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TexProtects: The Texas Association for the Protection of Children

2016 TexProtects Awards Gala

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Honoring Texas Speaker of the House, the Honorable Joe Straus
The Adolphus Hotel, Grand Ballroom
1321 Commerce Street, Dallas
VIP Reception 6:15 pm
Dinner/Awards/Speaker/Auction 7:00 pm

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Honorable Joe Straus

Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Olds, Founder, Nurse-Family Partnership

Honorary Event Chairs

Brent Christopher and Mary Jalonick

Event Chairs

Tegwin Pulley and Whitney Strauss

TexProtects Awards Gala Underwriting Sponsors

$75,000 Presenting Sponsor

Alliance Data
We are thrilled to announce that Alliance Data will serve as our 2016 Awards Gala Presenting Sponsor for the third year in a row. Alliance Data has not only been a supportive donor to TexProtects but also a valued partner on our projects, including the ZipRisk map (through its Epsilon company), an innovative interactive tool enabling state and local organizations to more effectively target resources and outreach.

$25,000 Children’s Champion

Madeline and Jim McClure
Bob and Joan O'Brien
Margot and Ross Perot
Lisa K. Simmons
Mary and Steven Watson

$10,000 Children’s Protector

Brenda and Bob Barkley
John and Dorothy Castle Advised Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Serena and Tom Connelly
John and Pat Harloe
Lyda Hill
The Hoglund Foundation
Locke Lord, LLP
The Eugene McDermott Foundation
Sidhu-Singh Family Foundation

$5,000 Children’s Defender

Anthony Family Foundation
Jerry and Emy Lou Baldridge
Colleen C. Barrett
Cecilia and Garrett Boone
Helen and John Carona
Debra and Michael Decker
Mary Clare Finney
Ben Fischer and Laree Hulshoff
Fluor Corporation
Rob and Linda Graham
The Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation
Heritage Auctions
Susan and Albert Hoover
The Honorable Ann and Fred Margolin
Selwyn Rayzor and Rich Moses
Edward W. Rose III Family Fund of The Dallas Foundation
Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Center

$2,500 Children’s Advocate

Laura Baldwin
Shannon and Fred Cerise
Children's Health
Brent Christopher/Christopher Charitable Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas
Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas County Schools
The Davis Advocates, LLC
Patricia Dedman Family Foundation
The Honorable Maurine Dickey
Jane Gilday
Mary M. Jalonick Fund of The Dallas Foundation
The Honorable Margaret Keliher
Mary and Eric Laub
Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Levy Fund
Kelly and Kenneth Luttmer
Cherri Oakley/The Marketing Circle
Park Place Motorcars Dallas
Tegwin and David Pulley
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Denise and Michael Reily
Chris and Dick Rogoff
The Honorable Florence and Howard Shapiro
Whitney and Rob Strauss
Greg Swalwell and Terry Connor
Mike and Mary Terry
Texas Capital Bank
Members of the TexProtects Public Policy Committee
Alice Wong

Media Contact: Lee Nichols, 512-796-9877 or Lee@texprotects.org


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