2012 Texas Trailblazer Awards

September 19, 2012 12:00 PM

Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas

Due to overwhelming demand, we are SOLD OUT for the 2012 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon benefiting The Family Place!

Guest Speaker:
Don McPherson, former professional football player and activist working to stop violence against women

Event Co-Chairs: Dr. Loc and Anh Trieu & Lloyd and Amanda Ward

Honorary Chairs: Diane and Daryl Johnston

Registration/Seating begins at 11:30am
Lunch 12-1pm


Liz Minyard and Kathryn Hall
Texas Trailblazer

Dr. Kenneth Cooper
Man of Influence

Lynn Goldstein
Real-Life Hero

The Family Place Advocacy Award

2012 Award Winners

Sponsors 2

Due to overwhelming demand, we are SOLD OUT for the 2012 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon!

If you have questions, please contact
events@familyplace.org or call

Award Descriptions:

The Family Place Texas Trailblazer Award
recognizes a local woman who has achieved significant success despite the obstacles she has faced along the way. She is a woman who has accomplished a "first" and opened the doors of opportunity for other women. She has made significant contributions either in her community, business or profession. No matter what her accomplishments, however, she is a woman who has blazed a trail for others to follow.

The Family Place Man of Influence Award recognizes a North Texan man who is leading by example to make domestic violence a “community issue” rather than a “women’s issue.” Through his lifestyle, he is setting a standard of compassion, support and commitment that promotes healthy relationships.

The Family Place Real-Life Hero Award recognizes a man or woman who contributes to the quality of life in our community without reward or recognition. This individual embodies a positive spirit, and works tirelessly and humbly to help others. He or she demonstrates initiative and goes above and beyond the call of duty to make North Texas a better place.

The Family Place Youth Service Award and Scholarship recognizes students who are outstanding leaders in their high school communities. They have participated in The Family Place Students Be Project Program for a minimum of one year, acting as mentors to educate their peers about healthy relationships in an effort to prevent teen dating violence and sexual assault.

The Family Place Advocacy Award recognizes an organization that has played a vital role in furthering the mission of The Family Place to stop the suffering of women and children victims of family violence in North Texas. By providing generous financial and volunteer support and promoting awareness with employees, associates and peers, the Advocacy Award recipient is a strong voice speaking out for victims of family violence to improve our community’s response to their critical needs.

The Texas Trailblazer Awards honor those who create positive change and contribute to the quality of life in our community. These individuals lead by example, embody a positive spirit, work tirelessly to help others, and go above and beyond the call of duty to make North Texas a better place. Previous Award recipients include: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Ebby Halliday Acers, Norma Lea Beasley, Anita N. Martinez, Nancy Brinker, Caroline Rose Hunt, Colleen Barrett, Dr. Carol Wise and Linda Custard.

The Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon is generally comprised of corporate sponsors, philanthropists, media, table hosts, and accomplished men and women in the North Texas community. The event raises funds to support the comprehensive programs of The Family Place and ensure that life-saving services will be available to women victims and their innocent children for years to come.

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