Please join us at the annual Texans Can Academies - Dallas Cares for Kids Luncheon honoring Maurine Dickey on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Belo Mansion.
The Cares for Kids Luncheon is open to the public and annually recognizes individuals who exemplify family and community leadership while benefiting the students at Texans Can Academies’ six Dallas-area campuses. Student speakers will be featured during the luncheon. Funds raised from the event will go directly to supplying student needs and support for expanding college and career readiness efforts at all six Dallas campuses.
At this year’s luncheon, Maurine Dickey will be recognized for her service to the Dallas community, especially to its children. For more than six years, she served as Chairman of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, an agency devoted to child protection. She was also chair of the Dallas County Child Welfare Board and served on the County Juvenile Board. Maurine is a former Dallas County Commissioner—the only County Commissioner to have served on the Parkland Hospital Board of Managers—has chaired initiatives such as the County’s Clean Air Task Force and the non-profit Prostitute Diversion Initiative while a Commissioner, and has served as Vice President of the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation. Maurine and her husband, Roland Dickey, own Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, a franchise of over 500 restaurants across the country.
Maurine’s passion for helping Texans Can Academies youth is evident each time she visits the campuses. Her understanding of these students’ needs and aspirations comes from her knowledge of Texans Can Academies’ programs and initiatives and through her intentional, personal connections with the students themselves. While Texans Can Academies honors Maurine at the luncheon, guests will have the opportunity to see Texans Can Academies – Dallas through her eyes.