2018 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Debutante Parents Party Surrounded by Jewels Galore

There is no truth that Eiseman Jewels has become the most luxurious drinking hole in these parts. But with events being held there for area nonprofits with guests sipping wine and trying on bling, it just might be mistaken for an exclusive venue.

On Thursday, December 7, the crowd being feted by Betsy and Richard Eiseman among the showcases of gems were the parents of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League‘s 2018 debs. Here’s a report from the field:

Robert and Cathy Allday and Catherine and Michael Merritt*

Kristin and Robert Cordiak*

Betsy and Richard Eiseman welcomed more than 75 attendees on Thursday, December 7, to the annual holiday party at Eiseman Jewels celebrating the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League 2018 Presentation Ball’s Debutante and Honor Guard parents and Ball patrons. Guests like Cathy and Robert Allday, Catherine and Michael Merritt, Kristin and Robert Cordiak and Nancy Labadie were treated to holiday cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while perusing Eiseman’s stunning collection of jewelry and timepieces. 

Mid-way through the evening, Eiseman president and CEO Richard Eiseman gathered the crowd to welcome and to thank everyone for their longstanding support of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He then recognized 2018 Ball Chair Lori Routh and DSOL President Mari Epperson, who added her gratitude to all in attendance, including Betsy and Richard and Eiseman Jewels for own ongoing commitment to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League by gifting a pair of pearl stud earings to each Debutante each year, and for hosting the annual holiday fete. 

Lori South, Betsy and Richard Eiseman and Mari Epperstein*

As the evening came to a close, three lucky winners’ names were drawn for an opportunity to wear “Red Carpet Jewels” from Eiseman for the ball on Saturday, February 17, at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center. 

* Photo provided by Eiseman Jewels


Philanthropists Lisa And Kenny Troutt To Serve As Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s 32nd Annual Presentation Ball Honorary Co-Chairs

Lisa and Kenny Troutt (File photo)

Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Presentation Ball Chair Lori Routh has announced that philanthropists Lisa and Kenny Troutt will serve as the honorary co-chairs for the 32nd annual fundraiser.

In addition to being the parents of three kids (Preston Troutt, Grant Troutt and Savannah Troutt), the couple has been involved with various aspects of North Texas nonprofits including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Council for Life, One Hundred Share, New Friends New Life, The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command, SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, UT Southwestern Medical Foundation, Baylor Health Care System Foundation, the Laura W. Bush Women’s Initiative Advisory Council and many others.

Lisa and Kenny will add to the gorgeous factor at the debutante presentation on Saturday, February 17, at the Meyerson.