From Breaking Point to Turning Point: Celebrating HOPE: Benefiting CONTACT
Friday, March 30, 2012
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Co-chairs Meredith Camp and Tucker Enthoven have arranged a menu of people to be in this years spotlight. The theme is From Breaking Point to Turning Point: Celebrating Hope and will feature keynote speakers Bob and Lee Woodruff. Gloria Campos is the event emcee.
This year’s 2012 Spirit of Contact award recipients are Fred and Jan Hegi and Texas Health Resources. The Hegi’s are both very active in the Dallas community and have made a significant impact through their work in the area of human services. Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.
The system’s primary service area consists of 16 counties in North Central Texas, home to more than 6.2 million people. The Spirit of CONTACT Award has been presented annually since 1996 to individuals, associations and businesses that support the field of health and human services in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Past recipients include Margot and Ross Perot, Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt, Heather Hays and Kenneth Altshuler, MD.
Bob Woodruff joined ABC News in 1996 and has covered major stories throughout the country and around the world for the network. He was named co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight in December 2005. On January 29, 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq.
In February 2007, just thirteen months after being wounded in Iraq, Woodruff returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports. The hour-long, primetime documentary chronicled his traumatic brain injury (TBI), his painstaking recovery, and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries.
Woodruff was honored with a Peabody Award in 2008 for his reporting on the subject. Since returning to the air, Woodruff has reported from around the globe focusing on subjects ranging from climate impact, environmental policy, political debate and world events.
Lee Woodruff, is co-author of the best-selling book, In an Instant. Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing together on national television and radio since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction.
Woodruff is a contributing editor for ABC’s Good Morning America, reporting on a variety of home and family related topics. She recently published her second book, Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress.
At present, Woodruff lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and four children.
Fred Hegi is the founding partner of Wingate Partners, a partnership that takes controlling interests in under-performing companies and companies in industries going through structural change. For the past sixteen years, he has been Chairman of United Stationers and serves on the boards of Texas Capital Bancshares, Hallmark Cards, Drew Industries and Austin Industries. He is Chairman of Communities Foundation of Texas and serves as a trustee of SMU, AT&T Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, UT Southwestern Foundation and the UT System Chancellors Executive Council.
Jan Hegi is an active member of the Dallas community including the Dallas Woman’s Club, the Dallas Garden Club, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association, and the SMU Alumni Association. Jan has served as chair of InterFaith Housing Coalition, a past member of the Contact board and is a co-founder of The Stewpot Alliance. She is an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.
Spirit of CONTACT Friend $175
Individual Silver Patron ticket $315
Individual Gold Patron ticket $625
Individual Platinum Patron ticket $1,000
Bronze Patron Sponsorship $1,750
Silver Patron Sponsorship $2,500
Gold Patron Sponsorship $5,000
Platinum Patron Sponsorship $10,000
Diamond Patron Sponsorship $25,000
According to Contact Executive Director Benaye Rogers, “The Spirit of Contact luncheon is a tremendous opportunity for the organization to raise funds and awareness for its current services and programs. It also allows us to publicly express our gratitude to the people who have dedicated their time and money to helping us serve the Greater Dallas community for the past 45 years.”
About Contact Crisis Line
Founded in 1967, Dallas was the first center in the United States and the model agency for a nationwide network of crisis intervention lines known as CONTACT USA. In 1986, the Teen CONTACT program was established helping approximately 8,000 young people annually through the use of dedicated crisis lines as well as presentations in classrooms and youth centers across the metroplex. Since 1967, over 1 million crisis calls have been answered, with 25,000 of these being from those considering suicide. Line was designed to train volunteers to be available by telephone to callers 24 hours a day.
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