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2017 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon
Hilton Anatole Dallas - 2201 N Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 October 06, 2017

Hilton Anatole Dallas - Chantilly Ballroom

10:45 - Registration Opens
11:15 - Doors Open
11:45 - Lunch Begins

Texas Trailblazer: Lynn McBee


Lynn McBee is a seventh-generation Texan and great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Emily Austin, sister to Stephen F. Austin, the father of Texas. Lynn worked as a consultant for a privately held biotech firm for 23 years before devoting herself full time to philanthropic endeavors. Currently she is CEO of Young Women’s Preparatory Network. She has served in leadership roles in civic and nonprofit efforts that have shaped the Dallas community. Currently she is Chairman of the Board of the Bridge Homeless Shelter; Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Visiting Nurse Association, and Chairman of the Board of The Family Place Foundation. She is a member of the boards of AT&T Performing Arts Center, The Salvation Army and the Trinity Park Conservancy. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and Leadership Dallas, Lynn is a member of The Crystal Charity Ball, Charter 100 and many other charitable organizations.

Keynote Speaker: Gretchen Carlson

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Named to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2017, Gretchen Carlson is a celebrated news anchors and tireless advocate for women. In 2016 she became the face of sexual harassment in the workplace, gracing magazine covers to promote safe working environments for women. She recently formed the Gift of Courage Fund to empower women and girls. Carlson started her career in Richmond, Virginia, as a reporter and later was anchor and reporter in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dallas. She most recently hosted “The Real Story” on Fox News for three years. Prior to that, she co-hosted “Fox and Friends," for more than seven years. An honors graduate of Stanford University, Carlson was valedictorian of her high school class. A child prodigy on the violin, she performed with the Minnesota Orchestra at 13, and, in 1989, became the first classical violinist to win the Miss America crown.

Advocacy Award: TexProtects
TexProtects is dedicated to child abuse prevention through statewide advocacy and education. Their leadership and support for issues related to at-risk children and their families have made a tremendous impact on improving the child protection system and the quality of life for children in our state.

Faith Based Vision & Leadership Award: Highland Park United Methodist Church
Now in its 101st year of service,  Highland Park United Methodist Church has worked to stop the suffering of victims of family violence by bringing awareness to the faith community. Their progressive support of children and families has made a tremendous impact on the quality of life for the Dallas community.


Event Chairs

Kristen Sanger 1 CindyStager-1
Kristen Sanger and Cindy Stager

Underwriting Chairs
Stephanie & Travis Hollman
Kristi Hoyl
Carol Seay
Lisa & Marvin Singleton

Host Committee

Sharon Adams
Jenna Alexander
Brynn Bagot Allday
Lisa Bhattacharya
Holly Bock
Katy Bock
Jamie Jo Boulogne
Jennifer Burns
Melissa Cameron
Amy Camp
Gloria Campos Brown
Nancy and Clint Carlson
Nancy Carter
Joanna Clarke
Katherine Coker
Rozalyn Colombo
Marybeth Conlon
Lisa Cooley
Sally and Mark Cullum
Elizabeth Dacus
Machelle Davenport
Pam and Mark Denesuk
Jennifer Dix
Michaela and Trey Dyer
Courtney Edwards
Claire Emanuelson
Megan Flanagan
Ms. Susan Foster
Joyce Fox

Diane Fullingim
Hadley Galt
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley W. Gardner
Nancy Gopez
Joyce Goss
Amy Green
Dawn and Michael Greiner
Diana Hamilton
Carol and Matt Holmes
Brooke Hortenstine
Maggie Kipp
Leigh Koch
April Lafitte
Kathy Lethbridge
Patty and Mark Leyendecker
Sarah Losinger
Lynn and Allan McBee
Lindsay Lee McCain
Kate McCoy
Kim Miller
Kelly Morton
Angela Nash
Mary and Joe Parker
Mrs. Leah Pasant
Jana and Hadley Paul
Janie Perelman
Kelly Perkins
Mary Martha Pickens
Layne Pitzer

Kimberly Powell
Kim Quinn
Julie Rado
Heather Randall
Kersten Rettig and Clark Knippers
Jane Rozelle
Stephanie and Michael Seay
Dr. and Mrs. Les Secrest
Brooke Shelby
Denise and Denis Simon
Courtney and Edward Slater
Dawn Spalding
Jenifer Strauss
Jill E. Tananbaum
Amy Turner
Julie and Jim Turner
Alison Volk
Sharon Washburn
Robert Weatherly
Nikki and Crayton Webb
Andrea Weber
Lauryn Gayle and Tom W. White
Emily Willding
Candace Winslow
Piper Wyatt
Katherine Wynne
Tia Wynne
Lillie Young


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