TACA Announces Jennifer Burr Altabef and Larry Angelilli to Receive the 2022 TACA Silver Cup Award November 8, 2021

Honorees to be Recognized at April 21 Luncheon for Decades of Volunteerism and Support of Dallas Arts and Culture

DALLAS – TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – announced today that Jennifer Burr Altabef and Larry Angelilli will be honored as recipients of the 44th annual TACA Silver Cup Award at a luncheon at 12 p.m. on April 21 at The National at Thompson Dallas.  Celebrated each year, TACA Silver Cup spotlights two individuals who have made lasting contributions to the cultural fabric of the community through their steadfast support for the arts.  The 2022 TACA Silver Cup event will be chaired by Diane Brierley and Deborah McMurray.

TACA announced the selection of honorees at a reception on October 27 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center attended by special guests, including past TACA Silver Cup recipients.  At the event, Terry D. Loftis, Donna Wilhelm Family President & Executive Director, thanked TACA’s past and present Silver Cup Honorees and other generous donors, and spoke to the selection of Altabef and Angelilli.

“The TACA Silver Cup Award luncheon serves as a unique opportunity to applaud our community’s most outstanding arts supporters,” said Loftis.  “Jennifer and Larry stand out for their willingness to give of themselves selflessly when asked, offering their time, talents, intellect, creativity, and guidance.  Dallas arts organizations and artists have benefited greatly from their support of the arts and cultural landscape of our city, and we look forward to honoring them appropriately in the spring.”


Honoree Bios

Jennifer Burr Altabef

A civic volunteer who currently serves as the chair of the Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts Executive Board and the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Theater Center, Jennifer Burr Altabef is also a member of the Board of Trustees of SMU.

Altabef is the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA), and also serves on the boards of the NPR Foundation, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Global Fund for Children, and Big Thought. She is a previous chair of the Dallas Zoological Society and SMU’s University Libraries Executive Board.

A recipient of Southern Methodist University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, she will receive Texas Appleseed’s Good Apple Award jointly with her husband in November 2021. Ms. Altabef is a member of Charter 100 in Dallas. Before devoting herself full-time to civic and philanthropic involvement, Ms. Altabef practiced law in Dallas for 28 years.

She and her husband Peter have two children.  Daughter Hayley is a Chicago-based attorney and son Will is a candidate for admission to the bar in Texas.


Larry Angelilli

Larry Angelilli has been involved in the Dallas arts community since 1999, including terms as President of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Theater Center (DTC), and Chairman of the Finance Committee for the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  He was instrumental in the DTC’s move to the Performing Arts Center and has been deeply involved in the financial performance of both organizations.  He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Dallas-based MoneyGram International Corporation.

During the COVID pandemic, Angelilli has effectively navigated the many financial challenges that have confronted the arts community in Dallas as well as his employer and looks forward to the bright future that lies ahead for both.

He and his wife Anne have three grown children and two grandchildren.

To learn more about the TACA Silver Cup luncheon, sponsorship and tickets, please contact TACA Director of Development and Marketing Cameron Kirkpatrick at Cameron.kirkpatrick@taca-arts.org 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 taca-arts.org. Connect with TACA on Facebook at facebook.com/tacadallas, Twitter at @TACADallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas.

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