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The Dallas Fundraiser With The Magic Touch

She also managed to squeeze in an early morning session with her personal trainer and attend two evening events.

Her crowning achievement was making guacamole and quesadillas for Hilton’s Spanish class festival with the help of her trial attorney husband, Ed,

A world-class juggler would have been impressed.

On Tuesday, Sampson and United Way announced that another two prominent Dallas families had kicked in a million bucks apiece to the recently created nonprofit’s endowment.

The combined gifts from Margot and H. Ross Perot Sr. and Sally and Forrest Hoglund are another milestone for the Unite Forever campaign, which has pulled in $43 million in less than two years.

“Jennifer’s got every good trait of a leader and no bad traits,” says Ruth Sharp Altshuler, one of Dallas’ grande dames of philanthropy. “She’s an idea-a-second girl, not just one a minute, and they’re all big. She never loses that enthusiasm.”

When I talk about United Way, I’m talking about the regional organization that includes Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and southern Denton counties.

This latest good news was shared with 170 of the United Way’s most devoted supporters who’d gathered for its Tocqueville Society’s monthly second-Tuesday luncheon at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.

What Sampson didn’t say from the stage is that the endowment campaign will cross the halfway mark of its $100 million goal by this summer.

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