Bolin Family Luncheon Raises $73,000 in Scholarships

The Bolin Family 2018 Public Life Personal Faith Lecture and Luncheon, featuring bestselling author and leadership expert Joseph Jaworski of Austin, filled SMU’s Mack Ballroom to capacity on Feb. 2. The annual event, which included an engaging dialogue on servant leadership between Mr. Jaworski and Perkins Dean Craig C. Hill, raised approximately $73,000 in financial aid for the new Perkins Scholars initiative.

Pictured on the right is the inaugural class of Perkins Scholars, recognized during the luncheon, includes (from left): Madison Garcia of Longview, Tex.; Benjamin McCoy of Catoosa, Okla.; Anna Bundy of Trinity, NC; Chase Burns of Sherwood, Ark.; Nick McRae of LaFayette, Ga.; Kristina Roth of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; and Ashley Smith of Irving. Not pictured are Brandy Stevens of Nederland; Susie Morales of Houston; and Ellen Thornburg of Houston.

Save the Date: The Bolin Family 2019 Public Life Personal Faith Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. The featured guest will be Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS NewsHour, who will be interviewed by Peggy Wehmeyer, former national news religion reporter for ABC’s World News Tonight. For table sponsorship, information, and registration, contact, John Martin at or 214-768-2026.