Nineteenth Annual Destiny AWard Luncheon
The 19th Annual Destiny Award Luncheon was a huge success! We raised over $850,000 and welcomed over 750 guests!
Baseball icon Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, 3-time MVP, a 14-time all-star, and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees, engaged in a live conversation moderated by President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber, Dale A. Petroskey. Mr. Petroskey is former President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. Dale and Alex were introduced by former Texas Rangers owner, Tom Hicks.
Alex Rodriguez inspired an audience of over 750 people with a message about perseverance. He spoke candidly about past mistakes and how important it is not to let failure define who you are, but to use that failure as a learning opportunity and stepping-stone to success. “I have a PhD in failing and a Masters in getting back up,” he said. Touched by the magic in the air at St. Philip’s, Alex Rodriguez announced from the stage that he would start a 5-year scholarship fund for the school!
Father Stephen B. Swann received the Mona & David Munson Humanitarian Award (posthumously) in recognition of his significant contributions to the educational and faith communities in Dallas, particularly as founder and former Headmaster of The Episcopal School of Dallas. Father Swann’s family accepted the award on his behalf.
A big thank you to luncheon Co-Chairs Ann and Lee Hobson, Honorary Chairs Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, and all our sponsors for making this event a GRAND SLAM!