Michael Boone to Receive the 2012 Methodist Health System Folsom Leadership Award
Michael M. Boone
Methodist Health System Foundation will present the 2012 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award to skilled lawyer and dedicated community advocate Michael M. Boone at a dinner on October 30 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Established in 2005, the award recognizes individuals whose demonstrated commitment and excellence in community leadership emulates the achievements of former Dallas Mayor Robert S. Folsom.
Methodist Health System Foundation President and CEO April Box Chamberlain said, “Mike Boone is a brilliant and innovative businessman as well as a community leader. He is passionate about education and serves his community in so many ways. He embodies the Folsom Leadership Award, and we are honored to celebrate his achievements.”
Chamberlain also announced the chairman for the event. “We are also pleased to announce that Fred Hegi will chair this year’s Folsom Leadership Award. He knows Mike well, and his involvement will help make this a meaningful event and most importantly, support Methodist in providing excellent healthcare to our patients.”
Past Folsom Leadership Award recipients include Robert S. Folsom (2005), Nancy Ann Hunt (2006), Troy Aikman (2007), Laura Bush (2008), the late Norman Brinker (2009), Pat and Emmitt Smith (2010), and Trevor Rees-Jones (2011). As Methodist’s largest fundraiser, the Folsom events have raised more than $7 million over the past seven years to benefit Methodist Health System’s programs and services.
Proceeds from the 2012 Folsom Leadership Award will support the Neuro Critical Care Unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. This is particularly meaningful as Methodist strives each day to provide quality, compassionate health care to an ever-increasing number of disadvantaged families in the community who require specialized surgical treatment and neurological trauma care. Last year alone, Methodist provided $82 million in charity care.
This year’s sponsors of $10,000 or more will be invited to a Patron Party hosted by Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones on October 16.
Methodist Health System is a nonprofit organization. If you are interested in supporting the Robert S. Folsom Award or other vital health care and community programs, please contact Methodist Health System Foundation Vice President of Development Joy Duncan at 214-947-4555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at www.MethodistHealthSystem.org/Folsom.
About Michael M. Boone
Michael M. Boone is a brilliant lawyer, innovative businessman, and dedicated community advocate. He is the co-founder of Haynes and Boone, LLP, one of the largest and most well-respected law firms in America.
Boone has also been selected as one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century and the “Go-To Lawyer” in Texas in the field of corporate/business law by Texas Lawyer magazine. He was the 2011 recipient of the Law Firm Leadership Award presented by The American Lawyer at its annual lifetime achievement awards dinner in New York.
Passionate about education and community volunteerism, Boone has served as president of the Highland Park School Board and as president of the Dallas Citizens Council. He was bestowed the “Friend of the Year” award in 2006 from the Friends of Texas Public Schools and is in the Junior Achievement Dallas Business Hall of Fame®. SMU also honored him with the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award in recognition of his civic activism, commitment to public service, and generous charitable contributions. Also, Boone regularly donates time to his church, Preston Road Church of Christ. He was awarded the Justinian Award for Community Service by the Dallas Lawyers Auxiliary, and the Dallas Bar Association honored him with the Jack Lowe Sr. Award for Community Leadership.
Boone and his wife, Marla, reside in Highland Park and have two children and four grandchildren.
About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) has a mission to save and improve lives through quality, compassionate care for individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 2010 Methodist Health System provided more than $82 million in unreimbursed charity care. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org.
Methodist Health System is a nonprofit organization. For those interested in supporting the Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award or other vital health care and community programs, please contact the Methodist Health System Foundation at 214-947-4555 or visit online at www.MethodistHealthSystem.org/Folsom.