2016 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

October 4, 2016

Chantilly Ballroom - Hilton Anatole Dallas - 2201 N Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207

The 2016 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon has passed. For information on next year's event, contact Shivangi Pokharel Perkins at 214-443-7708 or spokharel@familyplace.org

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

2016 Texas Trailblazer: Charlotte Jones Anderson

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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

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Distinguished Chairs - Julie and Jim Turner

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Honorary Chairs -
Pat and Emmitt Smith

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Event Co-chairs - Lisa and Marvin Singleton

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Underwriting - Kristi Hoyl and Carol Seay


Sharon Adams
Lindalyn Adams
Allie Beth and Pierce Allman
Jennifer and Peter Altabef
Cynthia and Brice Beaird
Lisa Bhattacharya
Gillian Breidenbach
Andrea and Heath Cheek
Joanna Clarke
Phyllis Comu
Robyn Conlon
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Davenport
Michaela Dyer
Giles Davidson and Dan Waldmann
Joan and Jeff Eleazer
Claire Emanuelson
Hadley Galt
Cecily and Scott Gooch
Joyce Goss
Stephanie and Travis Hollman
Brett Gray and Kindred Roach

Lindsay and Chuck Jacaman
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jacobs
Summer John
Clayton Kennington
Maggie Cooke Kipp
Caren and Pete Kline
Robin Ladik
Sarah Losinger
Kate Rose Marquez
Lynn and Allan McBee
Debbie Munir
Erle Nye
Honey and Craig Owens
Cozy and Mark Palmer
Charla and Paul Parette
Leah Pasant
Jana and Hadley Paul
Pam Perella
Layne Pitzer

Heather Perttula Randall
Holly Reed

Kersten Rettig and Clark Knippers
Jane Rozelle
Kit and Kemp Sawers
Stephanie and Michael Seay
Deacon and Mrs. Denis Simon
Jamie Singer
Courtney and Edward Slater
Anne and Steve Stodghill
Jenifer Strauss
Carmen and Thomas Surgent 
Sharon L. Washburn
Robert Weatherly
Nikki and Crayton Webb
Lauryn Gayle and Tom W. White
Mrs. Addison Wilson III
Katherine Wynne
Lillie Young


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Three Star

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Lyda Hill
The David B. Miller Family Foundation
Margot & Ross Perot

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Jim Turner Family  

Two Star
James Timothy Allen/The Allen Group
Jennifer & Peter Altabef
Anita & Truman Arnold
Colleen Barrett President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines
The Brunswick Group
J.P. Morgan
AI G. Hill, Jr.
Helen LaKelly Hunt, Harville Hendrix & The Sister Fund
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Sammye & Mike Myers
Leah & Jim Pasant
Lisa & Marvin Singleton
Anne & Steve Stodghill & D'Andra Simmons-Lock & Jeremy Lock
Swearingen Realty Group, LLC
Tenet Healthcare
Texas Health Resources
Trinity Industries, Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors
Hilton Anatole Dallas
Quest Drape
Tom Thumb

Media Sponsors


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For Sponsorships and Questions, contact Shivangi Pokharel, Assistant Director of Development
at 214-443-7708 or

Download PDF version of the Underwriting Contract HERE


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