The rain took the day off on Thursday, October 18, so naturally the fundraisers took full advantage of the opportunity. While Lisa and Clay Cooley’s complex played host to Hope Supply’s 4th annual fundraiser and a well-known couple opened their digs near Klyde Warren Park for fall cocktails (translation: a get-together for a local politico), the Dallas Historical Society patrons found their way down the narrow driveway of Nancy Marcus’ fabulous estate.
And despite the incredible surroundings, the focus of the evening was the presentation by Awards of Excellence Luncheon Co-Chairs Laurie and Phil Evans of the 2018 honorees including:
- Arts Leadership – Zenetta S. Drew
- Business – Katherine Wagner
- Creative Arts – Liz Mikel
- Education/Administration – Yasmin Bhatia
- Education Advocate – The Links, Incorporated (The Dallas Chapter)
- Health Science – Jonathan C. Cohen, Ph.D. and Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.
- History – Dian Malouf
- Humanities – The Dallas Institute’s Cowan Center for Education
- Philanthropy – Betty Regard
- Sports Leadership – Nancy Lieberman
- Volunteer Community Leadership – Regen Horchow Fearon and
- Jubilee History Maker – Tom Dunning
Interesting faces in the crowd included former DHS Board Chair Bill Helmbrecht, current DHS Board Chair Mary Suhm, Linda Perryman Evans, Amy Vanderoef, Tom Dunning’s former Hillcrest High School classmate Nancy Shelton, Gail and Bob Thomas, Louise Caldwell, Larry Allums and Pegaus Bank’s Joe Goyne, who was being congratulated on Pegasus being this year’s presenting sponsor. It had been a while since the Luncheon had one of those.
Another person being congratulated was Karl Chiao on his recently being named DHS executive director. Unfortunately, Luncheon Honorary Chairs Marnie and Kern Wildenthal were not able to make it.