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REMARKABLE WOMEN: LEARN MORE ABOUT 14 TRAILBLAZERS SECTION B MARCH 2023 VOLUME 19 NO. 3 “THE BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER IN TEXAS” PRESTONHOLLOWPEOPLE.COM I News 2 Crime 4 Sports 10 Community 12 Business 14 Contents Real Estate 14 Schools ......................................... 22 Camps 24 Living 28 Society 28 Obituary 32 Classifieds 35 Remarkable Women Section B NEWS Vandelay CEO faces legal woes 2 CAMPS Good reasons to go into the woods 26 OBITUARY Richard Marcus remembered 32 LESSONS OF HOPE
Prodded by her mom, a fifth grader studies history, conquers public speaking fears, and advances to Foley & Lardner’s MLK Jr. Oratory Competition finals. PAGE 12
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16 NO. 11 “THE BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER IN TEXAS” PRESTONHOLLOWPEOPLE.COM   PATRIOT PRIDE: TJ ATHLETES STAY STRONG DESPITE SETBACKS Coach Jones aims to build back tornado-hampered program better and stronger By Todd Jorgenson Wins on the scoreboard are nice, but for victory these days just to keep playing. After all, you could hardly fault anyone at TJ for making excuses amid all of the obstacles that have befallen the school the past year.ber 2019, prompting the relocation classes and athletic programs to an old middle-school building nine miles away. The COVID-19 pandemic hindered efforts to regroup teams The public-health crisis also caused themer, with boys basketball coach Kenny Jones stepping in as last-minute replacement to losses entering this season. coaches and student-athletes. They have continued to open our eyes to how resilient theyordinator at TJ for eight years. “We have continued to not make any excuses and move our programs forward.” Jones points to handful of milestones, first-ever appearance the girls wrestling state achievements are just as noteworthy. For example, it’s challenging keep stutheir neighborhood. Administrators worked out bus plan help, but regular practicetendance can be logistically challenging for maintain hope,”Jones said.“We have an uphill After the storm, assistance came pourequipment on short notice. The Dallas Cowboys opened their Frisco practice facility the have pitched in by allowing TJ to use baseballplex in West Dallas. “We’ve continued to stay calm and coach find way to try and meet those standards.” more than 30 varsity players suited up for the season-opening football game against Pink“We would typically be going and knocking on doors just get kids to come to practice,” Jones said. “Now we’ve had just as many, Where coaches other schools might have to manufacture character-building experiences,TJ players live through them every day. “There are reasons why people could have them to give chance grow their kids and support their kids. Many them have stayed,”Jones said.“We just try to focus on the positives. Eventually, we will be back at the TJ EXCUSES Jones and Jefferson’s resilient let hard knocks and pandemic from showing PAGE 20 16 NO. 11 “THE BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER IN TEXAS” PRESTONHOLLOWPEOPLE.COM   PATRIOT PRIDE: TJ ATHLETES STAY STRONG DESPITE SETBACKS Coach Jones aims to build back tornado-hampered program better and stronger By Todd Jorgenson coaches and athletes at Thomas Jefferson, it’s victory these days just to keep playing. After all, you could hardly fault anyone at TJ for making excuses amid all the obstacles that have befallen the school the past year. tornado leveled the campus in October 2019, prompting the relocation of classes and athletic programs to an old middle-school building nine miles away. The COVID-19 pandemic hindered efforts regroup teams school’s football coach to leave over the summer, with boys basketball coach Kenny Jones lead downtrodden squad with 27 straight losses entering this season. coaches and student-athletes. They have continued to open our eyes to how resilient theyordinator at TJ for eight years. “We have continued not make any excuses and move our Jones points to handful of milestones, such as Lizzet Salazar making the school’s first-ever appearance the girls wrestling state achievements are just as noteworthy. For example, it’s challenging to keep students coming to school 20 minutes from out bus plan to help, but regular practicetendance can be logistically challenging for “We’ve tried to be really mindful and thoughtful of what we can do for our kids to maintain hope,”Jones said.“We have an uphill battle with all of these setbacks, but that’s what After the storm, assistance pouring in. Dallas ISD arranged for facilities andboys opened their Frisco practice facility the Patriots free of charge. And the Texas Rangers and softball fields at their Mercy Street complex in West Dallas. on,”Jones said.“If we raise the bar, kids usually find way to try and meet those standards.” more than 30 varsity players suited up for the season-opening football game against Pink“We would typically be going and knock-tice,” Jones said. “Now we’ve had just as many, not more, students showing up.” Where coaches at other schools might have to manufacture character-building experiences,TJ players live through them every day. “There are reasons why people could have left, but we’ve had to talk with parents and ask and support their kids. Many them have stayed,”Jones said.“We just try to focus on the we know. It will be built better and stronger.” Thomas Jefferson High School athletic coordinator Kenny Jones stepped lead the football team after the program’s coach left this summer. (PHOTOS: CHRIS MCGATHEY) EXCUSES Jones and Jefferson’s resilient let hard knocks and pandemic from showing compete. PAGE 20
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Legal battles are on the “menu” for Vandelay Hospitality Group CEO Hunter Pond.

Vandelay Hospitality Group operates Hudson House, Drake’s, D.L. Mack’s, East Hampton Sandwich Co., and more.

In late January, Pond made headlines when a warrant was issued in San Miguel County, Colorado, for him on misdemeanor complaints of harassment and disorderly conduct.

The Colorado warrant for Pond is based on an October 2022 incident in which he allegedly spat on a woman’s face, threatened to pull her out of a car, and yelled expletives at her outside a hotel, according to an affidavit and application for an arrest warrant filed in a Colorado district court.

Before the affidavit was released, Pond sued the woman, alleging he was assaulted during the incident.

Both Pond’s lawsuit and the affidavit describe Pond and his family as walking on Mountain Village Boulevard during the evening hours of Oct. 15 when the woman drove close to the family walking in the roadway and swerved to avoid them. Both said the road had no sidewalk.

The woman told police, though, that she rolled down her window and told the people in the roadway that they “shouldn’t walk in the middle of the road” before continuing on to pick up her husband at a hotel, where Pond approached her again, per the affidavit.

The woman said Pond banged on her window, she rolled it down, and Pond began yelling expletives at her and, at one point, threatened to

pull her out of the car, the affidavit states.

The woman said Pond spat in her face before another man grabbed him and walked him away, according to the affidavit.

Pond’s attorney denied the allegations.

“We stand by our previous statement and vehemently deny the allegations made in the affidavit. Mr. Pond is looking forward to his day in court to clear his name and to tell his side of the story,” Pond’s attorney Jason Friedman said.

At the same time, Vandelay faces a trademark infringement lawsuit filed in a California federal court after the recent opening of its Hudson House concept in the Los Angeles area near a pre-existing, unrelated restaurant with the same name.

Hudson House Redondo Beach alleges in the lawsuit that Vandelay was aware that the

name was in use before opening its restaurant in the Los Angeles area.

Hudson House Redondo Beach was founded by Brooke Williamson of Top Chef fame and Nick Roberts in 2008, and Vandelay opened its first Hudson House in the Dallas area around 2017, the lawsuit states.

Hudson House Redondo Beach is at 514 N. Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, and Vandelay’s Los Angeles-area location is at 9255 Sunset Blvd.

Vandelay may also go to trial later this year in lawsuits filed in 2021 by former employees who say they were encouraged to discriminate against customers and employees of color or those who weren’t considered attractive and fired for failing to comply. Vandelay has denied those claims in local media.

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Jan. 9

Reports Jan. 9 - Feb. 5

A burglar forced entry into the 7-Eleven in Preston Royal Village and stole the ATM before 6:04 a.m.

Before 7:27 a.m., a burglar used a wheel lift to attempt to take a man’s truck in the 6500 block of Greenwich Lane. Luckily for the vehicle owner, the thief didn’t succeed.

Jan. 10

A burglar entered a man’s car and stole his property before 1:22 p.m. in the parking lot of Preston Forest Village

Before 9:39 p.m., someone was in possession of a pill tablet which was believed to be Xanax in the 11800 block of Inwood Road

Jan. 11

A reckless driver hit a man’s car then fled the scene in the parking lot of Preston Forest Shopping Center before 4:18 p.m.

A burglar entered a man’s vehicle and stole from it without consent before 4:43 p.m. in the 5800 block of Gramercy Place

Jan. 12

Stolen at an unknown time: a man’s car from the parking lot of Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Love Field

Jan. 13

A NorthPark Center visitor took property with the intent of acting as an employee before 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14

An unwelcome guest received a criminal trespass warning before 9:38 a.m. at the Cooper Hotel and Conference Center

A burglar forced entry into a woman’s condo and tried to steal stuff before 7:44 p.m. in the 6300 block of Diamond Head Circle

Jan. 15

An unknown offender kicked in a woman’s wooden backyard gate at an unlisted time in the 5300 block of Meaders Lane

Jan. 16

A trespasser entered a closed retail store at NorthPark Center before 6:56 a.m.

Jan. 17

A burglar forced entry into a man’s car and stole property before 4:11 p.m. in a parking lot in the 12100 block of Inwood Road

Jan. 18

An obnoxious caller used profanity while complaining over the phone to Chickfil-A in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway before 9:40 a.m.

A burglar cut the convertible top of a woman’s car and entered her vehicle to search for property before 5:59 p.m. in the 6300 block of Bandera Avenue

Jan. 19

An unknown burglar entered a woman’s locked car and stole from it before 10:49 p.m. at Inwood Village

Jan. 20

A mischief maker kicked a woman’s property and caused damage to it in the parking lot of Inwood Tavern before 2:39 a.m.

A burglar used their arms to break a man’s car window in the NorthPark Center parking lot before 10:05 a.m. The suspect received a criminal trespass warning.

A man’s vehicle was stolen via tow truck before 6:35 a.m. in the 4900 block of Mill Creek Drive

Jan. 21

Stolen before 5:46 p.m.: a man’s vehicle from the parking lot of Preston Valley Shopping Center

Jan. 22

A burglar entered a home in the 5400 block of Northmoor Drive and assaulted a woman before 4:14 a.m.

A man was pushed and hurt before 5:12 p.m. at NorthPark Center

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A NorthPark Center visitor was caught with 18 credit cards, four identification cards, and one social security card before 6:16 p.m. Jan. 26. The fraudster also stole from the shopping center.

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Jan. 23

A woman was assaulted at an unlisted time in the 6100 block of Northaven Road

Jan. 24

A burglar used a tool to break a woman’s car window, entered, and stole property before 12:12 p.m. in the parking lot of the Prestoncrest Church of Christ

Jan. 26

A driver had unauthorized use of a Texas temporary tag before 12:25 a.m. in the 9300 block of Lemmon Avenue

A fraudster used a man’s identification information and created fraudulent utility accounts before 2:40 p.m. in the 8200 block of Inwood Road

A disruptive visitor received a criminal trespass warning at Walmart in the 4100 block of the Lyndon B. Johnson Service Road

Jan. 27

Stolen before 4:59 p.m.: a woman’s catalytic converter from the 12900 block of Preston Road

Jan. 28

A woman’s car was stolen before 1:39 a.m. from the parking lot of Bluffs at Midway Hollow

Jan. 29

A mail delivery man was bit by a dog

in the 5300 block of Royal Lane before 11:50 a.m.

Jan. 31

No crimes were reported on the Dallas Police public data viewer in the Preston Hollow area on Jan. 31. Thanks, ice storm.

Feb. 1

A drunk driver was in possession of fraudulent identifiers before 10:35 p.m. in the 6600 block of Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway

Feb. 2

Damaged before 6:55 p.m.: a woman’s car window in the parking lot of NorthPark Center

Feb. 3

Before 1:03 p.m., a burglar opened a woman’s car door and stole from it while she was loading her trunk in the parking lot of the Market at Preston Forest

Feb. 4

A burglar broke a man’s window, entered the residence, took property, and then fled before 12:26 p.m. in the 6600 block of Inwood Road

Feb. 5

Before 1:23 a.m., someone in possession of Dextroamphetamine and Alprazolam was drunk driving in the 9700 block of Midway Road

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Comings and Goings


Merit Coffee

Preston-Forest Shopping Center

The San Antonio-based specialty shop serving coffee roasted in Texas and baked goods recently opened across from Whole Foods.

Cadence Cyclery

Shops at Bluffview

The bicycle shop opened the fourth Dallas-Fort Worth location in the shopping center. The shop offers a range from race bicycles for both mountain and road to mid-ranged bicycles as well as entry level.

NorthPark Center

Various stores

• The Swiss watchmaker Breitling recently opened on level one near Dillard’s.

• The Italian boutique Bottega Veneta opened a Dallas-Fort Worth exclusive location on level one between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s.



