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.

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.