Society / The Seen

Olympic Great Wows Dallas United Way’s Tocqueville Society

BY Karlie Morris // 07.21.16
photography Kristina Bowman

What: Tocqueville holds a special luncheon honoring former Olympic champion

Where: Hotel Crescent Court

Who: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas president and CEO, Jennifer Sampson; keynote speaker and former gold medalist Michael Johnson; Bill Morrison, Susan Hoff, Gary and Sara Ahr, Ginger Allen, Angela Lang, Babe Laufenberg, Deb Gibbins, Kit Sawers, David Seaton, Lisa Bottle, Jennifer and Jerry Hilton Sampson, Julie and Jim Turner, Anne Motsenbocker, Cecily Gooch, Carole and Scott Murray, Thierry and Yvonne Bosson, and Betsy Dixon

PC Moment: There was not an empty seat in the house. All eyes and ears were on keynote speaker Michael Johnson while he talked about his Olympic success and his support of the United Way organization. “There is nothing wrong with silver and bronze medals — I just don’t have any of those,” quipped Johnson, provoking a jovial uproar from the philanthropic set who surrounded him.

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