Society Notes

Most powerful philanthropists in Dallas gather for rather scenic reception

Top philanthropists in Dallas gather for rather scenic reception

Babe Laufenberg, Jennifer Sampson, Roger Staubach
Babe Laufenberg, Jennifer Sampson, Roger Staubach Photo by Winn Fuqua
Kelly Compton, Lyda Hill
Kelly Compton, Lyda Hill Photo by Winn Fuqua
Jennifer Sampson, Margaret McDermott, Chad Cook
Jennifer Sampson, Margaret McDermott, Chad Cook Photo by Winn Fuqua
Ruth Altshuler, Jennifer Sampson, Nancy Dedman
Ruth Altshuler, Jennifer Sampson, Nancy Dedman Photo by Winn Fuqua
Jim Burke, Marti Burke, Laura Downing, Jason Downing
Jim Burke, Marti Burke, Laura Downing, Jason Downing Photo by Winn Fuqua
Dan Patterson, Mary Cook, Jennifer Sampson, Robert Decherd
Dan Patterson, Mary Cook, Jennifer Sampson, Robert Decherd Photo by Winn Fuqua
Sara Ahr, Gary Ahr, Mary Cook
Sara Ahr, Gary Ahr, Mary Cook Photo by Winn Fuqua
Ellie Boxer, Scott Boxer
Ellie Boxer, Scott Boxer Photo by Winn Fuqua
Barbara Babb, Ralph Babb
Barbara Babb, Ralph Babb Photo by Winn Fuqua
United Way Tocqueville 25K Circle Invitation
Roger Staubach addresses the crowd. Photo by Winn Fuqua
Babe Laufenberg, Jennifer Sampson, Roger Staubach
Kelly Compton, Lyda Hill
Jennifer Sampson, Margaret McDermott, Chad Cook
Ruth Altshuler, Jennifer Sampson, Nancy Dedman
Jim Burke, Marti Burke, Laura Downing, Jason Downing
Dan Patterson, Mary Cook, Jennifer Sampson, Robert Decherd
Sara Ahr, Gary Ahr, Mary Cook
Ellie Boxer, Scott Boxer
Barbara Babb, Ralph Babb
United Way Tocqueville 25K Circle Invitation

What: United Way 25K Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society reception

Where: Home of Mary McDermott Cook, aka the architecturally unique building known as DumpTop

The 411: Dallas philanthropic heavy hitters recently gathered to celebrate the life-changing work made possible by United Way's Tocqueville Giving Society. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas president and CEO Jennifer Sampson thanked the group of 121 committed members, responsible for raising nearly $4 million annually to support United Way. Roger Staubach also spoke about his longtime support of United Way before guests proceeded to the suspended balcony at sunset to marvel at the Dallas skyline. Guests also enjoyed a cocktail buffet courtesy of Cassandra Fine Catering and an acoustic concert by Justin Cash.

The 25K Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society, launched by Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach, comprises influential business and civic leaders. Members invested nearly $4 million with United Way last year, which went on to help thousands in the Dallas community.

Who: Margaret McDermott, Ruth Sharp Altshuler, Nancy Dedman, Robert Decherd, Lyda Hill, Barbara and Ralph Babb, Diane Brierley, Babe Laufenberg, and Marianne Staubach.