* Photo provided by Jonathan's Place
Well, Emilynn Wilson has gone and done it. She said she would hit the “Sold Out” mark for Thursday’s Callier Cares Luncheon at the Dallas Country Club, and word just arrived that the ballroom is filled.
But then how could she lose with Lisa Troutt as her honorary chair, Dr. Kern Wildenthal receiving the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award, and noted audiology researcher Dr. Sharon Kujawa being presented with the 2017 Callier Prize?
Another state of “Sold Out” has been revealed. Friday night’s Recess at the Dallas Arboretum is a done deal.
As for those predictions of stormy weather, they won’t be a problem because the NorthPark-sponsored Sandbox, games, spiked juice box and music provided by Prophets and Outlaws will all be safe and sound inside Rosine Hall.
And no need to wear stuffy, grown-up attire. It will be strictly “schoolyard chic” (aka casual chic).
Benefiting and celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dallas AfterSchool, Event Co-Chairs Regina Merson and Robyn Siegel and Honorary Co-Chairs Tanya McDonald and Janet Mockovciak have arranged for the following sponsors:
- Capture the Flag ($25,000) – The Baldridge Foundation
- Simon Says ($10,000) – Lydia and William Addy, Baird, Strategic Wealth Partners/Colleen and Peter Bowler and Janet and John Mockovciak
- Red Rover ($5,000) – Anne and Terry Conner, Christina K. Hanger and Tanya and Ken McDonald
- Duck Duck Goose ($2,500) – Philip Theodore Bee Charitable Trust, Kristi and Brian Erickson, Cherri and Jack Musser, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Ernst and Young and Tenet Healthcare
- Four Square ($1,000) – Christy Bednar, Sheela and Marc Birnbaum, Kathi and Chris Child, Serena Simmons Connelly, Maria and Douglas Cramer, The Donachie Foundation, Laurie and Craig Dunn, Angela and Mark Frederiksen, Abby and Michael Gregory, Sarah Losinger, Christina and Tim Norris, Tricia and Eric Stammberger, Social Venture Partners Dallas, Stacy and Mack Hicks and The Fijolek Family
- Special Thanks and In-Kind Donors – Aimbridge Hospitality, BANCO, Cindy Ferris, Dallas Arboretum, Kent Rathbun Catering, LeForce Entertainment, Live Nation, McShan Florist, Microsoft, NorthPark Center, Paper City, Pop Parties, Topgolf, Yellow Rose Distilling and Housed Real Estate
* Graphic courtesy of Dallas AfterSchool
Whoops! Yesterday it was reported that no “Sold Outs” had been announced for the spring fundraising season following spring break. Today word arrived that that status had changed.
Not only is the 2017 Art In Bloom’s “Seasons Of Love” hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art League and chaired by Sarah Jo Hardin sold out, but organizers have added an opportunity for those who missed out on the Monday, March 27th event.
Sure, the Art In Bloom guests will get a sneak peak of the “Live Blooming Art Exhibit,” but DMA visitors will be able to check the floral designs “created by local floral designers and inspired by works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection” from Tuesday, March 28, thru Wednesday, March 29, on the DMA’s Level Two.
And how about some name dropping? Well, Art In Bloom can provide ‘em. The exhibition will include the talents of Judy Blackman of Blumengarten, Metka Terselich of Metka Floral Designs, Caroline Hansen of Forestwood Florals, Dan Pierce of Wild about Flowers, Doan Do of Cebolla Fine Flowers, Sarah Hobbs of Park Cities Petals, Juan Gomar of Apples to Zinnias, Lucy Diaz-Flores of Bella Flora and David Kimmel of David Kimmel Design.
So, don’t boo-hoo that you can’t attend the presentation by floral industry ambassador René van Rems and lunch on Monday at the DMA. You can still check out “Live Blooming Art Exhibit” Tuesday and Wednesday!
