In the past its awardees have included L. Frank Pitts, R. Richard Rubottom, Ebby Halliday-Acers and Maurice Acers, Robert Crandall, David G. Fox, Robert Strauss, Annette Strauss, Stanley Marcus, Lorinne Emery, F. Trammell Crow, Russell H. Perry, George Haddaway, William E. Cooper, J. Erik Jonsson, Lester M. Alberthal Jr., Albert V. Casey, Richard B. Cheney, Ray L. Hunt, George H. W. Bush, Raymond D. Nasher, Lee R. Raymond, Thomas J. Engibous, Gerard J. Arpey, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and The Trinity Trust Foundation, Ross Perot Sr. and Ross Perot Jr., Kenneth Cooper M.D., Jeffrey P. Fegan, Randall Stephenson, Alan Boeckmann and David Seaton, Lucy Billingsley, Rex W. Tillerson, Richard W. Fisher, Doug Parker, Dirk Nowitzki, Ron Kirk, Mike Rawlings and Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Now, a well-known, philanthropic couple has been named to join this heady group of leaders — Kathryn and Craig Hall.
According to organizers, “The Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation embodies the shared values of its two founders, Craig Hall and Ambassador Kathryn Walt Hall. Starting early in their lives, both were deeply committed to giving back to their communities through service and philanthropy. Craig worked to promote equal access to opportunity for all Americans chiefly through professional and charitable work related to entrepreneurship, including founding the North Texas chapter of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship in 2004. Kathryn contributed through her professional roles in law, government, business, and policy-making, as well as through her leadership in establishing the North Texas Food Bank, which has helped to fight food insecurity in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1982.
“Today, the Halls continue to prioritize their philanthropic efforts, focusing on improving their communities, investing in the arts, promoting responsible business practices, and providing support to entrepreneurs underserved by traditional capital markets.”
Event Co-Chairs Lucy and Henry Billingsley have arranged to have former U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001) Madeleine Albright be the keynote speaker for the seated dinner on Friday, October 29, at the Hilton Anatole.
Sponsorships and early-bird tickets are available here!
Funds raised from the event will “support the Council’s public and education programming, international exchanges, and diplomatic services.”
* Graphic courtesy of World Affairs Council Dallas/Fort Worth