2024 TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon
Honoring Sharon Young and Steve Penrose
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Omni Dallas Hotel
Lindsay Billingsley & Marguerite Hoffman, Co-Chairs
Celebrated annually, the TACA Silver Cup Award recognizes two individuals for their outstanding volunteer leadership and contributions to the arts in North Texas. The TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon serves as a unique opportunity to honor these individuals and gather the region’s civic and cultural leaders, patrons, and volunteers in support of distinguished leadership and volunteerism in the arts.
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2024 Silver Cup Honorees
Sharon Young co-founded Quadrant Capital Partners, Inc., a real estate investment firm, along with her husband, Michael. She has been involved in the arts community in Dallas for over 20 years, serving as a Trustee at the Dallas Museum of Art; as a member of The Advisory Board of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and of the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Program Advisory Council. Her service at the Dallas Museum of Art has included chairing the Art Ball and TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art and serving on multiple DMA committees. At Booker T., Sharon co-chaired the opening fundraiser of the newly renovated and expanded building, served on the school’s Advisory Committee for 12 years, and was a co-founder of Flyinghorse, the annual talent showcase and fundraiser.
Currently, Sharon Young serves as the Chair of the Program Advisory Council at the Nasher Sculpture Center and is a former co-chair of the Nasher Prize. She also previously served on the Planned Parenthood North Texas board, as Treasurer and Chair of the Administrative Management Committee. Sharon and Michael share three children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Stephen B.L. ‘Steve’ Penrose retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation, where he spent 33 years in financial and general management roles in corporate affiliates in the United States and abroad. A lifelong supporter of the arts, Dr. Penrose is a member of the Boards of the Dallas Opera, which he has served as Treasurer (2017-2023) and Chair of the Audit Committee (2015-2017); the Dallas Theater Center Endowment Fund, which he served as Board President; the Dallas Opera Foundation; the Presbyterian Village North Foundation; the Dallas Zoological Society, which he served as Treasurer (2009-2018); and Dallas CASA, a nonprofit agency advocating for abused and neglected children in the Dallas court system, which he served as Treasurer (2007-2010, 2012-2018) and Board Chair (2010-2011). He has also served as a Trustee of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2013.
Dr. Penrose was married to the late Eleanor Ford Penrose for 44 years. He has two children and three grandchildren.