A Conversation With a Living Legend® originated in North Texas in 1990 with a live interview concept aimed not only to entertain but also to increase awareness of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center while raising funds to support its mission to end cancer. The event's successful format has generated a total of more than $35 million through events in Dallas; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas, Nevada; Atlanta, Georgia; Houston; and San Antonio.
The next series of events will be held in Fall 2018. Details will be posted on this page when they become available.
Dallas Living Legend Luncheon - Sept. 14, 2017
Architect, artist and engineer Santiago Calatrava, Ph.D., was the honoree at a Sept. 14 luncheon featuring an interview with Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of "PBS NewsHour." Proceeds support MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program™, a comprehensive effort to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care.
Event Chair: Su-Su Meyer, Dallas
Presenting Sponsors: Andrews Distributing and Lyda Hill
Red Carpet Underwriters: Rosewood Corporation and Sewell Automotive
Houston Living Legend Dinner – Nov. 15, 2017
Broadcast journalist Janet Shamlian led the Nov. 15 conversation with philanthropist Rich Kinder, executive chairman of Kinder Morgan Inc. The dinner event broke the fundraising record for past Living Legend events throughout Texas, raising approximately $1.3 million.
Co-chairs: Denise Monteleone and Ellie and Michael Francisco
Honorary Co-chairs: Patsy Fourticq, Barbara and Charles Hurwitz, Kelli Kickerillo and Todd Forester, Joan Schnitzer Levy and Cyvia Wolff
Valet Parking Underwriter: Sewell Automotive
San Antonio Living Legend Luncheon – Nov. 28, 2017
A Nov. 28 luncheon honored UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven, interviewed by Fox News' Chris Wallace. The event featured remarks by William Henrich, M.D., president, UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) and honored police officers from UTHSA and UT San Antonio for their help in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.
Co-chairs: Kathy and Bill Johnson and Marsha and John H. Shields
Honorary Chairs: Mary and Bill Henrich, Kelly and Marshall Hicks, Peggy and Lowry Mays, Charline and Red McCombs
Founding Chairs: Kim and Clyde Johnson IV and Paula and Clyde Johnson III
Title Sponsor: The Lewis Energy Group and The Rod & Kim Lewis Foundation