CISDR 2016 Dream Achiever is Caroline Rose Hunt

LogoThe beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the setting to honor the Communities In Schools Dallas Region’s (CISDR) 2016 Dream Achiever-Caroline Rose Hunt. The annual luncheon  honors a Dallas leader that shares personal stories about achieving their dreams or how they have helped others reach theirs.  CISDR is a non-profit founded in 1985 to address the growing number of high school dropouts in Dallas and surrounding areas. As experts in collaboration and in providing comprehensive case-managed services, CISDR’s professional staff brings community resources into schools to work in the interest of at-risk children in a coordinated, caring and cost-effective way. Their mission is” to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.”

Caroline Rose Hunt
Caroline Rose Hunt

This years honoree is a beloved Dallas icon. A member of the notorious Hunt family, she is most known in the business world for the ultra chic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and as founder of Rosewood Hotels. While raising a family of five children, Caroline Rose Hunt served her church as Chairman of the Early Childhood Division and became a certified instructor of Parent Effectiveness Training. She has been named an outstanding alumna of The Hockaday School, Mary Baldwin College and The University of Texas at Austin. She has been named “One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in the USA” by Ladies Home Journal, honored with awards from the Dallas Children’s Theater, The Dallas Historical Society and the Caroline Rose Hunt Family has been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in recognition of the numerous Rosewood Corporation businesses. One of the founding members of the Advisory Board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a member of the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress, Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and co-chairman of the Barbara Bush Celebration of Reading, she has also supported many other literacy and educational organizations locally and nationally.  On top of all that, Caroline Rose Hunt is an author, having contributed columns to antique, travel and women’s magazines, she has written two cookbooks and a novel! Her novel, Primrose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose, published by Harper Collins, led to her being a Featured Author at the Texas Book Festival in 2001. The setting for her novel begins in her Lady Primrose’s antique shop and tearoom, which was located at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel.  To her Caroline Hunt speak should be fascinating! Attire is business, this lady is a grand dame so I suggest NOT making it casual:)


When:  Thursday, February 11, 2016

11:30 am: VIP Reception and Photo Op

12:00 pm: Luncheon

1:00 pm:  Adjourn

Where:    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden – Rosine Hall

8525 Garland Rd. | Dallas, Texas 75218 | 214.515.6615

Cost:  Individual Tickets: $200 Patron Tickets:

$250 Sponsorships start at   $1,500

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