Preston Royal Village

The luxury furniture and home décor catalog and online retailer is opening a storefront in Dallas, in the former Barnes & Noble in Preston Royal Village. The only other retail store in Texas is in Plano’s Legacy West.


NorthPark Center

The restaurant chain based in Vancouver will take over the 12,000-square-foot former Seasons 52 space. The chain has locations across Canada and the U.S. The menu for the Houston restaurant includes everything from steak, sushi,

sandwiches, salads, and a range of appetizers like truffle parmesan fries and Korean fried cauliflower.

NorthPark Center

Various stores

• The jewelry retailer Blue Nile will open on level one near Macy’s.

• The Mediterranean spot Cava will open on level two in the NorthPark cafes.

• The luxury shoe and handbag boutique Clergerie Paris will open in the shopping center.

• The fragrance boutique Creed will open in the shopping center.

• The fashion brand Marc Jacobs will open in the shopping center.

• The clothing brand Rhone will open on level one between Macy’s and Dillard’s.

• New York-based menswear designer Todd Snyder will open on level one between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

• The boot brand Tecovas will open in the shopping center.



The infrared sauna also offering cold plunge tubs, hydromassage, Celluma red light therapy services, and more is coming to Preston-Royal. It’s the brand’s fourth Dallas-area location.


Corner Bakery

Preston-Forest Shopping Center

The cafe chain serving sandwiches, pasta, and pastries recently closed its location in the shopping center. Other nearby locations are at Park Central, NorthPark, and the Galleria.

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AFTER 33 YEARS, HILLCREST RETIRES THOMAS’ NO. 33 Basketball legend later starred for TCU and played in the NBA

Grizzled veteran that he is after pounding the boards for 18 years in the NBA, it was still an emotional moment for Kurt Thomas when Hillcrest High School retired his jersey number on Feb. 7.

Thomas became the first Hillcrest alumnus to have that honor.

Speaking to the crowd after the unveiling of a banner on the east wall of the school’s gym bearing his name and his Hillcrest number 33, Thomas paused as he caught glimpses of former teammates, coaches, and family members.

“The two years I played here, so many great memories,” Thomas said softly. “It’s an honor to be recognized.”

Former Hillcrest coach Steve Scott, now retired, vividly remembers the day Thomas walked into his office and said he wanted to play basketball.

“He was 6’9” and about 165 pounds,” said Scott, who called Thomas one of his hardest-working players.

Thomas said Hillcrest played a big role in his life thanks to a decision to transfer from Carter.

“My best friend was already at Hillcrest, and he told me how great the teachers and coaches were,” Thomas recalled. “Hillcrest was coming off a state championship in 1987, so we knew they had a chance to win. Also, the fact that I was playing on the JV at Carter and not starting had something to do with it.”

Hillcrest made the playoffs in both of Thomas’ seasons, with its deepest run coming in his senior campaign in 1989-90. After playoff wins over Adamson, The Colony, and Lancaster, Hillcrest lost to eventual state champion Lincoln in the Class 4A Region II final, 54-48. Hillcrest led until Thomas fouled out with a minute remaining.

Thomas later put together a stellar career at TCU, flourishing in his senior season under coach Billy Tubbs. In the 199495 season, Thomas was the NCAA Division I leader in scoring (28.9) and rebounding

(14.1), becoming only the third player to accomplish that feat.

with the Dallas Mavericks in 1997-98, when a stress fracture limited his participation to only five games.

It was with his next team, the New York Knicks, that Thomas put together his most productive seasons from 1999 to 2005.

The oldest of Thomas’ four children is Kurt Thomas Jr., a 6-foot-3 junior following in his father’s footsteps at Hillcrest after transferring from Parish Episcopal.

His well-traveled NBA career featured stints with nine teams spread over parts of 18 seasons, including an ill-fated stopover

“It was all his decision,” the elder Thomas said. “He told me he wanted to break all my records, and I told him to go for it.”

Versatile Thompson Finds New Specialty in Steeplechase Hockaday junior looks to defend her hurdling championship at Texas Relays

Margaret Thompson’s rapid rise to becoming the country’s fastest high school steeplechase athlete is as unique as the event itself.

Thompson and her Hockaday track and field teammates were competing at the Urschel Invitational meet at St. Mark’s last season, which had the combination of 2,000-meter distance running and wide hurdles — including a water jump — on its program. The sophomore urged coach LaBoris Bean to let her enter.

there was no pressure.”

Not entirely sure what she was getting herself into, Thompson wound up crossing the finish line in second place behind only Morgan Lamberson, a former AAU Junior Olympic champion.

“Margaret did not warm up, and she ran in tennis shoes,” Bean said. “She was just pacing after this girl.”

A few weeks later, Thompson ran her second steeplechase at the prestigious Texas Relays in Austin, where her winning time of 7 minutes, 3 seconds was the best for any high school girl in the country last season.

“I just took what I learned from the first race,” Thompson said. “I didn’t need to prove myself or determine my future. I wasn’t nervous going into it.”

Margaret had a lot of talent. There’s probably not an event that she couldn’t do. She shocked myself and herself, but then she shocked the world.”

Thompson comes from a distance-running family, including her parents plus two sisters competing at the college level.

“From a very young age, I would run with them,” she said. “I tend to excel at the longer distances.”

Thompson rarely runs the steeplechase because so few meets offer it. But she has continued to excel in cross country — including an SPC crown in 2021 — and more traditional track events (as a two-time defending SPC champ in the 3,200). She’s also on the Hockaday swimming team, which enables her to cross-train.

“I was pretty used to the distance, but I didn’t know how tired the jumping would make me,” Thompson said. “And the water jump is so different. It takes strategy. But it was fun, and

After Hockaday’s season ended, she added another gold medal against elite competition with a time of 7:05 at the TTFCA Meet of Champions in San Antonio.

“She ran those times without even knowing what it was about,” Bean said. “We knew

As she prepares to defend her Texas Relays steeplechase title in late March, she intends to take the same approach.

“I run better when I’m relaxed,” Thompson said. “I’m going to keep the mindset of just having fun with it.”

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Although a bit daunted at the thought of public speaking and memorizing a three-minute speech, Ella Atkins agreed to compete in Foley & Lardner’s 31st annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition.

As a 20-year Dallas Independent School District employee, her mother has watched the competition for years and always thought Ella should enter.

“She’s totally one to captivate people, and I thought she would do a great job,” Michell Atkins said.

Mom couldn’t convince Ella to try it as a fourth grader, but in the fall, the now fifth grader decided she was up for the challenge after hearing the prompt, “What would Dr. King say to us about hope for tomorrow?”

“The contest helped me learn about him and get a deeper understanding of what he said,” the Walnut Hill International Leadership Academy student said.

Before writing her speech, Ella interviewed a multi-generational mix of relatives about the Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy, watched a video on Bloody Sunday, learned about the letter from the Birmingham Jail, and watched speeches.

“I watched him speak and how he gave

expression and got the crowd excited,” Ella said. “That really inspired me.”

Foley’s Dallas managing partner Michael Newman said the law firm started this competition in the 1990s to honor the life and legacy of King.

“It started with a couple of schools and a few children in the … employee lunchroom and has grown to 20 DISD schools and over 100 students participating each year,” Newman said.

The competition has been held in Dallas for 31 years, Houston for 27, and Chicago for four. The goal is to expand to all 25 U.S. cities where Foley has offices.

Every year, the contest begins in September with the introduction of the topic, followed by in-school preliminary rounds, semi-finals in December, and finals in January.

W.H. Adamson High School hosted the finals on Jan. 13, with eight finalists, including Ella.

Top honors went to Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary STEAM Academy of Dallas fifth grader Zihair Douglas.

“The thing that stood out to me is all of our ideas are connected in one way — that society can do better and that we all have a voice, and it needs to be expressed

in your own way,” Ella said.

Her teacher Elizabeth Sanders sees other changes.

“Ella’s confidence has grown tenfold,” Sanders said. “She stops and thinks more deeply about her answers before sharing with the class. I know she has started thinking about things at a deeper level.”

Ella’s speech explored how King saw hope as powerful.

“Without it, we will lose our will to fight for justice, lose our will to fight for change, and lose our will to fight for each other,” she said. “It is the cornerstone; it’s what we need if we are going to accomplish anything.”

PHWC Speaker Series Explores ‘Dazzling’ Cultural Depth of Dallas

Valerie Boyd, a member of the Preston Hollow Women’s Club (PHWC) for nearly a decade, considers the meetings held monthly from October through May her favorite part.

“I have prioritized attending the meetings because they are so rich in content and always an opportunity to learn something new,” she said.

For 2022-23, the club’s meetings have a new name, she said. “They have become the ‘Speaker Series’ to emphasize the amazing content that is provided at each meeting with these programs.”

And Boyd has a new role.

She agreed to serve as program chair, following in a “long line of program chairs who have organized fantastic content for the group.”

“I accepted the position because I wanted to give the PHWC an

opportunity to hear Deep Vellum’s founder and chief editor, Will Evans, talk about this amazing literary press in Dallas,” she said. “From there, I created the theme ‘Arts and Culture: Dallas Dazzles’ to highlight more of the incredible cultural offerings in Dallas for members.”

The series, introduced at the annual kick-off luncheon in September, began in October.

In addition to Evans, who spoke in November, members have heard from Dallas Arts & Culture assistant director Anne Marie Gan, Dallas Morning News food writer Sarah Blaskovich, and Dave Lieber, who wrote PEROT! American Patriot, a book and play about Ross Perot Sr.

On March 9, David Preziosi of Preservation Dallas will help members explore Braniff Airline’s style and fashion while giving them a glimpse into a

part of aviation history.

After the spring social in April, the series will conclude on May 11 with Dallas de Riquer, a look at current fashion trends with an exclusive style show at Stanley Korshak.

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Without it, we will lose our will to fight for justice, lose our will to fight for change, and lose our will to fight for each other.
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Mark Cuban Brings Audience ‘Good Vibrations’

If you told me when Mark Cuban appeared on season two of Shark Tank that I’d be shaking his hand on my way to the bathroom at the Winspear Opera House almost 12 years later, I’d be shocked.

To be fair, I still was, but that’s what can happen when our Preston Hollow neighbor and Dallas Mavericks owner is the featured speaker of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s annual meeting.

His Shark Tank persona is just as ambient in person, engaging the packed room of business leaders while covering topics from prescriptions to politics followed by some lightning speed questions in a fireside chat moderated by The 19th CEO Emily Ramshaw.

Cuban comically (but shamelessly) plugged CostPlusDrugs. com, which has been in business for about a year now — but he is onto something. The brand sells prescription medication through its online platform and keeps prices low by taking what the company pays for drugs, adding a 15% markup, a $3 pharmacist fee, and $5 for shipping, and makes these numbers transparent.

In fact, he said Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall compiled a list of the generic medications the team bought in 2021 and 2022 priced over $165,000. If those were purchased through Cuban’s site, they would have cost $19,000 – almost $150,000 less.

He also insisted that a presidential run isn’t in his future. He seems too busy tapping into new industries.

“How many more are you going to try?” Ramshaw asked.

“As many as I can,” Cuban said.

During the speed round, the already lighthearted discussion went down a fun trail. He shared what song he’d listen to for the rest of his life (“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys), the influx of sweets in his pantry, that email is the most used app on his phone and TikTok remains a “bathroom utility,” and one of his favorite parts about owning the Mavericks: “When there’s a game winning shot, I get to run on the court and jump in the pile and not get arrested.”

The last question: What do you want to be remembered for?

“Being a good dad,” Cuban said.

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55 SEVENTY HOPES TO BE DESTINATION FOR ALL THINGS WINE Serial entrepreneur Tommy Shuey opens member-only club in Preston Center

Highland Park alumnus, serial entrepreneur, and wine enthusiast Tommy Shuey has opened a new, member-only wine club in Preston Center.

The idea for the concept came to the former Deloitte investment banker and data analyst while looking for a place near the Park Cities to store wine.

“There seemed to be a huge need or desire for the wine club scene,” Shuey said. “People wanting a place to drink their own bottles, people wanting a place to discover cool producers from around the world — it existed, but not in a friendly, approachable way.”

The concept, called 55 Seventy for the optimum conditions for storing wine, which


is 55 degrees and 70% humidity, is housed in an 8,500-square-foot space built by Dallas-based Birch Construction and designed by Duncan & Miller Design.

Real Talk: Meg Beaird

Preston Hollow resident Meg Beaird, a former pediatric nurse, turned to real estate, becoming an agent 11 years ago.

“With a passion for helping others, I’ve soaked up every opportunity to aid clients in finding the perfect home. I’m obsessed with staying on top of the market and being connected to other agents in order to know when and where the next home becomes available for sale,” Beaird said. “My role continues way past the closing table, as many clients not only turn into repeat clients but life-long friends as well.”

