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BEHIND THE SCENES

DEVELOPMENT M I LLION DOLL A R DONOR S / S H A N N O N A N D T E D S K O K O S / S K O K O S F O U N D AT I O N CONTRIBUTE $10 MILLION TO CENTER In April, the Center announced $10 million in new contributions from Shannon and Ted Skokos and the Ted and

A

s the Center’s 2008 fiscal year draws to a close,

Shannon Skokos Foundation. In recognition of these generous gifts, the Center will name two performance spaces

and with the Center’s grand opening but 17

in honor of the couple:

months away, the final phase of the campaign to

build the Center has begun. At this momentous time

it is appropriate to pause to remember some of the campaign’s benchmark achievements this year, which are reflections of the work of a legion of volunteers and

THE SHANNON AND TED SKOKOS STAGE IN THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AND THE

SHANNON AND TED SKOKOS PAVILION AT ANNETTE STRAUSS ARTIST SQUARE.

the generosity of the Dallas community. Never until now in America’s history has a capital

“The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts will fill the void that has existed in our city for world-class performing

campaign to build cultural facilities raised 100 gifts of

arts facilities. When the Center opens, it will complete the Dallas Arts District and anchor downtown for the next 100

$1 million and more. To date, 120 Dallas families and

years,” said Shannon Skokos. “This is an incredible project with amazing people behind it, and we are thrilled to be a

organizations have made such gifts increasing total

part of it.”

funding to more than $298 million.

An attorney, Mrs. Skokos currently serves on the boards of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and the

The Center has purchased more than 96 percent of

Gateway for Cancer Research. She is also the founder and former executive director of the Miss Virgin Islands

the materials required to construct the venues, reducing

Scholarship Organization, a non-profit

significantly the potential for cost overruns during the

that funds college scholarships for

remainder of construction. In July, the Center will

women. She developed this project

complete its eighth fiscal year with a balanced budget,

through her ties to the Miss America

and campaign expenses continue to be contained to

Organization, which began after she

only five cents of each donor dollar.

was crowned Miss Arkansas in 1992. Ted

Skokos

practiced

law

in

Arkansas for 21 years. He is the founder of multiple telecommunications companies,

NEVER UNTIL NOW IN AMERICA’S HISTORY

including Aloha Partners LP, which

HAS A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO BUILD CULTURAL

aggregated the largest amount of 700

FACILITIES RAISED 100 GIFTS OF

MHz spectrum in the U.S. In February

$1 MILLION AND MORE. TO DATE,

2008, AT&T acquired all of the assets Photo: Ray Bryant

120 DALLAS FAMILIES AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE MADE SUCH GIFTS INCREASING TOTAL FUNDING TO MORE THAN $298 MILLION.

of Aloha. Mr. Skokos is also a founder of 3F Therapeutics, Inc., a maker of heart valves, which merged in 2006 with ATS Medical, Inc., a publicly

Shannon and Ted Skokos at an April dinner at the Nasher Sculpture Center celebrating their gifts.

traded company on which he serves on

the board. He has served on several corporate and philanthropic boards and is a member of the Center’s President’s Nearly 1,500 season subscriptions have been sold to the 2008-2009 inaugural season of the Brinker International Forum. In April, the Center executed

Advisory Council. Relatively new to Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Skokos work together on many of their current philanthropic endeavors, including the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.

a contract with Shorenstein Hays Nederlander as a consultant for its Broadway series, with Lexus as title sponsor. This summer, the Center will activate a plan designed to transition from the capital campaign to managing and operating the facilities. The Center’s staff will relocate to offices downtown, near the Arts District, the business plan will be incrementally implemented and a new governance structure will be

“WE WERE DRAWN TO THE DALLAS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BECAUSE OF THE THOROUGH PLANNING THAT HAS OCCURRED FROM THE OUTSET OF THE PROJECT. THE RESULTS OF THOSE PLANNING EFFORTS ARE NOW BECOMING APPARENT AS THE BUILDINGS TAKE SHAPE AND THE OPENING OF THE CENTER DRAWS NEARER,”

“THIS CENTER WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL OF THE PERFORMANCES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CENTER’S VENUES.” SAID TED SKOKOS.

formalized. The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts 2008 fiscal year has been one of the most productive in

P I L L A R P RO G R A M / C A M P A I G N T O P S $ 2 M I L L I O N

the campaign’s operation. More than 20 new gifts of $1 million and above were committed during the year, including $10 million gifts from Nancy Hamon and

PILLAR ACTION TEAM MEMBERS, INCLUDING

Shannon and Ted Skokos/the Skokos Foundation.

