Philanthropy Notes

TWU supporters gather to honor longtime Dallas community leader

TWU supporters gather to honor longtime Dallas community leader

Mary Brinegar, Norm Bagwell, Virginia Chandler Dykes, Dr. Ann Stuart, and Libby Hunt
Mary Brinegar, Norm Bagwell, Virginia Chandler Dykes, Dr. Ann Stuart, Libby Hunt Photo by Kristina Bowman
April Chamberlain, Sharon McCullough, Libby and David Hunt
April Chamberlain, Sharon McCullough, Libby Hunt, David Hunt Photo by Kristina Bowman
Traci Connell, Jacquie Donovan, Norm Bagwell, Nancy Rutchik
Traci Connell, Jacquie Donovan, Norm Bagwell, Nancy Rutchik Photo by Kristina Bowman
Joleesia Berry, Lola Chriss, Anna Maria Farias, Melissa Tonn
Joleesia Berry, Lola Chriss, Anna Maria Farias, Melissa Tonn Photo by Kristina Bowman
6491	Sara and David Martineau
Sara Martineau, David Martineau Photo by Kristina Bowman
Angie Boisselle, TWU VCD Scholarship recipient, Dr. Jimmy Ishee
Angie Boisselle, Jimmy Ishee Photo by Kristina Bowman
Mary Brinegar, Bob White, Dr. Ann Stuart
Mary Brinegar, Bob White, Dr. Ann Stuart Photo by Kristina Bowman
Dr. Ann Staton, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Sheila Bustillos-Reynolds
Dr. Ann Staton, Sheila Bustillos-Reynolds Photo by Kristina Bowman
Mark Matson, Nan Matson, Mary Brinegar, Carol Hoey,  Vin Hoey
Mark Matson, Nan Matson, Mary Brinegar, Carol Hoey, Vin Hoey Photo by Kristina Bowman
Craig Hester, Laura Thomas, Gayle Roux, Ryan Connell
Craig Hester, Laura Thomas, Gayle Roux, Ryan Connell Photo by Kristina Bowman
Mary Brinegar, Norm Bagwell, Virginia Chandler Dykes, Dr. Ann Stuart, and Libby Hunt
April Chamberlain, Sharon McCullough, Libby and David Hunt
Traci Connell, Jacquie Donovan, Norm Bagwell, Nancy Rutchik
Joleesia Berry, Lola Chriss, Anna Maria Farias, Melissa Tonn
6491	Sara and David Martineau
Angie Boisselle, TWU VCD Scholarship recipient, Dr. Jimmy Ishee
Mary Brinegar, Bob White, Dr. Ann Stuart
Dr. Ann Staton, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Sheila Bustillos-Reynolds
Mark Matson, Nan Matson, Mary Brinegar, Carol Hoey,  Vin Hoey
Craig Hester, Laura Thomas, Gayle Roux, Ryan Connell

An intimate gathering at the home of Libby and David Hunt was only a glimpse of what’s to come for the 12th annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon benefiting Texas Woman’s University. There recipient Mary Brinegar will receive her award, bestowed on Dallas leaders with a lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life in the community and to furthering the importance of education.

Brinegar is the president and CEO of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society. Previously she served as the Dallas Opera’s associate general director and also worked with the Science Place and Friends of 13, raising funds for KERA/Channel 13.

Guests ​at this private affair — including April Chamberlain, Sharon McCullough, Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba, George SchraderSheila Bustillos-ReynoldsMarj Waters and Martha Ellsberry — chatted with Brinegar, offering their sincerest congratulations. Then attention turned to TWU chancellor and president Dr. Ann Stuart.

“Texas Woman’s University is so pleased to honor this passionate Dallas leader, fundraiser and volunteer, whose love of education, business and the arts has improved the lives of others in this community and beyond,” Stuart said.

“Her vision continues to enhance educational experiences at the world-class Dallas Arboretum, where the new 7-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden has just begun to engage children in earth and life science exploration. We are grateful for her many contributions to the Dallas area and the legacy she has created.”

Tickets for the luncheon, set for February 20, 2014, at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion, are $175 for silver patron and $250 for gold patron. For more information, call 940-898-3851 or visit TWU Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award site