Jennifer, a second-year honoree, and her husband, Richard, have two children, Nate and Gracie. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baylor University and a doctorate from UT Austin. She is chairman of the Silent Auction for this year’s Crystal Charity Ball. Her past charitable affiliations included serving as Cattle Baron’s Ball chairman, the Junior League of Dallas, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Equest, and the Elisa project.
Q: What is your favorite eatery to get dressed up for lunch with girlfriends?
A: Cheers to Park House’s brilliantly executed vision! With a fun vibe and delicious lunch choices, it’s the perfect spot. An order of the Brussels sprouts for our table, please!
Q: What’s been the most valuable learning experience as part of Crystal Charity Ball?
A: Crystal Charity Ball does all things with excellence. From researching beneficiaries to writing grants to hosting a phenomenal celebration of our donors, Crystal Charity Ball applies thought out best practices in an organized manner. What I’ve so admired is all the women with whom I’ve been blessed to work – each is hardworking, kind, efficient and accomplished – and absolutely willing to help however they are needed. There is no job too big or too small, and each is approached with grace and excellence. That’s something I want to emulate.
Q: What cosmetic is always in your purse?
A: A dear friend gave me a tube of Marc Jacobs Enamored lip gloss. It’s my new favorite!
Q: Tell us about your favorite Park Cities or Preston Hollow place to get pampered:
A: Osgood O’Neill on Lovers – KC and Cagan keep my hair healthy and shiny.