D.C. Living Legend raises $5.2 million
Board of Visitors leadership drives record-breaking effort
Former President Bill Clinton and General Colin Powell were honored at A Conversation With a Living Legend® in Washington, D.C., April 21 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The bipartisan event raised $5.2 million for MD Anderson in a record-breaking effort led by event chairs Edwina and Tom Johnson, Beth and Wayne Gibbens, Diane and Paul Begala, Marlene and Fred Malek and Donna and Mack McLarty. Proceeds will fund cancer research within the institution’s Moon Shots Program, including a pilot Pancreatic Cancer Moon Shot.
“CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell emceed the program, which included remarks by UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven and MD Anderson President Ron DePinho, M.D.
Veteran television journalist Bob Schieffer led an onstage interview that touched on the intervention in Haiti, the problems associated with American poverty and expected challenges facing the nation’s next president. The Whiffenpoofs of Yale offered a rousing a cappella conclusion, followed by a seated dinner on the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Level.
- Diane and Paul Begala
- Beth and Wayne Gibbens
- Edwina and Tom Johnson
- Marlene and Fred Malek
- Donna and Mack McLarty
- Lana and Barry Andrews
- Elizabeth and Mark Epley
- Susan and Don Evans
- Annette and Mel Klein
- Doro and Bobby Koch
- Tricia Koch
- Sandra and James Langdon Jr.
- Sherry Lansing
- Laurie and Pierre Lapeyre Jr.
- Nancy Loeffler
- Yael and Jed Manocherian
- Charline and Red McCombs
- Kit and Charles Moncrief
- Rob Mosbacher Jr.
- Miriam and Jim Mulva
- Tani and Tony Sanchez Jr.
- Lois and Eric Zorn
- President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter
- Mrs. Ronald Reagan
- President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush
- President and Mrs. George W. Bush
- The Honorable and Mrs. James A. Baker, III