When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling across the U.S. and volunteering with

her family at Arise Africa, a non-profit supporting orphaned children in Zambia.

What led you to this career in real estate?

Our family has moved at least seven times in 24 years. I realized how much I enjoyed the entire process of the transaction and decided to help others in a career that I love.

Now that you’ve been a real estate professional for a while, if you could go back in time and give yourself any advice, what would it be?

Be respectful but stay persistent. The client who says they “might want to

Nearly half is devoted to concierge-style private cellar storage, and the other half to a tasting venue for members to enjoy their wine without restaurant markups or corkage fees, as well as a dining area.

Importantly for those who travel a lot, the club also offers cellar management services, including receiving wine shipments and organizing inventory via a mobile app.

“A lot of people will ship their wine here, we’ll receive it, (staff) will put it in their locker for them, and let them know it’s here,” Shuey said.

The club focused its wine selection on “boutique producers from around the world,” Shuey said.

Jeff Gregory, formerly of FT33 and the French Room at the Adolphus Hotel, serves as head sommelier and operating partner.

“We have wines from the Middle East;

move” probably would if you find them the right home. So, keep searching!

What is the best thing about being a real estate agent?

I truly love the relationships I develop with my clients and families and continue to nurture them long after the sale.

What is your outlook on the Dallas market?

I see our Dallas market being more on the “normal” side this year – with somewhat adequate inventory and stable rates. However, the right home, at the right price, in the right location will not sit long.

Can you give us a fun fact about yourself?

I can sing my ABCs backward.

we have wines from South America,” Shuey said. “Certainly, the wine regions of the world – France, Italy, and California – that’s where a lot of the wine we have originates, but we are helping our members explore wines from all over.”

Then, offering a luxe dining experience to go with the wine became part of the plan, and Jeff Sutcliff, formerly of Mirador, FT33, and, most recently, Knox Bistro, was brought on to serve as executive chef.

“What we said is, ‘Why don’t we build something where we can offer all of this, and it will also be right in everyone’s backyard where they can go to dinner and then go here before or after?’” Shuey recalled. “Now we offer dinner too.”

“We are very focused on the food component to really provide that full culinary and wine experience because they go hand in hand.”

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A new member-only wine club and storage cellar, 55 Seventy, is open in Preston Center. KATHY TRAN
AT A GLANCE 55 Seventy 6130 Berkshire Lane
Certainly, the wine regions of the world – France, Italy, and California – that’s where a lot of the wine we have originates, but we are helping our members explore wines from all over.
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However, the right home, at the right price, in the right location will not sit long.
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Jean Garschagen and her “Prince of Edgemere” Are Some of the Community’s Biggest Fans

Jean Garschagen and her husband decided it was time to make the move to Dallas from their home in Carmel, California when he became ill, and they needed to be closer to family. They were lucky that their daughter, who lives in Dallas, was able to look at retirement communities for them and shared that she believed Edgemere was the only place they’d feel at home and as comfortable as possible. Turned out she was right, and after six years Garschagen continues to call Edgemere home. “It’s just a dream come true for me. I never thought I’d be in a position where I would need to be somewhere like Edgemere, and I never thought I could convince my husband either. It’s been the best experience I could ask for.” As she reflects upon the move, Jean says she feels a sense of security, serenity and community at Edgemere.

After her husband passed, Garschagen’s children encouraged her to become vice president of Edgemere’s Resident Association. The opportunity allowed her to stay busy, develop new relationships, establish herself in the community, and offered constructive distractions to help her through her grieving. Through all of these experiences, Garschagen was never alone, as she had her canine companion, Teddy, an 11-year-old Bichon Frise who has been proclaimed “The Prince of Edgemere.” Being able to bring him with her to Edgemere was of great importance to Garschagen. “He’s a part of my family,” she says.

When asked what her normal day looks like, Garschagen shares that she greatly enjoys the exercise classes in the morning to start her day, usually followed by walks with Teddy and time spent with the Edgemere pack of pups at the community’s dog park. Garschagen marvels that Teddy is just about as social as she is and remarks that they are always on their way to something new. The duo enjoys the outdoor amenities offered at the community, and they take strolls throughout the beautifully manicured grounds together. “He has the time of his life, and it’s equally a joy for me,” says Garschagen.

Since making Edgemere her home, Garschagen has made many friends at the community. Previously, she had been limited in pursuing lasting friendships because of all the global moves they made for her husband’s job. But at Edgemere she’s been able to connect with other residents and establish friendships, a result of her outgoing and extroverted personality. “Meeting new people and making connections has never been a problem for me,” notes Garschagen.

Initially, she was impressed by the facilities and roomy living spaces Edgemere offers, but now what she loves most about it are the friendships she’s been able to form. “It’s a great group of people with diverse interests and backgrounds,” Garschagen asserts. “ “Everyone has had wonderful careers and has many varied experiences to share.”

Because others may not possess the same level of social confidence she has in meeting new people, she does her best to help out. “When new people move in, I try to get to know them and think ‘Now who would they have something in common with?’ Then I’ll arrange dinners and try to get people acclimated easily. It’s having a variety of friends with different personalities that makes life interesting.”

Edgemere has proven to be everything that Garschagen (and Teddy) could have hoped for. “When the time comes that I’m not as able to go out, I will not feel disappointed at all because of how lovely everything is here.”

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Jean Garshagen’s outgoing personality has made her an integral part of the Edgemere community. “Meeting new people and making connections has never been a problem for me,” notes Garschagen. Here Garshagen is with her beloved Teddy, known by residents as “The Prince of Edgemere.” Garshagen has been involved in many ways at Edgemere. One of those ways was when she served as the vice president of the Resident Association.


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WALNUT HILL MOVES INTO NEW HOME Former elementary and middle schools join under one roof

Walnut Hill International Leadership Academy moved into its new home at the start of this semester.

Its former personas — Walnut Hill Elementary and Cary Middle School — were destroyed in the October 2019 tornado and consolidated into Walnut Hill International Leadership Academy.

The new, 126,000-square-foot building wasn’t ready until early 2023, so students have been learning at the former Tom Field Elementary campus.

“It’s fascinating, that everything’s new,” said fourth grader Isabella Catalan. “Now we don’t have to be cramped up in the smaller school.”

The term “leadership academy” isn’t taken lightly. Principal Philip Meaker says the campus has a choice school environment that focuses on the language of leadership to show students the different ways they lead.

“The amenities that we were blessed with by Dallas ISD have really helped these kids grow, and it gives us a great potential going forward,” Meaker said.

Luero Diaz, who has been teaching talented and gifted students at the school for six years now, says the new campus allows for strong student collaboration.

“Environment is a very important piece for learning,” Diaz said. “If our students feel comfortable and happy coming here and excited to be here, I think it’s only conducive for the learning environment.”

The campus, which houses pre-K through eighth grade students, has 411 students enrolled, with a goal of 500 elementary and 300 middle school students.

Some of the new building’s highlights include:

• A library funded with the help of a $300,000 grant from the Laura Bush Foundation

• A gym that can provide 36 hours of storm shelter

• A community playground as part of the “Cool Schools” program

• A “cafetorium,” where the stage can connect the auditorium and gym if the divider is removed

• Outdoor art spaces for students to use their “creative senses”

In addition to the physical specs, some

of the campus’ other features are:

• A dual-language program where students alternate learning in English and Spanish

• Three out of four pre-K classes taught in 100% Spanish

• Tablets for students until second grade; students third grade and above use Chromebooks

• Mentoring between middle and elementary school students

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Thomas Jefferson High School Celebrates ‘Homecoming’

After more than three years, students return to tornado-damaged campus

At the start of the new semester, Thomas Jefferson High School seniors moved back to the campus destroyed in the tornado October of their freshman year.

A “homecoming” if you will.

Those seniors, along with freshmen through juniors who make up a student body of 1,500, are reinhabiting the Thomas Jefferson campus after a few years of

learning at the former Thomas A. Edison Middle Learning Center.

Principal Benjamin Jones, who’s been leading Thomas Jefferson since June 2021, said the issue of “geography” hindered student engagement and parents’ ability to be involved as the commute to the temporary campus could be as long as 30 minutes.

When making building-related decisions, campus leaders used a futuristic lens to “build to what we will need in the future,” instead of

accommodating only students enrolled now. The campus has a capacity of 2,200 to 2,300 students and is already growing as students transfer back to Thomas Jefferson after a hiatus.

Some of the new building’s highlights:

• A new library, which was built with the help of a $300,000 grant from the Laura Bush Foundation

• A large kiln room and “art porch” in the courtyard

• A gym that can hold the full student body

• A thoroughly renovated auditorium using the same structure as the original

• A 100-yard-long dance studio to accommodate football routines

• A band hall with 5-yard markers to practice field routines indoor

• A full-production ready black box theater

• An alumni exhibit (currently under construction) that will


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feature old photos and uniforms from Thomas Jefferson history

• Collaborative flex spaces for student meetings

• Offices for visiting partners

• Collegiate-style furniture in classrooms

“When you have a building that is beautiful, functional, [and] spacious, … you don’t have to react to things,” Jones said. “You’re prepared to do the other things.”

Jones said a quote he’s been keeping in mind during this process is by Winston Churchill: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

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The new Walnut Hill campus is on the grounds of former Cary Middle School, which consolidated with Walnut Hill Elementary to form Walnut Hill International Leadership Academy. CHRIS MCGATHEY
When you have a building that is beautiful, functional, [and] spacious, … you don’t have to react to things.
Principal Benjamin Jones
The new 330,000-square-foot Thomas Jefferson High School campus utilizes much of the existing 64-year-old building with refurbishments and additions. CHRIS MCGATHEY

BSA Troops 1899, 577, 82 Introduce New Eagle Scouts

Area BSA troops introduced several new Eagle Scouts, including the second girl from the Park Cities to achieve Scouting’s highest rank.

“Girls were only allowed to join Scouts BSA in 2019, and Megan Miller only joined in March 2021, so she had to earn her award in record time,” Scoutmaster Dorothy Krouse said.

Read more about Miller and other accomplished Scouts below:


1899, First Unitarian Church

Megan Dean Egan Miller, daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Miller, of University Park, is a senior at Highland Park High School. Her Eagle project benefited Highland Park Middle School, where she and her team beautified the courtyards by building and installing benches, cleaning out flower beds, adding seasonal color to flowerpots, and rejuvenating a memorial sign.

Eagle project benefited Family Gateway (an organization providing housing, education, and social services to families with children experiencing homelessness) and involved building shelving for the donation room.

senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project benefitted the Child and Family Guidance Center of Dallas by making six 8-foot picnic tables for clients and employees to use on the property.

Junkins Elementary School in Dallas by building two Free Little Libraries to encourage reading.

volunteers to build outdoor tables for elementary schools, working with Be Golden Journey.

Troop 82, Highland Park Presbyterian Church


577, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Roome Becker, son of Steve and Carrie Becker, of Dallas, is a senior at St. Mark’s School of Texas. His Eagle project benefited Joe May Elementary School by building benches for an outdoor classroom for the students.

Briggs Briner, son of Briggs and Caycie Briner, of Dallas, is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. His

Andrew Carrie, son of Chris and Ellen Carrie, of Dallas, is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project benefitted Cornerstone Crossroads Academy and the Phillis Wheatley School digital historical archive project by documenting the stories of various individuals to help preserve the school’s history.

JP Casey, son of Brian and Meridith Casey, of University Park, is a

Henry Hamlin, son of Frank and Sarah Hamlin, of University Park, is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project benefited United to Learn by building tutoring tables for various schools throughout the community.

Asher Hoodis, son of Robert and Melissa Hoodis, of Dallas, is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project benefitted

Ogden Lindh, son of Kenneth and Elaine Lindh, of Dallas, is a senior at The Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project benefited McShan Elementary School by building six outdoor benches for the children to use in the school’s community garden.

Stice Neuhoff , son of Steve and Nancy Neuhoff, of University Park, is a senior at St. Mark’s School of Dallas. His Eagle project benefited the Catholic Diocese of Dallas by leading a team of

Jack Halverson, son of Peter and Kelly Halverson, of Dallas, is a junior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. His project benefited the Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) in Carrollton, where he led a team to build an outdoor meditation area for individuals living with physical or traumatic impairments. – Staff report | March 2023 23
Briggs Briner Andrew Carrie JP Casey Ogden Lindh Stice Neuhoff Jack Halverson COURTESY PHOTOS Roome Becker Henry Hamlin Asher Hoodis Megan Miller
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Camps RAINBOW DAYS SETS THE STAGE FOR AT-RISK, HOMELESS YOUTHS Artists introduce children to various mediums, help them unlock new talents

Since the early 1990s, the nonprofit Rainbow Days has welcomed at-risk and homeless youths in the Dallas area to a visual and performing arts summer camp where they can enjoy new experiences and discover new talents.

