2017 Aging Mind Foundation Gala

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Presented by

The Joule Hotel


2017 Gala Honoree Announced

George Kline grew up in Fort Worth, TX and played soccer at Menlo College before completing degrees in business and economics at Austin College. George’s first job out of college was as a road manager for Kris Kristofferson, which he did for two years traveling the world. He eventually returned to Texas and moved to Dallas to work in television for KERA on a new show called Saturday Night Opry, which would eventually become the famed Austin City Limits. It was during this period that he met his wife Kristin, a UT alum and diehard Longhorns fan. They were married in 1977. In 1981, George struck out on his own starting The George Kline Company. For the next 20 years, George built a successful television production company and raised three children: Amanda, Willie and Luke. He won a number of Addys and many other awards for outstanding television commercials. Following his time in television, George worked in wealth management before retiring in 2012 from JP Morgan. George is now a grandfather to four. He lives in a memory care facility in Dallas where all of his daily needs are handled by a kind and professional staff.

Plan on Watching

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts Preview

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Go Wild on TOGO Island

Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 10.21.50 AMTogo Island is a popular target rich environment. It is a game-filled hunting haven between The Big Black River and the sprawling Mississippi River not far from Vicksburg, Mississippi. The hunting package is for 2 people for a 2-night stay at the hunting camp and 2 days of duck and deer hunting. An incredible experience provided by Lane Mitchell. Spend your nights lounging luxuriously by campfire with a favorite drink in hand followed by dinner, all inclusive in your stay on the island. With an abundance of game at your fingertips, enjoy life in nature at its fullest all the while being a part of a wild and untouched place. Togo is known as an island but is accessible by an all-weather road and is a six-hour drive from Dallas. The trip includes: meals and lodging, guides for duck and deer hunting and transportation while on Togo Island ( The date is to be mutually agreed upon. Suggested premium hunting time is December 15 – January 15. This package excludes transportation to Togo Island. Got game?

Haute Hosting at New Heights

Wine and dine in a Museum Tower luxury high-rise home. RSVP for eight of Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 10.21.38 AMyour nearest and dearest to enjoy a delicious five-course dinner curated by top chef, Junior Borges of The Joule, while sipping on special vintage wines expertly paired and provided by Harris Polakoff, expert sommelier from Pogo’s. Enjoy the musical accompaniment of Grammy-nominated composer, songwriter and pianist, Joslin Dsouza. This haute evening will take place at the home of Laree and Ben Fischer in their sky room designed by renowned architect, the late Bill Booziotis and interior designer, Barbara Daseke. The date is to be mutually agreed upon. Can you say, Cheers?



Who We Are

The focus of the Aging Mind Foundation is to address and support critical issues unique to the aging mind including research, treatment, education and advocacy.  Since 2015, the Aging Mind Foundation has raised nearly $700,000, with a generous grant going to the Center for Vital Longevity in 2015 and to the Center for Brain Health in 2016. Both grants were used to award Aging Mind Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships to further advancements in brain research. Our 2017 beneficiary will be the Baylor AT&T Memory Center.