The Women’s Board

Juanita and Henry S. Miller Jr. Founders’ Award

On February 17, 2015, The Women’s Board of the Dallas Opera will present the

23rd Annual

Juanita and Henry S. Miller, Jr. Founders Award Luncheon

This highly-anticipated event is held each year to honor a family’s extraordinary commitment to the arts in Dallas.

We are delighted to announce this year’s honorees:

Holly and Tom Mayer

The Mayer’s are being recognized for their longstanding commitment to The Dallas Opera, including Holly’s service as VP Development on the Board of Directors for 13 years.  Holly and Tom’s generosity and leadership at The Dallas Opera will be celebrated at the Dallas Country Club on Tuesday, February 17th. All proceeds from the event support The Dallas Opera, its productions, and its family education programs, which reach over 25,000 children and adults each year. The luncheon will also feature special music from members of the La Boheme cast.  Patrons of the event will be invited to a private champagne reception prior to the luncheon.

Tickets start at $175. For ticket and underwriting opportunities, please click here.

Named for the co-Founders of The Dallas Opera, The Juanita and Henry S. Miller, Jr. Founders’ Award was created in 1991 as a way for The Women’s Board to recognize individuals who have made exceptional volunteer and philanthropic contributions for the benefit of the Opera. A member of the Miller family presents the Award at the much-anticipated annual Founders’ Award Luncheon, attended by approximately 200 people and featuring vocal artists from a current production. Proceeds from the event directly support the Opera’s annual operating budget. This Luncheon has been listed among the top 100 most powerful events in the DFW area.

Past Recipients
1991 Elsa von Seggern
1992 Sis and Plack Carr
1993 Martha and Frank Pitts
1994 Mrs. Bessylee Penland
1995 Margot and Bill Winspear
1996 Mrs. Somers von Behren
1997 Arlene and John Dayton
1998 Mrs. Betty Upton Hudson
2000 Dorothy and Plato Karayanis
2001 Joyce and Harvey Mitchell
2003 Patty and Marty Weiland
2004 Joyce and C.H. Moore
2005 Linda and Bill Custard
2006 Diane and Harold Brierley
2007 Nancy Hamon
2008 Patti and John Cody
2009 Ruben Esquivel
2010 Marnie and Kern Wildenthal
2011 Sara and David Martineau
2013 Joy and Ronald Mankoff
2014 Carol and Don Glendenning
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