2018 Equest Women’s Auxiliary President Kara Axley and Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show Chair Heather Randall have been busy this summer. They’ve just revealed the lineup of Highland Park Village merchants that will have fashions on the runway for the Equest annual fundraiser at Brook Hollow on Tuesday, October 2.
Drum roll, please. The show produced by Jan Strimple will feature Alice and Olivia, Carolina Herrera, Escada, Etro, Hadleigh’s, Lela Rose and The Tot.
In addition to Peggy Sewell serving as honorary chair, Equest Women’s Auxiliary Founder Louise Spencer Griffeth will present Elsa Norwood with the Equest Award for Community Service.
Not only will this event be the first fashion show to be held in the newly refreshed club’s ballroom, it’s guaranteed to be a sell-out. So, put that table together now and contact Heather.
Wow! Don’t know if it was the stellar gathering of media types or the wine tour of the Brain Performance Institute, but the sign-ups for Friday’s Nonprofit Media Panel at the Institute ramped up last week. If you were waiting until the last minute to sign up, the seconds are ticking away. Word has just arrived that the deadline for sign-ups is Wednesday at noon.
In the meantime, the five panelists are exercising their gray matter to discuss the changes that have been taking place for nonprofits getting coverage in today’s world. Representing the various media outlets will be:
- Broadcast — WFAA’s Ron Corning
- Daily newspapers — Dallas Morning News‘ Deborah Fleck
- Monthly publications — PaperCity‘s Christina Geyer
- Online — MySweetCharity’s Jeanne Prejean
- Print/online photography — Kristina Bowman Photography’s Kristina Bowman
One of the highlights of the gathering is the Q&A. In some cases, it provides the panelists with new insight on the challenges/frustrations facing nonprofit PR and marketing folks.
So, register by sending your info (name, phone #, nonprofit association, email address) here, check the shyness at the door, and feel free to bring a client or boss that you want to impress/educate.
See you Friday at 2 p.m.
* Photo courtesy of Brain Performance Institute
According to Community Partners of Dallas President/CEO Paige McDaniel,
“Community Partners of Dallas is celebrating the 25th year of our annual Back to School Drive, which benefits abused and neglected children in Dallas County!
“Now through Friday, August 31, CPD along with individuals, organizations and businesses throughout Dallas will collect new school supplies and will prepare nearly 3,500 children to start school with age appropriate school supplies and uniforms.
“The Back to School Drive is one of the most important activities we do all year and we truly could not do it without the support of the community. This year we are so grateful to Tenet Healthcare for their generous sponsorship, which combined with the tremendous outpouring from throughout Dallas, will help us provide new backpacks, school supplies and uniforms to the abused and neglected children we serve.
“In addition to supplies, such as scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers, and construction paper, CPD especially needs backpacks, pencil sharpeners, block erasers, manila paper and pencil pouches.
“Those interested in supporting the Back to School Drive can do so through in-kind or monetary donations through Friday, August 31. All donations can be delivered to Community Partners of Dallas’ Central location, 1215 Skiles Street in the Wilson Historic District or visit www.communitypartnersdallas.org for additional supply drop off locations.
“Thank you for helping the kids we serve, go back to school with the all the supplies they need to start the year off right!”
With today’s shower, honorary chairs are blooming all over the place. Word just arrived from Dallas Symphony Gala 2018 Co-Chairs Lisa and Bob Segert that Niki and Ryan Anthony will be the black-tie fundraiser’s honorary co-chairs on Saturday, September 15, at the Meyerson.
According to Lisa, “Niki and Ryan have done so much to bring awareness to and raise money for multiple myeloma, the rare cancer that Ryan is fighting. Bob and I are delighted to honor them for the steadfast work and continual advocacy they do through The Ryan Anthony Foundation and the CancerBlows events.”
Adding to the evening’s plans is the after party that will follow the concert featuring songbird Kristin Chenoweth on stage performing with the DSO. Lisa and Bob have arranged for Courtney and Andrew Nail to co-chair the post partying that will include a Gala After-Party and VIP Lounge starting at 10 p.m. at the Meyerson plus a Gala After Midnight Party from midnight to 2 a.m. at The Tipsy Alchemist.
As for being part of the festivities, there is a slew of packages.
For folks who want to take in the entire fundraising season opener, there will be the swell-egant cocktail reception and seated dinner in the lobby, premium concert hall seating and the After-Party. Tickets start at $1,250 per person.
For those on a budget, there are a couple of packages that include just the concert and the after-party. Check here for the offerings.
* Graphic courtesy of Dallas Symphony Gala 2018
2018 ReuNight Co-Chairs Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss continue adding to the annual Family Place fundraiser. As if holding the feasting and toasting wasn’t enough being held at Bobby Haas’ Haas Moto Museum And Sculpture Gallery on Thursday, November 8, they’ve managed to bring on board Highland Capital Management’s President/Co-Founder Jim Dondero as honorary chair.
This partnering up of Jim’s and Highland Capital Management’s with The Family Place isn’t their first rodeo. Thanks to Highland’s $1M challenge gift in 2016, the $16.9M capital campaign for Ann Moody Place was completed.
And then there were the little projects like Highland’s hosting The Family Place’s Safe Campus residents at the Dallas Zoo for a Mother’s Day Experience, as well as Jim’s personally donating $15,000 worth of gift cards for mother in The Family Place’s Supportive Living program, so their families could have “a memorable Christmas.”
Following tradition ReuNight will be an intimate gathering of less than 200 guests and highlighted by gourmet cuisine and a live auction. Underwriting letters are snail-mailing their ways to folks. But why wait? Sponsorships start at $5,000 and are available here!
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