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Kimbell Art Foundation’s Brenda Cline Awarded Bob Bolen Civic Leadership Award

Cline, CFO of the Kimbell Art Foundation and a TCU Trustee, was honored for her service and contributions to the community with the TCU Neeley School’s special award. 

April 13,  2016

By Elaine Cole

A 1982 summa cum laude graduate in accounting from TCU, Brenda Cline has an esteemed legacy for business acumen and community service.

“I am grateful for the many opportunities I have been given to serve, to contribute, to give back and to encourage others to do the same, because isn’t that what really counts? Isn’t it through serving and giving that we find meaning and richness in our lives? I certainly do,” Cline said when presented with the award by Dean Homer Erekson.

The Bob Bolen Civic Leadership Award was established by the TCU Neeley School of Business in 2011 in honor of former Fort Worth mayor and longtime civic leader Bob Bolen. The award honors a civic or corporate leader of national stature for his or her contributions to the building and stewardship of our communities and nation.

“Bob Bolen has been described as the true definition of a servant leader, and one who ‘will always be known for his integrity and his courage to always do the right thing.’ What a legacy and what an aspiration for all of us who strive to serve and contribute to our communities,” Cline said.    

Cline has been with the Kimbell Art Foundation since 1993, currently serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer. For more than 10 years, she held various positions with Ernst & Young, including audit senior manager.

Cline has served in leadership positions with numerous private and nonprofit organizations including Trinity Valley School, Cook Children’s Health Foundation, Christian Church Foundation, and as a trustee for Texas Christian University since 1998. She serves on the board of directors of Range Resources Corporation and Tyler Technologies Inc., and is an independent trustee of the American Beacon Funds.

“Brenda ably fulfills Bob Bolen’s admonition to all of us to leave the world a better place,” Erekson said. “Her professional and community service contributions speak to that nobly.”