Building Golden Dreams - Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

November 9, 2017
Building Golden Dreams
Located in the heart of Dallas, the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) hosted a Going for the Gold Gala sponsor appreciation dinner, Building Golden Dreams, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Reunion Tower’s Cloud Nine venue. Over 100 guests attended the spectacular evening held 560 feet high in the sky on a rotating floor with an hourly 360 degree view of Dallas.

Building Golden Dreams was sponsored by Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (BUMC) to support the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Over the last four years, BUMC and Baylor Scott & White Health have been sponsorship catalysts for the Going for the Gold Gala which in 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, February 24 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The sponsor appreciation dinner included distinguished speakers such as: an invocation by Douglas Lawson, FACHE, President of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and President of the Central Division of Baylor Scott & White Health – North Texas. Dean Shelley Conroy also shared remarks about LHSON and introduced nursing student Isha Clemetson who talked about her journey to become a Baylor nurse. Closing out the evening was Dr. Michael K. McLendon, Interim Provost, Baylor University, who encouraged support of LHSON’s upcoming 2018 Gala.

“The pressing needs of the healthcare industry and those it serves hinge on well-prepared nurses with a heart for service,” said Dean Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “As it has for generations, LHSON is leading the way by holistically educating students in mind and spirit to fulfill their calling. Continued investment in Baylor nursing will allow those who are called to nursing to pursue it in a spacious facility that delivers innovative programs with vital modern equipment and technologies to foster a dynamic learning experience.”

LHSON’s Going for the Gold Gala relies on the support from sponsors and underwriters every year. Gala proceeds will continue to allow LHSON to address the space needs of the future through the completion of our new building. LHSON plans for a summer 2018 transition from an overcrowded and outdated 38,000-square-foot facility into a contemporary 100,000-square-foot new building.

The Going for the Gold Gala has become a source of support for the most critical needs of the LHSON and its students. Our 7th annual Gala will recognize pediatric nurses in the community who care for our children and grandchildren. As a champion of women’s healthcare and child development, our 2018 gala keynote speaker will be Mrs. Laura W. Bush, former First Lady of the United States.

Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available now. Individual tickets will be available in early January 2018. For more information visit or call (214) 808-9802 or email
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