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Richie Butler Earns 2018 Silver Anniversary Mustang Award

Postby PonyPride » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:08 am

From SMUMustangs.com:

Richie Butler Named 2018 Silver Anniversary Mustang Award Honoree

DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU Lettermen's Board of Directors and its Silver Anniversary Mustang (SAM) Award Committee will honor Richie Butler as the recipient of the 2018 SAM Award. Butler played football at SMU from 1989-93, and graduated with a degree in theology in 1993.

Through his work as both a faith leader and a real estate developer, Butler has had a significant impact on the Dallas community. Butler was the founding senior pastor of Union Cathedral in 2002, and in 2014 merged the independent, interdenominational church with St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Dallas, where he currently serves as the senior pastor.

In addition to his role as senior pastor, Butler has been responsible for nearly $1 billion in real estate investment activity throughout the United States as a private equity real estate fund manager with Prescott Group. This development included Unity Estates, a planned community sponsored by the African American Pastor's Coalition in Dallas, which featured 285 single-family homes in the southern sector of Dallas, an area that had not experienced any new development in over 20 years.

Butler has launched several community initiatives through Project Unity, which he founded in 2014. He also serves on the SMU Board of Trustees, the Communities Foundation of Texas Board of Trustees, the Dallas Assembly, and the Real Estate Executive Council.

Richie is the husband of Neisha Strambler-Butler, an executive with American Airlines, and the father of Emily and Bradford Butler.

Each year, the SMU Lettermen's Association awards the SAM Award to a former letterwinner who has not been an undergraduate student at SMU for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient has brought honor to SMU, made contributions that have lasting and positive effects on his or her fellow citizens, and has been a model citizen in his or her community.

The presentation will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at halftime of the SMU men's basketball game against Tulane. Tip is 5 p.m. at Moody Coliseum. Tickets are available at SMUMustangs.com/Tickets.
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Re: Richie Butler Earns 2018 Silver Anniversary Mustang Awar

Postby HorsePower » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:00 pm

Great dude. Well deserved!
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