Chanel ~ $25,000
Maxor National Pharmacy Services Corp.
Valentino ~ $20,000
Laurie and Bill McWeeney
Louis Vuitton ~ $10,000
Amarillo National Bank
Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust
Dr. Kent Roberts and Ilene Roberts Balliett Foundation
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine | Amarillo
Prada ~ $5,000
Kathy Brown and Kelly Roberts
The Waite and Genevieve Phillips Foundation
Dr. J. Avery Rush, MD and Dana Cavazos-Rush
The Secret Place
Tory Burch ~ $2,500
Amarillo Oral and Maxillary Surgery
Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System
Budweiser Distributing Company
First Bank Southwest
Happy State Bank
Nancy and Perry Williams
Coach ~ $1,500
Amarillo Area Foundation
Amarillo Independent School District
Amarillo Vision Specialists
Wesley J. Anderson, OD, PC
Joyce and William H. Attebury
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Cindy and Al Cunningham
Mary Kay Dammier
Shirley and Ed Fancher
First United Bank
Anita and William Hamker
Nancy and Bob Josserand
PAC Production Company
Plains Capital Bank
Gene and Louise Rahll Foundation
Gaynelle and Don Riffe
Sally and John Skaggs
Cindy and Michael Terk
Toot ‘n Totum
TTUHSC Communications and Marketing
TTUHSC School of Medicine | Amarillo
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
2016 Keynote Speaker: Taya Kyle
Taya Kyle is the wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, American Wife. Taya is a bold advocate for women and families and a passionate voice for faith, strength and American ideals.
Following the tragic death of her husband Chris Kyle - author of the New York Times bestselling book and Academy Award-winning motion picture, American Sniper â€“ Taya has served as Executive Director of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The Foundation continues Chris Kyleâ€™s legacy while serving the needs of military and first responder families.
Taya Kyle recounts her personal experiences as the wife of an American hero in her book, American Wife. Highs, lows, grief and joy â€“ she honestly shares the trials and triumphs of life with and without Chris Kyle, and ultimately finding her place in the midst of the journey.
Taya is a frequent speaker for various organizations. She is a proud mother and resides in Texas with her family.
And descriptions of her speech topics in case any of this verbiage is helpful to you:
FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM
Taya Kyle shares her families' powerful story of love, war, faith and renewal. The theme resonates with more than just service members and patriots. Taya believes every person alive seeks love and faith in something. Every person struggles and fights some sort of battle. Ultimately, we are looking for renewal. Tayaâ€™s story is about withstanding and persevering even when life brings uncommon and unforeseen circumstances to our door.
THE RIPPLE EFFECT
Utilizing the "Pay it Forward" idea, Taya Kyle believes the Ripple Effect is a powerful thing. One small act of kindness can mean the world to another individual. It can also start a movement, spreading hope from one person to a whole nation.
Recounting the Kyle families' personal experiences, Mrs. Kyle shares the power and impact of taking one step in faith.
2016 Event Committee
Julie Phillips Puckett
Mary Stewart Pfeffer
Mrs. Becky McKinley
Carley du Menil
Angela Knapp Eggers