Philanthropist and civic leader Ruth Altshuler was called the most important and elegant woman in Dallas by a phenomenal businessman, the late Tom Hunt.  A Mayflower Estates homeowner, Ruth Altshuler is the former Chair of the Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees and is the current Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Medical Foundation.  She also has made considerable leadership contributions to dozens of other Dallas organizations.  Ruth Altshuler was raised on Swiss Avenue and attended Woodrow Wilson High School as did many important Dallas residents.