Mother, Daughter Honored at TWU Luncheon

by Joy Donovan on February 20, 2012

Attending the announcement of the luncheon honorees were Dr. Ann Stuart, Texas Woman's Univeristy chancellor and president; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; Myrna D. Schlegel; Kimberly Schlegel Whitman; Norm Bagwell, Chairman and CEO, Bank of Texas; and Virginia Chandler Dykes.

DALLAS _ Myrna D. Schlegel and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman have been named the recipients of the 10th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, an honor bestowed by Texas Woman’s University (  and the Texas Woman’s University Foundation.  

Texas Woman’s University Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart will present the award at the Virginia Chandler Dykes 10thAnniversary luncheon event Thursday at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave.  

Established in 2002, the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award is given annually to Dallas leaders with a life-long commitment to improving the quality of life in the community and to furthering the importance of education.  The award recognizes the life work of Virginia Chandler Dykes as an outstanding health care provider whose professional and civic achievements represent a lifetime committed to helping others.  Past award recipients are Joel Allison, 2011; Kathleen Mason, 2010; Caroline Rose Hunt, 2009; T. Boone Pickens, 2008; Lindalyn Adams, 2007; Dr. and Mrs. Kern Wildenthal, 2006; Gretchen Minyard Williams and J.L. “Sonny” Williams, 2005; Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, 2004; and Susan and Charles Cooper, 2003. 

Myrna D. Schlegel and her daughter Kimberly Schlegel Whitman are a Dallas mother/daughter duo, who have served in leadership roles within the community.   

Myrna, chairwoman of the Schlegel Horizon Foundation, serves as director of Pavestone Company; president of pC Corporate Management Group, L.P.; and president of Health Care Financial Corporation.  A registered nurse, Myrna is also a licensed long-term care administrator in both Texas and Ontario, having specialized in health administration programs.  She has served as chairwoman of the board of  the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the advisory board of Crystal Charity Ball.

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, recently named editor-at-large for Southern Living, donates her time to many charitable organizations including The Tiffany Circle and the board of the American Red Cross, The President’s Council of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and the North Texas Food Bank. Kimberly launched an event  company and still maintains a list of Dallas’ charitable events at  She has published five books and has a daily radio segment on a Dallas radio station.

 Tickets for the February 16 luncheon are $175 and $250.  For more information, call 940-898-3851 or email

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