Sisters Tamyrah, 14, and Tamrah Rowe, 12, were among the 127 Camp Bravo attendees in July 2022 at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. They learned about drumming, pottery, music, dance, acting, and other cultural arts in classes taught by local artists from the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture and The Artist Outreach.

“It made me feel like I can do anything,” Tamrah said.

Throughout the camp, the children worked with production director Kathy Daley to put together a “Christmas in July” play to showcase at the end of the week — which was the first performance experience for many. The children received “star” treatment with a red-carpet experience that included “Oscar” awards and signed autographs.

“I was nervous at first [on stage], but once it started, it was really fun,” Tamyrah said. “Especially with the different prompts given to us.”

Each camp revolves around a message that inspires the theme of the production. In 2022, the camp aimed to convey that the joy of Christmas can be celebrated all year round, said Kelly Wierzbinski, director of Family Connection at Rainbow Days.

“We have messages that we use throughout the camp,” she said. “The messages are used to build … resiliency. We know that these kids need that to survive, and that’s one of our missions at Rainbow Days — to help these highrisk children [and] give them the skills and tools they need to overcome adversity.”

Daley will return as the production director this July with a “West, West, West of Broadway” show. The production will introduce the children to popular Broadway productions and their famous songs.

Aside from learning about the arts, the children also learn coping, decision-making, and life skills through Rainbow Days’ Curriculum-Based Support Group Program.

“One of the things that we do in our group and throughout the camp [is say], ‘I am likable,

capable, and valued,’” Wierzbinski said. “‘I can treat others like I want to be treated. I have meaningful relationships and people who care about me. I will make healthy, responsible decisions. And I believe I have a future.’”

Tamyrah and Tamrah are excited to return to Lovers Lane United Methodist Church this July and introduce their little sister Tamerah, 5, to Camp Bravo. The future attendee said she looks forward to making marshmallows after hearing about her



older sisters’ experiences.

“I would tell [kids interested in Camp Bravo] to be yourself,” Tamrah said. “It’s really fun. Even if you don’t want to participate, you don’t have to, but try to.”

Rainbow Days is looking for local artists to work with and for volunteers to help engage with the children or supply snacks.

“If there [are] any artists that want to give their time and teach a class and help out, we would love that,” Wierzbinski said.

A Girl’s Eye View of BSA Camping, Philmont Scout Ranch

Watching my dad, I’ve seen countless examples of what he gained from advancing to Eagle Scout.

From assisting in first aid to helping get cars unstuck, he uses skills learned in Scouting to help others and solve problems.

Like my father, I am now an Eagle Scout, a path I share with fewer than 5,000 women.

My journey to Eagle took 20 months, during which I found my voice, better understood the voices of others, and sensed what it meant to be a female in a predominantly male organization.

The newness of women integrating into the BSA organization brought extra challenges.

I sometimes felt disheartened at summer camps and the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico by leaders who did not believe women fit their ideals of the organization.

At a Philmont leadership meeting,

where I sat surrounded by 63 male crew leaders my same age, the assistant camp director began by asking us 20 questions.

I raised my hand.

The director looked directly at my raised hand and picked a different Scout. That was fine. The director asked another question, and the same thing happened. After the 10th question, I began to realize I was being ignored.

My irritation grew, and some of the boys sitting at the table next to me also noticed. They started pointing at my raised hand so the director would see, but he still didn’t pick me.

After being ignored for every question, I knew it would take more to convince those around me that I deserved to be heard just as much as the boys.

However, I looked up to Anabelle Sartain, the first female in the West Park district to become an Eagle Scout, and many strong female Scout leaders.

Women like my Scoutmaster, Dorothy Krouse, helped me see how women added to Scouting and helped me feel I was in the right place.

In the past year, I also enjoyed meeting

two European exchange students with a decade of Scouting experience.

They joined our Troop 1899 and emphasized that in Scouting, equality was paramount.

Their organizations in France and Spain have been co-ed for years, and their positive experiences have given me hope that Scouts BSA will be just as successful.

Many of my U.S. male peers have also shown me women belong and can thrive.

Throughout my journey to Eagle, my family, leaders, and fellow scouts helped me find my voice as a leader, a voice fueled by empathy and backed by my love of knowledge.

Some people achieve the Eagle rank and leave it in the past. Others, like my father, apply Scouting’s lessons every day.

I believe my actions will always convey that I am an Eagle Scout. I intend to stay involved and encourage young girls they have a place in BSA and that Scouting will continue to grow and support all its members.

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NFL Professionals Teach Underrepresented High Schoolers Camp Exposure offers teens training, mentoring on and off the field

High school football players from the Dallas-Fort Worth area get to learn from NFL professionals at the Camp Exposure Football Invitational, a free, all-inclusive sports camp curated for underrepresented high school athletes.

The invitation-only three-day camp provides young athletes with on-the-field training and personal and professional development sessions.

“This once-in-a-lifetime experience gives these athletes a platform to enhance their football talents, cultivate their life skills, develop their character as young men, and to set the foundation for their professional brands and careers,” Camp Exposure co-founder Tyler Patmon said.

In July 2022, Camp Exposure invited 100

athletes to train with NFL trainer Josh Hicks at Highlander Stadium in University Park for the third-annual event. Former NFL athletes and professionals, such as Jay Barnett, along with Vista Bank, held development sessions to teach topics like mental health awareness, financial literacy, and business at the Embassy Suites of Dallas Park Central.

“When Coach Allen and I heard about the amazing work that Camp Exposure is doing, to not just elevate elite athletes, but strengthen these young men holistically, we were all in,” Highland Park athletic director Johnny Ringo said. “The opportunity to unite the South Dallas and

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Highland Park communities around our common love for the sport is something truly special.”

The athletes ended their experience with a 7-on-7 tournament, competing for the Camp Exposure championship belt and bragging rights until the next camp, this summer, on July 7-9, again at Highlander Stadium.

“I am so grateful to have been invited to Camp Exposure,” Rockwall-Heath High School athlete Patrick Donaldson said. “So much valuable knowledge was passed on to me from both speakers and coaches. I feel that I have grown so much as a person and as a football player in

these three days. I am beyond blessed to have received this incredible opportunity.”

This year, in addition to Camp Exposure itself, attending student-athletes can continue the experience through a oneyear mentorship connected to the camp.

Camp Exposure offers volunteer opportunities and four types of donation packages to those looking to support the organization.

Visit for more information on how to get involved or support.
So much valuable knowledge was passed onto me from both speakers and coaches. I feel that I have grown so much as a person and as a football player in these three days.
Patrick Donaldson
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Go Into The Woods For a Different Type of SATs


From their first day of prekindergarten through eighth grade graduation, we provide an environment where your children realize the best versions of themselves.

Our students develop independence through structured intellectual exploration, practice empathy and grow spiritually by serving others, and leave Good Shepherd equipped and emboldened to make a meaningful impact on the world around them!


For years, parents have decided what summer programming options would be best for their children.

Popular options include traditional summer camps, academic programs, community service, language and cultural immersions, creative and performing arts, internships, and specialty sports programs.

However, in recent years the emphasis has moved away from experiences where kids get to spend time in the wilderness.

Some students cringe at the idea of not showering for days or being out of touch with electronic devices, such as TV, cell phones, and computers.

More significantly, some parents believe getting in touch with nature won’t provide valuable life skills. They may see nature as in the past — electronics and specialization as the future.

In his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from

Nature Deficit Disorder, Richard

Louv writes of the consequences of isolating our children from nature.

Life without nature, he asserts, is a life out of balance.

Louv says he hasn’t seen any scientific examinations of the topic but is familiar with hypotheses about the consequences of isolating ourselves from the outdoors.

Biologically, we are still hunters and gatherers and therefore need a direct involvement with nature. If denied this element, we tend not to do well.

Conversely, he cites studies that indicate that “engagement with nature buffers against life’s stress.”

Louv underscores his point by saying, “we no longer live in a society where people take the time to stop to enjoy nature: We pass it on the way to the soccer game.”

Summer is a time for growth. It is the one time when children can explore without being judged, graded, or hurried.

A true immersion into nature allows a child to grow on many levels. Try such avenues of exploration as hiking, fishing, rafting, kayaking, and climbing.

A wilderness adventure can give a child a sense of balance between everyday challenges and basic priorities.

Sadly, so many children have no idea of waking up and cooking their meal with a fire they built, no idea of the strength they get from conquering a mountain or rafting a river.

The strong friendships you gain when you share physical challenges are immediate. Usually, when a child claims not to like the outdoors, it is from lack of exposure to it: It is the fear of the unknown.

Re-introducing our children to nature is just as important as studying for the college SATs.

Cooperation, tolerance, and determination are at the core of every successful trip. These same traits make a person a success in everyday life. So, prepare for the SATs (Summer Adventure Treks): Take a hike; get out into nature. Plan that amazing summer adventure! Reach Helene Abrams with Tips on Trips and Camps, a free advisory service that helps parents find enriching summer overnight experiences for their children, ages 7-18, at 214-693-9259 or



n the past couple of years, many of us have found ourselves working from home and wanting to design — or redesign — our home offices. Below, you’ll find some of the things I’ve learned while designing offices for my clients.

1. Choose the Right Location

Managing a healthy work-life balance can be challenging, so it’s crucial to designate a spot you only use for work. Some areas you might not have considered include the landing, a spare bedroom, a garage apartment, or under the stairs.

If you put your home office in a corner, choose the corner closest to the window. You’ll be glad to have somewhere else to rest your eyes besides your computer screen.

2. Pick an Office-Friendly Paint Color

Paint color psychology plays an important


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3 – St. Philip’s School and Community Center’s 23rd annual Destiny Award Luncheon: Illuminating Art, Education, and Service, featuring Emmy and Golden Globe Winner Sterling K. Brown, Hilton Anatole,

3 – Mavs Foundation’s eighth annual Mavs Ball featuring Dallas Mavericks players, CEO Cynt Marshall, and owner Mark Cuban, Omni Dallas Hotel,

Irole in home office design. Blues and greens promote relaxation, but since blue is the sleepiest color, I don’t recommend it. Green is an excellent medium between restful and refreshing. Neutrals such as whites, beiges, and tans are also popular choices for both commercial and home offices.

3. Invest in Organizational Aids

You’ll want organizers and storage, but don’t buy anything you won’t use. For example, if you only use one pen, there’s no need to get a pen cup. Consider installing floating shelves on the wall or using a vertical file folder to save on desk space. Desk grommets, cable clips, and cord covers can help you manage cords, while power strips can be mounted to the underside or backside of your desk to keep them out of sight.

4. Select Appropriate Furniture

Ergonomic desk chairs should have a curved back that is firm rather than cushy for the best support. Include some comfortable seating for guests if you need to

invite clients into your office or if you need a comfy chair to sit in while reading a long document.

5. Integrate Your Office with Your Home

Home offices should generally be in stylistic harmony with the rest of the house. For example, an antique writing desk is a great choice for an office in a traditional home, while the furniture in a midcentury modern office should be simple and streamlined.

When you love your home office, you’ll be more motivated to spend time in it and keep the area tidy, too. Hopefully, with these suggestions in mind, you can confidently tackle your home office design project.

Margaret Chambers, a registered interior designer (RID) and member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), leads Chambers Interiors and Associates. Her colleague Caitlin Crowley helped edit this column. Visit for more design advice.

Chef Kent Rathbun Soirée Follows Runway Report Luncheon

KidneyTexas Inc. celebrated patrons and distributed checks to beneficiaries at a soirée hosted by celebrity chef Kent Rathbun in his fabulous Bluffview home.

Regina Bruce and Dr. Carla Russo chaired the evening. They also chaired The Runway Report 2022 Luncheon and Fashion Show On Wings of Hope and Transformation with honorary chairs Jeanne and George Lewis.

Delightful weather on Dec. 14 allowed Rathburn to open the back wall of his home, revealing a stunning landscape perfect for entertaining.

Checks went to Baylor Scott & White Foundation ($85,000), Children’s Medical Center Foundation ($40,000), Methodist Health System Foundation ($30,500), Southwest Transplant Alliance ($52,000) Texas Health Resources Foundation ($15,000), and Camp Reynal/National Kidney Foundation ($15,600).

– Compiled by William Taylor

7 – Grant Halliburton Foundation’s Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon featuring Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys and Solomon Thomas of the New York Jets, Omni Dallas Hotel,

28 – Dallas Service Forum’s Royal Affair luncheon featuring Darren McGrady, former personal chef to the British royal family, Northwood Club,


1 – Turtle Creek Chorale’s annual benefit gala with Broadway legend Patti LuPone, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center,

14 – AWARE Affair 2023: An Artful Evening of Advocacy Fighting Alzheimer’s, Lighthouse ArtSpace,

14 – Milestones Luncheon featuring actor/author Rob Lowe, Omni Dallas Hotel,

23 – Dallas Historical Society’s Centennial Community Celebration, Klyde Warren Park.

