CONTACT kicked-off its 45th Anniversary with a remarkable and successful 2012 Spirit of CONTACT Luncheon, From Breaking Point to Turning Point: Celebrating HOPE. This year’s Spirit of CONTACT Award was proudly presented to Jan and Fred Hegi and Texas Health Resources for their outstanding leadership and support in the Greater Dallas community and significant impact through their work in the area if human services.
CONTACT’s signature event achieved success through the active and enthusiastic committee leadership. Luncheon co-chairs Meredith Camp and Tucker Enthoven along with supporting committee members: Julie Bagley, Susan Farris, Jennifer Tobin and Connie Stephens spotlighted CONTACT’s mission of hope with the motivational and inspiring couple Lee and Bob Woodruff.
Special thanks to our extraordinary 2012 Host Committee for their support and outreach in building awareness of the CONTACT services and programs in the community.
As CONTACT continues to celebrate its 45th Anniversary, we hope you will continue to help us fulfill our mission to serve people every day from teens to seniors facing daily life challenges. Through 24-hour free confidential listening, comfort, and a connection to resources, education, and emergency assistance, we give people the ability to take back control of their lives, by attending one of our upcoming events or participating in our 45th Anniversary Annual Giving Campaign that will kick off next month.
Please watch this video, produced by Chick-Fil-A, that represents CONTACT’s mission and illustrates that everyone has a story, and especially that each one of us has a CONTACT story. We thank Chick-Fil-A for allowing us to share this very impactful video! Every Life Has a Story
For more information on upcoming events or how you can donate to CONTACT, please visit: www.contactcrisisline.org
Click here to look at the pictures from the 2012 Spirit of CONTACT Luncheon!
Fred Hegi is the founding partner of Wingate Partners, a partnership that takes controlling interests in under-performing companies and companies in industries going through structural change. For the past sixteen years, he has been Chairman of United Stationers and serves on the boards of Texas Capital Bancshares, Hallmark Cards, Drew Industries and Austin Industries. He is Chairman of Communities Foundation of Texas and serves as a trustee of SMU, AT&T Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, UT Southwestern Foundation and the UT System Chancellors Executive Council.
Jan Hegi is an active member of the Dallas community including the Dallas Woman’s Club, the Dallas Garden Club, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association, and the SMU Alumni Association. Jan has served as chair of InterFaith Housing Coalition, a past member of the Contact board and is a co-founder of The Stewpot Alliance. She is an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The system’s primary service area consists of 16 counties in north central Texas, home to more than 6.2 million people.
Texas Health has 24 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, employs more than 21,500 people, and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals. Texas Health continually reaches out beyond the walls of its hospitals to collaborate with business leaders, policy makers and consumers to develop collaborative approaches to health care that will improve the health of the people in the communities they serve.
Bob Woodruff joined ABC News in 1996 and has covered major stories throughout the country and around the world for the network. He was named co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight in December 2005. On January 29, 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq.
In February 2007, just thirteen months after being wounded in Iraq, Woodruff returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports. The hour-long, primetime documentary chronicled his traumatic brain injury (TBI), his painstaking recovery, and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries.
Woodruff continues to cover traumatic brain injuries for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms and was honored with a Peabody Award in 2008 for his reporting on the subject. Since returning to the air, Woodruff has reported from around the globe focusing on subjects ranging from climate impact, environmental policy, political debate and world events.
Lee Woodruff, is co-author of the best-selling book, In an Instant. Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing together on national television and radio since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-
Woodruff is a contributing editor for ABC’s Good Morning America, reporting on a variety of home and family related topics. She recently published her second book, Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress.
At present, Woodruff lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and four children.