Art In Bloom proceeds will benefit the DMA League’s Floral Endowment Fund, as well as the DMA’s exhibition and education programs.
* Graphic courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art League
Despite claims that North Texas has been evacuated due to Spring Break, ain’t so! In fact, more than 1,300 are gonna be at the Dallas Arboretum’s First-Ever Food and Wine Festival Thursday. If you haven’t gotten your ticket, you’re out of luck because the food fest is sold out!
It’s been such a gangbuster sell-out that the tulips are squeezing together to make room for the participating chefs (Chef Sharon Van Meter, Chef Aaron Staudenmaier, Chef Abraham Salum, Chef Alex Astranti, Chef Anastacia Quinones, Chef Andrea Shackelford, Chef April Barney, Chef Brad Phillips, Chef Chad Houser, Chef Christopher Patrick, Chef Daniel Pittman, Chef Daniele Puleo, Chef Dunia Borga, Chef Rebecca Jolly, Chef David Gauthier, Chef Dunia Borga, Chef Eric Dreyer, Chef Gianni Santin, Chef Henry Gentry, Chef Jay Valley, Chef Janice Provost, Chef Jean-Marie, Chef Jeffrey Hobbs, Chef John Doumas, Chef John Tesar, Chef Josh Harmon, Chef Junior Borges, Chef Josh Sutcliff, Chef Justin Box, Chef Katherine Clapner, Chef Larry Williams, Chef Luis Olvera, Chef Mark Wootton, Chef Mary Sparks, Chef Matt McCallister, Chef Meaders Ozarow, Chef Michael Scott, Chef Mike Shetsky, Chef Nikky Phinyawatana, Chef Omar Flores, Chef Richard Chamberlain, Chef Robert Lyford, Chef Samantha Rush, Chef Samir Dhurandhar, Chef Scott Nakachi, Chef Sheila Roidopoulos, Chefs Sonny Pache, Michael Scott and Chef Uno Immanivong).
After grazing among the 500,000 blossoms and food stations, guests will be entertained with a concert on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage And Lawn as the sun sets behind White Rock Lake.
Two of the most wonderful words in fundraising were making the rounds at the Soup’s On! patron party tonight — “Sold Out!”
Yup! If you thought this chilly-willy weather had inspired you to get a soup bowl spot or two at Union Station on Tuesday, January 31, open up a can of Campbell’s and cry in your ho-hum soup bowl.
According to the 9th Annual Soup’s On! Chair Heather Sauber, it’s sold out with 642 bowls in need of filling and a panel discussion on Dallas’ homeless situation with a stellar group of veterans in the issue scoring headlines locally.
Congrats to Heather, The Stewpot Alliance President Julie Marshall, adorable Honorary Co-Chairs Margie and Ray Francis and Souper-Duper Chief Chef Brian Luscher and his team of chefs on scoring the very first “Sold Out” of 2017 in Dallas fundraising.
Let’s keep these “Sold-Out Alerts” coming on in.
Those favorite words have been sent again — Sold Out! Business Council for the Arts’ 28th Annual Obelisk Awards Luncheon Co-Chairs Kevin Hurst and Dotti Reeder report that the fundraiser on Monday, November 7, at the Belo Mansion is at total capacity.
But come on. A very nice check and a pretty please might just open a seat or two.
In addition to recognizing a load of great supporters of the arts, the event will include a talk by Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet Ryan Anthony. Perhaps Ryan will bring along his horn for a mini-performance.
If you got your place reserved for the Saturday, November 5th fundraiser at General Datatech Warehouse, go shopping for something artsy to wear. If you procrastinated, plan on jammies, popcorn and Netflixing the night away.
* Graphic courtesy of Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Two of the favorite words in fundraising activities are “Sold Out!” And those are the words that Dallas Uncorked’s Hayley Hamilton Cogill just reported about Sunday’s Dallas Uncorked 12th Anniversary Dinner at Sevy’s benefiting The Birthday Party Project.
