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TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon

2023 TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon

Honoring Gene Jones & Joe Hubach

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Omni Dallas Hotel

Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Texas Instruments

Elaine Agather & Andy Smith, 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.

2023 TACA Silver Cup Award Honorees

Gene Jones

Gene Jones has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of helping others. Under Gene’s enthusiastic direction, the Jones Family has taken a major leadership role in their involvement with The Salvation Army at the local and national levels. She also played a key role in the design and construction of AT&T Stadium in Arlington—the Dallas Cowboys home. Gene’s vision and commitment to the arts are responsible for the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection, which includes 93 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by 63 artists, including 118 specially commissioned pieces: world renowned contemporary at AT&T Stadium and The Star in Frisco 

 A dedicated supporter of the arts, Mrs. Jones is a member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Museum of Art, AT&T Performing Arts Center, and the Texas Cultural Trust Board. Her community service and support also include the Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees; co-chair of the executive board for the Meadows School for the Arts; The Board of Directors for the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU; George W. Bush Institute Woman’s Initiative Advisory Council; Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Board of Trustees; National Leadership Co-Chair of the Medal of Honor Museum and Monument Project, and an involved member of Sweetheart Ball. 

Gene is the mother of three successful children – Stephen, Charlotte and Jerry, Jr. – and the proud grandmother of nine. Gene’s husband, Jerry, has been the owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys since 1989.  

Joe Hubach

Joe Hubach is the retired Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Texas Instruments, having worked at TI for more than 30 years. Joe and his wife, Colleen O’Connor, have long been dedicated supporters of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO). Joe has been on the Executive Board of the DSO’s governing association since 2010 and served a four-year term as Chairman of the Board ending in the fall of 2017.  

Joe has also served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Symphony Foundation since 2018. In addition, he serves as a trustee of the Eugene McDermott Foundation, the private foundation based in Dallas established by TI founder Eugene McDermott and his wife Margaret McDermott, which provides critical financial support for arts and culture, education, and general community interests. Joe is also a member of the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts. 

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Valet Sponsor

Champagne Reception Sponsor

Cami and John C. Goff

Community Spirit Sponsor

Program Sponsors

Janie and Cappy McGarr & Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich
Lydia and Bill Addy, in honor of The Addy Foundation

Floral Sponsor

Alan B. and Lee Ann White

Portrait Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Thank You to Our Generous Table Sponsors & Underwriters

Vivace Sponsors

Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation
Carol and Kevin March / Terri and Mike West / Darla and Mark Whitaker


Allegro Sponsors

Jennifer and Peter Altabef
Nancy M. Dedman
Locke Lord / Don and Carol Glendenning
The Marianne and Roger Staubach Fund of The Catholic Foundation
Gayle Stoffel


Concerto Sponsors

Diane and Hal Brierley
Dallas Opera / John Dayton / Holly Mayer / Cindy Feld
Jennifer and John Eagle
Kim and Greg Hext / Amy and Michael Meadows
Joe Hubach and Colleen O’Connor
Melinda and Jim Johnson
Nancy Cain Marcus and Sanford R. Robertson
Mrs. Joan Schnitzer
The Rosewood Corporation
Donna Wilhelm Family Fund