BARBARA AND JON PAGE (PICTURED LEFT),

The Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theatre were

HOSTED 14 EVENTS IN THE PREVIEW CENTER SINCE

topped out, title sponsors were confirmed for the

THE PROGRAM LAUNCH IN OCTOBER. THE PILLAR

Brinker International Forum and the Lexus Broadway

PROGRAM HAS RAISED MORE THAN $2.1 MILLION

operation will begin with a solid foundation.

IN GIFTS AND PLEDGES SINCE ITS INCEPTION. Photo: Kristina Bowman

series and the final fiscal year in the campaign’s

Bill Lively President and CEO

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DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Photo: Foster + Partners

T H E G R A N D S TA I R O F T H E M A R G O T A N D B I L L W I N S P E A R O P E R A H O U S E R I S E S

Elevation of the Winspear Opera House lobby, showing each level of the Grand Stair. Top right: The steel structure of the Grand Stair is already in place. Bottom right: A rendering of the completed Grand Stair

M

eandering around the curves of the red glass drum

surrounding Performance Park through the 60-foot Annette

the Grand Stair rises a total of 47 feet. The steel treads of

of the Margaret McDermott Performance Hall,

and Harold Simmons Signature Glass Façade, setting the

the staircase will be covered with a charcoal-gray Basaltina

the Grand Stair will be a prominent feature of

stage for the drama of the events happening within the

stone from Italy. The Stair’s clear glass balustrades, made of

the lobby of the Winspear Opera House, as it rises from

Winspear Opera House. Each section of the Grand Stair

low iron glass to maximize transparency, create unimpeded

the lobby to the highest tier. More than just the physical

will offer a different perspective of the surroundings, both

views of the red glass drum.

connection between each level, the Grand Stair, with its

inside and outside the building, with sweeping views of

The main steel structure of the Grand Stair is already

open design, will allow people to interact with one another

Performance Park, Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Artist

complete and can be seen from the Center’s Web cam at

across all levels of the hall—the place to “see and be seen” in

Square and downtown Dallas.

www.dallasperformingarts.org.

the lobby of the Winspear Opera House. The full length of the Grand Stair will be visible from the

Comprised of four sections that connect each level of the hall from the Parterre Level to the highest seating level,

Photo: Kristina Bowman, Jeffrey Buehner

D E E A N D C H A R L E S W Y LY T H E AT R E T O P S O U T

Charles Wyly, with his wife Dee, signals the crane operator to lift the Topping Out beam. Top left: The 35-foot beam is covered with signatures of all involved in the project. Bottom left: The beam is in place at the highest point of the Wyly Theatre.

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n May 8, the construction site of the Dee and Charles

contributions totaling $20 million from Dee and Charles

members Bess Enloe and Deedie Rose, who both played

Wyly Theatre took on a celebratory air: hundreds

Wyly and Cheryl and Sam Wyly.

essential roles in the selection of the architects for the Wyly

of Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Board

As guests entered the tent, each person signed the

Theatre and throughout the design process, commented

members, donors, city officials and design and construction

35-foot long steel Topping Out beam. The beam was painted

on the significance of the moment as well as the impact the

team members filled a large tent on the edge of the site for a

bright green to match the color of the theatre chairs that will

innovative building will have when open in October 2009.

close-up view of the Topping Out of the Wyly Theatre.

eventually fill the Potter Rose Performance Hall.

