2017 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

October 6, 2017

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

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon!
For information on next year's luncheon, please contact (214) 443-7708.

Thank you to everyone who donated at today's luncheon! You can still text to give courage by following the instructions below. 

1. Text: 91999
2. Your message: Trailblazer [space] Amount You Wish to Give [space] Your Name
Example: Trailblazer 250 John Smith
3. Hit send
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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

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Kristen Sanger and Cindy Stager

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

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Five Star
Betty S. Regard

Four Star
Mary Kay

Three Star
Baylor Scott & White Health
Lyda Hill
The David B. Miller Family Foundation

Two Star
The Allen Group
Allianz Global Investors
Ruth Altshuler
Colleen Barrett
Mary Bowman Campbell
Brenda & Dr. Clay Cockerell/
Cockerell Dermatopathology PA
Fluent Financial
Al G. Hill, Jr.
J.P. Morgan
Holly Mayer
Margot Perot
Leah and Jim Pasant
Thompson & Knight Foundation
Westwood Trust

Lone Star
Claire Dewar
Tucker Enthoven and Sarah Losinger
Harold Ginsburg and Mike Montgomery
PlainsCapital Bank
Heather Randall and Lisa Singleton

Rising Star
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Kenneth H. Cooper MD - Cooper Aerobics Center
The Container Store
Dallas County Community
College District Foundation
Frost Bank
Holmes Murphy & Associates
Hill & Wilkinson
Margaret and Doug Hunt
Jackson Lewis PC
Jones Day
Kristen Sanger and Cindy Stager
Signet Jewelers
The Sister Fund
Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Center
Renee Sterling/ Morgan Stanley

In-Kind Donations
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Quest Drape
Tom Thumb

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Park Cities News

Valet Sponsor
Land Rover Dallas

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