Philanthropist and business leader Lyda Hill was selected to receive a History-Making Texan award.

Hill, who graduated from The Hockaday School, joins pianist James Dick in receiving the honor from the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

The award is given to Texas legends whose contributions to the state and the country have been historic and exceptional.

Hill and Dick will be presented with the awards at the Texas Independence Day Dinner on March 2, 2022 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.

“Lyda Hill is a game-changer both as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist,” Lynn McBee, the dinner chair and a TSHMF trustee, said in a news release. “She founded one of the largest travel companies in the nation, and played a key role in the Ft. Worth Stockyards revitalization that stands as a case study for similar projects. She approaches her substantial charitable interests with the same business savvy.”

Past recipients of the award include Preston Hollow neighbors George and Laura Bush, Ruth Altshuler, Walter Cronkite, Herb Kelleher, Ross Perot and Bob Schieffer.