Jimmy Elizabeth Westcott

Jimmy Westcott, wife of businessman entrepreneur, Carl H. Westcott, is the mother of two sons, Court, a graduate of Vanderbilt University with an MBA from SMU and Chart, a 2007 graduate of Vanderbilt University who received his law degree from SMU in May,2011.  Court and his wife, Kameron, also a graduate of SMU, 17 month old daughter, Hilton, and Chart all live in Dallas.

Jimmy is a Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Mississippi College where she was elected to Pi Alpha Theta , history honor society and Pi Gamma Mu, political science honor society.  She continued graduate study in history, political science and jewelry design. She is the owner of Jayhawk Design and the creative director of Polished.com.

A long time community volunteer, Jimmy recently served as Honorary Co-Chair of the 2012 WINGS New Friends New Life Luncheon.  Her deepest concerns are for the women and children of our country that suffer daily from abuse of all kinds.  Her activities and awards include the following:

  • -First woman Chairman of the Board of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas
  • -Chairman of the Board of Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.
    Member of the Crystal Charity Ball.
  • -Past Chairman of the Family Gateway Advisory Board.
  • -Recipient of the Pi Beta Phi Unsung Angel Award.
  • -Past Chairman of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation National Awards Luncheon.
  • -Member of the President’s Advisory Council of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation.
  • -Trustee of Southwestern Medical Foundation and is on the Children’s Health Services of Texas Board of Children’s Medical Center Foundation.
  • -Served on the United Way Executive Committee and the United Way Board.
  • -Served on the Boards of Greenhill School, The Child Care Group, and the Dallas Arboretum, The Center for Brain Health, and the Dallas Symphony.
  • -Co-Chairman of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society and was presented The United Way Above & Beyond Award.
  • -Received the Dallas for Children Children’s Champion Award.
  • -Co-Chair of the Center for Non Profit Management’s first annual awards dinner.
  • -Served as Chair for StageFest, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Community Gala and Co-Chair of the Dallas Symphony Gala.
  • -Founder of the Texas Stampede La Riata.
  • -Appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Governor’s Commission for Women.  For that Commission she chaired The Domestic Violence Committee.
  • -Co-chair of the Genesis Mother’s Day Luncheon.
  • -Appointed to serve on the state Crime Victim’s Institute Advisory Council and on the state Crime Victim’s Service Advisory Council.
  • -Organized a toy drive, which resulted in a personal delivery of 9000 toys to Fort Hood’s Santa’s Workshop for the children of soldiers stationed at or deployed from Ft. Hood.

Through the Westcott Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Westcott established the Dr. Eugene B. Tragus Chair in Molecular Cardiology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1993.  They also contributed the funds for the new soccer field at Southern Methodist University known as the “Westcott Field.”  They have served as Honorary Co-Chairmen of the Dallas Heart Ball, the  AMFAR Concert and the Dallas County Heritage Society Old City Park “Circus in the Park.”  They hosted the Westcott Pro-Am benefiting the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation and Inner City Youth.  The Junior Golf Foundation’s mission is to introduce the game of golf to children of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds by providing instruction by PGA golf professionals, playing opportunities and by administering a scholarship program.  Mr. Westcott established a chair in honor of his wife named the Jimmy Elizabeth Westcott Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Neurology.  The Westcotts also enjoy funding college scholarships for at-risk youths.

 

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