With the building at its full height, the structural steel

Surrounded by members of his family, Center Board

City officials, including Mayor Tom Leppert and

frame of the Wyly Theatre is nearly complete and, within

member Charles Wyly gave the cue for a crane to lift the

Arts District Coordinator Veletta Forsythe Lill, were also

the next few months, the temporary columns currently

1,200-pound steel beam 132 feet into the air—the highest

on site to celebrate the end of vertical construction of the

supporting the structure will be removed.

point of the superstructure of the Wyly Theatre, named for

Wyly Theatre. Board chair Howard Hallam and Board

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TRANSPA In October 2009, visitors to the Dallas Arts District will stand on Flora Street and gaze directly into the two signature venues

“ORGANIZATIONALLY, THE WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE REINVENTS THE CONVENTIONAL TYPOLOGY OF THE OPERA HOUSE, INVERTING ITS CLOSED, HIERARCHICAL FORM TO CREATE A TRANSPARENT, PUBLICLY WELCOMING SERIES OF SPACES, WHICH WRAP AROUND THE RICH RED GLASS DRUM… DESIGNED TO HEIGHTEN THE DRAMA OF ATTENDING A PERFORMANCE IN EFFECT, TO TAKE THE THEATRE TO THE AUDIENCE.”

Photo: Foster + Partners (left), Luxigon (right)

FOS T E R + PA RT NE RS

Left: The 60-foot Annette and Harold Simmons Signature Glass Façade allows for unimpeded views of the Winspear Opera House lobby from the surrounding Performance Park. Right: The Potter Rose Performance Hall of the Wyly Theatre is surrounded by glass walls, giving artistic directors the flexibility to use the city as a backdrop, and allowing for passers-by to see the inner workings of the Wyly Theatre.

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Photo: Foster + Partners (left), Luxigon/JJR (right)

PARENCY of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts—the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.

“THE DESIGN FOR THE DEE AND CHARLES WYLY THEATRE ORGANIZES SUPPORT SPACES VERTICALLY… NO LONGER OBSCURED BY FUNCTIONAL PROGRAM, THE THEATRE IS LIBERATED, ALLOWING THE PUBLIC TO LOOK IN ON PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-GOERS TO LOOK OUT ON THE CITY.” O F F IC E F OR M ET R OPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE (O MA)

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n October 2009, visitors to the Dallas Arts District will

The soaring 60-foot high glass façade of the Winspear

Foster + Partners for concerts and festivals), can also be used

stand on Flora Street and gaze directly into the two

Opera House will not only provide stunning views of downtown

for outdoor broadcasts of the performances happening inside

signature venues of the Dallas Center for the Performing

Dallas from inside the lobby, but also will allow pedestrians

the Winspear Opera House, further breaking down barriers

Arts—the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and

outside to view the activities within the lobby. An operable

and allowing greater access to the performances on stage.

the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. The architects of

section of the Annette and Harold Simmons Signature Glass

By blurring the lines between the buildings and the

these buildings—Foster + Partners for the Winspear

Façade will raise open 23 feet, erasing any physical boundary

surrounding Performance Park, making the buildings

Opera House and REX/OMA for the Wyly Theatre–take

between indoors and outdoors.

transparent and open, the architects have designed a Center

dramatically different approaches to their work. And their

The Wyly Theatre uses the idea of transparency in an even

buildings at the Center will be used for different purposes:

more radical way, transforming the Potter Rose Performance

The architecture of the Dallas Center for the Performing

the 2,200-seat (with capacity up to 2,300) Winspear Opera

Hall into a fishbowl, almost entirely surrounded by 30-foot

Arts is a tangible manifestation of the Center’s aims—to provide

House for opera, ballet and Broadway performances and

glass walls. This unprecedented level of transparency in a

spaces that allow North Texas audiences to experience the arts

the 600-seat Wyly Theatre for classical and experimental

theatre will allow for the surrounding environment to become

in a new way, to make these spaces accessible to all. From opera

theatre and modern dance. In spite of these differences,

a part of the performance space, and give passers-by views of

to ballet, experimental theatre to Broadway shows, lectures to

the architects arrived at designs that share an important

the performers inside the hall. A large section of the glass wall

outdoor concerts, the Center will offer something for everyone,

thread: the element of transparency. At street level, both the

will pivot open, literally connecting the programming in the

from dining at the Winspear Opera House café to spending

Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theatre will be wrapped

performance hall to the outside environment.

an afternoon in the Center’s Performance Park.

in glass, creating inviting, welcoming spaces.

that will be alive, both inside and outside.

