewarded with awards that include the following:
Crohn's and Colitis “Women of Distinction,” The Savvy Award,” The Cancer League “Pacesetter of the Year” and “Entertainer of the Year,” the American Heart Association “Heart of Houston” Award, the Shrine Hospital Award, Silver Grace Hope award, Wellsprings award, Houston Delta Gamma Foundation “Women of Vision” award, the Cancer League “Heart of Houston” award, Houston Children's Charity “Heart of Houston” award, The Mission of Yahweh “Leaders and Legends” award and the Lady Washington Chapter NSDAR “ Excellence in Community Service” award.
Warner was also the honoree of the first American Heart Ball Houston, the National Kidney of America Gala Honoree and the American ORT Gala Honoree. The Houston Chronicle named her one of the “Most Beautiful Houstonians.”
Warner served on the board of the March of Dimes chairing its first two galas and guiding the galas for eight years. She received three awards from the March of Dimes (Volunteer Leadership Award, National Foundation March of Dines Award and the March of Dimes Metro Houston Chapter Award);
Warner received five awards from the Leukemia Society of America, two from the United Cerebral Palsy Association, and one from the following: the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Texas Children's Hospital Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, Texas Children's Hospital, Acapulco Children's Home and the International Prevention Medicine Foundation Appreciation Award.
Warner's lifelong love of hearts prompted her to produce a red, heart-shaped cookbook to honor her Supermom, Ophelia Warner, in Supermom’s Country Cookin’ Cookbook. Ophelia was everyone’s favorite guest on The Warner Roberts Show.
In 2002 Warner created “A Celebration of Hearts” museum in the lobby of the Dr. Denton Cooley Texas Heart Institute in the Houston medical center, collecting 150 hearts from celebrities nationally and locally for the permanent exhibit. Her vision was “to provide a creative and aesthetically beautiful repose for patients and visitors to the medical center that will last for years to come.” See the HEART MUSEUM PHOTO GALLERY BELOW. In 2010, Warner created an event that is held each year on Valentine’s Day to honor “Houston Sweethearts.” The award is given to honor those who are serving the Houston community.
One of Warner's dearest missions started in 1981 when she realized that Sister Helen Gay was providing shelter for homeless women and children in two little old shotgun shacks. Immediately, Warner raised the money necessary to build the first Mission of Yahweh dormitory for these women and children in need. Warner has worked as a special advisor to the Mission of Yahweh since a fund raising event was started in 2007. Since that time, approximately $3,000,000 has been raised for The Mission.
On May 31, 2017, the first Mission dorm for which she raised the funds was named THE WARNER ROBERTS BUILDING and Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed Warner Roberts Day.