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INSPIRING PEOPLE

 

Enjoy the following series of articles seen on our page in the Dallas Morning News regarding individuals who inspire with their lives.

 

 

 

 

MELISSA MACATEE

 

A deep-rooted fascination with church architecture developed into a successful debut publication for this accomplished photojournalist.

 

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HANK RUSH

 

Following a 30-year career as a corporate executive, this community leader guides the Star of Hope Mission in its commitment to end the cycle of homelessness in Houston.

 

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JOHN POSTON

 

A Dallas real estate professional and father builds a community to provide growth opportunities for his son and other adults  with special needs.

 

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TOMMY VAN ZANDT

 

A strong reliance upon faith, family and friends allows this Arkansas businessman to overcome significant limitations resulting from a frightening accident.

 

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ELLEN KERSHAW

 

Her desire to serve and connect with children in need fuels Kershaw’s Challenge to partner with organizations across the globe to help unprivileged youth.

 

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GEORGE SCHRADER

 

A deep commitment to serving others led to a position as City Manager from 1972 to 1981, where he played an enormous role in building and shaping the City of Dallas..

 

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MELVA SMITH

 

This Texarkana native instills life lessons with intensity and enthusiasm in legions of young ladies through her Dallas-area School of Dance.

 

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MARSHALL EDWARDS

 

Considering himself the recipient of many of life's blessings, former commercial real estate CEO, Marshall Edwards gives back through coaching and influencing young men.

 

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AVERY MOORE

 

As one of our most extraordinary police commanders, Major Avery Moore leads the northeast division that protects one of our two Tradition communities.

 

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DENNY HOLMAN

 

One of the best point guards ever to play basketball at SMU, Denny Holman serves as chairman of Folsom Properties, Inc., where he has worked for more than fifty years.

 

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LISA LAUGHLIN

 

As the Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Dallas region's Communities in Schools, Inc., Lisa Laughlin provides opportunities for at-risk children to experience success.

 

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JONATHAN SANDYS

 

The great-grandson of Winston Churchill has co-authored a book that he hopes will influence this next generation to lead with courage, faith, and integrity.

 

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M'LOU BANCROFT

 

Through a local church ministry, M'Lou Bancroft helps Honduran women to develop self-esteem, confidence, creative ideas, and wonderful organizational skills.

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ROBYN FLATT

 

An attraction to the theater arts at an early age led her to hone many skills which are used today to inspire children in her most important role.

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BRAD BRADLEY

 

With a client list reading like a Who’s Who of sports greats, Brad Bradley has to this day photographed every Cotton Bowl game since 1948.

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DAN COOPER, M.D.

 

By all appearances, sports surgeon Dr. Dan Cooper has it made and always has.  But few know the extraordinary heartache that came before the success.

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MAJORS BARBARA & JONATHAN RICH

 

These fifth-generation officers of The Salvation Army work powerfully together to alleviate poverty in the Dallas area.

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MICHAEL KAHN

 

A mother’s valiant battle against brain cancer moved her son to  unite the next generation of Dallas' civic leadership in having a positive impact on health care in the community.

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PAIGE FLINK

 

A life-changing event resulted in a career dedicated to protecting and supporting female victims of abuse as the CEO of The Family Place.

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DEAN FEARING

 

This son of a Kentucky innkeeper chose to forgo a career as a musician and developed into what many call the Father of Southwestern Cuisine.

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DALE PETROSKEY

 

This Michigan native relies on his life experience and willingness to help others in leading the Dallas Regional Chamber to attract companies and jobs to the area.

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LOUISE SPENCE GRIFFETH

 

This long-time Dallas civic leader played a major role in the growth of the Women’s Auxiliary of Equest, the nationally-recognized therapeutic riding center.

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SALLY HOGLUND

 

For many years, Sally Hoglund has poured heart and soul into a host of non-profits in Dallas that have made life better for so many, including The Family Place.

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PAUL FOUTS

 

A love of life and love of people are a large part of the this Decorated World War 2 Veteran's life story as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

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AMBASSADOR ROBERT W. JORDAN

 

Shortly following the 9/11 attacks, President Bush appointed his long-time lawyer and associate to U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, where he served from 2001 to 2003.

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TIM KENNEDY

 

A passionate Irishman, the Executive Director of The North Texas School of Irish Music motivates students to have fun while studying music.

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KATHLEEN GIBSON

 

Having previously served in the position of President with Citibank and Bank of America, she nows leads one of the top medical centers in the world.

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NANCY KERLEY

 

Through more than 49 years with The Salvation Army, this extraordinary woman has seen the Service Center’s volunteer program grow from 1,500 to over 10,000.

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ADMIRAL PATRICK WALSH

 

This Dallas native and former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet works to ensure returning military veterans receive the support they deserve.

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TIA MAJORS GIBSON

 

Along with family members Dare Majors Gillette and Kate Garrett, Tia Majors Gibson provides comfort for the homeless in a creative and effective way.

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DEBBIE FRANCIS

 

Drawing on her experience with personal tragedy, Debbie Francis benefits countless others through her Board position with the Center for BrainHealth.

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