Honoring a Legacy

Center for BrainHealth bestows prestigious legacy award at Bush library

Center for BrainHealth bestows prestigious honor at Bush library

Tiffany and Paul Divis, BrainHealth, Legacy Award
Tiffany Divis, Paul Divis Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Bud and Jane Smith with Rita and Henry Hortenstine
Bud Smith, Jane Smith, Rita Hortenstine, Henry Hortenstine Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Patty and James Huffines
Patty Huffines, James Huffines Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Krystle and Jake Fuller
Krystle Fuller, Jake Fuller Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Henry and Rita Hortenstine BrainHealth, Legacy Award
Herny and Rita Hortenstine Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Gail Cepak, Maggie Flagg, Julie Carter, Natalie Pasquinelli, Shelly Kirkland and Staff Sergeant Veronica Davis, BrainHealth, Legacy Dinner
Gail Cepak, Maggie Flagg, Julie Carter, Natalie Pasquinelli, Shelly Krikland , Staff Sergeant Veronica Davis Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Jim and Debbie Francis, Bud and Jane Smith, Rita and Henry Hortenstine
Jim Francis, Debbie Francis, Bud Smith, Jane Smith, Rita Hortenstine, Henry Hortenstine Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Ruth and Ken Altshuler,  Dee Collins Torbert
Ruth Altshuler, Ken Altshuler, Dee Collins Torbert Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Robin and Eric Bennett, Jennifer and Coley Clark, Linda and Joel Robuck
Robin Bennett, Eric Bennett, Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, Linda Robuck, Joel Robuck Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
John Clutts, Patsy Donosky, Jill Rowlett, Sami Arslanlar
John Clutts, Patsy Donosky, Jill Rowlett, Sami Arslanlar Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Miss Chi Vietnamese
Sheila Grant, Jody Grant Photo by Joy Zhang
Dr. Sandi Chapman (Chief Director, Center for BrainHealth) and Jane Smith (Honoree), Legacy Award, BrainHealth
Dr. Sandi Chapman, Jane Smith Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Rita Hortenstine and Sandi Chapman
Rita Hortenstine, Dr. Sandi Chapman Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Barbara and Steve Durham
Barbara Durham, Steve Durham Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
David and Susan Daniel, Stacey and Rep. Dan Branch
David Daniel, Susan Daniel, Stacey Branch, Rep. Dan Branch Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Ed Cox and Kerbey Clark
Ed Cox, Kerbey Clark Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Billie Leigh Rippey, John Marston, Paige Locke
Billie Leigh Rippey, John Marston, Paige Locke Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Suzanne and Lance Charriere
Suzanne Charriere, Lance Charriere Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Jane and Bud Smith
Jane Smith, Bud Smith Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Jane Smith, Dr. John Hart, Jr,  Bud Smith
Jane Smith, Dr. John Hart, Jr, Bud Smith Photography by Jason Voinov and Kristina Bowman
Tiffany and Paul Divis, BrainHealth, Legacy Award
Bud and Jane Smith with Rita and Henry Hortenstine
Patty and James Huffines
Krystle and Jake Fuller
Henry and Rita Hortenstine BrainHealth, Legacy Award
Gail Cepak, Maggie Flagg, Julie Carter, Natalie Pasquinelli, Shelly Kirkland and Staff Sergeant Veronica Davis, BrainHealth, Legacy Dinner
Jim and Debbie Francis, Bud and Jane Smith, Rita and Henry Hortenstine
Ruth and Ken Altshuler,  Dee Collins Torbert
Robin and Eric Bennett, Jennifer and Coley Clark, Linda and Joel Robuck
John Clutts, Patsy Donosky, Jill Rowlett, Sami Arslanlar
Miss Chi Vietnamese
Dr. Sandi Chapman (Chief Director, Center for BrainHealth) and Jane Smith (Honoree), Legacy Award, BrainHealth
Rita Hortenstine and Sandi Chapman
Barbara and Steve Durham
David and Susan Daniel, Stacey and Rep. Dan Branch
Ed Cox and Kerbey Clark
Billie Leigh Rippey, John Marston, Paige Locke
Suzanne and Lance Charriere
Jane and Bud Smith
Jane Smith, Dr. John Hart, Jr,  Bud Smith

Big-deal Dallas philanthropists recently gathered at the George W. Bush Presidential Center for a dinner honoring Jane and Henry J. (Bud) Smith, recipients of the Legacy Award bestowed by the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. The center’s highest honor recognizes individuals whose vision and dedication to brain research enable the center to explore the vast potential of the human mind.

Co-chairs Rita and Henry Hortenstine welcomed fellow altruists Lynn and Allan McBee, Lisa and Kenny Troutt, Ruth and Ken Altshuler, Dee Collins Torbert, Stacey and Rep. Dan Branch, Billie Leigh Rippey, John Marston, Paige Locke, Barbara and Steve Durham, and Tiffany and Paul Divis, who toasted the Smiths for generously gifting the funds necessary to endow a chair for medical science director Dr. John Hart Jr. and for their involvement in the center’s leadership council.

“My goal in creating the Center for BrainHealth was to make a difference in people’s lives through innovative research,” said Dr. Sandra B. Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair. “Jane and Bud Smith were instrumental in laying the foundation for our future to truly make an impact not only in Dallas, but across the country and around the world. With their leadership, we are on our way to making world brain health a reality.”

“The Center for BrainHealth is helping children who are struggling in school, veterans adjusting to civilian life, people who have had concussions or other brain injuries, and those of us who are simply aging,” said Bud Smith.“Supporting the center is one of the best investments that we have made.”

Past BrainHealth Legacy Award recipients include Dianne Cash, Debbie Francis, T. Boone Pickens, James Huffines, Dee Wyly, Daryl Johnston and Lee Roy Jordan.