Just ask Jan and Fred Hegi about their kids and they shine like a supernova. Not only will they tell you that their sons, Brian Hegi and Peter Hegi, are the best sons in these parts, but they have the most incredibly wonderful daughters-in-law in Libby (aka Mrs. Brian) Hegi and Amy (aka (Mrs. Peter) Hegi.
Too sweet to believe? It only gets worse. Amy and Hegi are buds. In addition to being the advisors for the 2019 Crystal Charity Ball new members and being gorgeous blondes, they celebrate each others accomplishments. For instance, when Amy was named one of the 2019 CCB best dressed, Libby was leading the cheers. Why folks still talk about Amy and Libby’s co-chairing the Interfaith Housing Coalition’s Auxiliary Luncheon with Hoda Kotb as the keynote speaker.
But the blonde gals fit right in with the Hegi way of life. When Jan and Fred were honored by The Senior Source, there was a man in the audience who admitted “that the Hegis probably didn’t recognize him but, years ago, when he was going door-to-door selling knives, Fred talked with him for 20 minutes and Jan invited him to their annual homecoming party that weekend. Despite not attending SMU and even living out of state, he brought his wife and five kids every year, declaring it was the ‘greatest thing ever.’”
And to add to the Hegi wonderfulness, the second generation has produced another generation of grandchildren (Kate Hegi, Mary Allison Hegi, Hunter Hegi, Anna Hegi, Lila Hegi and Katherine Hegi) who are in line to “give back and change lives through a Communities Foundation of Texas fund.”
Taking place on Thursday, October 24, at TDG, the black-tie supper will be co-chaired by Linda Jenkins and Bettina Hennessy and last year’s honorees Allie Beth and Pierce Allman as honorary co-chairs.
According to TDG Executive Director Dick Davis, “The Hegis represent two generations of successful and generous Dallas families. Their list of business and philanthropic success is impressive, and we are grateful they are allowing us to honor them with the Flora Award.”
BTW, Jan and Fred first met when they were SMU freshmen. As pledges, they were assigned to wash a car and, as they say, the rest is history. It was about the same time that their pals Marla and Mike Boone were at SMU and Fred and Mike got into the competition of who was taller.
Over the years, the Hegi name has provided resources for SMU. UT Austin, UT Southwestern, The Stewpot, Interfaith Family Services, The Crystal Charity Ball, AT&T Performing Arts Center, The Senior Source, etc.
Tickets for the TDC fundraiser can be found here!