2004 – Fort Worth, Texas
Kit Moncrief is a philanthropist whose approach is relatively simple: locate a worthy cause that will create a benefit for a large number of people, and get involved in it. She credits her parents for her “love of animals, the outdoors, ranching, and the land as well as a desire to do what I can to create a better world”. She enjoys the full support of her husband, Charles B. Moncrief, an independent oil and gas producer and rancher. Kit’s leadership roles in Fort Worth include: President, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame; Co-chair, Fort Worth Zoological Association, Vice-President, board of trustees, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation, executive committee, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association and co-chair of its $30 million endowment campaign; Director, T.J. Brown and C.A. Lupton Foundation; and a board member of the Texas Ballet Theater, the Modern Art Museum and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Outside of Fort Worth, Kit is on the executive committee of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston and is co-chair of the advisory council for the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin as well as co-chair of the museum’s $75 million capital campaign. She is also on the advisory board of the Texas Book Festival in Austin and a trustee of the University of Richmond, Virginia. Additional interests of this Fort Worth native are ranching, raising and showing cutting horses, art, wildlife conservation, and travel. She studied art history at Southern Methodist University and participated in Texas Christian University’s Ranch Management Program. The Moncriefs are proud that their three daughters – one, a recent college graduate, and twins, now in college – are finding their own worthy causes to support.