This fall, the DFW World Affairs Council will honor Dallas influential and real estate maven Lucy Billingsley with the 2013 H. Neil Mallon Award. Billingsley will receive her award at a dinner on Friday, October 25, at the Hilton Anatole.
The Billingsley Company partner — and daughter of legendary developer Trammell Crow Sr. — is described as someone “who has influenced not only skylines but also the world’s humanitarian efforts.” She is largely responsible for reimagining the Dallas Arts District through the development of One and Two Arts Plaza.
“We honor Lucy not only as a global influence, but also as a personal, longtime friend of the council and a distinguished member of our board,” said WAC director and dinner chair Marjorie A. Adams in a statement. “She is genuinely a local force with global impact.”
Founded in 1951 by H. Neil Mallon, the late chairman of Dresser Industries, the World Affairs Council strives to educate and engage Americans on global issues. For the past 30 years, the organization has presented the Mallon Award to someone who has succeeded in promoting the international focus of North Texas. Past recipients include Stanley Marcus, Ray L. Hunt, President George H.W. Bush, Ross Perot, Ross Perot Jr. and Trammell Crow.
At the 30th annual dinner, National Geographic writer and photographer Joel Sartore will give a presentation in honor of Billingsley’s dedication to the National Geographic Society. Individual tickets and tables are available for purchase on the WAC website.