2019 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

October 04, 2019

Omni Dallas Hotel

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Join us for The Family Place's Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon on October 4, 2019! 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. 

10:30 AM - VIP Reception
10:45 AM - Registration Opens
11:30 AM - Luncheon Begins
Keynote Speaker: Laura Linney

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Laura Linney’s respect and gratitude for creative expression is limitless. After graduating from The Juilliard School, Linney went on to appear in leading roles across film, television, and theatre. 

Linney knows what it means to be a working woman in Hollywood and has witnessed the operative gender inequality within the film industry. She carefully exposes the isolation, insecurity, and competition between actresses that have resulted from this inequality. In a program that challenges gender prejudice, Linney shatters common misconceptions about Hollywood life and reminds us that anyone is at risk of discrimination. 

Laura Linney has been nominated three times for the Academy Award, three times for the Tony Award, once for a BAFTA Award, and five times for the Golden Globe. She has won one SAG Award, one National Board of Review Award, two Golden Globes and four Emmy Awards. She holds two honorary Doctorates from her alma maters, Brown University and The Juilliard School.

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Real Life Hero Award: Lavinia Masters


Victim advocate Lavinia B. Masters is a native of Waco, Texas and a survivor. A writer, life coach, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur, her tireless efforts resulted in landmark legislation being passed in Texas protecting sexual assault victims. Authored by Texas Representative Victoria Neave (D-Dallas), the law seeks to tackle the state’s backlog of sexual assault forensic exams. It is named after Lavinia, whose exam sat on a shelf for more than 21 years.

Event Chairs
Marjon Henderson, Samantha Wortley and Marisa Howard

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Five Star

Dorothy (Dee) Collins Torbert

Four Star

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Three Star

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Mary Bowman Campbell • Durham Family Foundation • Katherine Glaze Lyle • Lyda Hill Philanthropies 
Carolyn & David B. Miller • Debbie Rader • Nancy Rogers

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Marjon Henderson • Marisa Howard • Samantha Wortley 

Two Star
The Allen Group • Genie Bentley & Linda Rayes • The Baldridge Foundation • Colleen Barrett • BG Staffing, Inc. • Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. • Citi Public Affairs • Harold Ginsburg & Mike Montgomery • Carol & John Levy • Emily Maduro & Joseph Wielebinski • Leah & Jim Pasant • Margot Perot  Radiology Associates of North Texas, P.A. • Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • Thompson & Knight Foundation • Woodmont Cabinetry

Lone Star
ACIG Insurance Company • Bank of Texas • Robin Barhydt • Kristin Bauer • Brunswick Group • The Charles Family• Children's Health • Claire Dewar • Claire & Dwight Emanuelson • Sara & Daniel Friedman • Lauran & Robert Goldberg • Rhonda & Kerry Green • Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Hunt • Lindsay & Chuck Jacaman • Kim Koonce & Jeannie Barsam • Emily Maduro & Joseph Wielebinski • Neiman Marcus Group • Origin Bank • PlainsCapital Bank • PwC • Signet Jewelers • Dr. & Mrs. Michael Trombello • Amy Turner • Jennifer Walters • Waters & Kraus, LLP •  Jenny Wilkinson 

Media Sponsors
 D CEO • Dallas Business Journal • N2 Publishing • PaperCity

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In-Kind Sponsors
Megan Adams Brooks • Al Biernat’s • Allen Dean Home - Dean Driver • BEYOND • Campisi’s Restaurants • Chrissy Mantzuranis Art • The Container Store • EZ Party Time • GeneIQ • Gold Crown Valet • Hush Hush Tan • Jimmy Choo • LulaMade Biscotti Bar • Make Your Life Sweeter®️ • Marquee Event Rentals • Neiman Marcus • NorthPark Center • Omni Dallas Hotel • The PilatesBarre • Plug PR • Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek • Rusty Glenn Design • Sewell Automotive Companies • SkinMed Studio • SpeedPro Imaging Addison• Spicewood Vineyards • Tom Thumb

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