According to 2012 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Event Chair Fred Hegi:
“Who could forget the time Norman Brinker rode into the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole on a Harley?
“Or when Mark Cuban disguised himself as a cameraman before ascending the stage as a surprise emcee?
“The only way to find out what delightful surprises are in store for this year’s Methodist Health System Foundation Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award honoree Michael M. Boone is to mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
“The details for this year’s awards dinner are being kept under wraps, but rest assured that the surprises will be worth the wait.
“It is my honor to work with April Box Chamberlain, CFRE, president and CEO of the Methodist Health System Foundation on this event. April’s goal each year is to pay tribute to and delight the recipient of the award. That tradition will continue this year as we honor Michael M. Boone.
“A passionate and tireless community advocate, Boone is co-founder of Haynes and Boone, LLP, one of the largest and most well-respected law firms in America. He will be presented the award for his excellence in community leadership.
“The 2012 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Dinner will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Grand Ballroom, from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Neuro Critical Care Unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
“Methodist Dallas serves patients from all walks of life, and it increasingly provides preventative and ambulatory health care services for a growing number of uninsured, underinsured, poor and indigent residents in southern Dallas County. Last year, Methodist provided $82 million in charity care, an increasingly disproportionate share of charity care in the Dallas area market.
“And just in case you’re still unsure whether to pencil in the date, keep in mind that Methodist’s event has (gasp!) established a reputation of always ending on time – yet another delightful surprise.