Living With Bob: A Salute to Robert A. Wilson

Living With Bob: A Salute to Robert A. Wilson

Living With Bob: A Salute to Robert A. Wilson

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  • On August 4, 2015
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The Aging Mind Foundation is pleased to announce that over $300,000 was raised at the inaugural Aging Mind Foundation’s fundraiser held on February 21st at the Joule Hotel. The evening, entitled “Living With Bob: A Salute to Robert A. Wilson,” celebrated the leadership and notable accomplishments of renowned Dallas executive Robert A. Wilson while also raising awareness of the Aging Mind Foundation.

Very special guests of the February 2015 gala were Mr. Wilson’s wife, Laura Wilson, and son, award-winning actor Owen Wilson. The Honorary Chair was noted architect Bill Booziotis and the event was chaired by Laree Hulshoff, Barbara Daseke and Barbara Buzzell. Well-known media personality Bob Ray Sanders, associate editor and senior columnist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and longtime friend of the Wilson family, was the master of ceremonies. Sanders is also a former KERA reporter, producer and station manager.

The following information details the 2015 sponsors of “Living with Bob” as well as the honorary chair, co-chairs and committee members. The support of these entities and individuals contributed to the paramount success of this event.


Presenting Sponsor – The Joule Hotel
Media Sponsors – KERA and PaperCity

Museum Tower
Belvedere Vodka

Diamond – $50,000

Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer


Sapphire – $25,000

Barbara and Don Daseke

Crystal – $10,000

NFJ Investment Group, an Allianz Global Investors Company
Jennifer and Coley Clark
Peggy Dear
Claire Dewar

Claudia and Ira Goldfarb
Hodges Partners
Museum Tower

Quartz – $6,000

Chela Abdallah
Marilyn and Tom August
Autumn Leaves Memory Care
Booziotis & Company Architects
John Clutts and Sami Arslanlar, M.D.
Nancy Dedman
Tammy Cotton Hartnett and Will Hartnett
Jo Marie Lilly

Vicki and Brian Miller
Margot and H. Ross Perot
Mary and Robert Potter
Carol and Frank Riddick III
Maxine and Ben Trowbridge
University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. David Daniel
Dr. Denise Park
Dr. Hobson Wildenthal


A Fresh Approach
Big D Party Rentals
Belvedere Vodka
Home Health Companions
Needle in a Haystack
Neiman Marcus Downtown
Premier Transportation

BvB Dallas
The Buzzell Company
ESPA at the Joule
Sfuzzi Dallas
Suite 206 Luxury Event Rentals
SWOON, the studio
Valdivia Ventures

Honorary Chair

Bill Booziotis


Barbara Buzzell
Barbara Daseke
Laree Hulshoff

Event Committee

Jo Marie Lilly
Caleen Mathura
Holly Hull Miori

Lisa Shardon
Shelle Sills
Julie Tregoning

Host Committee Members

Jo Marie Lilly, chair
Chela Abdallah
Janet Bade
Rocky Chesnutt and Tony Narvarte
Jennifer and Coley Clark
John Clutts and Sami Arslanlar, M.D.
Peggy Dear
Claire and Dwight Emanuelson
Holly Forsythe
Joyce Goss
Tammy Cotton Hartnett and Will Hartnett

Jannah Hodges
Amy and Howard Klion
Muffin and John Lemak
Karen Lussier
Pat and Charles McEvoy
Ginger Reeder
Carol and Frank Riddick
Capera Ryan
Debbie Ryan
D’Andra Simmons
Ashley Tatum
Maxine and Ben Trowbridge


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