The Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas 30th Annual Dallas Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel co-chaired by Kara Goss and Jennifer Karol.
This year's Annual Luncheon was motivating and inspirational with our Keynote speaker, Soledad O'Brien.
This event has raised over $1,300,000. Funds raised will be used to help provide essential healthcare and health education services to women, men, and young people who rely on Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, No. Matter. What.DONATE TODAY
Award-Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur &
Host of the Weekly Syndicated Political Show Matter of Fact
Through the power of storytelling, Soledad O’Brien brings a fresh perspective on diverse and contemporary issues to foster change in your own community or organization.
As the host of the Sunday morning syndicated political show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people and events of the day. A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America. While also appearing as host on PBS NewsHour and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel as a correspondent. A prominent philanthropist, Soledad is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition and expenses for young women.
Soledad is also contributing editor, reporting in-depth news magazine pieces for PBS NewsHour and correspondent for HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. In 2010, she wrote a critically-acclaimed memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities, which chronicles her biggest reporting moments and how her upbringing and background have influenced these experiences. O'Brien came to CNN from NBC News where she anchored the network’s Weekend Today.
THE GERTRUDE HUMANITARIAN AWARD:
Suzanne Perot McGee
Suzanne Perot McGee is a Dallas based fundraiser, volunteer, and philanthropist. Currently, Suzanne is a Director of Petrus Asset Management, which oversees the Perot Companies' business activities, and The Perot Foundation.
Suzanne has been a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas for over 20 years and served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. Suzanne, along with her siblings, is one of the founding donors to The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which is named in honor of her parents. She was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Episcopal School of Dallas and is the past co-chair of the school's $75 million dollar Comprehensive Campaign. She is a passionate supporter of the North Texas Food Bank, public radio and her alma mater, Vanderbilt University where she is a member of the Board of Trust. Suzanne supports numerous institutions in Dallas and beyond with a focus on education, women's health, and the arts. Suzanne and her husband Patrick were the 2015 "Destiny Award" recipients for Leadership as honored by the St. Phillips School and Community Center of Dallas.
Inspired by two incredible role models, her parents, Margot and Ross Perot, Suzanne is committed to giving back and to leading a life of purpose. The McGee's have four children two sons, and two daughters.