27 – Texas Women’s Foundation’s day-long Leadership Forum & Awards Celebration with a dinner featuring author and NBC’s Today Show co-host Jenna Bush Hager, Omni Dallas Hotel,


3 – TACA Silver Cup luncheon honoring Gene Jones and Joe Hubach, Omni Dallas Hotel,

18 – ReuNight for The Family Place, JW Marriott Dallas Arts District,

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A Little Culinary History and a Twist on Irish Food Favorites

Ireland’s culinary traditions underwent a significant transformation in the 1980s when Irish chefs trained in classic French cooking returned and opened superb restaurants in the small towns of Kinsale in County Cork and Kenmare in County Kerry.

These restaurants set in motion Irish tourism and a foundation for culinary excellence that continues throughout Ireland today.

Corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew, Irish soda bread, and Guinness most likely come to mind when Americans think of Irish food.

And yet, we have a lot in common with Ireland when it comes to the vastness of local ingredients – chicken, salmon, ham, lamb, pork, shellfish, cabbage, potatoes, dairy, and more.

My recipe for roasted chicken with Irish whiskey reduction served with sauteed Savoy cabbage and bacon provides a fresh perspective on what we may view as Irish cooking.

The inspiration came from Elegant

Irish Cooking by Noel C. Cullen (Lebhar-Friedman Books, 2001), which has been on my cookbook shelf for years. Filled with gorgeous photos of Irish landscapes and recipes from some of Ireland’s top chefs, the lengthy introduction provides a mini lesson on Ireland’s food history and how today’s Irish chefs blend tradition and worldclass cuisine.

I had a flavor profile in mind, but even I was blown away by this dish’s savory layers and textures.

I chose chicken thighs for economy, flavor, tenderness, and ease of serving. Roasted and arranged in the center of a platter, surrounded by a tantalizing bed of Savoy cabbage

sauteed in a hot skillet with bacon fat, onion, and garlic, then garnished with fresh parsley and crumbled bacon, I dressed the meat in an Irish whiskey reduction just before serving. Our guests proclaimed it “outstanding.”

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5 strips bacon

6 large chicken thighs, skin on Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 large cloves garlic, peeled and

1 cup Irish whiskey

1 cup chicken stock or broth

1 cup red onion, peeled and finely chopped

2 large cloves garlic, peeled and

1 Savoy cabbage, about 3 pounds, rinsed and thinly sliced

4 sprigs fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped

4 sprigs fresh parsley, rinsed, for garnish


Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp and drain on a paper towel, reserving pan with drippings for later. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Preheat a second large skillet over medium-high

heat; add olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Place chicken thighs in the skillet skin side down, sear 4 to 5 minutes until the skin is dark golden brown, then flip over and cook 3 minutes. Transfer the meat to a roasting pan, pour off chicken fat, and reserve the skillet for sauce. Roast meat, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until it is done and registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.

While the meat is roasting, preheat the pan with bacon drippings over medium heat. Add onion, sauté 3 minutes until soft, add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add sliced cabbage, cook several minutes, then toss gently, adding more cabbage to the pan as it wilts. When cabbage is soft and begins to brown, stir in chopped parsley. Reduce heat to low and keep warm. Reheat the chicken skillet over medium high heat, stir in garlic and sauté 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with whiskey and chicken stock, bring it to a boil, and cook until the liquid reduces by half, stirring frequently. Season sauce with pepper. Arrange cabbage around the perimeter of a serving dish, garnish cabbage with crumbled bacon, and arrange chicken in the center. Spoon sauce over chicken, garnish platter with parsley, and serve.

Yield: 6 servings

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Richard Cantrell Marcus, the grandson of Neiman Marcus founder Herbert Marcus Sr. and son of H. Stanley Marcus, died peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2023, in Austin, Texas, from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.

Born on October 2, 1938, in Dallas, to Mary Cantrell Marcus and H. Stanley Marcus, Richard arrived a few minutes after his twin sister, Wendy. As the offspring of the president of Neiman Marcus, Richard, Wendy, and their older sister Jerrie enjoyed an extraordinary childhood in Lakewood, at 1 Nonesuch Road, with meals punctuated by visits from celebrities and dignitaries. From tea with Eleanor Roosevelt as a young boy, to meeting designer Yves Saint Laurent on horseback at Dallas Love Field, Richard enjoyed sharing vibrant stories with family and friends. An indelible memory was picking up Grace Kelly at the airport in a sports car when he was 18 years old to escort her to the family home for a dinner party. Richard attended the St. Mark’s

School for Boys and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He graduated from Harvard College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies in 1960.

After college, Richard entered the Bloomingdale’s training program in New York City, then rejoined Neiman Marcus in Dallas as a junior buyer in the toy department and rose through the ranks to the role of CEO in 1979.

“Dad was not an extrovert, but he was a very good people person,” his daughter Catherine Marcus Rose recalls. “He truly loved mentoring a team and developing leaders–in the Store, but later in his consulting, for-profit, and non-profit board life as well. He was thoughtful about where he spent his time but was always willing to make a considerate introduction and share knowledge he had learned from experience.

“He was always curious about technology and gadgets and was a very early adopter of technology. Dad could envision its role in retail long before anyone thought it was relevant. He saw technology as a vital means to enhance the customer experience–but not replace human-facing interaction in a special retail experience.”

During his tenure at Neiman Marcus, Richard officed in the downtown store. “I think that was probably his favorite because he spent so much of his professional time and life there with his family,” Catherine said. “He was very involved in the design and planning for the stores that opened while he was President/CEO. Working with architects and artists to plan

these stores was deeply satisfying to him and made him think differently about how well-designed spaces can enhance the customer experience.”

Richard continued to work for more than 30 years, serving on the public boards of Zale Corporation, Michaels Stores, and Lands’ End, as well as numerous retail-oriented technology start-ups. From 1998 to 2020, Richard served as executive advisor to Peter J. Solomon, a boutique investment bank.

After moving to Austin in 2003, he and his wife, Susan, became active in The Contemporary Austin, where he served as Board Chair and was named Trustee Emeritus in 2022. He also guided substantial support toward creating the beautiful Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria in Austin in honor of his favorite aunt and uncle.

Richard was predeceased by his twin, Wendy Marcus Raymont, of Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Susan Russell Marcus; his sister, Jerrie Marcus Smith; daughter Catherine Marcus Rose and her husband, Will Rose; son Charles Marcus and his partner, Barbara Frisbie; stepdaughter Cory Leahy and her husband, Kevin Leahy; and stepdaughter Megan Russell; grandchildren, Sofia Lodato, and Alex, Charlie and Jack Rose; and many dear nieces and nephews. His sweet and only slightly misbehaving dogs, Luna and Annie, are also part of the pack.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in his name be made to either The Contemporary Austin or Breakthrough Central Texas.

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Common Unknown REASONS Why People Experience Dizziness. It’s Not Because Of Age... There’s Always A REASON! – Now What To Do About It?

Are you worried about losing independence because of dizziness or vertigo? Are you becoming increasingly frustrated with dizziness, unsteadiness, and a sensation of spinning interfering with your life? Here are some common unknown reasons why people can feel dizzy and a SOLUTION to get rid of the problem.

1. Vertigo (An Inner Ear Balance Problem): This is the classic spinning sensation when you roll over in bed, but it’s not always that simple… The symptoms can be a vague dizziness, unsteadiness, fogginess. This problem is more common with age and often goes unrecognized, but is simple for a specialist to identify and get rid of.

2. Moving Less Over Time: You might notice this if you become dizzy from walking and turning your head (Or maybe you don’t move your head much anymore to avoid the dizziness). Remember when you could ride a roller coaster when you were 10 years old but not when you were 40? To sum it up simply, if you don’t use it, you lose it. The inner ear bal ance system takes a lot of use to stay working properly.

3. Time Spent In The Hospital: keep working well, our balance system needs us to be upright, move our heads a lot, and inter

act in a complex world (Crossing busy streets, bending down and picking up grandchildren, turning our heads quickly to notice something interesting). Hospital stays do not offer much of these, so it is not uncommon for people to suffer from dizziness and balance problems for months and even years afterwards.

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Our unique location on the northwestern tip of Cedar Creek Lake, only 45 minutes from downtown Dallas, has many families from the DFW area choosing to call Beacon Hill home. For those maintaining virtual offices, Beacon Hill is the perfect location to work from home and commute when necessary. For those families choosing to build a second home, you'll spend more time after a hard week at work enjoying the serenity at your weekend getaway on the lake as we're 30 minutes to an hour closer than locations on the southern end of the lake.

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What’s New on the Market and Selling in the Park Cities

Allie Beth Allman & Associates sells more homes in the Park Cities than any other brokerage, according to MLS.

Your neighbors in the Park Cities are getting their homes ready to sell now, so they can trade up to their next home and the kids can be settled in the right school zone come summertime

Here’s a look at what is new on the market from Allie Beth Allman & Associates agents.

With a classic stone façade, the five-bedroom home at 3603 Harvard Ave. in Highland Park has had one owner since it was built in 2004. The three-level home has a fifth bedroom with a kitchenette, an idea nanny or caregiver suite.

Magazines have flocked to photograph the three-bedroom home at 4209 Beverly Drive, Highland Park’s most prestigious street. The Mediterranean-style home was built in 1927.

A truly majestic home is the French-style, six-bedroom estate at 4037 McFarlin Blvd. It’s the epitome of elegant living, with private outdoor space as well.

Several of the Park Cities’ finest homes were sold in house recently by the brokerage’s agents. The Tudor estate at 4209 Arcady Ave. was sold by Missy Kennedy to a buyer represented by Allie Beth Allman.

Meanwhile, Jackie Converse listed and brought the buyer for the four-bedroom home at 4521 Southern Ave.

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Ebby Navigates Market with Diligence, Tenacity




Ebby Halliday Companies President Carolyn Rosson

If you were to create a roadmap that reflected what residential real estate looked like in 2022, plotting the twists and turns might frustrate even the most-experienced cartographer. From a strong spring market to an ever-changing inventory situation to rising interest rates, it was a waiting game, seeing what each month – and each announcement from economists and the Fed – would bring.

Not every brokerage got where they were going on their journey. Layoffs and restructuring sent several on unplanned detours. Fortunately, the Ebby Halliday Companies stayed the course. There’s something to be said for a strong and stable 78-year legacy, experienced and respected leadership, and the most knowledgeable, well-trained associates in the market.

For positive signs that this area leader is on the right path for 2023, just look in the rearview.

• The Ebby Halliday Companies closed $9,169,024,000 in sales volume

• Served 14,600+ families and individuals

• Was named No. 1 North Texas Brokerage of 2021 by the Dallas Business Journal

• Named Carolyn Rosson President

• Acquired three brokerages, expanding their footprint to the east and west of D-FW

• 402 experienced and new agents joined

Learn more about the agents who comprise Ebby Halliday Realtors at the award-winning


Beth Allman & Associates Ranks #1 in DFW Luxury Home Sales

No other brokerage sells more homes priced at $2 million and higher than Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates once again leads the market in homes sales of more than $2 million, $3 million, $4 million and $5 million in both Dallas County and across DFW, according to an analysis of Multiple Listing Service statistics for the year.

If January numbers are any indication, homes sales in 2023 will be solid once again.

Brokerage President Keith Conlon applauds his team for keeping clients informed about the changing market. While national news often feels like doom and gloom, opportunities still abound in North Texas.

Throughout last year, the brokerage’s experts found homes where others couldn’t. They closed winning deals despite rising interest rates. They succeeded in the face of unforeseen challenges.

Being the best in the business starts with a winning attitude, Conlon said. While agents are competitive by nature, the brokerage has instilled a culture of collaboration. The team meets weekly to compare notes, share insights and learn from local economists and appraisers. They review current and upcoming listings, keeping the needs of their clients in mind.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates is again the top-selling firm in both Highland Park and University Park. In 2022, its agents accounted for nearly 40% of all home sales in that area.


New to Market: Prime Highland Park Properties

Fresh on the Market on Armstrong Avenue

The home at 3518 Armstrong Ave. has been updated to create a one-of-a-kind Highland Park address.

On one of Highland Park’s most prestigious streets, Allie Beth Allman & Associates has announced the availability of two extraordinary homes for sale.

Having an Armstrong Avenue address gives you a wonderful balance of tranquility, with many parks and the Katy Trail just steps away, and liveliness, with the Dallas Country Club as well as the restaurants of Knox-Henderson and Highland Park Village always close by.

At 3518 Armstrong Ave., those with a penchant for European flair will be impressed by a French masterpiece that has it all. Renowned architect Lloyd Lumpkins designed the special home, which is ideal for hosting, with more than 12,200 square feet of interiors.

