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Caroline Rose Hunt

Join us on Thursday, February 11 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Rosine Hall for the 2016 Dream Achievers Luncheon honoring Caroline Rose Hunt and benefiting Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region (CISDR).

While raising a family of five children, Caroline Rose Hunt served her church as Chairman of the Early Childhood Division and became a certified instructor of Parent Effectiveness Training.  She has been named an outstanding alumna of the Hockaday School, Mary Baldwin College and the University of Texas at Austin. Mrs. Hunt has been honored with numerous awards celebrating her philanthropy and dedication to the community. She has contributed columns to antique, travel and women's magazines and has written two cookbooks and a novel.

"Some people like to serve, and some people want to be served.  I'm a person who wants to be useful." - Caroline Rose Hunt.

Inspired by Alon USA, the Dream Achievers Series features Dallas area leaders who share personal stories about achieving their dreams or how they have helped others reach theirs. All proceeds from the Dream Achievers Luncheon go to support Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc. and its mission to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Individual tickets are $200, with sponsorships starting at $2,500. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of America's most inspiring community leaders. Please visit the website at to reserve your spot today or contact Lisa Loy Laughlin at or call 214-827-0955 x267. 

Underwriters/Sponsors as of February 1, 2016:

Dreamers Champion, $25,000: Alon USA.

Dream Believer, $15,000: Rosewood Corporation.

Dream Investor, $10,000: Anonymous.

Dream Advocate and Valet Sponsor, $2,500: Ebby Halliday Realtors.


Bonnie Martin & Associates, John & Lori Collins, Mrs. Guy U. Griffeth, The Hockaday School, Amy Johnson, Mrs. Sara Martineau, Mr. and Mrs. George McLaughlin, Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, Lou Ann Richardson, Deborah Ryan, Bob Scott, Texas Health Resources Foundation.

Additional donors:

Bill Guess, Jack Hayes, Kay Hyland, Caryl M. Keys, Mrs. Lynn L Northrup, Jr., Claude B Prestidge, M.D., Nancy Shelton, Mrs. George A. Shutt, Paul Stephens.


Past Dream Achievers:

2014                   Jeff Morris, ALON USA

2013                   Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, State Board of Education, District 12

2012                   Abby and Todd Williams, 2012 Dallas AFP Philanthropists of the Year

2011                   Dr. Bobby B. Lyle, President and CEO, Lyco Holdings

2010                   Marie Diaz, President and CEO, Pursuit of Excellence;
Nancy Lieberman, Head Coach, Texas Legends

2009                   Bill Lively, Founding President and CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center
June Jones, Head Football Coach, Southern Methodist University

CISDR operates in 77 schools in 12 school districts in Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Rockwall, and Hunt counties, with over 78% of those students living in poverty and deemed “at-risk” by the Texas Education Agency. Among other results last year, 96% stayed in school, 85% improved at least one letter grade, and CISDR high school intervention resulted in a 91% graduation rate. 

The mission of Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc. is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 

CISDR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1985 to address the growing number of high school dropouts in Dallas and surrounding areas. As experts in collaboration and in providing comprehensive case-managed services, CISDR’s professional staff brings community resources into schools to work in the interest of at-risk children in a coordinated, caring and cost-effective way.

Visit our Facebook Page at CISDallasRegion and Twitter @CISDR

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