2017 Crystal Charity Ball Theme – “Evening In The Alps” – Announced At Jan And Trevor Rees-Jones’ Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Estate

The Crystal Charity Ball theme announcement party generally attracts 60-75 guests. But on Thursday, May 4, the headcount was just shy of 200. Well, yeah! After years of designing and construction, Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones had made their 15,000-square-foot home the site of the 2017 CCB theme announcement, and even the most stay-at-home types weren’t going to miss this … [Read more...]

2016 Crystal Charity Ball Theme Revealed There Is A Season For Everything

It almost seemed surreal. On Tuesday, May 3, Lisa and Clay Cooley’s estate could have easily given Versailles or the Dallas Arboretum a run for glory. With fountains flowing on one side of the bridge and a tennis court on the other, pink, white and red flowers highlighted the Bluffview estate. Trams breezed the guests from the valet at the front gate to the Cooleys’ front door. … [Read more...]

JUST IN: 2016 Crystal Charity Ball’s Theme Announced

The news that will determine the gowns and gems that will scene steal at the 2016 Crystal Charity Ball was just announced a few minutes ago at Lisa and Clay Cooley’s breathtaking Bluffview estate. It's the mega-fundraising gala's theme! With CCB Chair Christie Carter revealing the theme would be “To Everything There is a Season,” czarina model Jan Strimple read the verses of … [Read more...]

Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon Honors Francie Moody-Dahlberg With Standing O’s And Gracious Accolades

The Belo Mansion staff had hardly gotten finished with the Elisa Project's “Life Lessons” breakfast with Catherine and Sean Lowe and Brian Cuban on Wednesday, February 10, than they were setting up for the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon honoring Francie Moody-Dahlberg. Outside the sun was shining, the sky was clear and the temperatures were just chilly … [Read more...]

Francie Moody-Dahlberg To Receive 14th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award

Susan and Ralph Hawkins’ very 21st friendly estate glowed, thanks to brilliant designing and the incorporation of green-friendly pluses like solar panels and a floor plan placing the cooling units beneath the house instead of in the attic. It worked so perfectly for the 14th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon announcement reception on Tuesday, … [Read more...]