Sammons Park Reflecting Pool

The Campaign to Build the Center

The AT&T Performing Arts Center raised gifts of $1 million or more from more than 134 Dallas families, corporations and foundations—an unprecedented achievement in a campaign of this kind. Today, these donors are recognized permanently in the Donor Reflecting Pool located in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, the 10-acre park that unites the Center’s venues, gratefully recognizing their generous contribution to this historic project in perpetuity.

The Founding Family Donor Program was launched at the campaign’s inception in November 2000 and concluded in 2004 with 44 Founding Families, all making gifts of $1 million and above.

Founding Family Donors

Ruth and Ken Altshuler
Doris Bass, the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation
Boeckman Family, through the Boeckman Family & JFM Foundations
Diane and Hal Brierley
Toni and Norman Brinker
Nancy and Clint Carlson
Mary Anne and Richard Cree
Linda and Bill Custard and Frank Pitts
Arlene and John Dayton
Brad Dyer III, through the Bradbury Dyer III Foundation
Rosemary and Roger Enrico
Amy and Vernon Faulconer
Candice and Robert Haas
Fanchon and Howard Hallam
Gene and Jerry Jones
Kim Hiett Jordan
Barbara and Mark Lemmon
Joy and Ronald Mankoff
Nancy Cain Marcus
Phyllis and Tom McCasland
Mrs. Eugene McDermott
Juanita and Henry S. Miller, Jr. and
the Miller Family
Dana and Charles Nearburg
Paulos Foundation, honoring Angela D. Paulos
Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.
Nelda Cain Pickens
Caren Prothro, through the Vin and Caren Prothro Family Foundation
Deedie and Rusty Rose
Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay
Stemmons Family, through the Stemmons Foundation
Ted Strauss and the Strauss Family
Margaret and Jack Sweet
Debbie and John Tolleson
Ellen and Don Williams
Jean Wilson
Margot and Bill Winspear
Mary and Bob Wright
Dee and Charles Wyly
Cheryl and Sam Wyly
Anonymous Founding Families (4)

The Cornerstone Donor Program was established in fall 2004 under the leadership of Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr., and was successfully completed in December 2006.

Cornerstone Donors

Jane and Ron Beneke Family
The Robert H. Dedman Family
Leah and Jerry Fullinwider
Hegi Family Foundation
Cinda and Tom Hicks
J.L. and Sydney Thweatt Huffines
The Jerry R. Junkins Family Foundation
The Irvin L. Levy and Kenneth L. Schnitzer Families
Nancy and Kenton McGee, Alexandra and Robert Lavie and the McGee Foundation
The Murchison Family
Virginia and Robert Payne Family
Margot and Ross Perot
Boone Pickens
Caren Prothro
Cindy and Howard Rachofsky
Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones
Peggy and Leonard Riggs
Sue Gill Rose in honor of Margaret McDermott
Peggy and Carl Sewell
Annette and Harold Simmons
Jane and Bud Smith
Gayle and Paul Stoffel
Bea and Ray Wallace
Donna M. Wilhelm
Kathy and Rodney Woods
Anonymous (2)

Capstone Donors

The Alberts Family
Alice W. and Richard D. Bass
Tricia and Gil Besing
Nancy and Randy Best
Molly Byrne
The James M. Collins Family
Gina and Scott Ginsburg
Nancy B. Hamon
Hillcrest Foundation, Founded by Mrs. W. W. Caruth, Sr.
Anne and Lee Hobson
Marguerite Steed Hoffman, in memory of Edmund Hoffman and in honor of Margaret McDermott
Jennifer and Doug Houser
Harriet and Buddy Jeffers
Joyce and Larry Lacerte
Carole and John Ridings Lee
Ann and Cary Maguire
Linda Marcus
Ann Swisher and Michael McGehee
Ellen and John McStay
Michel L. Mullen and Family
Nancy and David Haemisegger
Alice and Erle Nye
Helen and Frank Risch
Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers
Shannon and Ted Skokos
Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Family Foundation
Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation
Joanna and Peter Townsend
The Harriet Lang and Jos. Irion Worsham Family

Corporations and Foundations

Alon USA
American Airlines
Bank of America
Brinker International
Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas Leadership Banking Partnership
The Dallas Opera Landmark Fund
Dean Foods Company
Eugene McDermott Foundation
Flagship Corporate Alliance
Hillcrest Foundation
Hoblitzelle Foundation
Chase and J.P. Morgan
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Landmark Foundation Partnership
The Meadows Foundation
Neiman Marcus
Once Upon a Time…
Perkins-Prothro Foundation
The Rosewood Foundation
Sammons Enterprises, Inc.
Texas Instruments

The Pillar Program offered a unique opportunity for community support of the extraordinary campaign to build the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  All Pillar Donors are recognized on the digital signage in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park.


