Once school starts, the news starts pouring in for the end-of-year fundraising. Word just arrived about plans for the 2018 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Dinner.
First question out of the box is, “Who will be this year’s honoree? None other than State Senator Royce West. In addition to having represented District 23 for the past 25 years, he “been named by Texas Monthly as one of the 25 most powerful people in Texas politics, been selected for the magazine’s biennial ‘Ten Best Legislators in Texas’ list, and has twice been named as an ‘Honorable Mention.’ Senator West has also received mention on the Associated Press’ ‘Movers and Shakers’ list, and Texas Insider named Senator West to its 2009 ‘Best Legislators’ list.”
Handling the chairing of the event is a gathering of Who’s Who standouts including Lana and Barry Andrews, Cedonia and David O. Brown, Sally and Tom Dunning, Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt, Lottye and Bobby B. Lyle, Abi and Fred Perpall, Jeanne Phillips, Pat and Pete Schenkel, Florence and Howard Shapiro and Sharon and Kneeland Youngblood.
The dinner will be in the Anatole Grand Ballroom on Thursday, October 25, so leave your stuffed shirts at home that night. This Methodist Health System Foundation fundraiser is always fun for the recipient and the hundreds of guests. Tickets and sponsorships are available here!
* Graphic and photo courtesy of Methodist Health System Foundation