By Catie George, Manager, Communications and Storytelling
The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) hosted the last Tomorrow Fund Investor Breakfast of 2023 on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at series presenting sponsor Holmes Murphy’s offices.
The first Building Tomorrow Together award of the morning was handed out to celebrate the selection of Dallas’ Pegasus Park as the national headquarters of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, known as ARPA-H, Customer Experience Hub.
“We are so pleased to accept this recognition and really thrilled to be partnering with all of you as we think about health solutions that can help all Americans. It’s an important moment to think about how we can build tomorrow together,” said ARPA-H Director Amy Lin. “And I think a lot of the work that we do here at ARPA-H is really zeroing in on that goal. Our mission is to accelerate better health outcomes for everyone, and that includes imagining the future of health and what it could look like.”
ARPA-H will draw on the DRC and its connections to help advance these health outcomes throughout the region. This will build on relationships formed during the DRC’s intensive support of Texas’ successful bid for ARPA-H.
“The way that I see the customer experience hub and ARPA-H affecting healthcare and making it human-centric for generations is amazing and unprecedented,” said Jenny Ligon, Ecosystem Liaison for ARPA-H. “But I believe that all the amazing people that have been brought together to perform this are going to make this a wild success.”
The second Building Tomorrow Together award went to the global investment research firm Third Bridge for its new office location in Dallas.
“While we are proud of the progress that we’ve made in such a short period of time, it’s not lost on us that this recognition gives us a tremendous responsibility for continuing to be in the Dallas Region,” said Vice President of Operations at Third Bridge Ryan Kelly. “Our pledge to those of you in this room, those who may be considering a job at Third Bridge, and those who may be considering a relocation to the Dallas area: We’re ready to play our part in carrying out the DRC’s mission in all facets of growth and look forward to strengthening our relationships with current and future partners.”
The final Building Tomorrow Together award went to the series presenting sponsor, Holmes Murphy, for their steadfast support of the DRC for over 20 years as presenting sponsor of the Tomorrow Fund Investor Breakfasts. Holmes Murphy will be reallocating its investment to other areas of the DRC’s mission-driven work.
“This 20-year relationship between Holmes Murphy and Dallas Regional Chamber has taken various forms,” joked Marc Pinney, Vice President of Employee Benefits at Holmes Murphy. “But what’s important to us is the incredible work that the DRC has done for our city and the region. And as they have grown in prominence as the National Chamber of the Year, we’ve grown along with them.”
To conclude the breakfast, DRC Senior Vice Presidents walked investors through a report on the impact of the Tomorrow Fund in each priority area in 2023 and strategy for 2024.
The Tomorrow Fund makes possible the DRC’s strategic efforts to improve the quality of life for all people while enhancing the business climate and the economy of the Dallas Region. Support the DRC’s mission work and expand your company’s impact on the Dallas Region by becoming a Tomorrow Fund investor.
Thank you to our series presenting sponsor, Holmes Murphy; breakfast sponsors, Bridgepointe Technologies and Crowe, LLP; and corporate sponsor, American Airlines, Inc.