Wendy and Tom Engibous
John P. Harbin
Carolyn and Roger Horchow
Joyce and Harvey Mitchell
Nancy and John Penson
Anonymous Family


Tory and Dick Agnich
Carol and Bruce Calder
Ana and Don Carty
Bonnie Cobb
Jennifer and John Eagle
Bess and Ted Enloe
Melissa and Trevor Fetter
Susan and William Montgomery
Raymond D. Nasher
Leslie and Howard Schultz
Diane and John Scovell
Gay and Bill Solomon
Pat and Pat Weber
Anonymous Families (2)


Penny and Anthony Atkiss
Ginger and Jack Blanton
Mrs. W. Plack Carr, Sr.
Dianne Cash
Kay and Elliot Cattarulla
Dickinson Family
Barbara and Steven H. Durham
Sally and Tom Dunning
Jeanne and Sanford Fagadau
Nita and John Ford
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas
Joyce and Stephen Goldmann
Sheila and Joseph M. Grant
Dr. Myra Barker Hull and Mr. Robert Hull
Susan and Bob Kaminski
Jane and Barron Kidd
Cece and John Ford Lacy
Bobby Lyle
Charlene and Tom Marsh
Shirley and William McIntyre
Bob Nickell
Ruth and Jay Pack
Dianne and Don Patterson
Trevor Pearlman
Jessie and Charles Price
Jeanne Rembert
Patricia and Jed Rosenthal
Pat and Peter Schenkel
Betty and Pomeroy Smith
Nancy and George Shutt
Carl J. and Lois B. Thomsen
Lisa and Kenny Troutt
Mary Watson-Stone


Elaine and Neils Agather
Marilyn Augur
Diane and David Biegler
Dr. Joanne Stroud Bilby
Whitney and Christian Brunet with Margaret and Chad Dayton in honor of
Arlene and John Dayton
Sara Crimson
David and Mara Deniger
Gail Ewing
Rebecca and Barron Fletcher
Carol and Jeffrey Heller
Dr. Linda Hunt Hester
Jerry R. and Constance A. Klemow Foundation
Leslie and Michael Lanahan
Helen K. and Robert G. McGraw
William F. Miller III, Patricia L. Miller, Joshua W. Miller, Abby M. Miller, Bridget Miller, James W. Miller
The Mulford Family
Barbara and John Page
Michal and Loyd Powell
Jacqueline Sewell
Phyllis and Ron Steinhart


Carol and Steve Aaron
Bickel & Brewer Foundation
Drs. Anne and Alan Bromberg
Holly and Doug Brooks
Susan and Stephen Butt
Catherine Carr
Jennifer and Coley Clark
Jeanne Marie Clossey
Joni and Robert Cohan
Tucker and Rich Enthoven
Alfredo Flores
Holly and Stormy Greef
Randi and Edward Halsell
Sonia and Sam Hamra
Geri and John Herbert
Angela and John Howell
Audrey and Norman Kaplan
Rita and Jack Klein
Tracey and Aaron Kozmetsky
Liza and Will Lee
Diana and Todd Maclin
Sara and David F. Martineau
Lynn and Allan McBee
June and Peter McGuire
Su-Su and Jerry Meyer
Maribess and Jerry Miller
Cynthia and Tom Mitchell
Maggie Rowton Molitor
Paige and William Montgomery
David E. Morales, MD
Ruth and Brian Mutch
Melanie and Jim Myers
Charlene and Roger Nanney
North Texas Business for Culture and Arts and the
Leadership Arts Class of 2008
Ginger and Patcick O’Brien
Jane and Thomas O’Toole
Joseph Gale Pacetti, honoring Christina Seeger Pacetti
Lucilo A. Pena and Lee A. Cobb
Christine and Joe Popolo
Diane and Maury Purnell
Mary Stewart and James Ramsey
Pat and David Reed
Sherry and Brooks Reed
Betty and Gerard Regard
The Ritz-Carlton Dallas
Mrs. Ruth Robinson
Marilyn and Donald H. Schaffer
Jan and Jim Showers
Melissa and Paul Stewart
Norma and Don Stone
Lynn and Jim Stroud
Barbara and Robert Sypult
Sarah and Donald Warnecke
Katie and Bill Weaver
Jane and Otto Wetzel
Laura and John Whitley
Karen and Jim Wiley
Penny L. Youngblood and Nancy E. Pearce

The Landmark Foundation Partnership Donors gave between $25,000 and $500,000 to the campaign to build the AT&T Performing Arts Center. All Landmark Foundation Partnership Donors are recognized on the digital signage in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park.

Founders Partner

Constantin Foundation
The Goddard Foundation
Pollock Foundation

Cornerstone Partner

The Dallas Foundation
Fidelity Foundation
Jordan Family Foundation
Roy and Chrsitine Sturgis Chairitable & Educational Trust
Ruth C. and Charles S. Sharp Foundation
George and Fay Young Foundation

Century Partner

Adeline and George McQueen Foundation
Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust
Ed Haggar Family Foundation
Hawn Foundation
Helen Irwin Littauer Educational & Charitable Trust
Hoglund Foundation
J.M. Haggar, Jr. Family Foundation
Lyndhurst Foundation
Wal-Dot Foundation

Flagship Partner

Bryant and Nancy Hanley Foundation
Richard D. Bass Foundation
Thompson and Knight Foundation

The Flagship Corporate Alliance together raised $5 million for the campaign to build the AT&T Performing Arts Center. All Flagship Corporate Alliance donors are recognized on the digital signage in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park and as a group in the Donor Reflecting Pool.


Bank of America Exxon Mobil


Commercial Metals Company
Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
Ebby Halliday, Realtors
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Mary Kay, Inc.
One Arts Plaza
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Tenet Healthcare Foundation


Baker Botts, LLP
Bank of Texas
BBVA Compass
Comerica Bank
Crescent Real Estate Equities
Ernst & Young
Frost Bank
Grant Thornton
Jackson Walker LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Northern Trust
PlainsCapital Bank
Southwest Airlines
The Staubach Company
todd.event design.creative services
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Wells Fargo, N.A.
Winstead PC