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Inspiring People: Betty Morgan

Inspiring People: Betty Morgan

Betty Morgan’s fourth- and fifth-grade classes put on patriotic plays, had “bring-your-dog-to-class days,” took tests outside under the trees, and generally had fun while learning serious subjects.  Oh—and every child was made to feel important. 

Inspiring People: Gracie Cavnar

Inspiring People: Gracie Cavnar

Gracie Cavnar has been described as a “force of nature.” If you can effectively change the way that children understand, like, and eat their food, then you are a force of nature—“Motherly” nature.

Inspiring People: Katie Stone

Inspiring People: Katie Stone

Just as the iconic Houston Restaurant Weeks (the largest fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank) was gearing up this year, the beloved founder and volunteer chair of the event, Cleverley Stone, passed away at 68. With no real time to grieve, her daughter, Katie Stone, made the decision to step in and fill her mother’s shoes, producing an enormously successful event during one of the most challenging times possible—COVID-19.

Inspiring People: Jeremy Hays

Inspiring People: Jeremy Hays

What is an attorney dealing with employment issues doing as Chairman of the Board of the Friends of WRR—the only commercial classical music format radio station in Texas?  Read on.  This multi-faceted man has earned the right.

Inspiring People: Sonja Gee

Inspiring People: Sonja Gee

Every stage along the way of Sonja Gee’s life has, she says, come together to inform her unique position as President and CEO of Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM), where she leads 75 employees and more than 1,500 volunteers per year.

Inspiring People: Susan Stephens

Inspiring People: Susan Stephens

When Susan Stephens took the job as Executive Director at Exodus Ministries more than six years ago, she focused on the opportunity to use her skill sets:  administration, organization, trouble-shooting.  After being there for a while, she thought to herself, “Oh my.  I’m in prison ministry.”  Nobody, she says, was more surprised.

Inspiring People: Tucker Enthoven

Inspiring People: Tucker Enthoven

This year is like no other in the history of the Crystal Charity Ball (CCB), Dallas’ largest fundraiser for children’s charities—because of one daunting challenge after another. But more of that later.  First, a look at the woman at the helm, Ball Chair Tucker Enthoven—today’s stalwart leader who is meeting every issue at hand.

Inspiring People: Nan Self

Inspiring People: Nan Self

As we talk in her flower-filled, North Dallas home, being with Nan Self is a somewhat other-worldly experience.  She emits serenity, peace and love by her very presence. Maybe it’s in part because of all that she has been through in preparing to write her book Forgiveness—Making Space for Grace, published in 2017.

Inspiring People: Dr. Jennifer Blaine

Inspiring People: Dr. Jennifer Blaine

Dr. Jennifer Blaine’s impressive array of degrees and honors are even more amazing when one learns that she is of the first generation in her family to graduate from college. Although neither of her parents were college graduates, she had it drilled into her as a child, “No one can take your education away from you.”

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