The open-air Annette Strauss Artist Square (designed by

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DEVELOPMENT (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2)

S P O T L I G H T C A M PA I G N / M A R Q U E E C I R C L E L A U N C H In her many roles as a civic leader and community volunteer, Veletta Lill has been instrumental in shaping the Dallas Arts District. A former Dallas City

Councilmember

representing

the

Arts

O

n

April

30,

Leadership

the Arts

Class of 2008 of the

North Texas Business for

District, Ms. Lill oversaw the expansion of the

Culture and Arts (NTBCA)

District to its current boundaries, establishing it

hosted a party launching

as the largest urban arts district in the country.

Marquee Circle, the Dallas

Recently appointed by Mayor Tom Leppert as

Center for the Performing

Arts District Coordinator, Ms. Lill is now actively

Art’s inaugural membership

engaged in bringing the institutions that comprise the District together as a cohesive

organization for professionals

neighborhood.

seeking an active role in

Photo: Steve Foxall

V E L E T TA F O R S Y T H E L I L L

“When the Nasher Sculpture Center opened in 2003, it brought renewed energy to

supporting the performing

the Arts District. The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts will take that energy to new

arts. More than 500 guests

heights and solidify Dallas’ position as a leading cultural city,” said Ms. Lill, a member

mingled at The Morton H.

of the Center’s President’s Advisory Council. “The icons of modern architecture have

Meyerson Symphony Center among works from the Texas Sculpture Association with

worked or are working in Dallas today. This assembly of architecture will cause people to

special performances by Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and

see Dallas in a new light.”

The Dallas Opera.

Veletta Lill is currently involved with numerous urban planning and arts organizations,

Marquee Circle, co-chaired by Nancy Gray of Ellen Tracy and Maribeth Peters

including the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the

as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Parkland Foundation.

Having lived in Vienna, Moscow, Buenos Aires,

Center through educational

THAT WILL NOT ONLY OFFER DIVERSE

and social activities. “The

said Mr. McGehee. “Dallas will be known for its

AFTER THE CENTER’S GRAND OPENING

Arts with an international perspective. “When the

thriving arts community, and our city will become an international destination.” Michael McGehee is president and CEO of the WillMac Group of Companies, which pursues technologies that enhance oil and gas production. His entrepreneurial endeavors have led him from his native Jackson, Mississippi to destinations around the globe. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Mr. McGehee and his wife, Ann Swisher, now call Dallas home. They

Dallas

PROGRAMMING, BUT WILL BE A SOLID

Center opens, Dallas will be exposed to the world,”

approaches the Dallas Center for the Performing

will foster the goals of the

FLOOR OF BUILDING AN ORGANIZATION

SOURCE OF SUPPORT FOR THE DALLAS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BEFORE AND

Hong Kong and now Dallas, Michael McGehee

of Ellen Terry Realtors,

WE ARE THRILLED TO BE AT THE GROUND

Board of Directors of AFI Dallas International Film Festival. In addition, Ms. Lill serves

MICHAEL FEILD MCGEHEE

Tommy Tompkins, corporate community co-chair of the Marquee Circle Steering Committee, and Pat Porter, executive director of NTBCA

Center

Performing

for

Arts

the will

infuse new vitality into the Dallas arts community, and Marquee Circle will play an important role in furthering the mission of the Center,”

said Ms. Gray. “We are thrilled to be at the ground floor of building an organization that will not only offer diverse programming, but will be a solid source of support for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts – before and after the Center’s grand opening,” said Mrs. Peters. Marquee Circle membership begins at $300. For more information or to join, please call 214.954-9925, ext. 291 or e-mail marqueecircle@dallasperformingarts.org.

are involved in many community organizations that reflect their common interests, including the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. “All of Dallas will be able to enjoy and learn from the programs at the Center, but for young people especially, the beauty of the performing arts can have a great impact,”

UPCOMING EVENTS

added Mr. McGehee.

