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Betty W. Hrncir

January 1, 2019

2008 – Houston, Texas

A fifth generation Texan, Betty Hrncir enjoys the opportunity to serve others through her commitment to philanthropy and community service. While living in London during the 1980s, Betty successfully established the Junior League of London, where she was an executive officer throughout her tenure. Upon her return to the United States, Betty became active in her New Orleans community. She chaired the Holiday Home Tour of Garden District Homes, “Dollars for Scholars†— a program which joined the New Orleans Public School and the Chamber of Commerce providing scholarships to motivate underprivileged students to attend college, and St. Martin’s three-day Citywide Fair, while co-chairing the Junior League Showhouse VI. Betty collaborated on “A Royal Affair†honoring Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in conjunction with organizing a dinner for Sir David Attenborough for the Royal Society of Nature Conservation. Houston has benefitted from the efforts of Betty’s charitable spirit since her move to Houston in 1995. She and her family established the Hrncir Leadership Speaker Series at The Kinkaid School. Betty serves on the executive boards of: The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine, The Huffington Center on Aging, The National Society of The Daughters of The American Revolution, TIRR Family, the Policy Development Committee at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and is an Executive Committee Director for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, Houston. Betty founded and was the president of Pony Parents, SMU’s parent leadership support organization for student athletes. She is the past chairman of The Women’s Health Summit — a one day conference centered on women’s health issues which featured Mrs. Barbara Bush as a keynote speaker. This conference benefitted The Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a member of the Commissioning Committee for the USS George H.W. Bush, the Navy’s newest Nimitz Class aircraft carrier.