About Us

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Association of Junior Leagues – Mary Harriman Award, 2015
SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility – J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award, 2015
City of Colorado Springs, CO – Awarded Key to the City, 2015
Center for BrainHealth Legacy Award, 2014
The Nature Conservancy – Bright Spot, 2014
Association of Fundraising Professionals Dallas – Philanthropist of the Year, 2013
Philanthropist of the Year, Colorado Springs, 2013
Southwestern Medical Foundation – Sprague Award, 2012
Jr. League of Dallas – Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011
Hollins University – Outstanding Alumnae, 2009
Volunteer Center of Dallas – Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Fundraiser of the Year, Dallas, 2007
Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. – Community Enhancement, 2007
Women of Influence – Colorado Springs Business Journal, 2005
Leadership Dallas – Outstanding Alumni Award, 2004
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – Distinguished Service Award, 2002
Northwood University – Outstanding Business Leader, 1999
Committee of 200 – Luminary Award for Philanthropic Innovator, 1998
Gazette Telegraph’s “Top Ten Women in Business in Colorado Springs,” 1996
Komen Foundation, Philanthropy Award, 1996
Outstanding Tourism Award – Colorado Springs, 1995
Partnership for Community Design, Colorado Springs, Colorado,-1995
Headliners of the Year Award from Fort Worth Press Club, 1993
Women’s Center – Maura Award, 1993
Newsmaker of the Year Award, Fort Worth, 1992
Best Real Estate Development in Fort Worth, 1992
Komen Foundation, Betty Ford Award, 1989
Governor’s Award, Outstanding Volunteer in Texas, 1988
Hockaday Distinguished Alumna Award, 1986
Historical Society Award of Excellence, 1986
Richardson Junior League Outstanding Volunteers, 1986
Best of America Award, 1985
President’s Volunteer Action Award, 1985

  • “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.”