2012 - Myrna D. Schlegel and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Myrna D. Schlegel and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Recipients of TWU's Tenth Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award
From supporting community organizations to furthering education, Myrna Schlegel and Kim Schlegel Whitman are a dynamic Dallas mother/daughter duo who live by the family philosophy, “to whom much has been given, much will be required.”
Myrna serves as chairman of the Schlegel Horizon Foundation, promoting education and entrepreneurship; was director of Pavestone Company; president of pC Corporate Management Group, L.P.; and president of Health Care Financial Corporation. A registered nurse, Myrna is a graduate of specialized health administration programs at SMU and the University of Texas. She is a published columnist, serves on numerous boards, and is the recipient of the Jewish Hospital Humanitarian Award, Tom Landry Award for Excellence in Volunteerism, and Outstanding Philanthropist Award.
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman is an author of five published books, community leader, lifestyle entrepreneur, and editor-at-large for “Southern Living.” She launched and sold RSVP Soiree Luxury Event Rentals and took RSVP Social Calendar online. Featured in national publications and on television, Kimberly also has a daily radio segment on KVIL 103.7 Lite FM. Active with many organizations, she has been honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the American Heart Association, The Little Flower Rose Award for Women Who Make a Difference, and the Women That Soar Award.