Members of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas gathered at the home of Lisa and Clay Cooley on Jan. 23 for a celebratory event and to reminisce on memories of Ruth Sharp Altshuler. The attendees, members of the Aikman/Staubach Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society and the Caroline Rose Hunt Legacy Society, annually contribute $25,000 or more to United Way and were treated to Champagne and catering by Cassandra Fine Catering.
Lisa Cooley welcomed guests and introduced UNITE Forever and Aikman/Staubach Circle Co-Chair, Roger Staubach. The Dallas Cowboys legend spoke fondly of his close friend, the late Ruth Sharp Altshuler, in the society’s first gathering since the great Dallas philanthropist passed away in December. McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way, Jennifer Sampson, shared her admiration for the many generous donors in the room, and offered a heartfelt thank you for their support. She also acknowledged Caroline Rose Hunt’s 50-year history with United Way. Hunt, who was in attendance with Robert Brackbill and her granddaughter, Julia Sands, responded with a simple “All the way United Way,” which caused the guests to applaud enthusiastically.