C I T YA R T S C E L E B R AT I O N

Mr. McGehee joined the Center’s Board of Directors and Brinker International Forum Board of Advisors in 2007. He is also a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the SMU Cox School of Business.

FRANK RISCH

T

he Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Preview Center will be open during the CityArts Celebration, presented by TXU Energy, in the Dallas Arts District.

Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Theatre has played an important part in the lives of Frank Risch and his wife, Helen, since they attended their first play together as college students. Since that time, they have been regular theatre-

The Preview Center is located on the mezzanine level of the Trammell Crow Center, 2001 Ross Avenue. (The building can be entered from Flora Street, one of the main streets of the festival.)

goers wherever they have lived, from New York to London to Athens and Seattle. When they moved to Dallas more than 17 years ago, they quickly became loyal patrons of the Dallas Theater Center and other Dallas arts organizations. “The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts will be of tremendous importance to the city of Dallas beyond the individual performances we will soon be able to enjoy. For generations to come this beautiful Center will provide the meeting place for bringing us together as a community,” said Mr. Risch. “We are moved by the fact that the people of Dallas have committed to this project and that support for the campaign has come from so many.” Mr. Risch, retired vice president and treasurer of ExxonMobil Corporation,

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PROGRAMMING C E N T E R T O P R E S E N T L E X U S B ROA DWAY S E R I E S / E X P A N S I V E L E X U S S P O N S O R S H I P O N E O F C E N T E R ’ S L A R G E S T “We are delighted the Dallas-Fort Worth Lexus Dealer Association will be the title sponsor of the Center’s Broadway series and a leading corporate sponsor for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. Lexus believes this is a vitalizing partnership that brings together two organizations devoted to providing unparalleled experiences for their patrons,” said Ken Schnitzer. “With 17 months until the Center opens, we hope Lexus’ commitment to bring this Broadway series to Dallas increases anticipation of the Center’s debut.” The Center will announce the 2009-2010 inaugural Lexus Broadway series later

Photo: Jeffrey Buehner

this year. In addition to the title sponsorship of the Broadway series, the Dallas-Fort Worth Lexus Dealer Association (Lexus) sponsorship will benefit multiple areas of the Center’s operations. The five-year Lexus sponsorship is one of the Center’s first, and ultimately the largest corporate sponsorship.

Carl Sewell, president and CEO of Sewell Automotive Companies and a member of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts President’s Advisory Council, and Ken Schnitzer, chairman of Park Place Dealerships and Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Board member, were instrumental in bringing together Lexus and the Center.

vehicle of the Center, will have Photo: Good Fulton & Farrell

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Lexus will also be the official

hen the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts opens in 2009, it will present some of the greatest Broadway shows at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, with Lexus as title sponsor of the new series. The Center recently

engaged Shorenstein Hays Nederlander (SHN) as consultants to help bring the best Rendering of one of the Center’s two underground parking garages.

Broadway productions to the Winspear Opera House. Based in San Francisco and New York, SHN is one of the most highly regarded theatrical entertainment companies in the

naming rights to the Center’s two underground parking garages and will sponsor valet parking at the Center. Through

an

innovative

alliance with the Center’s resident companies, Lexus

nation, and is owned by veteran Broadway producers Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert

will also become the official vehicle of The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Texas

Nederlander of the legendary Nederlander family Broadway theatre dynasty.

Ballet Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.

SHN consistently delivers the ultimate Broadway experience, fostering new works and

“The Dallas-Fort Worth Lexus Dealer Association is proud to announce this relationship

spearheading world-class productions in its role as a major force on the national stage.

with the Center and its resident companies. The Center, along with the resident companies,

SHN presented the world premieres of Mamma Mia, Wicked, White Christmas and

shares a commitment to quality that aligns with the Lexus brand and will provide first-class

Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me and launched the national tours for Proof, Avenue Q

experiences to the Dallas community,” said Carl Sewell. “Our hope is that this sponsorship

Contact, The Light in the Piazza and Jersey Boys. In recent years, SHN has also presented

provides a new level of support to the resident companies, resulting in a greater overall

some of the top Broadway productions, including The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone,

impact on Dallas arts organizations.”

