The Young Friends Of The Wilkinson Center Kicked Off Plans For The Second Annual Silent Disco

Ooh, those Wilkinson Center folks are at it again. Like others are trying so hard, they’re nurturing the very cool generation of millennials to discover the fun and “Gee Whiz” of fundraising. And leave it to them to come up with Silent Disco. Hmm, let’s think about that one. No! Better yet, let’s check out how they kicked off the event at the DEC on Thursday, August 13. Here’s a report from the field with beautiful faces:

Aaron Liverpool, Austyn Vietor, Chris Chadwick and Amber Monter*

Aaron Liverpool, Austyn Vietor, Chris Chadwick and Amber Monter*

“The Young Friends of the Wilkinson Center hosted its second annual Silent Disco kick-off event at DEC on Dragon. The event benefited Wilkinson Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Dallas families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect. This was a free happy hour to attend but patrons could purchase Young Friend Memberships and Silent Disco tickets to the main event that will take place on Friday, September 11, at Candleroom from 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Tickets for Young Friends Members were $35 each and $45 each for nonmembers. This event was a kickoff party to gear up for the Silent Disco event and to raise money for Wilkinson Center and spread awareness about our Young Friend professional group.

Natalie Diaz, Erica Ruiz and Sondos Brennan*

Natalie Diaz, Erica Ruiz and Sondos Brennan*

Ryan Hoopes and Rodney Moore*

Ryan Hoopes and Rodney Moore*

“The Silent Disco will feature great drinks, music, fun and friends at one of the hottest night spots in Dallas. What is a Silent Disco? Each guest receives headphones with three different frequencies; depending on the frequency the guest chooses, the headphones light up in the color that corresponds to a DJ spinning at that moment.  It is called a silent disco because there is no music playing in the background when people take off their headphones.

Jackie Kim, OJ DeSouza, Baylea Wood and Chrystie Trimmell*

Jackie Kim, OJ DeSouza, Baylea Wood and Chrystie Trimmell*

“The Young Friends of The Wilkinson Center are a group of dynamic young millennials who are creating pathways out of poverty for the working poor in Dallas.  These young professionals offer hope and inspiration. They are committed to building sustainable resources which empower Wilkinson Center clients to become self-sufficient and improve their lives.  Our Young Friends are business and civic leaders who have dedicated their creativity and resources to making Dallas a prosperous city for all who call it home.

* Photos provided by The Young Friends of The Wilkinson Center