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2022 Annual Benefit Luncheon
Chairs: Jamie Grissom and Amy Melton
Honoree: T.L.L. Temple Foundation
Keynote Speaker: Brad Meltzer
Where: Hilton Americas – Houston
Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Crockett, Associate Director of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keynote Speaker – Brad Meltzer
Named as both “America’s Historian” and “Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors,” Brad is best known for his #1 New York Times best-selling historical and political thrillers The Inner Circle and eleven other titles. His newest thriller, The Escape Artist, debuted at #1 on the bestseller list. His most recent book, The First Conspiracy, is his first non-fiction and is about a secret plot to kill George Washington. Brad has also gained acclaim for his best-selling Ordinary People Change the World biography series for children, profiling heroes ranging from Da Vinci and Einstein to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, the new TV series based on his
children’s books, can be seen every day on PBS KIDS.
In addition to fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list in non-fiction children’s books and even comic books, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, which he used to find the missing 9/11 flag that the firefighters raised at Ground Zero. He later unveiled it for display at the 9/11 Museum in New York.
An inspirational voice, Brad has earned a reputation for working closely with clients, speaking authentically from the heart, and receiving both high praise and standing ovations from Fortune 500 companies. Infusing humor and insights into engaging, highly moving
narratives, his thought-provoking talks truly connect with audiences. Brad inspires us to examine our lives, shape our legacies and discover the potential within all of us to change the world. As he says, “Stories aren’t the beauty of what did happen. They’re the beauty of what could happen.”
Honoree – T.L.L. Temple Foundation
The T.L.L. Temple Foundation works alongside rural communities to build a thriving East Texas and to alleviate poverty, creating access and opportunities for all. Since its founding in 1962 by Mrs. Georgie Temple Munz, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation has invested more than $500 million primarily to strengthen communities in rural East Texas. For more information about the foundation, visit www.tlltemple.foundation.