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10:45 AM - Registration Opens
11:15 AM - Doors Open
11:45 AM - Lunch Begins
2016 Texas Trailblazer: Charlotte Jones Anderson
The Family Place is pleased to announce that the 2016 Texas Trailblazer Luncheon will honor Charlotte Jones Anderson as the recipient of its annual Trailblazer Award. Anderson serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. Charlotte is Chairman of the NFL Foundation whose mission is to support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support the game of football across the country. The Foundation’s efforts include a strong focus on character and healthy relationship education at the youth and high school levels. She also serves on the Conduct Committee of NFL Owners, which ensures that the NFL Personal Conduct Policy remains current and consistent with best practices and evolving legal and social standards. The committee works with subject matter experts to build awareness as well as provide guidance and education on domestic violence, sexual assault and other societal issues.
Keynote Speaker: Ronan Farrow
Ronan Farrow is an influential voice in government and media, helping traditional institutions address the frustrations – and tap the promise – of a new generation. Forbes Magazine has twice named him one of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in law and policy, a contest he has gone on to judge. New York Magazine has named him “activist of the year.” Esquire magazine recently named him the man of his year of birth. He has received numerous human rights awards, including Refugees International’s McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for “extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people”.
His speeches on the struggles of young people he’s worked with around the world as well as his own childhood growing up amidst a high profile Hollywood scandal have been selected among NPR’s “Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever” and Huffington Post’s top ten speeches of the year. Recently, he wrote an open letter about “media’s silence” in addressing the allegations of sexual abuse by his father.
As an NBC News anchor and investigative reporter, Farrow founded and fronts the Today Show’s “#Undercovered” series, combining traditional reporting with innovative crowd-sourced story selection. He has also anchored an MSNBC cable news program, Ronan Farrow Daily. He has written about human rights and foreign policy for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.
Schedule of Events
Patron Party – Monday, October 3, 2016; By invitation only
VIP Reception – Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Luncheon Registration begins at 10:45 a.m.
Doors Open at 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon begins promptly at 11:45 a.m.
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking