Leadership Richardson Alumni Association


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Save the Date:  New Class Reception

We are excited to start planning this year’s New Class Reception, which will be on October 13th.  More information to come as we get closer. We are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 and will make appropriate decisions no later than Oct 1st.  We do have a back-up plan in case we need to restrict numbers. We plan on making the Auction Virtual again this year. 

If you have an item(s) you would like to donate please reach out to Lisa Kupfer (lisa.kupfer@gmail.com).


Richardson Youth Leadership is now accepting applications for current Juniors in Richardson. Please help us spread the word!

See our website for more information: https://lralumni.com/Richardson-Youth-Leadership

     Richardson High School Parade

For the first time ever, LRAA has been invited to participate in the Richardson High School homecoming parade happening on Friday, September 10. We are looking for alums to come out and represent one of the best community groups. Entry fee is a package of new socks or underwear for all participants.

Parade gathering starts at 3:00 pm at Heights Elementary located at Belt Line and Floyd Road and ends at Richardson High School. The theme this year is “Eagles Soaring to New Destinations.”  We are looking for folks to participate. Bonus to anyone who has a truck that we can use so that folks who want to ride can do so if they don't want to walk.

If you want to be part of the planning process or have any questions, please contact Awesome Amy Taylor at AmyTaylor@mhd.com or 972-824-0685. Look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

Letter From The President

I would first like to express my gratitude to Marta for her leadership last year.  Navigating through a Pandemic was the biggest Rubber Chicken no one was expecting.  As we settle into our new normal, I am hopeful we can get back to meeting in person.

My goal for this year, is for Leadership Richardson to give back and lead through service.  One of the first ways for us to give back is by helping the Afghan Families that will be arriving in the next few weeks.  I am working on getting more information on what that will look like and will be posting on Facebook and the website with more specific details as they are solidified. 

Having grown up in Richardson, I am grateful for LR and the exposure it provided allowing me to become more involved with the city.   I am excited to part of this amazing program and excited to see where 2021-2022 takes us and the Next Best Class!

In regards to COVID, we the board will be keeping up with any recommendations from the City, State and CDC and alter our plans as needed.  We invite everyone to participate however you feel comfortable.

Maureen Doherty

LRAA 2021 Alumnus of the Year Spotlight

Manasseh Durkin


When each of us graduated from our respective “best class” of LR we were given the charge to not end our leadership at the door but instead to go impact this city for good. Manasseh took this charge very seriously.  His name is one that is spoken among nonprofits, businesses and city offices alike…always with respect and always knowing that they will follow through with whatever is being asked of them.

In a year that has been difficult for all of us, Manasseh not only was active with Richardson Rotary, but helped Network of Community Ministries to thrive, while also stepping in with the Richardson Symphony to keep their operation running smoothly during a challenging year with less available ticket sales and fewer donations. 

Durkin Enterprises is headquartered in Richardson and specializes in commercial construction, project management and related services. As President, Manasseh's leadership does not stop there. He was in LR Class XXXI and is the incoming Richardson Chamber of Commerce Board Chair. He serves on the Network of Community Ministries Board, Richardson Real Heroes committee, RSO Board, Leadership Richardson Advisory Board and the 1849 Club. Manasseh opened up one of his properties as a warning station in this past winter’s ice storm, generously assisting Richardson neighbors in crisis. He was also instrumental in securing the new building for Network and acting as Owner Rep with the entire building program, including assisting raising funds. Manasseh is a genuine leader, passionate about his family and committed to his community. 

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