About Us

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Current Nonprofit Boards:

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Lifetime Member of the Board of Visitors
Garden of the Gods Foundation

Past Nonprofit Boards:

American Heart Association, Chairman of Dallas & Texas Chapters
Arts Magnet High School, Advisory Board
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1985-1990, Leadership Dallas Chairman
Crystal Charity Ball, Chairman, 1975, Endowment Committee, 2007-2011
Easter Seal Society for Children, Chairman 1989-1990
Dallas Easter Seals JC Penney LPGA Skins Game, Creator, 1990
Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, Advisory Board
The Hockaday School, Honorary Board Member
Independent Sector, 1986-1992
Junior League of Dallas, President, 1982-1983
Junior League of Dallas Endowment Fund, Chairman
President’s Advisory Board for Private Sector Initiatives, 1986-1989
SMU School of Business, Advisory Board
Visiting Nurse Association, Chairman, Honorary Board Member
Volunteer Connection, Creator, 1985
Women’s Texas Golf Association, President
World President’s Foundation
World President’s Organization of Dallas, Chairman


  • “Do your givin’ while you’re livin’… then you’ll be knowin’ where it’s goin’.”

  • “The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities
    – a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.”

  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

  • “The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”

  • “The proper aim of giving is to put the recipients in a state where they no longer need our gifts.”

  • “Philanthropy is the practice of applying assets of knowledge, passion and wealth to bring about constructive change.”

  • “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

  • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

  • “Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.”

  • “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

  • “A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.”

  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

  • “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

  • “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

  • “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”