Board of Trustees

The independent, all-volunteer board of trustees is drawn from citizens who are deeply involved in the community. The trustees establish and govern all foundation policy with respect to operations, investments, and grants and they approve all grants made by the foundation.


Frank Risch  
Frank A. Risch
Board Chair
Civic Leader
Terdema L. 
Ussery II

Board Vice Chair
President & CEO

Dallas Mavericks
James E. Bass
Ojai Goliad, LLC
Becky Bright
Civic Leader
 Brent Christopher
President & CEO
of Texas
Jeanne Cox      
Jeanne Cox
Civic Leader
Judith Gibbs
Civic Leader
Fred Hegi
Immediate Past Chair
Principal Wingate Partners
  Kenneth Hersh
Co-Founder & CEO
NGP Energy Capital Management
Jack Kinnebrew
Strausburger & 
Price, LLP 
Chris Kleinert
Chris Kleinert
Hunt Consolidated Investments, L.L.P. 
Bobby B. Lyle
President & CEO
Lyco Holdings, Inc
John McStay
John McStay and 
Harold Montgomery
Chairman & CEO
Calpian, Inc.
Carlos González 

President & Founder
Peña Search 

Consulting, LLC






Legal Counsel

  Nicole Small    

Sen. Florence Shapiro
Former Texas
State Senator

Karen Shuford
Civic Leader

Nicole G. Small
Lyda Hill Foundation 

Ruth Sharp Altshuler
Chairman's Circle
Civic Leader 
Vester T. 
Hughes, Jr.

Senior Tax Counsel
K&L Gates LLP   

Sonja Eldridge
Executive Assistant to the President

Our Key Programs:

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