2019 Starr Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon

Friday, March 22, 2019

Please join us as we celebrate the induction of the next class to the
Starr Women’s Hall of Fame, featuring Laura and Barbara Pierce Bush

Laura Bush Barbara Bush

Individual tickets: $50
Table of 10: $500

The event is sold out. If you are interested in being placed on a wait list, please email starrwhof@umkc.edu.

Registration opens: 10:30 a.m.
Luncheon begins promptly at: 11:30 a.m.
UMKC Volker Campus - Swinney Recreation Center

2019 Inductees
Bunni Copaken 
Nelly Don aka Mrs. James A. Reed
Mary Tiera Farrow 
Laura Rollins Hockaday 
Mamie Hughes 
Dr. Patricia A. McIlrath
Janet Murguia
Mona Lea Perry 
Beth K. Smith  
Dr. Linda Hood Talbott

Underwriting Sponsors
UMKC Starr Education Committee and the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Field of Interest Fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Location and Parking

The Starr Women's Hall of Fame Luncheon will take place in Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC Volker Campus.

Complimentary parking is available in the Cherry Street parking structure near 50th and Oak St. In the Cherry Street structure, there is a pedestrian walkway to Swinney Recreation Center located on Level 5.

Shuttles will be available.

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Speaker Bios

Laura W. Bush, former first lady of the United States, is an advocate for literacy, education and women’s rights. After leaving the White House, President and Mrs. Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Bush is the author of the best-selling memoir, Spoken from the Heart, and best-selling children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard. She serves on many boards, including the National Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, the Council for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the SMU Board of Trustees.

Barbara Pierce Bush is CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, which mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity. Ms. Bush and her co-founders were united by the belief that health is a human right and that their generation must build the world where this is realized. In October 2017, Ms. Bush released Sisters First, a New York Times best-seller written with her twin sister and co-author, Jenna Hager.