Going for the Gold Gala - Honoring Nurses Serving in Children's Healthcare

February 15, 2018
Laura Bush
Located in the heart of Dallas, The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) will host its seventh annual Going for the Gold Gala on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency located at 300 Reunion Boulevard in Dallas. In the last six years this spectacular event has become a source of support for the most critical needs of the school and its students who exemplify our school motto to Learn.Lead.Serve.®. We are excited that our special guest speaker will be Mrs. Laura W. Bush who will be interviewed by Baylor University’s 15th president, Dr. Linda A. Livingstone.

Our 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, Mrs. Laura Bush will reflect on her time as First Lady and discuss the work of the George W. Bush Institute. As First Lady, Mrs. Bush advanced literacy and education to support America’s young people. Today, as chair of the Women’s Initiative at the Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global healthcare innovations and empowering women in emerging democracies. Mrs. Bush is a former teacher and librarian in the Texas public school system, and co-author of two best-selling children’s books. The grandmother of two, Mrs. Bush gave birth to her twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, at Baylor University Medical Center.

Support from sponsors and underwriters remains crucial every year. This year, Gala proceeds will continue to focus on our highest priority: finishing the new building for the Louise Herrington School of Nursing. We remain dedicated to providing a competitively robust and revered Baylor education. LHSON will soon transition from an overcrowded and outdated 38,000-square-foot facility into a contemporary 100,000-square-foot new building.

Individual ticket and table sales as well as the live and silent auction proceeds underwrite the cost of the gala. For more information visit www.baylor.edu/nursing/gala or call (214) 808-9802 or email nursinggala@baylor.edu.

LHSON is passionate about preparing exemplary nurses for the 21st Century and the key to doing that is recruiting and retaining outstanding students. Past Going for the Gold Galas have featured champion athletes and celebrities such as: Derek Hass, co-creator and executive producer of NBC’s hit television series Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Chicago Justice (2017 gala); Noah Galloway, a wounded Operation Iraqi Freedom U.S. Army war veteran hero and finalist on the TV program, “Dancing with the Stars” along with Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver (2016 gala); Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Quarterback Robert Griffin III (RGIII) and former Baylor linebacker and NFL Hall of Famer, Mike Singletary (2015 gala); America's gold medal legend Mary Lou Retton (2014 gala); former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith (2013 gala) and Baylor's championship-winning women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey who joined former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman at the (2012 inaugural gala).
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