Gene Jones and Joe Hubach to be Honored as 2023 TACA Silver Cup Award Recipients  January 9, 2023

TACA Silver Cup Luncheon Set for May 3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel

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DALLAS – TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – has announced that Gene Jones and Joe Hubach will be honored as this year’s 45th TACA Silver Cup Award recipients, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Texas Instruments (TI).  The 2023 TACA Silver Cup luncheon will take place on Wednesday, May 3, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. 

Each year, the TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon celebrates two Dallas volunteers and advocates who have made significant contributions to the city’s arts and culture landscape. Co-chairs for this year’s event are Elaine Agather, Chairman of the Dallas Region for JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Andy Smith, Director of Giving & Volunteering for TI and Executive Director of the TI Foundation.  

“Gene Jones and Joe Hubach have contributed immeasurably to arts and culture in North Texas, and we are all richer for it,” said Maura Sheffler, Interim Donna Wilhelm Family President & Executive Director. “Both 2023 TACA Silver Cup recipients give selflessly of their time, talent, and gifts to elevate and prioritize the arts in our area, and we look forward to shining a much-deserved spotlight on them.” 

Elaine Agather added, “We are thrilled to once again serve as co-presenting sponsor of this special TACA event to recognize individuals whose contributions to the vibrancy of arts and culture in Dallas are truly incomparable.  Serving as co-chair of the event is an added honor for me.  Both Gene Jones and Joe Hubach epitomize the selfless commitment of arts philanthropy in our community. They are more than deserving of the TACA Silver Cup Award.” 

Andy Smith stated, “TI is excited to serve as a co-presenting sponsor for this year’s TACA Silver Cup, and I look forward to serving as co-chair.  I’m especially proud that honoree Joe Hubach is a distinguished TI alum and friend who, through his service to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other arts organizations, as well as trustee of the Eugene McDermott Foundation, exemplifies our company’s spirit of giving back and making our community stronger.” 

About the Honorees

Gene Jones – 2023 TACA Silver Cup Award Recipient. Photo courtesy of Gene Jones.

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 – 2023 TACA Silver Cup Award Recipient. Photo courtesy of Joe Hubach.

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. 

To learn more about the TACA Silver Cup luncheon, sponsorship, and tickets, please visit To make a gift to TACA, please contact James Jenner, Director of Development at or 214-520-3930.  

About TACA 
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership. TACA envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community. Since its founding in 1967, TACA has worked to establish North Texas’ cultural community as one of the strongest in the nation. TACA’s growing investment in the arts translates to new premieres and productions, impactful residencies and community initiatives, and more opportunities for artists and audiences to connect – all striving to make Dallas a dynamic city and a great place to live and work.   

For more information about TACA, call 214-520-3930 or visit Connect with TACA on Facebook at, Twitter at @TACADallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas. 

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