It’s gonna be a perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with Ram’s Gate Winery’s Luke Stanko from Sonoma County on hand to “discuss the wine and the care, dedication and passion that goes into each and every glass.”
According to Hayley, “I first tried these wines last year and immediately knew we needed to help introduce them into the Dallas market through one of our events. I couldn’t be more thrilled to do so for our anniversary event.”
As marvelous as the menu prepared by Sevy’s Chef/owner Jim Severson and the paired Ram’s Gate Winery products will be, the guests will match them in the wonderfulness category. Gals always wear the most adorable summer cottons and silks. As for the guys, it’s strictly a no-tie affair with khaki slacks and loafers.
It’s official. The Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon is sold out. Actually, it was practically a done deal a couple days after tickets went on sale. To make the cut, some gals hand-delivered their checks to the CCB offices.
But CCB Chair Christie Carter and Luncheon Chair Pam Perella wanted to make sure that all the contracts were signed before making the announcement.
The Friday, September 16, fundraiser in the glamourama tent adjacent to Neiman Marcus Downtown is gonna be a lovefest for Carolina Hererra fans with the petite Venezuelan on hand. While in town, she’ll also be presented the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award.
But never fear. You know the drill. Perhaps a nice donation could open up a seat or two or three.
Insider tip: The registration is closed, but try contacting The Wilkinson Center Director of Development Dana Fay at 972.284.0389. You’ll have to scurry hurry, though.
* Graphic courtesy of The Wilkinson Center
Weathering all types of storms and such, the Mad Hatter’s Tea on Thursday is sold out. If the clouds cry on the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum fundraiser, not to worry. There will still be plenty of chapeau room and champagne laden flutes.
If you didn’t luck out on a ticket to the reception, fashion show of Tootsies merchandise and luncheon, you can still wander the gardens and you won’t even need a hat.
Monday evening the Perot Museum is going to be filled with music, singing, dining and award presenting. The occasion is “Wings Of Spring: A Celebration Of Literacy” benefiting VMLC. Over the past four years, the event has raised more than $1M to help VMLC’s mission of changing lives through literacy.
Sons of Serendipity, who were 2014 finalists in “America’s Got Talent,” will be providing the music and singing in the Hoglund Theater.
As for the Literacy Legacy Award, it will be presented to Cheryl Pollman, who is “a dedicated volunteer, advocate, board member and friend to VMLC since its founding days. Whether teaching basic English to adults, recruiting friends and family to volunteer with her, or tutoring students to pass their U.S. Citizenship test, Cheryl has impacted the lives of countless individuals and their families as they pursue their American Dream.”
If you’ve already gotten your tickets, how smart you were because the event is sold out! However, they’re probably still open for a donation to help their work with 1,200 adults and 330 children annually. Or, if you’re shy of funds, why not volunteer.
Leave it to those Hegi gals. Sisters-in-law/Interfaith Auxiliary Luncheon Co-Chairs Amy Hegi and Libby Hegi just sent word that the Friday, April 1st luncheon at the Dallas Country Club is sold out. Was there ever a doubt? Between having Robyn Conlon as the day’s honoree and the “Today Show’s” Hoda Kotb as the speaker, it was bound to be a done deal.
If procrastination got the best of you, there’s always hope. It’s called a “waiting list.” Of course, a nice donation to the Interfaith Housing Coalition never hurts, don’t you know!
* Photo courtesy of Interfaith Auxiliary Luncheon
If you wanted to play handy little games like blackjack, craps, Texas Hold’em and roulette-wheel spinning on Saturday, January 30 with a bunch of young professionals, your choices just got reduced big-time. The Dallas CASA Young Professionals’ CASAblanca is filled to capacity, thanks to Co-Chairs Kelcey Hamilton, Reasha Hedke and Dana Swann. Not bad for a first time event!
And the partying with DJ Jose Guevara, raffle prizes and grown-up libations ain’t taking place at the usual party-hearty rooms or hotel ballrooms. No, siree! It’s gonna be at Dallas CASA in The Meadows Foundation’s Wilson Historic District.
