I am pleased to announce that our foundation has a new development director. Jennifer Vitera comes to us from the Richardson Regional Medical Center, where she served as the major gifts officer for the last few years and oversaw a very successful campaign to support its annual fundraiser and cancer center. Many of y’all in the Lufkin area may recall Jennifer from on-air news reports at the ABC affiliate. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and Texas Woman’s University, Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Master’s in Business Administration. In the near future you will be getting to know Jennifer and her plans for the growth of our foundation. Welcome!
Annual golf tournament
In the past, we have organized a golf tournament the week of our Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update, but it’s always been separate from the conference and from the association. This year, we are hosting our first golf tournament to raise money for the foundation. Watch your mailbox for the brochure trumpeting our Annual conference; inside will be a flyer with information on the golf tournament. We hope y’all can join us for a morning on the links that will benefit a good cause.
I am truly honored and humbled when folks in our profession make a gift to the foundation in memory of a loved one. It is even more significant when that loved one is one of our leaders.
Even when I arrived at the association in 1990, Tim Curry was widely recognized as the dean of Texas prosecutors: tough, even-handed, and professional. He brought a quiet strength to his office that simply can’t be underestimated in its value. It was with great pride that the Foundation Board of Trustees recognized Tim with the first-ever Champions for Justice Award a little over a year ago.
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office have seen fit to make a substantial contribution in Tim’s memory, and for that we are grateful and mindful of our responsibility to grow the profession we love well into this next century.✤