SMU Meadows School of the Arts

On April 4, 2019, SMU Meadows School of the Arts presented three premieres by internationally recognized choreographers at its 26th annual benefit concert, Meadows at the Winspear. Benefitting the Meadows Scholars Program, the concert featured the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Paul Phillips, and the students of the Meadows Dance Ensemble performed three new works, each set to well-known 20th-century music.

The evening also launched the commemoration the 50th anniversary of the school's naming in honor of Algur H. Meadows and celebrated the civic and cultural contributions of The Meadows Foundation.
Thank you to all who attended, supported and participated in making the night a success!

Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for the Meadows Scholars Program. If you would like to make a donation, please visit online, call 214-768-4189 or email

View photos of the evening here.

A special thank you to our 2019 event leadership and generous sponsors:


Honorary Chairs
Linda and Bill Custard

Event Chair
Stacey McCord

Event Committee
Diane Byrd
Catherine Chiao
Laura Custard Hurt

Algur H. Meadows Dean
Samuel S. Holland, Ph.D.

Jennifer & Peter Altabef
Diane & Hal Brierley
Nancy & Clint Carlson
Kate & Jim Clark
Frederick & Marjorie Currey
Heather & Bill Esping - PMC Esping Foundation
Doyle & Somer Glass
Carol & Don Glendenning, Locke Lord & The Kayser Foundation
in honor of Jennifer Altabef, Nancy Carlson, and Melissa Fetter
Kristin & Jonathan Moore Harris IV
Julie & Ed Hawes
Jeanne R. Johnson†
David M. Keneipp & Leslie Vanderveer-Keneipp
Dr. Mark L. Lemmon† & Mrs. Barbara Thomas Lemmon
The Meadows Foundation
The David B. Miller Family Foundation
Nancy A. Nasher & David Haemisegger
Jay Oppenheimer in memory of Mildred Marcuis Oppenheimer
Mrs. Preston A. Peak†
Peggy & Carl Sewell
Roger Stephens
Barbara & Stephen Young
Jennifer & Peter Altabef
Lisa & Clay Cooley
Linda & Bill Custard
Tolleson Family Foundation

Stacey & Nicholas McCord
The Meadows Foundation

Susan H. Albritton
Marla & Michael Boone
Diane & Hal Brierley
Gene & Jerry Jones
Pat & Charles McEvoy
Sarah & Ross Perot, Jr.
Rosemary Haggar Vaughan Family Foundation

The Beck Group
Pedie Bramblett
Diane & Harold Byrd
Nancy & Clint Carlson
Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo
Jeanne Marie Clossey
Kelly Compton
Martin Cox
Frances Cudjoe-Waters & James Waters
Bess & Ted Enloe
Rebecca & Barron Fletcher
Julie & Ed Hawes
Hegi Family
Pilar & Jay Henry
Laura & G. Ellison Hurt III
Mrs. Edward R. Hyde
Michelle & William Lockhart
Lottye & Bobby Lyle
Nancy Cain Marcus
Sara & David Martineau
Linda & John McFarland
Barbara & Mike McKenzie
Melissa & Barry McNeil
Shana & Chris Millican
Edwin S. Morgan & Kerry M. Symes
Alice & Erle Nye
RBC Wealth Management
Helen & Frank Risch
Lisa & John Rocchio
Nancy Shutt
Mr. & Mrs. William T. Solomon
Emily & Steve Summers
Anne & Steve Stodghill-Winston & Strawn LLP
Becky & Brad Todd
Bobbie Sparks Williams & J.R. Williams, II, M.D.

Barbara & Don Daseke
Kit & Charles Moncrief
Jay Oppenheimer