According to Methodist Health System Foundation Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Co-Chairs Lana Andrews and Natalie McGuire,
“We, along with our husbands, Barry Andrews and Mike McGuire, are chairing this year’s Methodist Health System Foundation Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award, which honors Reverend Mark Craig on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Rev. Craig just retired from Highland Park United Methodist Church where he was pastor of some notable Dallas residents, including President George W. Bush and Laura Bush (a 2008 Folsom honoree) and Brill and Jason Garrett.
“If you want to score an invitation to the patron party for underwriters contributing $10,000 and above, you’ll be invited to the Garretts’ home on August 27.
“Methodist Health System Foundation President and CEO April Box Chamberlain is thrilled about the evening. She tells us, ‘We are honored that right before Jason Garrett hits the gridiron to coach the Dallas Cowboys, he and Brill will generously open their home to host their friend and pastor Rev. Mark Craig. Mark represents the spirit of the Folsom Leadership Award, and we are honored to celebrate his achievements, while thanking our supporters.
‘Rev. Craig is a passionate leader, an engaging speaker, and an innovative problem solver. Last April, he gave the prayer at the George W. Bush Library opening and has received personal invitations from President Bush on a number of occasions. His accomplishments are many, but he remains humble and focused on doing God’s work.’
“The 2013 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Dinner will take place on Tuesday, September 24, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Grand Ballroom, from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the new Charles A. Sammons Trauma and Critical Care Tower at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. (Those interested in donating to the capital campaign can contact Melissa Ogden [email protected] or visit Foundation.MethodistHealthSystem.org/BrightER).
“Methodist Health System 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 Health System provided more than $125 million in charity care, an increasingly disproportionate share of charity care in the Dallas area market.
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