The grounds at 3518 Armstrong are just as enticing, with a pool, spa and pool house to enjoy.

Occupying a .59-acre corner lot, 3600 Armstrong Ave is perfect for those who seek transitional style. It’s been meticulously renovated from top to bottom, featuring designer finishes and abundant natural light flowing through floor-toceiling windows.

At the end of the home’s tranquil pool, a two-story, private guest house awaits visitors. It includes an exercise room, so you can jaunt over there each morning and start your day with energizing moments of wellness.


Beautiful Settings for your Dream Home Await

Prospective buyers have three lot size options for building a new home at 2 Abbey Woods Lane, but all offer a short walk to Abbey Woods Park.

If finding the perfect home these days is proving to be a challenge, the experts at Allie Beth Allman & Associates can help find a great lot for building your dream home.

In Glen Abbey, one of Dallas’ neighborhood gems, a buyer has multiple options for building a home within walking distance to Abbey Woods Park, the community clubhouse or the exercise facility. Together, the lots at 2 Abbey Woods Lane would create the setting for a 1.9acre estate. Or you can buy a single lot, ranging in size from a little more than a half-acre to .68 acres.

A .22-acre lot in West Highland Park comes with architectural plans, or you can design your own home at 4630 S. Versailles Ave., which enjoys town amenities including police, fire, pool, library, sport courts and parks.

In nearby University Park, check out 2005 Hanover St., where the value of the three-bedroom, twobath home is in the land. Build your new home among mature trees along Hanover, one of the Park Cities’ wide thoroughfares.

Connect with an expert agent to find your perfect building lot or your new home: https://www.alliebeth. com/associates/int

THE PERRY-MILLER STREIFF GROUP Custom-Built Home by Simmie Cooper in Preston Hollow

10333 Woodford Drive is currently being offered for $9,395,000.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates agents sold more homes in Highland Park in 2022, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Buyers from near and far have their minds made up on a Highland Park home, especially for the bright, breezy residences there that exude tranquility.

Savvy buyers trust Allie Beth Allman & Associates, which sells more homes in Highland Park than any other brokerage, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

A sun-drenched 6,783-square-foot transitional with a chic façade, 3737 Normandy Ave. has a main level that’s all about gathering, from the formal living and dining rooms to the sleek gourmet kitchen and open family room.

Bright rooms are also plentiful at 3603 Harvard Ave., with high ceilings and tons of glass, starting with the stunning arched front door. From that glamorous welcome, you’ll soon discover that the home is custom in every way.

For those who want new construction, a property being built right in the heart of Highland Park, at 3327 Mockingbird Lane. The home is set to provide 5,035 square feet of living space and four generously sized bedrooms.

Another opportunity will also allow a buyer to create a dream home from scratch at 4630 S. Versailles Ave. Ideally located, the .22-acre lot is close to Highland Park Village, tennis and pickle ball courts, and lovely parks.

11050 Lawnhaven was sold by the Perry-Miller Streiff Group in 2022. Visit for more information

Despite the national headlines, selling a home in Preston Hollow right now is an extremely attractive option due to the dearth of inventory and high demand. The market started to flatten and even soften in suburban markets starting in Q3 of 2022. This past holiday season felt like a pre-pandemic “normal” holiday. It was quiet, and quite lovely actually! After the second week in January, the market activity flipped back on like a light switch. Interest rates came down off their recent highest levels with buyers locking in their rates, suggesting that leveraging buyers have already started to acclimate to the new norm. Buyers are also realizing that there just may not be the expected surge of Spring inventory that they are hoping for, thus making it wise to capitalize on the good opportunities that emerge in this pre-Spring market.

One of the most daunting prospects for sellers can be deciding where to move next in this lean supply market! Working with the most connected and proactive real estate agents like Ryan Streiff and his top-selling team, the PerryMiller Streiff Group, will ensure that you have access to the most opportunities – even before they are made available to the general public. Now is truly one of the best times ever to list your Preston Hollow home, so call us if you need to find that next home and are having trouble locating it!

This striking Simmie Cooper custom-built home with recent crisp exterior finishes lives expansively on this 238-ft wide lot in Preston Hollow. The sprawling footprint of 10333 Woodford Drive maximizes living and entertaining spaces with dramatic walls of windows, all set against handsome contemporary finishes.

A truly gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances flows into a ‘wow’ factor arrangement: two living spaces, incredible media room, full bar and a wine room – all overlooking the terrace, pool, putting green, sport court and a turfed backyard.

The downstairs primary wing featuring a sitting area with fireplace, direct study access and spa-like bathroom with dual custom closets is split from a guest en-suite.

An elevator or sweeping staircase leads to three more large en-suite bedrooms, two additional bedrooms or office spaces, a spacious exercise room with attached sauna, and an approximate 1,200 sf flex room to solve any livingstorage dilemmas.

Terrific parking options with a circle drive and oversized 4-car garage.

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When Meredith Land isn’t co-anchoring the NBC 5 News on weeknights, she volunteers with Dallas nonprofits and spends quality time with her two children and husband.

Her journalism career began with an internship in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Once she reported live on a hurricane, she was hooked, and the rest was history.

Land then worked as the education reporter for WCBD in Charleston before becoming its single news anchor. Four years later, she landed in Dallas as the youngest person to be hired for an anchor position at NBC 5.

“I really think my general success in TV has been by just being willing to go the extra mile, work the extra hours, ask for the pipe dream interview, and have my hand raised,” Land said.

However, her devotion to the community isn’t exclusive to the TV screen. She co-chairs the National Advisory Board for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health.

“Medicine has long been tailored toward men, from research to prescription drugs,” Land said. “We are raising funds and awareness to break the gender bias because we all know that X does not equal Y.”

Land’s charity involvement began as she emceed local charity events, and the local groups’ causes stuck with her, such as MD Anderson, Interfaith Family Services, and Deck My Room. Her previous affiliations have included the Salvation Army, and she recently got involved in the Children’s Cancer Fund through a family friend.

In 2022, she was named one of Crystal Charity Ball’s “10 Best Dressed” — a fashion show lineup of 10 of Dallas’s most fashionable and philanthropic women.

Land continues to prioritize family time, self-care, and friendships despite her busy schedule.

“[My family has] rolled with the changes and off hours,” Land said. “I really think it has given us an appreciation for the time we get together, and the hard stories that I’ve covered have given us grounding and gratitude.”

Find Meredith Land on her newsfeed Instagram, which grew during the pandemic and keeps her connected to the community, @TheLandlineNews: “I’ve learned that there is a great desire for people to simply know what’s going on without spin.”

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What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than by featuring inspiring women in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow?

Our thoughts exactly, so we present to you our new special section, Remarkable Women.

In this 12-page section, we profile 14 trailblazing women — probably including some familiar faces and new friends.

These women were selected by People Newspapers’ staff with the help of some nominations from the section’s presenting sponsor, the Texas Women’s Foundation.

Philanthropists, business leaders, STEM experts, and other women doing important work made the cut this year.

Learning their stories has been inspiring. It’s encouraging to see the change one woman can make, regardless of the field.

Some standouts include:

• A former legislative fellow who co-authored legislation declaring International Women and Girls in Science Day.

• Highland Park’s first, “but hopefully not last,” female mayor.

• A cancer-surviving former model, who now works for SMU’s global programs department.

• A real estate entrepreneur who has sold a home to the Bush family among other iconic Dallas names.

We also asked each woman to share a remarkable woman in their life. They told us about role models, family members, and longtime friends who have shaped them into who they are now.

To learn about who inspires the 14 women in this section, visit the QR code below.

We hope you enjoy meeting some of our remarkable neighbors who continue to do good in our community each day.

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Harvard Business Review research shows that women in leadership positions are perceived as being every bit as effective as men. “In fact, women were thought to be more effective in 84% of the competencies most often measured. Women make highly competent leaders, according to those who work most closely with them — and what’s holding them back is not lack of capability but a lack of opportunity.”

Now, in a post-pandemic world, Texans should pay attention to the startling data that now, more than in recent years, women are considering leaving the workforce. Citing issues such as inflexible work practices, lack of childcare, and burnout, women are leaving their companies at unprecedented rates.

McKinsey & Company’s annual Women in Workplace 2022 survey indicates that the situation is dire: 46% of women of color are planning to leave their job in the next

three to six months, as are 35% of White women. According to, if we brought back the 1.067 million women missing from the labor force since February 2020, we could close the worker-toopen-job gap by almost 25%. In a region that has been wildly successful at enticing companies to relocate, North Texas must continue to invest in the next generation of talent, and that includes the nearly 50% of women that make up the workforce.

In my work, I strengthen leadership capacity, corporate culture, and the employee experience to make companies more competitive. My firm focuses organizations on growing sustainably productive cultures by advancing innovation in talent acquisition, development, succession planning, retention, and DEI. By leveraging 30 years of deep human capital management, legal, and governance expertise across numerous industries, I help companies drive longterm value.

To build an engaged, motivated, and productive leadership team, I encourage my clients to dive as deeply into their people data as they do their financials. The story is always in the data — especially

if it is disaggregated by gender, race, and age. The numbers will illuminate pay disparities and underrepresentation and provide a roadmap to solutions. For every 100 men who are promoted from entry level to manager, 87 women are promoted, and 82 women of color are promoted, according to McKinsey. In the ongoing war for talent, an analysis is a first step to ensuring that top talent can be retained.

Highly successful companies work to invest in women and address the intersection of race and gender in their corporate processes. Those who hire and promote women early and often offer flexible working conditions and ensure diverse representation in leadership will find themselves at the top of their industries with a high-quality, sustainable workforce.

Debra Hunter Johnson serves on the Texas Women’s Foundation Board of Directors and as the 2023-2024 Economic Leadership Council co-chair. She considers her role an opportunity to help build the next generation of leaders who understand the connection between gender equity and economic prosperity. She also is the founder, president, and principal consultant of Reciprocity Consulting Group, Inc.

“As an IF/THEN Ambassador, I immediately saw my goal, not just as a science teacher to so many students but as a role model to inspire students to consider what science means to them and how to see themselves in the field of science,” Stimpson said. In her new role at T.D. Jakes, which started in August 2022, she oversees the programmatic output for the foundation’s entities.

Feb. 11 marks International Women and Girls in Science Day each year. Jennifer Stimpson, chief program officer for the T.D. Jakes Foundation, is one of the people we can thank for it.

She co-authored the resolution declaring the holiday during her 2020-2021 term as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow in Capitol Hill.

“As a fellow, my role was to influence federal policy that’s centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education,” Stimpson said. “The experiences, though limited [due to COVID-19], provided me with insight on the importance

of having educator voices in federal spaces.”

STEM has always been one of her passions. She worked as a science educator at Dallas ISD for 11 years and The Hockaday School for 12 years before starting her gig at T.D. Jakes.

She says some assets she brought to the classroom were providing career-driven lessons and showing students how science influences their day-to-day lives, such as through technology, using colors, and getting up in the morning.

Stimpson is also an IF/THEN Ambassador, an initiative to further women in STEM by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. An orange, life-sized, 3D-printed can be found of her at Pegasus Park, along with a plaque about her work.

“I am focused on two initiatives, and that is workforce development and STEAM (A added to STEM for art), and that is to help young students become exposed to the wonders and possibilities of science through different activities,” Stimpson said.

She continues to use her expertise to empower the next generation of women in STEM.

“What I recognize is that I’m always going to be a role model for girls who look like me and look up to me because when they can see themselves in you, then they see the possibilities of what can be because so many kids need that,” Stimpson said.

Her advice for women or girls in STEM: “The first thing I would encourage you to do is to find a mentor, find someone you can talk to about your interest. ... I would [also] say find which field of science interests you the most, and find your way to that interest and participate in opportunities that expand your active practice in that field.”

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Lisa K. Simmons

Lisa K. Simmons, president of the Harold Simmons Foundation in Dallas since 1988, has a notable list of current and past board memberships:

• TexProtects (Texas Association for the Protection of Children)

• Texas Women’s Foundation (formerly Dallas Women’s Foundation)

• Dallas Black Dance Theatre

• Dallas Arboretum

• Southwestern Medical Foundation

• Media Projects

• HOPES (Healthy Outcomes Through Prevention and Early Support)

• Greenhill School

She’s also an executive board member of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU, and her professional affiliations include Philanthropy Southwest, the Fund for a Safer Future, and Zero to Five Funders Collaborative.

Lisa started working with her father, famed Texas businessman, investor, and philanthropist Harold C. Simmons, in 1982 after moving back to Dallas post college and a stint as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer.

“I was based in Raleigh, North Carolina, working with the city on a child abuse prevention initiative,” Lisa said. “That was my first experience with direct social services

and impacted what I wanted to do going forward.”

