Humble Beginnings Luncheon

The Humble Beginnings Luncheon, now in its 22nd year, is an upbeat and elegant mid-day luncheon affair that has drawn more than 700 social, civic and business leaders from across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. 

We are thrilled to host former First Lady Laura Bush, and her daughter Barbara Bush, for an inspiring conversation. After leaving the White House, President and Mrs. Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center established to advance human freedom, economic growth, education reform and global health.  Mrs. Bush is also the author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken From the Heart, and bestselling children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard. Co-founder and Board Chair of Global Health Corps, Barbara Bush currently serves as Executive-in-Residence with Eric Schmidt’s Schmidt Future, a venture facility and foundation for public benefit, focused on technology & society, shared prosperity, and scientific benefit.  In this role, Barbara supports racial justice, global health, and COVID-19 investments and programs.

Event Co-Chairs:
Jay McAuley and Frank Mihalopoulos

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 14, 2022


  • 11:30 AM


Norm Hitzges Distinguished Service Award Recipient:




Featuring entertainment by Emerald City Band

2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt

Diamond Key

Nancy and Randy Best
Carolyn and David Miller

Ruby Key

Dian Graves Owen Foundation
Frank Mihalopoulos & Mihalopoulos Family

Sapphire Key

Lydia and Bill Addy & The Addy Foundation
Clay Cooley Auto Group
Daniel Harris
Ashlee and Chris Kleinert
Katy and Kyle Miller
Morning Star Family Foundation
Deedie Rose
Carolyn and Jere Thompson, Jr.

Gold Key

CH Investment Partners
Frost Bank
Margot B. Perot
Texas Capital Bank
Karen and Alan Katz & Mary Ann Lassiter & Barbara and Randy Rosenblatt

Silver Key

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Corinth Properties/Parklane Investments
Pam and Roy Gene Evans
Hoglund Foundation
Huntly Family Fund
Nancy Perot and Rod Jones
Dr. Bobby B. Lyle and Dr. Lottye Brodsky Lyle
Carol Heller and Debbie Myers
Larry Nichols
Nancy Cain Marcus Robertson and Sanford R. Robertson
Texas Health Resources Foundation

Bronze Key

The Beck Group
Baker Botts, L.L.P.
Baylor School of Nursing
Katheryne S. Bishop
Brigade Events
Brousseau Naftis & Massingill, PC
Capital One
Fay and George Charalambopoulos
Janis and Roy Coffee
Comerica Bank
Communities Foundation of Texas
Penny Cook
Pat Faubion
First United Methodist Church of Richardson
Judy and Jim Gibbs
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Hill and Wilkinson
The Hockaday School
JM Haggar Jr. Family Foundation
Lang Interests LLC
Jennifer and Jay McAuley
Mavs Foundation
Vicki and Brian Miller
Minerva Consulting
Omni Dallas Hotel
Katherine and Bob Penn
St. Marks School of Texas
St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy
Pat and Pete Schenkel
Sentinel Title Company
Simmons Bank
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Ctr
Missy and Bob Townsend

Production & Media Partners

Partners & In-Kind Sponsors


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