Waco Family Business Leadership Seminar Set for April 22

April 17, 1997

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas -- Baylor University's Institute for Family Business will present a seminar on philanthropy and the family business, the third program in its 1997 Waco Family Business Seminar Series, on Tuesday, April 22, at The Bear Club, North End Zone Building, of Floyd Casey Stadium.

The seminar will run from 4-5 p.m. and will be followed by a reception from 5-6 p.m. The program will be led by Curtis W. Meadows Jr., president and director of the Meadows Foundation from 1978-96, who has titled his talk, "What Can Philanthropy Contribute to the Building of a Successful Family Business?"

Bob Hughes, program director of the Institute for Family Business, said Meadows will discuss the underlying philosophies and values that he used to guide the Meadows Foundation. "In his 18 years as president, Meadows Foundation assets grew from $60 million to almost $735 million, while dispensing over $270 million in gifts and grants in Texas," Hughes added.

The 1997 Waco Family Business Seminar Series was planned by the Institute for Family Business specifically for family-owned firms in the Waco area. The Institute for Family Business is a nationally-recognized organization that provides educational programs for family-owned businesses throughout the state.

Hughes said the aim of the Waco seminar series is to develop skills and strategies for a healthy family business. He said last year's seminar series helped hundreds of family business owners and managers in the Waco area.

For more information about the April 22 seminar program, call (817) 755-2265, extension 5.

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