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TACA Names Nancy Nasher and Walter Elcock 2017 Silver Cup Award Recipients

DALLAS, Texas — October 14, 2016 — On October 13, TACA Board of Governors, TACA Corporate Council, friends and guests gathered to celebrate the announcement of Nancy Nasher and Walter Elcock as the 2017 TACA Silver Cup Award honorees. The announcement was made at the home of Marguerite Hoffman, who received the Silver Cup in 2006 along with her late husband, Robert Hoffman.

Founded in 1976 by civic leader, arts advocate and former mayor Annette Strauss, the prestigious TACA Silver Cup is awarded each year to recognize one man and one woman for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Dallas. The honorees will receive their Silver Cups on March 7, 2017, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The luncheon is presented by J.P. Morgan and Neiman Marcus.

Becky Young, president and executive director of TACA, said, “TACA is honored to celebrate Nancy and Walter as the 2017 Silver Cup Award recipients. They embody the spirit of the award, and we look forward to honoring them for their many contributions to the arts.”

Nancy A. Nasher

Nancy Nasher is President and Owner of NorthPark Center, Dallas’ premier shopping destination and one of the top five performing shopping centers in the United States. In 2015, NorthPark surpassed $1.3 billion in total overall sales. Since 1995, Nancy and her husband David Haemisegger have elevated the renowned landmark with the very best in retail, art, architecture, and landscaping to create a shopping experience unlike anything else in the world.

A graduate of The Hockaday School, Princeton University and Duke University School of Law, Nancy has dedicated her professional and personal life to the betterment of Dallas as a real estate leader and as one of the city’s greatest advocates for the arts. Nancy was instrumental in the creation of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

She is involved with numerous cultural and educational organizations and serves on multiple boards both locally and nationally including the Nasher Sculpture Center Board of Trustees and the Nasher Foundation Board of Directors, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas CASA Advisory Board, Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Association, Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, National Center for Arts Research, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, Dallas Mayor’s Business/Arts Initiative, and UTSW University Hospital Board of Visitors, among others.

She resides in Dallas with her husband, David, and together have three children: Sarah, David and Isabelle.

Walter Elcock

Walter Elcock is unique among volunteers who support the arts. He is currently a Trustee of the Dallas Museum of Art, having previously served as Chair, President and Interim Director.

Prior to that, he retired from Bank of America after 39 years in various management roles. Walter was President of Bank of America Texas and the Banking Center Channel executive for Bank of America, with responsibilities for building relationships with customers and communities through more than 5,900 banking centers across 32 states and the District of Columbia. He also led Operational Risk and Merger Integration activities for the Bank. Under his leadership, Bank of America became a reliable sponsor of exhibitions and programs at the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as source of significant support for the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Walter is also a Director of the State Fair of Texas and National Vice Chair of Reading Partners. He has served on the North Texas Board of the Audubon Society, chairing the Building Committee responsible for developing Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Studio Art. He and his wife, Laura, have been married 47 years and have two daughters and five grandchildren.