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Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 pm

Hilton Anatole Hotel
Dallas, TX  75207

Joyce Goss | Selwyn Rayzor

Join us for the 28th Dallas Annual Awards Luncheon. Our signature event directly supports Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas' healthcare and education services for women, men and young people in North and Central Texas.

Sponsorships and Tickets are no longer available.

Please call 214-302-8382 for any inquiries.




Cynthia Nixon, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner, is a star of stage, screen, and television. From her iconic role as “Miranda” in HBO’s Sex and the City, to her performances on Broadway in Rabbit Hole

and The Little Foxes, to her critically acclaimed roles in recent films A Quiet Passion and James White, Cynthia is an artist of the highest order.

In 2017, Cynthia was recognized by the NYT as one of the “10 Best Actors of the Year” and the National Society of Film Critics as runner up for Best Actress for her role as Emily Dickinson in Terrence Davies’ A Quiet Passion. She also won the Tony Award (her second) for Best Featured Actress in a Play as well as the Drama Desk Award for her performance in Lillian Helman’s The Little Foxes for Broadway’s Manhattan Theater Club.

For her role in Josh Mond’s feature James White, Nixon was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress and the film won the NEXT Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Other recent feature film credits include The Only Living Boy in New York, Stockholm, Pennsylvania, Rampart, and 5 Flights Up.

Beginning in 1998, Cynthia starred as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s Sex and the City, a role that garnered her two Emmy Awards, two SAG Awards, and five Golden Globe nominations.  She then went on to co-star in the two Sex and the City films. Also on television, Nixon received rave reviews as Nancy Reagan in the 2016 film Rod Lurie’s Killing Reagan (Critics Choice nomination) and HBO’s Warm Springs (Golden Globe and SAG nominations).

Nixon’s stage career includes starring roles in over 40 plays, 10 on Broadway, four Tony Award nominations, and two wins. She’s a part of theatrical legend for pulling double duty in Mike Nichols’s Broadway productions of Hurlyburly (in which she played the first act) and The Real Thing (in which she played the second) – at just 18 years old. In 2015, she made her directorial debut with Rasheeda Speaking, followed by Steve, and Motherstruck, which Cynthia developed and directed for the Culture Project.

Cynthia was awarded the 2009 Best Spoken Word Grammy for her recording of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. In addition to her work as an artist, she is noted for her advocacy and political activism.


The Gertrude Shelburne Humanitarian Award


Lyda Hill is a Dallas entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the only single woman to make the 2013 Philanthropy list of most generous donors. She currently serves as president of LH Holdings and is the namesake of the Lyda Hill Foundation, dedicated to making 

transformational advances in nature and science research and improving local communities.

Miss Hill began her career in 1967 when she founded Hill World Travel, which was one of the largest Travel agencies in the country when it was sold in 1982.  She subsequently served as president of Seven Falls, developed and constructed the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center in Colorado Springs, and invested significantly in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Believing that ‘science is the answer,’ Miss Hill also founded the Oklahoma Breast Care Center, and funded and launched Remeditex Ventures, an early stage biotech fund.

In recent years, Miss Hill has focused her life sciences philanthropic efforts on game-changing advances including a $50 million pledge to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Moon Shots Program, a $20 million grant to her alma mater, The Hockaday School, to fund a STEM program, $3 million to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic, $25 million to UT Southwestern to start the Lyda Hill Bioinformatics department, as well as grants to fund efforts by the Nature Conservancy and Pew Charitable Trusts. Locally, she has been instrumental in the funding and development of Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, among others. For a complete list of Miss Hill’s affiliations and honors, please visit www.lydahillfoundation.org.

As part of her desire to leave a lasting mark on society, Miss Hill became a member of The Giving Pledge in 2010 and has pledged to donate the entirety of her wealth to charity. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the prestigious President’s Volunteer Action Award and an appointment on President Ronald Reagan’s Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives for her project, The Volunteer Connection, the Linz Award and the YPO Global Impact Award.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is grateful to Miss Hill for all she has done to better our community. Her generosity has enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands of Planned Parenthood clients across Texas, helping to give all of us a healthier future.


Dallas Leadership Council Founding Members:

Becca Delozier | Autumn East | Alex Kalebjian 

Soraya Quiroga | Anders Smith | Katie Tinch

For more information or to reserve a sponsorship, contact our Development office at 214-302-8382 or email [email protected].