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ith great fanfare, Brinker International CEO Doug Brooks unveiled, one-byone, the star-studded 2008-2009 inaugural season of the Brinker International Forum on February 20, 2008. More than 150 people attended the Hollywood-

he Dallas Center for the Performing Arts recently hosted national and international media in New York City for a rare briefing of the Center by all of the design architects. The architects, including Norman Foster and Spencer de Grey of Foster + Partners,

Rem Koolhaas of OMA and Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX, and landscape architect

themed soirée at F.I.G., generously hosted by Museum Tower and catered by Stephan

Michel Desvigne presented their designs to arts and architecture critics from prominent

Pyles. Brinker International Forum Board of Advisors chair Jeremy Halbreich joined

national publications, including TIME, Newsweek and Architectural Record.

Doug Brooks and the Museum Tower co-developers— Dan Boeckman, a Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Board member, John Sughrue, Lyle Burgin and Greg Greene in

Lyle Burgin, President’s Advisory Council member Stephan Pyles and Brinker Forum Board of Advisors member Greg Greene

Photo: Chris Lee

Photo: Seve Foxall

celebrating the much-anticipated announcement.

Norman Foster of Foster + Partners in London and Rem Koolhaas of OMA in Rotterdam

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ENSEMBLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Howard Hallam, chair*

Daniel D. Boeckman

John Dayton*

Richard A. Freling

Jim Keyes

Jeff D. Morris

Frank Risch

John Tolleson

Caren H. Prothro, vice chair*

Harold M. Brierley

Robert H. Dedman, Jr.

Nancy Halbreich

Barbara Thomas Lemmon

D. Roger Nanney*

Dr. Marvin E. Robinson

Dr. R. Gerald Turner

Elaine B. Agather

Doug Brooks

John R. Eagle*

Frederick B. Hegi, Jr.*

William H. Lively*

Nancy A. Nasher

Deedie Rose*

Martin J. Weiland*

Denny Alberts

Donald J. Carty

Matrice Ellis-Kirk*

Doug Houser

Nancy Cain Marcus

Chuck Norris

Ken Schnitzer

Laura B. Whitley

Lisa Arpey

Jeanne Marie Clossey*

Bess Enloe*

John Howell

Jay Marshall

Erle Nye

Shannon B. Skokos

Dr. Kern Wildenthal

Dolores G. Barzune

John T. Cody, Jr.

Roger Enrico*

Gene Jones

Thomas H. McCasland, Jr.

Sarah Perot*

Roger Staubach

Donald Winspear

Ron Beneke

Mary Anne Cree

Ruben E. Esquivel*

Robert L. Kaminski*

Michael F. McGehee

Howard Rachofsky*

Ronald G. Steinhart

Charles J. Wyly, Jr.

David Biegler

Linda Pitts Custard*

Trevor Fetter

Karen Katz

Maribess Miller*

Leonard Riggs, Jr., MD

Paul Stoffel

*Executive Committee

PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL Linda Pitts Custard, chair

Toni Brinker

Fran Eichorst

Orrin Harrison

Patricia Ann LaSalle

Su-Su Meyer

Cindy Rachofsky

Jack D. Sweet

Lindalyn Adams

Crawford Brock

Richard D. Eiseman, Jr.

Paula B. Harrison

Wright L. Lassiter, Jr.

Jan Miller

Carol Reed

Ann Swisher

Janet H. Albers

Dr. Anne Bromberg

Charles W. Eisemann

Jess Hay

Alexandra Lavie

Joyce Mitchell

Robert S. Rendell

Barbara Sypult

Joseph Alcantar

Benjamin Brooks

Molly Engles

Amy D. Hegi

Carole Lee

Ruth Ann Montgomery

Delia M. Reyes

Buddy Teaster

Mary Anne Alhadeff

Bob Buford

James R. Erwin

Jan Hegi

Stan Levenson

R. J. Moshay

Peggy Riggs

Lisa Y. Thierry

Billy Allen

Stuart M. Bumpas

Hector Escamilla, Jr.

