San Antonio luncheon to honor former U.S. Sec. of State Rex Tillerson

Judy Woodruff to lead A Conversation With a Living Legend interview at MD Anderson benefit

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center marks the 10th year of A Conversation With a Living Legend® in San Antonio with a luncheon honoring former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in an interview with “PBS NewsHour” anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff. The event is scheduled 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St.

Barbara and Alan Dreeben, Paige and Marc Sachs, Lisa and Kelly Sechler and Allison and Josh Zeller are co-chairs of the event, with fundraising nearing a $750,000 goal. Proceeds will support
MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program®, a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of scientific discoveries into clinical advances that save patients’ lives.

Honorary chairs include Peggy and Lowry Mays and Charline and Red McCombs. Mary and Bob Worth, Clint and Jessica Worth and Jordan and Brian Arriaga are immediate past chairs; founding chairs are Kim and Clyde Johnson IV and Paula and Clyde Johnson III.

A Conversation With a Living Legend®, a signature MD Anderson benefit event, has raised more than
$40 million across the country in cities such as Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., with approximately $4 million raised in San Antonio. This year, businesses and individuals throughout the San Antonio area have offered generous support of MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer through a variety of sponsorship levels:

Title Sponsor: Lewis Energy

Presenting Sponsors

  • Barbara and Alan Dreeben
  • Mays Family Foundation 
  • Frost Bank, Kelley and Pat Frost, Jimmie Ruth and Dick Evans, Nancy Loeffler
  • Red McCombs Automotive
  • W. Darrell Willerson Jr., M.D.
  • Worth & Associates / Worth Family

Secretary of State

  • Claire and John Alexander
  • Margery L. Block
  • Norma and Harry Longwell
  • Silver Eagle Distributors LP
  • The Gambrinus Company


  • Food Safety Net Services
  • Eleanor and Scott Petty
  • The Renick Trust
  • Valero
  • Rene and Marty Wender
  • Sachs-Sechler-Zeller


  • Ruth and Edward Austin
  • C.H. Guenther & Son
  • Friends of the Dreebens
  • Gary Woods

Eagle Scout

  • Argo Group
  • Beth and Randy Baetz
  • Phyllis and Jamie Browning
  • Michele and Randy Cadwallader
  • Sally and Rhew Dooley
  • Michelle and John Engler
  • Laura and Lew Moorman 
  • Luther King Capital Management
  • Marti Obrien
  • Dru and Marvin Pipkin
  • Sue and Dudley Snyder
  • Sterling and Dubrof Group / Morgan Stanley
  • Whataburger
  • Karen Lee and David Zachry


  • Avalon Investment and Advisory / Kim and Lance Lubel
  • Courtney and John Beauchamp
  • Weezie and Malcolm Chesney
  • Julian Gold
  • Tena and Jim Gorman
  • Olive Anne and Tres Kleberg / Courtney and Mark Watson
  • Jet Linx
  • Kim and Clyde Johnson IV /Paula and Clyde Johnson III
  • Amelita and David Mauze
  • Jane and Joe McFarlane
  • Nelson Wood Gosdin - Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP
  • Kathy and Dick Schlosberg
  • Jocelyn and Joe Straus Jr.
  • UT Health San Antonio
  • UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • Ann Brennand Watson
  • The Zoch Family