The Phillips family of Dallas, Texas is one of the Southwest's most prominent and respected families. Not only are they known for their accomplishments in business, but also for their philanthropic commitment to their community. They give generously to both educational and cultural institutions. For example, Gene and his wife, Roxanne, have long been patrons of the arts, supporting the symphony and the Dallas Grand Opera where he also served as a director. They are also strong supporters of health organizations such as, Nexus Recovery Center, KidneyTexas Inc. and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
FRISCO CENTRAL PARK
Dallas real estate executive Gene E. Phillips donated a $5.9 million park to the city of Frisco. Built in 1991, the 8-acre Central Park is on Parkwood Boulevard between Gaylord Parkway and Warren Parkway, just north of State Highway 121.
The park features bronze longhorn steers by Willow Springs, Texas, artist Anita Pauwels, fountains, waterfalls, stone etchings of quotes and facts about famous Texans, ranging from Stanley Marcus to Buddy Holly. It also features an amphitheater and picnic areas.
"Central Park in Frisco is very special to me," said Phillips "I hope it will continue to be a point of interest for area visitors and residents for years to come."