March-April 2008

Champions for Justice event to honor Tim Curry

Emily Kleine

TDCAF Development Director

TDCAF’s first-ever Champions for Justice event will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the home of TDCAF Advisory Board member Sherri Wallace Patton in Fort Worth. This inaugural affair will honor longtime Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Tim Curry, bring the foundation’s message to community leaders, and articulate the importance of excellence in prosecutor training.

We are planning a series of four Champions for Justice events statewide throughout 2008. Sponsorship levels include Platinum, $10,000; Gold, $5,000; and Silver, $2,500. Individual tickets will be available for $150 per person. All proceeds benefit the Texas District and County Attorneys Foundation and our efforts to bring the highest quality education, training, publications, and technical assistance to TDCAA members.

I continue to be on the road more, meeting with TDCAA members and new donors. Next stop is West Texas. Thanks so much to Teresa Clingman, Midland County District Attorney; Laurie English, 112th Judicial District Attorney; Jody Upham, Crockett County Attorney; and Bobby Bland, Ector County District Attorney, for their willingness to generate support for the foundation in their communities. All of these folks will accompany me on appointments with potential donors and share their experiences on how TDCAA has benefitted their offices and boosted their prosecuting skills.

As always, thank you for your continued support and ideas. I am appreciative of the many friends within the association who are committed to seeing this foundation flourish. If you would like to visit with me, please stop by our office or call me at 512/474-2436.