Libby Hegi

Richard Levin

Anne Motsenbocker

CiCi Rojas

Dr. Gail Thomas

Allie Beth Allman

Mary Frances Burleson

Alina R. Esquivel

Lisa Hembry

Carol Levy

Robert H. Mow, Jr.

Catherine M. Rose

Brad Todd

Ruth Altshuler

Bruce Calder

Dawn Estes

Tom Hicks

Peter C. Lewis

Maria Munoz-Blanco

Tracy Rowlett

Debbie Tolleson

Charlotte Jones Anderson

Nancy Carlson

Laura V. Estrada

Marguerite Steed Hoffman

Veletta Forsythe Lill

Scott Murray

Capera Ryan

Gail Turner

Giselle Antoni

Sis Carr

Robert A. Estrada

Amy L. Hofland

Liz Minyard Lokey

Charlene Nanney

Deborah C. Ryan

Ronald Unkefer

Robin Arena

Ana M. Carty

Jeanne Fagadau

Brooke H. Hortenstine

Wendy Lopez

Kathy L. Nealy

Gail Sachson

Annette Vaughn

Kim J. Askew

Darlene Galassi Cass

Vernon E. Faulconer

Jennifer Houser

Sarah Losinger

Dana Nearburg

Marcy Sands

Bea Wallace

Marilyn Augur

Elliot R. Cattarulla

Dean Fearing

Lyria Howland

Gregory Louvier, Sr.

Dr. Albert W. Niemi, Jr.

Charles Santos

Sarah L. Warnecke

Scott L. Austin

Joleen Chambers

Melissa Fetter

Kristi Sherrill Hoyl

David M. Love II

Todd R. Nordeen

Lisa Schnitzer

Hattie Wayne

Norman P. Bagwell

George V. Charlton

Todd Fiscus

Sydney Huffines

Michael Lunceford

Lydia Novakov

Howard Schultz

Tucean Webb

Ray Balestri

Joe Chow

Edward M. Fjordbak

Kenneth H. Hughes

Dr. Bobby B. Lyle

Rev. Elzie Odom, Jr.