Just shows how smart those young professionals are. Not only are they saving money on renting a space, they just might be introducing newcomers to the Dallas CASA digs, where CASA advocates help almost 4,400 abused and neglected kids yearly.
However, there is still room to join Dallas CASA’s Young Professionals, if your age falls between 21 and 40.
* Graphic courtesy of Dallas CASA
Evidently, the retail centers weren’t the only ones on a roll over Thanksgiving.
Word just arrived from Rhonda Marcus that Sunday’s “Fashion For Kindness” for munchkin models benefiting The Dallas Opera Wednesday is at full capacity.
Just goes to show that a great idea quickly pays off.
If you had high hopes of spending the evening at Hibiscus enjoying great company, delicious food and Merryvale wines, you’re out of luck. Benefiting Les Dames d’Escoffier Dallas Chapter, the Uncorked Dallas Holiday Dinner with Merryvale owner Rene Schlatter is sold to the max.
Alas, if you didn’t get your reservation in before the “Sold Out” status, you’ll just have to resign yourself to watching “Dancing With The Stars” with a jug of wine and your radiated Over-Easy Bison Burger from Snaps Kitchen.
Remember how the Dallas Women’s Foundation’s 30th Annual Luncheon with actress/advocate Eva Longoria was in “Grovel Alert” status last Monday. Evidently, the warning was heeded. The event is now sold out! According to Co-Chairs Jane and Michael Hurst, Paula and Ron Parker and Stacey and John Relton, the Hilton Anatole’s Chantilly ballroom is going to be packed to the max this Friday for the fundraising luncheon.
Okay, so perhaps a sizable check might open up a table.
* Graphic courtesy of Dallas Women's Foundation
First Sight First Night Event Co-Chair Don Winspear announced last night at the First Sight First Night patron party in Hall Arts that the First Night’s red-carpet, seated supper and after-party on Friday, October 29, is sold out, too. Needless to say, the news was greeted with cheers, smiles and applause.
First Night is being presented by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.
BTW, The Dallas Opera General Director/CEO Keith Cerny reported that wife Jennifer Cerny has picked out her gown for the big night. To top her gown from last year is gonna be tough, but Keith thinks she just might have done it.
The Wilkinson Center folks just know how to put the “fun” into fundraising. Perhaps that’s why The Spirit of Taos Co-Chairs Sloan Looney Dix and Stephanie Taylor just sent word that Friday night’s event at The Lot is more than sold out. Adding to the happy faces is the fact that they’ve already taken in more than $60,000. And they still have a silent auction and a raffle to hold!
With weather predictions saying rain is due Friday, The Lot is the perfect spot to feel comfy with good food, music just perfect for dancing and a lot of great people like Honorary Co-Chairs Emily and Jack Dunn and Cindy and Gary Weed. If you haven’t been to The Lot, it’s just across the road from White Rock and down the road from the Dallas Arboretum.
But let’s be honest. For a nice contribution, who knows? Perhaps they could squeeze a couple of more folks in.
What a simply fabulous way to end the week and to look forward to a weekend of beautiful weather! Word just arrived that The Dallas Opera’s First Sight Luncheon and Fashion Show is a done deal. In other words, it’s sold out, but there’s probably a waiting list if you waited too long. The Thursday, October 29th daytime event is being chaired by Dallas First Lady Micki Rawlings and will feature clothes from Mulberry at NorthPark.
As for the First Night red carpet reception and dinner, there are a scant number of tickets left for the black-tie activities preceding the performance of “Great Scott” at the Winspear on Friday, October 30. The word “hustle” may not be strong enough if you’re planning on joining Co-Chairs Ellen and Don Winspear, Honorary Co-Chairs Micki and Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dinner Co-Chairs Anne and Steve Stodghill. So, lock down your tickets and go shopping for that new gown/tuxedo and appropriate trinkets.