2016 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon
The Texas Trailblazer Luncheon will feature noted human rights activist and journalist Ronan Farrow as the luncheon keynote speaker.
Farrow is an influential voice in government and media, helping traditional institutions address the frustrations – and tap the promise – of a new generation. Forbes Magazine has twice named him one of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in law and policy, a contest he has gone on to judge. New York Magazine has named him “activist of the year” and Esquire magazine recently named him the man of his year of birth. He has received numerous human rights awards, including Refugees International’s McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for extraordinary service to refugees and displaced people.
In addition, Carol Seay and Kristi Hoyl will serve as the Underwriting Chairs for the luncheon. Seay, co-chair of the 2014 Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, brings her history with The Family Place and understanding of the mission and services to help continue to secure support for the organization. Hoyl is very active in the Dallas community and has received numerous civic awards, including the Boys and Girls Club Rising Star award, the Downtown Renaissance Award, and the Volunteer Nurses Association Volunteer of the Year award. Her strong connections to the North Texas community will further enhance the luncheon’s success.
The annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon raises funds to support The Family Place, a non-profit organization that helps survivors of domestic violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence.