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2021 Annual Report


2021 New Awards

The contributions from our Legends and philanthropic partners are significant and play an integral role in our mission of supporting higher education and entrepreneurship in Texas. TBHF is pleased to announce several new Texas Business Hall of Fame scholar awards this year. Thank you all for your commitment to our program.

  • The Lucy Billingsley Future Texas Business Legend Award, the first award funded by a female TBHF Legend.
  • The James and Kathleen Collins & Vantage Bank Future Texas Business Legend Award
  • The Brett Wiggs Innovative Leadership Award, the first award in our organization’s history reserved for a CEO of excellence in the Texas start up community.
  • The AT&T Future Executive Leader of Distinction Award, in Honor of Randall Stephenson. While our awards traditionally focus on entrepreneurs, this award will target minorities who show record and promise in executive leadership in established organizations.
  • The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University, the first award partially funded by one of our high-education university partners.

2021 Award Donors
and Philanthropic Partners

Carlos and Malú Alvarez 

Legend, Class of 2010

Charlie Amato, Gary Dudley
and the SWBC Foundation

Legends, Class of 2013

Greg Armstrong 

Legend, Class of 2015


in honor of Richard W. Fisher
Legend, Class of 2019

Lucy Billingsley

Legend, Class of 2017

The Chao Family

Legend, Class of 2018

James and Kathleen Collins
and Vantage Bank Texas

Board of Directors

Robert H. Dedman

Legend, Class of 1987

Douglas L. Foshee

Legend, Class of 2012

William E. “Bill” Greehey

Legend, Class of 2002

Martha and Doug Hawthorne
and the Hawthorne Foundation

Legend, Class of 2014


Legend, Class of 2013

The McFerrin Center For Entrepreneurship

University Partner, 2021

Lee Roy Mitchell
and the Mitchell Family Foundation

Legend, Class of 2011

Stewart Morris

Legend, Class of 1995

Mike A. Myers

Legend, Class of 2008

Harvey E. Najim

Legend, Class of 2010

John L. Nau, III

Legend, Class of 2012

Harry Pefanis
and the Pefanis Family

Legend, Class of 2015

Regina Rogers 

in honor of Ben J. Rogers
Legend, Class of 1991

Grady Rosier
and the McLane Company

Legend, Class of 2015

Jason L. Signor
and the Signor Family

TBHF Chairman, 2017

Kelcy Warren

Legend, Class of 2014

Brett Wiggs
and the Wiggs Family Foundation

Scholar, Class of 1993

2021 Event Sponsors

in honor of Randall Stephenson

John Paul DeJoria

Morton M. Meyerson
Family Foundation

Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation

in honor of 
John C. Goff and Randall Stephenson

Cami and John C. Goff,
Goff Capital, Inc.

Lenise and Randall Stephenson

Melinda and Greg Armstrong

in honor of Gerald Smith

Alejandra and Paul Foster

John L. Nau, III

Todd Wagner

In honor of Mark Cuban

J.P. Morgan

in honor of John C. Goff

Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.


in honor of John Paul DeJoria 


Aris Water

Articulate Strategic Communication,
LaRhesa Moon

Colleen C. Barrett

Carin and Todd Barth

Beta Academy

Big Sky Funds

Lucy and Henry Billingsley

Leland Burk

Canyon Ranch

Carolyn Faulk, A&C Plastics

Janet and Ernest H. Cockrell 

in honor of Gerald Smith


Jordan W. Cowman / Greenberg Traurig LLP

Crescent Real Estate LLC

Kevin Cumming

Demand Control 2 – Electricity Services & Products


Ernst & Young LLP

Tres Evans

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 

in honor of Gerald Smith


W. Carl Glaw GLO CPAs, LLLP

Cami And John C. Goff, Goff Capital, Inc. 

in honor of Morton H. Meyerson

GPG Ventures

Madeleine and Lawrence Hanrahan

Hilltop Opportunity Partners

Christine Hollinden, Hollinden & Smith, LLC

Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas

Juris Medicus, LLC

Lori and Jon Karp

Luther King / John Roach

Walter Kinzie

Locke Lord LLP

Patsy and Jack Martin 

in honor of Morton H. Meyerson

Whitney And Leigh Martin

McNair Interests 

in memory of Robert C. McNair, Sr.
Legend Class of 1997

Merit Energy Company

Messick Peacock & Associates

New York Life Insurance 

in honor of Gerald Smith


Primavera Resources

Rawls College of Business,
Texas Tech University

David Rodriguez

Regina Rogers / Lamar University 

in honor of Gerald Smith and
in loving memory of Ben Rogers

Rose Rougeau

The Sewell Family


Spencer Stuart

Spirit of Texas Bank

Susser Bank

in honor of John C. Goff and Morton H. Meyerson

Synaptic Management Inc.

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business, University of North Texas

Jessica and Adam Thorne


University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Welcome Group, LLC

Whitley Penn LLP

Zachry Group

David Bonderman

Anne And Albert Chao,
TT & WF Chao Foundation 

in honor of Gerald Smith

Molly And Jim Crownover 

in honor of Gerald Smith

Michael Dell 

Connie and David Girard-diCarlo 

in honor of Gerald Smith

Hicks Stone Foundation 

in honor of John C. Goff

Lori, Shira, Max, and Brady Karp 

in honor of Jon P. Karp

Renee and David Karp 

in honor of Jon P. Karp

Jason McCann

Larry M. Hanrahan, MD, MBA

1991 Award Recipient
TBHF Director & VP, Scholar Alumni Association

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

in honor of Morton H. Meyerson

Floresville Coffee Co.

Kate Weiser Chocolate

Kendra Scott

Pretty Thai 

Pristine Cleansing Sprays

Sunday Riley

Texas Monthly


Charitybuzz Auction

For the third year in a row, TBHF partnered with Charitybuzz, an online charity auction platform founded by Legend Todd Wagner.

This year, six Hall of Fame Legends participated in the auction by volunteering an afternoon of their time to meet with the highest bidder. This year’s participating Legends included David Bonderman, Mark Cuban, John Paul DeJoria, Michael Dell, Gary Kelly, and Randall Stephenson.

We are ecstatic to announce that this was a record-breaking year for us and we raised more than $267,000, which is four times what we raised the year prior.