Texas has long been a place that attracts people who want to make a difference. It doesn’t matter who your parents are or how little money you have, if you possess a great idea and want to achieve great things, the Lone Star state welcomes you with no questions asked.
In this editorial series, CultureMap highlights those individuals who impact Dallas in a big way. These leaders help shape our city with new — and often bold — ideas. Some are powerful household names; others fly under the radar and work tirelessly behind the scenes without recognition.
With the sheer force of persuasion and determination, the Dallas Influentials are molding the economy, enhancing the culture and creating a blueprint for the 21st century — making our hometown a better place to live.
Was it the Magnificent Manhattan Crystal Charity Ball or the country chic Cattle Baron's Ball? Maybe First Night for the Dallas Opera caught your eye. Or perhaps it was the always star-studded Two x Two for AIDS and Art gala or TACA's haute hollywood affair. Vote daily through Midnight on December 17 for the most outrageously chic event of the social season.