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Tom Brokaw to speak at VNA luncheon in Dallas

Date: April 23, 2015

Auth: Robert Miller

Original Dallas Morning News Link: Dallasnews.com


Newsman and author Tom Brokaw will be the keynote speaker at VNA’s Legends and Leaders Luncheon on Thursday at the Hilton Anatole.

“We wanted a speaker who is a legend in his own right, and we are thrilled to have the wonderful opportunity to host Mr. Brokaw,” VNA president and CEO Katherine Krause said.

The luncheon benefits VNA’s Hospice Care and Meals on Wheels programs.

Sally and Forrest Hoglund are the honorary chairs. Linda and Jay Barlow, Angie and Marshall Brackbill, and Jan and Al McClendon are co-chairs.

Brokaw has spent his whole career with NBC News. He started as a newsman in Los Angeles in 1966 and hosted the Today show before becoming anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, a job he held from 1982 to 2004. He’s now a special correspondent. Brokaw has written six books, including his most recent, The Time Of Our Lives.

Luncheon underwriters include:

$50,000: Lyda Hill and Valley Services Inc.

$25,000: Peggy Dear, The Eugene McDermott Foundation and The David B. Miller Family Foundation.

$15,000: Suzanne and Dr. Enrico Bartolucci, Barbara and Dr. Mark Lemmon, and The Astrid and Pat Merriman Family Fund.

$10,000: Ruth and Dr. Kenneth Altshuler, Linda and Jay Barlow, TurningPoint Foundation, Mary Anne and Dick Cree, Bess and Ted Enloe/Sara Fraser Crismon, Energy Transfer Partners, Fanchon and Howard Hallam/Sara and Robert Hallam, Al G. Hill Jr., Sally and Forrest Hoglund, Bobby B. Lyle, Property Advisers Realty Inc., The Rosewood Corp., and Marianne and Roger Staubach.

$5,000: Mary Alice and Ron Aday/Triad HR, Susie and Steve Anderson, Kathy and Gene Bishop, Angie and Marshall Brackbill, Nita and Cullum Clark, Ann and Lee Hobson, Howard LLP and Howard Financial Services LP, Katherine Krause and Warren Zahler, Jan and Al McClendonJay Oppenheimer/Lori and Dr. Warren Whitlow, Margot and Ross Perot, Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Lynn and John Sears, Kimberley and Scott Sheffield, Jacky and Bob Spears/Judy and Fred Ligon, Bob and Janet Ryan Stegall, Cathy and Ike Vanden Eykel, Donna Wilhelm, and Paula and Charles Wills.

$2,500: Mary Bartholow and friends, Lottye Brodsky and Peggy Milheiser, Michelle Chase and Elliot Zimmer, Children’s Health, Cooper Aerobics Center, Judy and Sam Coats, Nichole and Chris Culak, Nancy M. Dedman, Rebecca and Barron Fletcher, Amy and Danny Gow, Holly and Phillip Huffines, Sally and Terry Kelley, Mary Noel and William Lamont, Susan and Bill Montgomery, Alice and Erle Nye, Jane and Dr. Charles Pak, Karen and Richard Pollock, Joan and Robert Pollock, Lucy and Dr. Dan Polter, Carolyn and Dr. Karl Rathjen, Helen and Frank Risch, Gay and Bill Solomon, Jere Thompson, U.S. Trust Bank, UT Southwestern/Southwestern Medical Foundation, Shirley and Gene Vilfordi, Jane Webb, and Dr. Laurie Edmiston Wilhite and Michael T. Wilhite Jr.

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