Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall will join the legendary Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. at In Conversation, the annual fundraiser for the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center. The event is at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the St. Luke Community United Methodist Church.
In Conversation is the primary fundraising effort that makes possible the programs and operations of the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help create self-sustaining pathways out of poverty for young people and families in Dallas through education and job placement.
The “Conversation” hosts a distinguished presenter each year who helps to shine a light on the life and events of our city, state, nation, and world from the perspective of Dr. Holmes and our guest. Dr. Holmes served as senior pastor at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church in Dallas for 28 years. He is a former Texas State Representative, University of Texas System Regent and a faculty member at Perkins School of Theology at SMU. A renowned activist, he has mentored scores of public servants, educators, corporate leaders and clergy around the world.
As the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Mavericks, Cynt Marshall is leading the charge for a culture transformation. Her vision is that by 2019 the Mavericks organization will be setting the NBA standard for inclusion and diversity. For years, she has championed empowering women and communities of color and worked to make resources and opportunities accessible to all. In 2017 and 2015 she was selected as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine. While at AT&T, Cynt also led the team that created a world class Diversity and Inclusion culture, landing AT&T in the top 3 on Diversity Inc.’s 2017 Top 50 list of companies. She also spearheaded the work that for the first time placed AT&T on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2017, one of only two Fortune 50 companies.
We invite you to participate in this event by purchasing a ticket or becoming a sponsor. Six levels of sponsorship are available, all of which include a private, VIP red carpet reception at 6 p.m.