Texas Appleseed to Honor Dallas-Area Couple with Ties to Law and Philanthropy


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Kelli Johnson
Communications Director
Texas Appleseed


AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Appleseed, a public interest justice center, will honor Jennifer and Peter Altabef of Dallas at its annual Good Apple Dinner gala on November 10, 2021. The nonprofit will also honor outstanding law firm Latham & Watkins LLP. The Good Apple Dinner honors leaders in the legal profession and other pioneers whose contributions have helped improve Texas and its communities.

Good Apple Award 
Jennifer and Peter Altabef will receive the nonprofit’s highest honor, the J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award

Ms. Altabef is a dedicated civic volunteer. She currently serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Theater Center and the chair of the Executive Board of Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of SMU and has received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Before devoting herself full-time to civic and philanthropic involvement, she practiced law in Dallas for 28 years. Ms. Altabef received her B.F.A. from SMU and her J.D. from the SMU Dedman School of Law.

Mr. Altabef is chair of the board and CEO of Unisys Corporation, a global IT solutions company. He has also served as president of Unisys. He is a member of the Board of Directors of NiSource Inc., the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), and served as co-chair of its Cybersecurity Moonshot Subcommittee. He is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), where he serves as co-chair of the CED’s Technology and Innovation Committee. Mr. Altabef received a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School.

The Altabefs are also both actively involved in Dallas’ nonprofit community.

Pro Bono Leadership Award 
Latham & Watkins LLP will be presented with the Pro Bono Leadership Award for helping us spur positive change. They were an indispensable partner during a tumultuous year for so many Texans, volunteering more than 1,600 hours spanning more than 10 Texas Appleseed projects.

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, its lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Honorees are selected by the Texas Appleseed Board of Directors. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available now for the event at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin on November 10.

About Texas Appleseed
Texas Appleseed, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is a public interest justice center that works to change unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential. Our nonprofit conducts data-driven research that uncovers inequity in laws and policies and identifies solutions for lasting, concrete change. For more information, visit www.TexasAppleseed.org.


MEDIA NOTE: The Altabefs’ full bios are available upon request.