Lynne Dobson is a philanthropist, business owner and photojournalist who lives in Austin, Texas with her husband of 31 years, Greg Wooldridge. Since 2000, she worked for her family's iconic business, Whataburger Restaurants, serving on the board and in a community relations-marketing role, until they sold the company in 2019. She and her two brothers formed a new family business and several charity foundations, based in San Antonio. A graduate of University of Texas, Austin, she had a 25-year career as an award-winning photojournalist for newspapers in Ohio, California and Texas through the 80s and 90s. For the last 13 years, she has worked part-time as a humanitarian photographer for many global organizations she passionately supports: Terrewode Women's Fund, Free Wheelchair Mission, The African Children’s Choir, Living Goods, Water to Thrive, Libraries of Love, Mercy Trips Healthcare, all based in Uganda; and Miracle Foundation, Madre, JAAS and Women for Women International, based in the Middle East, India and Africa.
Lynne serves on her family's charity, Tres Grace Family Foundation and on her own family's new foundation, Tejemos, which means We weave together. She is devoted to her work for Terrewode Women’s Fund where she helped guide communication and fundraising for the construction of Uganda’s first women’s obstetric fistula treatment hospital, which opened in 2019. She and Greg support numerous organizations locally and in Texas, in the realms of healthcare, reproductive and civil rights, racial justice, the musical arts, education, child protection and homelessness and parks and environmental preservation. They have two adult children, Luke and Claire and a grandson, Waylon. She is active in her Methodist church and loves traveling, gardening, running, hiking, yoga and snow-skiing.
Kathy earned both a B.A. in Finance and an M.B.A. in Finance from Clark Atlanta University.