MySweet2018Goals: Lisa Singleton

Lisa Singleton (File photo)

According to 2018 Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show And Luncheon Chair Lisa Singleton

“One of my goals this year is to ask the community to join me in ‘Doing the Most Good’ for The Salvation Army by supporting this year’s Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show And Luncheon, presented by Anne Davidson, which will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. 

“One way to help is to donate your gently worn or even better, never worn! designer clothing and accessories, which could be featured in the event’s fashion show or sold in the Chic Boutique.

To coordinate collection or drop off of your items, please contact Tina Trejo at The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command, 214.637.8122 or [email protected]; Toni Turner at 972.904.9382; or myself, Lisa Singleton, at 214.316.2567 or [email protected]. Clothing and accessories can also be dropped off at Tootsies, located at 8300 Preston Road in the Plaza at Preston Center, now through March 31, with Tootsies thanking donors with a $25 Tootsies gift card. 

“The second way to support this incredible organization and the work they do in our community is by attending the 2018 Fashion Show And Luncheon, which will include an opening reception, silent auction, and shopping in the Chic Boutique, where gently worn or never worn designer clothing and accessories donated by some of North Texas’ best dressed and finest retailers are available for sale. Attendees will enjoy a runway fashion show styled and produced by Jan Strimple Productions, featuring donated and new couture clothing, which can be bid on following the show.  Afterwards, patrons will enjoy a seated lunch and final bidding on silent and runway auction items.

“And lastly, plan on shopping Friday, May 11, thru Saturday, May 12, at the annual Wearhouse Sale, which is open to the public and includes both new and donated items at deep discounts. The sale is held annually at The Salvation Army’s Christmas and Disaster Center located at 9216 Harry Hines in Dallas.  Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.

“Sponsorships for the Fashion Show And Luncheon begin at $5,000 and individual tickets are $300 and are available now.  Please plan to join me for what promises to be an amazing event in support of the more than 70 important services provided by 22 local Salvation Army locations.

“For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Tina Trejo, The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command, at 214.637.8122.”

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s 2018 Fashion Show And Luncheon Plans Revealed By Chair Lisa Singleton At Eiseman Jewels

Nobody at Eiseman Jewels seemed to notice that ¾ moon hovering over NorthPark, Zeke Elliott’s legal woes or even the World Series on Wednesday, November 1. They were there to celebrate plans for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary‘s 2018 Fashion Show and Luncheon.

Marvin and Lisa Singleton, Margot Perot and Betsy and Richard Eiseman

As Eiseman proprietor Richard Eiseman took a knee upon seeing the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary founder Margot Perot, he quickly offered the knee recognition to his wife Betsy Eiseman.

Candace Winslow and Nikki Webb

Joyce Fox

In another part of the showroom were Joanna Clarke, Nikki Webb and Candace Winslow. It would later be discovered to the wine-flute sipping crowd including SAWA President Betsy Willis, Ramona Jones, Barbara Sypult, Joyce Fox and Kim and Greg Hext, that Nikki and Candace would be joined by Kim Quinn and Merry Wyatt for underwriting efforts for the annual Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s 2018  Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Meyerson on Wednesday, May 9.

Barbara Sypult, Marvin Singleton, Margot Perot and Ramona Jones

As an incentive to rally the troops, Major Barbara Rich reported that last May’s fashion extravaganza had just barely missed its goal of $1M.  

Needless to say, SAWA Fashion Show Chair Lisa Singleton didn’t drop a note and warned the group that she and fashion show producer Jan Strimple would be checking closets for gently used clothes for the fundraiser.

Jan Strimple

Anne Davidson

Immediately Presenting Sponsor Anne Davidson announced that Lisa and Jan were editing her closet the upcoming weekend.

JUST IN: Anne Davidson To Be Presenting Sponsor For The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Of Metro Dallas’ Fashion Show And Luncheon

Word just arrived from 2018 Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Metro Dallas‘ Fashion Show And Luncheon Chair Lisa Singleton about the fundraiser’s presenting sponsor. Nope, it isn’t going to be a corporation. It’s going to be blonde philanthropist/business woman/Bunny Love founder Anne Davidson.

Anne Davidson (File photo)

According to Lisa, “We are so grateful to Anne for her early support of the 2018 Fashion Show and Luncheon. Anne is highly regarded for her long-standing generosity to many organizations in our community, including The Salvation Army, and we are thrilled to have her onboard.  It is our hope that her early and most generous support of this event will serve as a catalyst for others to come onboard.”