Cindy Schwartz

Patty A. Weiland

Nancy Barry

Brent E. Christopher

Rebecca Enloe Fletcher

Angela Hunt

Gail Madden

Jay Pack

John M. Scott III

Herbert D. Weitzman

Alice W. Bass

Natalie Chu

I.D. “Nash” Flores III

Caroline Rose Hunt

Joy S. Mankoff

Barbara Page

Diane Scovell

Julia C. Wellborn

Cindy Benavides

Nita Prothro Clark

Nita Ford

Mark Huntley

Cheryl Unis Mansour

Patricia M. Patterson

Carl Sewell

Royce West

Sally B. Berry

Patti Cody

Eddie Freeman

Gregory Hustis

David S. Margulies

Virginia Payne

Bart Showalter

Jimmy Westcott

Angela Berry-Roberson

Cynthia Comparin

Leah Fullinwider

Hal Jackson

Sara T. Martineau

Connie Pearcy

Shelle Bagot Sills

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

Gil J. Besing

Gail B. Cook

Duncan Fulton III

Mary Jalonick

Anita N. Martinez

Rena Pederson

Judy Skinner

David Wiessman

Lucy Billingsley

Janie Dunne Cooke

Reginald Gates

Graeme Jenkins

Carol Y. Marvin

Lucilo Peña

Ted Skokos

Marnie Wildenthal

Kathryn S. Bishop

Mary Lee Cox

Judith Gausnell

Willis Johnson

Holly Mayer

Katherine Perot

Henry L. “Bud” Smith

Donna M. Wilhelm

Nancy Bittner

Trammell S. Crow

Gina Ginsburg

Gwendolyn Jones

Gray Mayes

Margot Perot

William T. Solomon

Ann Williams

Jan Hart Black

Sally G. Cullum

Gloria McCall Godat

Phillip Jones

Lynn McBee

Jan R. Pickens

Luis Spinola

J. McDonald Williams

Laura Boeckman

Kevin Curley

Randall G. Goss

Kim Hiett Jordan

Phyllis McCasland

Nelda Cain Pickens

Joanna St. Angelo

Mary Williams

Bill Bogart

Allen W. Custard

Dr. Joseph M. Grant

William B. Jordan

P. Mike McCullough

Dr. Alfonso E. Pino III

Andre Staffelbach

Laura Wilson

Marla Boone

Gregory T. Davis

Charles L. Greco

Kate Juett

Grace McDermott

Charles H. Pistor

Aleta Stampley

Brandt Wood

Talmage Boston

Levi H. Davis

Kelly Green

Sue R. Justice

Margaret McDermott

Wayne Placide

Patricia Magnone Stanton

Jonas Woods

Denis J. Boulle

Arlene Dayton

Candice J. Haas

Linda Kao

Clint McDonnough

Maria Martineau Plankinton

Jackie Miller Stewart

Rex H. Wooldridge

Dr. José Antonio Bowen

Rachael Dedman

David Haemisegger

Margo R. Keyes

Linda B. McFarland

Judy Pollock

Gayle B. Stoffel

J. Michael Wylie

Delilah H. Boyd

William R. Dillon

Jeremy L. Halbreich

Curtis King

Janie Strauss McGarr

Ann Pomykal

Donald J. Stone

John L. Zogg

Eric Brauss

Patricia Miller Donosky

Fanchon Hallam

Jack M. Kinnebrew

Nancy C. McGee

Jimmy Porch

Diana Strauss

Gillian M. Breidenbach

Lowell Duncan

Donna D. Halstead

Wayne R. Kirkham, M.D.

Don McKneely

Patricia A. Porter

Theodore H. Strauss

William A. Brewer III

Jane C. Dunne

Phyllis Hammond

John J. “Jack” Klein

Ellen McStay

Darryl D. Pounds

Dr. Joanne Stroud

Diane Brierley

Sally Dunning

Dr. Sam T. Hamra

Ben D. Kohnle

Michael J. McWay

Amy Prestidge

Sara Stroud

Becky Bright

Jennifer Eagle

Paul W. Harris

Mary Noel Lamont

Michael L. Meadows

Jan Pruitt

Mary K. Suhm

Norman Brinker

John Egan

Tom D. Harris

Ann M. Lardner

Patricia B. Meadows

Stephan Pyles

Emily Summers

B R I N K E R I N T E R N AT I O N A L F O R U M B O A R D O F A D V I S O R S Norman Brinker, honorary chair

Jane Beneke

Bill Custard

Richard A. Freling

Margo R. Keyes

Maribess Miller

Diane Scovell

Mary Watson

Jeremy L. Halbreich, chair

William A. Brewer III

Nancy M. Dedman

Leah Fullinwider

John J. “Jack” Klein

Lydia Novakov

Peggy Sewell

Garry Weber

Jeanne Marie Clossey, vice chair

Harold M. Brierley

Rachael Dedman

Gina Ginsburg

Alexandra Lavie

Marshall Payne

Gloria McCall Snead

Laura B. Whitley

Janet H. Albers

Robbie Briggs

Tom Dunning

Greg Greene

Wendy Lopez

Margot Perot

Gayle B. Stoffel

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

Mary Anne Alhadeff

Toni Brinker

Jennifer Eagle

Dr. Sam T. Hamra

Joy S. Mankoff

Marie L. Perry

Ann Swisher

Donna M. Wilhelm

Pierce M. Allman

Dr. Anne Bromberg

Tim Eller

Caroline Rose Hunt

George T. Manning

Cindy Rachofsky

Roger F. Thomson

James F. Young

Lisa Arpey

Doug Brooks

Matrice Ellis-Kirk

Harriet Jeffers

Nancy Cain Marcus

Peggy Riggs

Debbie Tolleson

Marilyn Augur

Nancy Carlson

Gail Ewing

Gene Jones

Janie Strauss McGarr

Refel Rushing

Bea Wallace

Joel Austin

Brent E. Christopher

Melissa Fetter

Kate Juett

Michael F. McGehee

Pete Schenkel

Linda Wan

John Beckert

David Court

Nita Ford

Gary Kelly

Ellen McStay

Lisa Schnitzer

Sarah L. Warnecke

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