And the announcements keep rolling in. This one is from the gray matter impresarios at Center for BrainHealth. They’ve just revealed the person who will join the legion of Legacy Awardees including Margaret McDermott, Lyda Hill, Dianne Cash, T. Boone Pickens, Georgeann and William McRaven, Dan Branch, Clint Bruce, Jane and Bud Smith, Dee Wyly and the combo of Dallas Cowboys Daryl “Moore” Johnston and Lee Roy Jordan.
Caveat: Please don’t confuse this Legacy Award with The Cooper Institute’s Legacy Award, Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation’s Legacy Award or Literacy Achieve’s Legacy Award. They’re all legacies in North Texas, don’t you know.
But back to the BrainHealthiers. The 2022 recipient will be former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, whose resume covers all the types of major national and international interests including construction, financial services, home building, real estate and academics. During his four-year tenure as mayor of Dallas, his focus was on education and economic growth.
Unfortunately, Tom had to take an early leave from his mayoral duties for an almost successful run for the U.S. Senate.
Currently, one of Tom’s focuses has been as co-leader of The BrainHealth Project, a landmark program delivering equitable and widespread access to better brain health.
Dinner Co-Chairs Josey and Craig Kennington along with Honorary Co-Chairs Craig Hall and Gary Kelly have arranged for the event to take place at the Dallas Country Club on Tuesday, January 25.
Insiders report that “the evening’s theme incorporates a fun nod to Tom’s favorite pastime: golf.” That should be a hole in one for The University of Texas at Dallas’ research institute that is committed to enhancing, preserving and restoring brain health across the lifespan.