Children's Medical Center Plano, Legacy of Love event

Date/Time

April 09, 2022
11:30 AM until 02:00 PM

Location

Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West View map
6007 Legacy Drive,
Plano, TX, 75024

Additional Information

Description

Join the Children’s Medical Center Foundation in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Legacy of Love, hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano and benefiting Children’s Health. The event will be held at Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy WEST on Saturday, April 9, featuring a conversation with guest speaker Barbara Pierce Bush and local radio host, Krys Boyd as moderator.

Individual tickets are $150. Premier tickets and sponsorship opportunities start at $1,000 and some levels include a VIP Meet and Greet with Pierce Bush, and an exclusive invitation to attend the sponsor party at Tiffany’s in March.

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About Barbara Pierce Bush
Barbara Bush is an Executive-in-Residence at Schmidt Futures, a venture facility and foundation for public benefit focused on technology and society, shared prosperity, and scientific benefit. In this role, she supports racial justice, global health, and COVID-19 investments and programs, along with some of the world’s most talented entrepreneurs through the Entrepreneur in Residence program.

Barbara is co-founder and Board Chair of Global Health Corps (GHC), an organization that mobilizes young leaders to solve the world’s most pressing health issues. Barbara served as GHC’s CEO for its first 9 years. Bush and her co-founders are united by the belief that health is a human right and that their generation must build the world where this is realized. Since 2009, GHC has placed over 1,000 young leaders on the front lines of health equity in East Africa, Southern Africa, and the United States, developing a cadre of creative, effective, and compassionate change makers.

Before joining Global Health Corps’ founding team, Bush worked in educational programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, where she supported design-thinking and problem-solving programs for high school students and faculty across the US. She has worked with Red Cross Children’s Hospital in South Africa and UNICEF in Botswana. Bush is a member of the board of directors for Partners In Health and Friends of the Global Fight for AIDS, TB, and Malaria. She is a Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneur, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, and a fellow of the Echoing Green Foundation.

In 2011, Bush was named one of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year, in 2013 she was recognized as one of Newsweek’s Women of Impact, and in 2015 she was named to Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list. In October 2017, Bush released the number one NYTimes best seller Sisters First, a memoir she co-authored with her twin. In November 2019, Bush and her sister, Hager, released the children’s version of Sisters First, also a number one NYTimes best seller.

Barbara graduated from Harvard Kennedy School with a Master in Public Administration as a fellow with the Center for Public Leadership and Yale University with a BA in Humanities.

About Krys Boyd
Krys Boyd is host and managing editor of Think from KERA in Dallas – a position she’s held since 2006. To date, the national, call-in program can be heard on over 150 stations across the country. A graduate of Texas Christian University’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Krys began her career as a journalist along the U.S./Mexico border and returned to North Texas in 1999 to serve as News Director for Broadcast.com, and later Senior Producer of Broadcast News at Yahoo.

Krys joined KERA in 2001, hosting the nightly radio talk show Conversations. Later, she wrote and produced documentary and educational television programs, including the critically-acclaimed, nationally broadcast JFK: Breaking the News in 2003, and served as producer and co-host of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs program On The Record. She also hosted a weekly television version of Think from 2007-2011. Think has been honored with numerous local, state and national awards. Krys and her husband, Matt, live in Dallas and have four children.