Harold created and built a large holding corporation with various investments but made charitable contributions along the way. He asked Lisa for help organizing his giving, which is where her philanthropic work began.

Now she’s the president of his foundation, which has supported a variety of nonprofits primarily in the Dallas area for 35 years. Partnerships have included “everything from capital projects to medical research to operating support for the arts and social services,” Lisa says.

“In its mission to support safety, dignity, and opportunities for everyone in the community, the foundation strives to maintain a balance between investment in critical direct services and public policy innovation,” Lisa said. “We encourage our nonprofit partners to seek creative solutions to community problems.”

Some of the organization’s nonprofit partners include Every Texan, which prioritizes policies that will measurably improve equity in and access to healthcare, food security, education, and financial security, and TexProtects, which develops and advocates for policy that protects children from child abuse and empowers Texas families to thrive.

“Currently, the issues of early childhood through grade 12 social-emotional health and gun safety are top priorities,” Lisa said. “We support education, research, and prevention programs and advocate for effective, evidence-based solutions.”

Roslyn “Ros” Dawson Thompson is a lifelong devotee to the calling of community service.

She grew up with parents who were active in the community. Dawson Thompson worked as a “Y teen” at the YWCA (a group promoting peace, justice freedom, and dignity for all) and found ways to give back through high school, college, and her early professional life.

Eventually, Dawson Thompson started a boutique marketing communications and public relations firm in Dallas and dedicated her time to growing the company. However, her service-driven mind didn’t let her stop there.

In 1986, she joined the board of the then-Dallas Women’s Foundation (now Texas Women’s Foundation) where she helped gather data and assist underserved women in the region.

“The mission and purpose of the organization were really close to my heart,” Dawson Thompson said. “The advancement and empowerment of women and girls has always been a focus for me.”

In 2010, Dawson Thompson was in her 25th year at her firm when she had a “personal epiphany.”

She was chair-elect of the Dallas Women’s Foundation’s board of directors at the time

and Becky Sykes, longtime CEO of the organization, had just announced her retirement. In a turn of fate, she found her calling for the next 10 years as the organization’s leader.

During her tenure, Dawson Thompson spearheaded critical research campaigns, grew awareness for greater impact, and evolved the organization through her expertise in communications.

“One of the accomplishments that I’m most proud of was that we were able to release a statewide study of the economic status of women and girls in Texas every three years,” Dawson Thompson said.

Dawson Thompson was also the driving force behind transforming the Dallas Women’s Foundation into the Texas Women’s Foundation.

“I think my best memory was being able to stand on the stage of our annual luncheon and reveal that our messaging and our purpose were widely endorsed by an incredibly diverse population across the state,” Dawson Thompson said. “They gave us the support to go from Dallas Women’s Foundation to Texas Women’s Foundation.”

She retired from the Texas Women’s Foundation in late 2021 but has maintained her philanthropic efforts by chairing the Tides Foundation out of San Francisco.

“It’s exciting,” Dawson Thompson said. “I’m constantly in learning mode but excited for what this organization can bring to bear within the community.”

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The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants went from a student at SMU as a youth to serving as SMU Cox School of Business’ assistant dean for global programs — a role she’s served in since 1999.

Her family moved to Dallas around 1974 from Taiwan, when her father Buck ShuChang Kao, a former career diplomat, came to town to open Royal China in the Preston-Royal shopping center.

“My parents always reminded us how blessed we were and wanted us to make sure to give back to the community that has been so generous to us,” Kao said.

And give back to the Dallas community she did. Kao has served on boards including the World Affairs Council, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, the Texas Women’s Foundation, the Dallas Assembly, and the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. She and her family still live in the Preston Hollow area and her daughter attended Hockaday.

After graduating from SMU in 1978, Kao had a successful modeling career and worked in production for the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants. She also went on to work on seven summer and winter Olympic games from 1992 to 2002 and three World Cup games as an event consultant.

“ I was behind the scene, working with

Being the first woman to serve as mayor of Highland Park may have been a breakthrough for the town, but it came naturally to Margo Goodwin.

“I was the first, but hopefully not the last,” she said.

Goodwin served on the Highland Park town council for four years prior to being elected mayor in 2018. Her term ended in May 2022.

“It’s a real privilege and an honor in a community like this,” she said. “Unlike other municipalities, no one is after my job. The people are very understanding, but they expect a lot, and I think the town delivers.”

Goodwin’s husband was a town councilmember in the ‘90s, so she knew what the gig would hold before signing up. “Dallas and Highland Park have been very good to us; it’s a chance to give back. It’s a cliché now, but it’s the truth.”

Goodwin describes herself as a “full-time volunteer.” She’s been involved in the Baylor Medical Center Foundation Board, the hospital system’s fundraising arm. Her passion for

volunteering started in PTA and Sunday school jobs, but she is now involved in the Junior League of Dallas, Crystal Charity Ball, and other organizations.

“People keep asking me what I’m doing with all my free time,” she said. “I have had more time to visit with friends, which I’ve enjoyed. Time was strapped when I was mayor.”

However, Goodwin isn’t one for idleness. One of her recent endeavors was chairing the Junior League of Dallas’ Centennial.

One of the first initiatives she launched with the Junior League was an endowment to secure part of the league’s budget to cover volunteer and leadership training. Lyda Hill donated $5 million outright, and then gave the organization another $5 million as a challenge grant.

“It fell to me and my partner Andrea Cheek to raise that $5 million,” Goodwin said. “COVID hit, and so I just started a letter writing campaign to members only. We’re right at $600,000 from the finish line, and I’m still working on that. I want to get to that finish line.”

Goodwin looks at volunteering as an opportunity for people to put themselves out there, but some think, “Oh, I can’t do that,” she said.

“If you’re a volunteer, they can’t cut your pay, they rarely fire you, and agencies are so thankful to have volunteers,” Goodwin said. “Nobody wants you to fail. … Taking responsibility is the first step. Then the rest seems easy. You just figure out how to do it.”

the Hollywood aces to produce live telecasts from wherever we were,” Kao said of her pageant work. “While I was working on the pageant, I met a team of talented logistic experts, I had no idea they [were] Olympics consultants until they invited me to join them.”

It was her experiences in philanthropy and as a world traveler that led her to her job as assistant dean for global programs at SMU Cox School of Business.

“All my activities accumulated in the fall of 1997, when I was invited to sit at VIP table at Asian Chamber luncheon,” Kao said. “The [gentleman] sitting next to me turned out to be the new Dean of Cox School of Business (Albert W. Niemi Jr.). We had a nice conversation on SMU, on globalization in education … etc. At the end, Dean Niemi told me I was the person he was looking for to launch his Global vision. Up to that point, I never imagined myself working in … higher ed, but I was always ready to take on new challenges.”

Her immediate assignment was to create the global leadership program for the full-time MBA class. The program is now in its 23rd year.

“GLP is in its 23rd year and it is still the important capstone in MBA journey,” Cox said. “I love to see the impact of GLP on students. Over the years, I have expanded the programs for the entire graduate school at Cox. This is something I am most proud of. And to win the battle against stage IV cancer when I was told I couldn’t possibly survive. I am happy to be alive.”

As Stan Schaub’s days of attending Highland Park High School came to an end, Park Cities resident Patti Schaub wondered what the future held for her then 22-year-old son.

She wasn’t alone in her concern as seven other parents were in the same situation — their special needs children had aged out of the district’s public-school program.

JoAnn Ryan, another parent of a HPHS special education student who aged out of the district, rallied the group of parents to create a nonprofit for adults with disabilities to receive high quality purposeful programming.

This marked the birth of Connecting Point of Park Cities in 2014, which meets at University Park United Methodist Church.

In 2018, Patti volunteered to be the development committee chair, which means she oversees fundraising. About 25% of its expenses are covered by fees families are charged, and the other 75% comes from fundraising.

“We’re very proud of the program because … we keep our fees low so we can be accessible to families not just in Highland Park but all throughout the metroplex,” Patti said.

The day program features recreational, vocational, educational, and life skills

curriculum. One of their initiatives is creating dog biscuits, packaging them, and selling them to local businesses.

A highlight for members is the outings, which can include activities like going to lunch, museums, or classes.

“They are just hanging out with their friend,” Patti said. “It’s a wonderful sight when you see our group out having lunch.”

Teammates’ ages and disabilities vary, but they are all intellectually and developmentally disabled, Patti said. Some Teammates have significant physical disabilities that require space and a good staff ratio.

A high attendance day at Connecting Point will bring about 25 Teammates, and there are about 10 adults on the waiting list. These numbers push Patti to continue raising funds through North Texas Giving Day, grant applications, the annual spring fundraiser, and other endeavors.

“We need to increase our capacity because they aren’t going to age out; they will probably just stay for a long time,” Patti said. “Our youngest Teammate is 22, and our oldest is in his late 40s. Hopefully Stan will be here until he’s 80.”

Patti says the organization, with the help of generous donations, make her son’s life “purposeful and wonderful.”

“These are his friends, and it is important to him. I’m overwhelmed and touched by people who don’t have their own skin in the game, but they are all in this with us,” Patti said.

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While many take career detours throughout their lives, Christa Brown-Sanford knew she wanted to be a lawyer from the age of 12.

“I told mom I wanted to be a lawyer, and then she told me, ‘Well, you’re really good at math and science. You should be a patent attorney,’” said Brown-Sanford, who is the department chair for intellectual property at Baker Botts.

Brown-Sanford attended Rice University and was one of few females and the only African American woman in the electrical engineering program. After graduation, she returned to Dallas to attend the SMU Dedman School of Law. She got on board with Baker Botts when she finished law school and has been there since.

Christa Brown-Sanford

“My focus there is in the intellectual property space, specifically in patents,” Brown-Sanford said. “I work with companies to protect their inventions, ideas, and technology. I also do patent litigation and licensing. It’s a pretty fullscale practice.”

Paula Miltenberger

Dr. Paula Miltenberger, licensed psychologist and founder of Women’s Mental Wellness, is fascinated by the uniqueness of women and strives to provide them with the best comprehensive care at her Park Cities practice.

Miltenberger knew she wanted to go into psychology but was working in her family business and was hesitant to go back to school later in life. However, an unexpected tragedy pushed her to pursue her interest.

“The catalyst for me was when I was pregnant with my first child,” Miltenberger said. “He was born premature, and he didn’t survive. That was what made me think that life was short and made me realize what I was really passionate about.”

Starting down the path of a career change, Miltenberger took a job at Children’s Medical Center in the in-patient unit as a milieu therapist. From there, she went into UT Southwestern’s critical psychology program then finished with training and a fellowship at Baylor.

“I knew going into the program that I really wanted to specialize in women, which at the time really no one was doing,” Miltenberger said. “There were people that treated postpartum depression, but there wasn’t a practice that was exclusively dedicated to women, and I was passionate about helping women through all

the unique things they face.”

In 2008, Women’s Mental Wellness was born, and it’s been growing since. Miltenberger now works alongside three partners, and with the help of telehealth, they’re able to see women across the country.

They treat patients for various issues, ranging from infant loss to postpartum depression to stress management, through different treatment forms such as cognitive behavioral therapy to interpersonal therapy personalized to the individual.

“Women often take on multiple roles as mothers, spouses or partners, children, or professionals,” Miltenberger said. “There are a lot of different balls we’re trying to juggle, and sometimes the stress of that is too much to manage on our own, so we help these women put together a bag of tools they can use to manage it.”

Miltenberger also consults for Medical City Dallas, where she treats women who are under long-term hospitalization in the antepartum and postpartum units.

Women’s health remains one of Miltenberger’s passions, and she looks forward to continuing to provide comprehensive care for years to come.

“I’m grateful to have such an amazing job,” Miltenberger said. “Although we can’t change what’s happened, being able to walk beside these women as they get better, feel better, and become more confident is an amazing opportunity, and I love doing it.”

In a matter of years, Brown-Sanford was promoted to a partner position at Baker Botts. Over the years, she’s been recognized annually as one of D Magazine’s best lawyers since 2016, has been listed as one of Dallas Business Journal ’s “40 Under 40,” and is an adjunct professor at SMU’s Dedman School of Law.

While not working, she looks for ways to give back to the community and has served as the Junior League of Dallas president from 2021 to 2022 and serves on the New Friends New Life board.

Brown-Sanford says her service in the community is especially important to her because when she was growing up, there were far fewer women in STEM for her to look up to. She wants to set an example for young girls across the community to emphasize self-confidence and the importance of STEM education.

“We just have to step outside our comfort zones,” Brown-Sanford said. “Sometimes I find that young women are a bit more hesitant to take risks and may not be as comfortable doing something that they don’t have the exact training to do, so I just want to encourage them to have that confidence.”

Dallas is the perfect place to build those skillsets and dream big as a young woman, Brown-Sanford said.