Anne explained the reason for her taking on the sponsorship was, ““Helping others, especially in their time of despair and need, is something that’s close to my heart. The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary does so much good for so many in North Texas it was an easy decision to support the Fashion Show and Luncheon. I hope that by giving generously I can inspire others to dig deep and support this terrific organization and the work they do.”

The annual fundraiser will be returning to the Myerson Symphony Center on Wednesday, May 9 with Jan Strimple producing the runway show of donated “experienced” and new clothes. And, yes, the Chic Boutique and luncheon will also be a part of the festivities.

Sponsorships and tickets are available by contacting Tina Trejo at 214.637.8121.

Also, it might be a good time to start editing your closet and donating clothes for the presentation.

An Evening At Oz’s Live Auction Items Were The Topic Du Jour At The Children’s Cancer Fund Patron Party

Anne Davidson

Anne Davidson

As North Texas braced for another onslaught of rain, thunder, lighting and hail on Tuesday, March 29, the jammed crowd at Del Frisco’s bar could have cared less. But beyond the boys at the bar, the Children’s Cancer Fund patrons were having their special space and time in a private room at the back of the steakhouse.

Near the check-in, Anne Davidson was being thanked by An Evening in Oz Co-Chairs Lisa Cooley and Giora Barker for stepping up and being the presenting sponsor. Andre Vorster was chatting with Diane and Nick DiGiuseppe, CCF Treasurer Ashley Leete, Reed Kitchell, CCF Board President Dr. Karen McClard, Marlene and Dr. Richard Marks and Richard Eiseman.

Ashley Leete, Reed Kitchell and Karen McClard

Ashley Leete, Reed Kitchell and Karen McClard

Marlene and Richard Marks, Diane and Nick DiGiuseppe and Andre Vorster

Marlene and Richard Marks, Diane and Nick DiGiuseppe and Andre Vorster

But the topic making the rounds was the collection of live auction items that would be on the bloc for the Friday, April 22nd, fundraiser for Children’s Cancer Fund at the Hilton Anatole. In addition to a super-duper 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlisted Sport 4×4 being raffled off, the following goodies will be up for bidding:

  • The Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Experience — In addition to two seats on the Dallas Cowboys team charter plane for an away game during the 2016-2017 regular season, the winner will take home a team jersey signed by quarterback Tony Romo, a football signed by the team, a Cowboys helmet signed by Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and Jason Witten and a custom Cowboys-themed bike provided by the Villy Custom designers.
  • Hold Your Horses! — Experience the 2017 Kentucky Derby like the locals only dream of. This package includes four days and three nights of accommodations in Lexington and a Friday tour of a horse farm. The day of the big “run for the roses,” the winner will preview the day’s races with a professional handicapper and then watch the race from the first-floor Grandstand. For air transportation, American Airlines is providing two 25,000 AAdvantage miles certificates.
  • Wine and Dine at Del Frisco’s — For an evening out on the town, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse is always a hit. But for this winner, it will be tailor made thanks to Chef David Holben, who prepared a menu for 12 complete with a wine paring for each course.
  • Dancing With…The Bachelor — The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka knows his way around Dancing With The Stars from his stint on the dance floor during Season 10. The winner of this package and a guest will have roundtrip airfare thanks to two 25,000 AAdvantage Miles certificates to Los Angeles for Jake to take them on a backstage visit with the dancing celebs. Then the twosome will have seats up “close to the action” when the evening’s competition gets underway.
  • An Evening in Oz Custom Painting — A true one-of-a-kind painting that personifies the magic of the Oz-theme evening has been created by children participating in the Gala fashion for the first time with the support of ever-popular artist Christopher H. Martin.
  • Brazilian Barbecue Bonanza — Instead of eating out, bring the party home with Texas de Brazil Director of Culinary Evandro Caregnato preparing a Brazilian barbecue meal completed with wine for 20. In addition to whipping up the meal, Evandro will share his recipe for the Brazilian signature cocktail, the Caipirinha. But there’s still more! GoVision will provide a 9’x16’ mobile LED screen to watch your favorite movie, sporting event or whatever. And since the screen is weather proof and 100% daylight visible, it’s ideal for outdoor watching anytime of the day.
  • Crazy for Cabo — Get away from it all with a passel of you friends by escaping to Cabo for a one-week stay in a Las Mananitas condo. Since the residence can accommodate eight thanks to two master bedrooms with king beds, one guest bedroom with a queen bed and a spare trundle bed plus three bathrooms, it will provide the perfect place to call home while taking in the sights and sounds of the resort town. To provide transportation, American Airlines is providing two 60,000-AAdvantage-mile certificates.