As a college student in the ‘60s, I naturally became involved in a number of campus organizations. It was here that I came to the realization that I could use my leadership abilities to do something valuable, be a catalyst for change, and truly make a difference.
I married into a philanthropic family and have remained steadfast in carrying on this tradition by staying actively involved my community. Though broad and all-encompassing, my volunteer efforts have always focused on results to help a nonprofit fulfill its mission more effectively.
Beyond serving on the board of directors for The Thanks-Giving Foundation, I’ve chaired and co-chaired myriad fundraising events and campaigns for more than 25 organizations including Baylor Health Care System, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Betty Ford Center Children’s Program, Salvation Army, The Family Place and the North Texas Crime Commission. Most recently, as a member of Parkland Foundation, I co-chaired a capital campaign to raise funds for a new comprehensive breast center, which officially broke ground on April 12, 2019.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and a Master of Arts in history from Southern Methodist University. I enjoy membership in Crystal Charity Ball, Junior League of Dallas, The Dallas Women’s Club and many more. And more importantly, I’ve been blessed with a son and two grandsons.