Preston Hollow neighbor Margot Perot received The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) Silver Cup last week at the 41st annual fundraiser luncheon.

Each year, the Silver Cup is awarded to one man and one woman whose devotion to the arts contributes to the fabric of the community. J. Davis Hamlin received the other Silver Cup this year.

Perot is an advisory board member at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and vice chair for the Dallas Symphony Association. She has advocated for the Dallas Opera, the United Way, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Perot Foundation and UT Southwestern Medical Center. She formerly served as a board chair of the Dallas Museum of Art as well as on the Texas Commission on the Arts and Texas Women of the Arts.

“Through the arts, our hearts and spirits are lifted,” Perot said during her acceptance speech.

The Perot family also made news Monday when it announced the hiring of a new investment chief to manage the family’s fortune. Veteran hedge fund trader Boaz Sidikaro, 44, will take over the money managing responsibilities, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Sidikaro has worked at Perot Investments since March and used to work at New York hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.

Longtime investment officer for the family Steve Blasnik, who held the position for more than 30 years, will help advise Sidikaro, the Dallas Morning News reported.


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