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 Schrader, Sheila Bustillos-Reynolds, Marj 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.