Lynn McBee

Clockwise from left: Andrew Denton, Anisha Holla, Ralph Yongoueth, Ananya Sammidi, Asad Moulvi, Sahil Patel, and Rick Tett will pitch in UT Dallas' Big Idea Competition 2024 student and alumni track finals on April 17. [Photos via UT Dallas and the entrepreneurs; Graphics: DI Studio, istockphoto]

UT Dallas’ Big Idea Competition 2024 Expands Its Spotlight On Breakthrough Innovation—And Gives Judges a Larger Role

by | Apr 4, 2024
The University of Texas at Dallas' largest startup pitch event, now in its 17th year, isn't sitting on its laurels. Here's what's new this year, and who made the finals. With dual events, a fireside chat, and judge-powered prize allocations, it's set to unfold on April 5 and 17.
‘Black CEOs’ Docu Short on For Oak Cliff Co-Founder To Be Screened Thursday
by | Feb 5, 2024
Screening this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, the third film in the documentary short film series "Black CEOs, In Their Own Words" tells the life story of For Oak Cliff Co-Founder and Executive Director Taylor Toynes.
Engage Dallas Honors an Icon of Service with the Tierney Kaufman Hutchins Scholarship Fund, Empowering Future Leaders
by | Jul 14, 2023
Hutchins was an inaugural class member of Engage Dallas, a network of leaders committed to advancing equity and impacting Dallas through civic engagement and service in Dallas. Her many contributions to the city, including her championing of the Trinity Park Conservancy, will live on following her passing in 2020 at age 35. The TKH Scholarship Fund is launching to memorialize her qualities—and promote new Dallas leaders.
FC Dallas Foundation – STEAM FC is one of the 2023 grant recipients. The FC Dallas Foundation, Frisco Independent School District, and the National Soccer Hall of Fame formally launched STEAM FC powered by NEC in 2019. [File photo: FC Dallas Foundation screenshot]
NEC Foundation of America Announces More Than $500K in 2023 Grants
Irving-based NEC Foundation of America, the charitable giving fund of the NEC Corporation of America, has announced its 2023 grant recipients. With the grants, the foundation is dedicating more than $500,000 to Dallas-area schools and non-profit programs. See who got the grants—and how they're making a difference in Dallas and beyond.

Texas Women’s Foundation Names Seven Honorees for Its Leadership Forum and Awards Celebration

by | Jan 18, 2022
The 2022 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader awards celebrate leaders who have helped, in a variety of ways, lift up women and girls. At the April 26 event, the recipients will discuss their leadership journeys and the issues which drive their passions. Meet all seven women—and the keynote speaker too.
EarthX Ramps Up Its TV Streaming Service with New Co-CEO and Execs from TLC, Discovery, and Animal Planet
by | Nov 30, 2021
After 10 years of working toward a more sustainable future worldwide, EarthX is doubling down on its move into television. The Dallas-based environmental organization is ramping up its EarthxTV streaming service with a new leadership team of TV veterans—with plans to eventually announce traditional and digital 24x7 linear distribution deals.
Real-World Schooling
by | Jan 19, 2016
My big idea is that we set up internship programs and offer more job readiness classes in high schools throughout Dallas-Fort Worth.