“I have always wanted to remain in Dallas,” Brown-Sanford said. “It’s just a vibrant, entrepreneurial city where you can be active, where you can be helpful, and be a part of something bigger than yourself.”

The creation of the Boone Family Foundation by Cecilia Guthrie Boone, her husband Garrett, and their three children in 2007 came in stark contrast to Cecilia’s humble beginnings in rural Kentucky.

“I grew up in a very modest household,” Cecilia said. “My mother was a single mother and worked very hard as the circuit court clerk. She noticed the difference between how the attorneys were treated and how she was treated. It just rankled her. Gender equity became the cause that most motivated me.”

In her early corporate days, Cecilia worked for IBM and moved frequently. It was a dream of hers to live in Dallas.

“It was the biggest, fanciest, snazziest place I had ever lived,” she said.

She eventually met her husband Garrett at a local furniture store. They fell in love and got married, and that’s how she stayed in Dallas.

Cecilia wanted to be a stay-at-home mom but kept busy with school volunteering and chairing the PTA. As her children grew, she searched for new opportunities, attended a Planned Parenthood luncheon, and considered joining the board.

“The skill I had learned at all my volunteer work at schools was raising money, and there is no nonprofit out there

that doesn’t want members who can raise money,” Cecilia said.

This led her to join the Planned Parenthood board then go onto the national board.

“I think without inexpensive to free contraception, there is no hope of gender equity,” Cecilia said. “I also firmly believe it’s a woman’s right to choose an abortion.”

Cecilia led the Boone Family Foundation’s efforts to partner with the Harold Simmons Foundation to provide $2 million for long-acting reversible contraception for low-income women who are clients at local Planned Parenthood health centers.

She also is the past chair of Annie’s List, a political action committee that recruits, trains, and funds progressive female candidates running for statewide offices in Texas. Another remarkable experience was when she chaired the $30 million fundraising campaign for the then-Dallas Women’s Foundation (now Texas Women’s Foundation).

Cecilia also served on the Harvard-Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, the international Women’s Funding Network board, and the board of Girls, Inc. Locally, she’s been involved on the advisory boards for Children At Risk and Human Rights Initiative.

Although she’s retired, Cecilia still serves on the Family Foundation’s board. She sums up her lifetime of passionate activism and societal involvement: “It’s always been about gender equity for me, only superseded by family.” | Remarkable Women | March 2023 B7
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Rabbi Nancy Kasten

Since moving to Dallas 33 years ago, Rabbi Nancy Kasten has modeled the welcoming spirit she saw her parents give her childhood neighbors in Boston through interfaith work.

“We had people at our house all the time that were from different countries [and] who spoke different languages,” Kasten said. “All colors, all sizes, all backgrounds, all religions. They were my

parents’ friends. My parents were incredible hosts.”

Kasten serves as the chief relationship officer at Faith Commons, a Dallas-based inclusive-faith organization committed to “promoting the common good” and allowing people to express their faith and values in a public space. In this role, she works to upkeep and find relationships that help the organization fulfill its mission.

“We do conversations where we bring people from different sectors of society

together, to learn together, to talk together, to get to know each other, and trust each other,” Kasten said. “We try to model conversations that are based on mutual respect and true curiosity.”

A year after founding the organization in 2018, the Rev. George Mason, former senior pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church, invited Kasten to join him in lifting people’s voices and bringing communities together.

“We bring very different perspectives to the table, but we also bring a history of engagement with the Dallas community and with a lot of different civic organizations and nonprofits and educational institutions in the area,” Kasten said. “We share a lot of values, and often the same frustrations, and see the same kind of needs, but we often approach them from very different places, so we learn from each other.”

The Faith Commons community sees great value in uplifting women. In February 2022, it, along with 30 partners, sponsored Valerie Kaur to give a lecture on her work, the Revolutionary Love Project, which Kasten said was one of her proudest moments.

“I feel like being a woman in any kind of public space today is an opportunity, and we have an obligation to raise awareness of what people actually need — what human beings need to thrive,” Kasten said. “Lifting up the voices of women

Thank You, Kidney Disease Fighters

Through the years, KidneyTexas, Inc.’s donors, sponsors, and underwriters have provided over $4.5 million to support local efforts to improve the diagnosis and management of kidney disease.

Beneficiaries of the nonprofit’s 23rd anniversary fundraiser, The Runway Report Luncheon and Fashion Show: Baylor Scott & White Foundation, Camp Reynal, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Methodist Health System Foundation, Southwest Transplant Alliance, and Texas Health Resources Foundation.

Donna Arp Weitzman, the 2022 KidneyTexas, Inc. president, thanks luncheon chairs Regina Bruce and Dr. Carla Russo, honorary chairs Jeanne and George Lewis, auction chairs David Andrews and Elizabeth Smith, sponsors and other volunteers for a wonderfully entertaining Oct. 25 afternoon with a surprise performance by Grammy Hall of Famer, Sir Earl Toon, of Kool and The Gang.

Congratulations to:

Therese Rourk, Community Award honoree Sandy Secor, Sue Goodnight Service Award honoree Dr. Goran Klintmalm, Everson Walls Legacy Award

who come to their work through deep faith-based convictions, whether they are religious or ideological, is something that is part in parcel of the work that we do and who we are in this organization.”

While Kasten was doing similar work before joining the organization, Faith Commons gave her a foundation and resources to expand her reach. She said being able to associate herself with an identifiable organization like Faith Commons has helped her connect with more people.

“Calling up someone and saying, ‘Will you meet with Rabbi Nancy Kasten?’ as just some lone wolf out there versus ‘Rabbi Nancy Kasten, chief relationship officer for Faith Commons’ — it conveys a different message, even though sometimes the reality of the work isn’t that different,” Kasten said. “[The resources have] also been meaningful and helped me do the work that’s so fulfilling to me, and I think is making a bigger difference.”

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Allie Beth Allman

Forty years ago, Allie Beth Allman didn’t realize that she was remarkable until her friend Alicia Landry convinced her of it.

The two women hit it off at a Dallas Tri Delta meeting. Allie Beth had no idea who Alicia’s husband, Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, was, but the couple was selling their home by owner and Alicia

asked Allie Beth to help.

She succeeded, so Alicia convinced her to go into real estate, as did another friend, so Allie Beth got her license in 1982.

As a real estate professional, she worked for Hank Dickerson & Co. before launching Allie Beth Allman Real Estate, with her husband, Pierce Allman in 1985.

“Pierce and I had different strengths,” Allie Beth said. “I didn’t like all the rules. Pierce did. At first, he said, ‘You’re supposed to have a license.’ I failed twice and

got a tutor and finally passed the real estate exam. Pierce was always my encyclopedia.”

Allie Beth’s office became the North Texas leader in major residential deals, with clients ranging from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to Ross Perot, Jr. and many more, creating a “who’s who” of Dallas elites.

She has also handled legendary homes like H.L. Hunt’s Mount Vernon replica overlooking White Rock Lake and Tom Hicks’ $100 million, 25-acre, North Dallas estate.

In 1995, Allie Beth merged her company into the Henry S. Miller Company, which eventually sold to Coldwell Banker, the largest residential firm in the nation. Several of Allie Beth’s former agents begged her to get back in the business. She approached Miller in 2004 for permission to relaunch her company independently as Allie Beth Allman & Associates. First year sales: $400,000,000.

In 2008, Allie Beth received a call from the White House with Laura Bush on the line, who was referred by her friend Debbie Francis.

Before she knew it, a black Suburban carrying the First Lady and her security detail picked up Allie Beth to look at a North Dallas home. The house was sold to the Bush couple, and Allie Beth and Pierce delivered the keys to the White House.

The deal led to Allie Beth working with Vice President Dick Cheney and his family.

“President Bush gave me one of his paintings, and it’s hanging in the hall at my home,” Allie Beth said.

Fast forward to 2021 sales: $3.8 billion.

For three consecutive years, Allie Beth was the Top Producer of all 7,000 agents in Dallas County. While her firm was part of Coldwell Banker, she was in the top 1% in sales nationally.

In 2015, she and Pierce sold the firm to Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway.

“We had the same philosophies as Warren and his company,” Allie Beth said. “At first there was no contract. I didn’t have a lawyer. We just did what’s right.”

Pierce died Nov. 25, 2022, after a three-year illness. Although her heart was broken to lose her husband, best friend, and business partner, she soldiers on with her extensive business, charity, and civic calendar.

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soul of things involved in the city.” Although retired from her position as the institute’s director, Thomas is still active on its board, working closely with its president, Seemee Ali. The institute invites professionals and lecturers from around the world to participate in their programs on the city, education, and cultural and spiritual psychology.

Gail Thomas


Along life in Dallas has allowed Dr. Gail Thomas to preserve the heart and soul of the city.

Thomas now lives in Bluffview, but her origins start in McKinney, where she grew up hearing about her mother’s studies of religions. This led her to become

interested in belief systems and how they can be used to understand the world.

In 1980, Thomas helped found the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, using her humanities, literature, and psychology background to keep the Dallas culture alive.

“[At the Dallas Institute], we’re concerned with the heartbeat of culture,” she said. “We’re concerned with the heart and

One of the institute’s programs is the Teacher’s Academy, where teachers come together for the Sue Rose Summer Institute, where they read and discuss literature to help broaden their knowledge and understanding in the classroom.

“[The teachers] come free because we’re honoring [them],” Thomas said. “We feel teachers don’t get the honor that they deserve. … They’re treated as valued, honored citizens of our society, and they love it. I was just reading comments from last year’s Teacher’s Academy, and oh my goodness. Just what does it for them makes me tear up to just think what it means.”

When she retired from the institute in 1998, then-Dallas Mayor Annette Strauss asked Thomas to start a project to encourage public interest in the Trinity River. In

on Earth” and the corporate tagline

While pregnant with her third child, Goglia took a giftedness profile and discovered that education and leadership development were her primary interests. After a series of casual conversations, Brent Christopher hired her as the senior marketing lead for Communities Foundation of Texas.

“I got to use my marketing experience to grow North Texas Giving Day from $5 million to $50 million, creating a true communitywide giving movement for our region,” Goglia said. “… It was so rewarding.” United to Learn turned to Goglia for her skills in building leadership, focusing on people, and encouraging volunteers. Through the nonprofit, she became deeply involved with F.P. Caillet Elementary School near Preston Hollow.

2004, the Trinity Trust Foundation — now known as the Trinity Park Conservancy — was born, where Thomas served as CEO until 2016.

The foundation’s primary goal at the time was bridging each side of the city across the river, leading to the building of the Magaret McDermott and Margaret Hunt Hill bridges, which Thomas worked on with six other women.

“Women working together in a city and what it can do for a city is limitless,” she said. “Women will come at something with more heart, warmth, feeling, and a willing[ness] to be inclusive to others and work for the general good.”

Thomas can still remember the latter’s opening. The beating of the drums from the Indigenous group performance, the marching of everyone involved in the project, and specifically, a little boy who spoke to her.

“After the parade, I felt somebody tugging on my shirt,” Thomas said. “I said, ‘Yes, what is it?’ And he had on his daddy’s banner and his daddy’s hard hat. And he said, ‘I just wanted you to know my daddy built this bridge.’ Well, I burst into tears. I just thought, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s what this is about. That little boy took ownership of his city.’”

benefit from being taught in classrooms by our CAR-trained teachers.”

However, Goglia didn’t like reading as a child, but her mom, a teacher, would take her to the library.

“I remember I liked the book series Encyclopedia Brown about a young detective,” she said. “Now I read nonfiction. I am currently reading The War of Art .”

Goglia believes in the remarkable women she’s encountered through her family, career, and years of volunteerism with Big Thought, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, UT Dallas marketing department’s advisory council, the Vestry of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal School, and her children’s schools.

In particular, she has always looked up to her maternal grandmother Ollie Mae Harrell.

Carol Pierce Goglia has cultivated businesses and nonprofits in Dallas for more than two decades — but in her new role as president and CEO of Catch Up & Read, she’s digging deeper to get to the root of one of her passions: teaching

children to read.

Goglia spent time working in DC, Baltimore, and Austin after graduating with an MBA from the University of Texas. Then, she returned to Dallas and spent almost a dozen years at Frito-Lay. As brand manager, she used consumer insights to build an award-winning marketing program with campaigns like “We Grow the Best Snacks

“I saw first-hand how Catch Up & Read was zeroing in on how we can get our children reading,” Goglia said. “CAR gives teachers the strategies to unlock learning with joyful results. Currently, we are training 150 teachers from 20 Dallas schools, 865 first through third graders participate in our after-school reading programs, and almost 4,000 students

“She was an artist and a businesswoman before many women worked,” Goglia said. “She contracted tuberculosis as a young woman and was left with only one lung. She suffered a stroke, taught herself to paint with her other hand, and survived breast cancer. … Her motto: ‘Inch by inch, life is a cinch.’”

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