A fourth generation native of Dallas, Gigi Potter matriculated through the Highland Park school system and then attended Southern Methodist University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. She entered the field of real estate where she has distinguished herself each year as a top producer for more than two decades. Gigi extends the extra effort to make certain her clients are familiar with the current market conditions, and all aspects of buying and selling a home. Community service work will always be an important part of her life. Gigi's many community activities include the Crystal Charity Ball, the Junior League of Dallas, and the Cattle Baron's Ball. She also serves on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Board, and was chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Luncheon, and co-chair and underwriting chair of the first Heart Ball. Gigi has been a long time supporter of SPCA, and taken leadership roles in Paws Cause, most recently as the 2005 chairperson and the underwriting chairperson in 2003. Gigi has a tremendous devotion to animal welfare. I think education is so important for pet owners to become responsible pet owners. Spay and neutering programs and explaining the dire need for them is what drove my interest in Paws Cause and what led to its being a record-breaking fund raiser, she said. For these reasons and more, Ms. Gigi Potter was selected to receive the 2006 SPCA of Texas Community Leadership Award in its inaugural year.