The closing of the spring fundraising season proved to be the launching of the 2019 Dallas Symphony Orchestra League deb presentation program. On Thursday, May 31, parents and their-debs-to-be gathered at Stanley Korshak for a double celebration — the announcement of the deb class of 2019 and Korshak main man Crawford Brock’s birthday.
While the post is being completed, check out the debs, Honorary Co-Chairs Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, new Dallas Symphony Association President/CEO Kim Noltemy, the honor guard and folks at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery.
“Without a doubt, Zoo To Do is one of the best parties of the year – but the cause it supports is even more significant.
“The non-profit Dallas Zoo has been one of Dallas’ most beloved attractions for 128 years, and has become one of the best zoological parks in the U.S., featuring the award-winning Giants of the Savanna habitat. Maintaining this type of excellence – and providing great care for more than 2,000 animals – requires support from our community.
“Zoo To Do is a major source of funding for the Dallas Zoo, helping us introduce more people to the wonder of the natural world. With the proceeds from the event, the Zoo is able to continue its mission to serve as an outstanding center of education, wildlife conservation, and entertainment. With 106 acres to explore, thousands of animals to visit, and a wide variety of family activities, the Dallas Zoo is one of America’s best – and Zoo To Do is one reason why.
“The party is held each fall in the expansive exhibit at the Dallas Zoo. The evening begins with cocktails, a stroll through the Savanna, and the opening of an incredible silent auction. It continues with more than 25 of Dallas’s finest chefs and restaurants providing food at different stations throughout the event. It’s a true ‘grazing’ event. Music, dancing and other live entertainment creates a magical evening, and late-night dancing under the stars follows a spectacular live auction that features breathtaking vacation getaways, private dinners by some of the best chefs in Dallas, and more.
“Visit ZooToDo.DallasZoo.com for additional information about this year’s Safari Soirée on Saturday, October 13! Ticket sales for Zoo to Do 2018 are available now.”
It ain’t easy being a non-profit public relations or marketing person nowadays. And there’s a couple of good reasons for that. First, the number of North Texas nonprofits have increased. Second, the number of media outlets have decreased. And those that are still around seem as hard to get a hold of as your internist’s cell phone number.
And then there’s the problem of bosses/clients, who just don’t understand why their nonprofit isn’t the lead story on CNN, or at least showing up in the Greensheet.
On the other hand, the media is being swamped with emails, snail mails and phone calls about the 2,000+ nonprofits here that need help.
The question is: “How can nonprofits work with the media to get their message across?”
The answer: Attend the media panel discussion for nonprofits on Friday, August 17, where insider tips will be shared.
And, just what media types are going to be on this panel? Nothing but professionals, who know the ins-and-outs of the media like
- Kristina Bowman, ace photographer of the North Texas scene
- Deborah Fleck, the go-to-person for everything that counts at the Dallas Morning News
- Christina Geyer, editor extraordinaire of PaperCity Dallas
- Ron Corning, WFAA’s “Daybreak” main man and
- Jeanne Prejean, MySweetCharity’s BSH*
Registration will start at 10 a.m., with the panel getting underway at 10:30 a.m. for one hour. Then you can toddle off to a leisurely lunch and go on back to the office home.
Thanks to the good folks at the Brain Performance Institute, the “chat” will be absolutely free, including the parking, and take place in their fabulously beautiful facility at West Mockingbird Lane and Forest Park Road. You should see this place. It makes Stars Wars seem like the Wright brothers.
Remember, the discussion is open to anyone who deals with area nonprofits and the media. In fact, why not bring along your boss/client, so they can hear the challenges that you face straight from the horse’s mouth?!
Yes, even veteran PR folks are encouraged to attend. They just might be surprised how how things are changing in the media world.
Just register each person in your entourage and you’re in. Send the following info† here:
- Related nonprofit:
- Phone #:
If you haven’t attended a previous “chat,” you’ll want to leave your “this-is-so-boring” expression at home. There is no telling what is gonna be said, or what insider info will be shared. The one thing for sure is that it’s informative and fun.
* BSH = Buck Stops Here ** Photo provided by Center for BrainHealth † This information will only be used in connection with the media panel updates.
Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas CEO Beth Myers has announced the new board members for the “organization delivering life-changing programs and experiences that equip girls to overcome socio-economic barriers” for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The newbies include Raja Doddala, Gretchen Ganc, Neeti Khaitan Gupta and Michelle Peak.
According to Beth, “We are grateful for these outstanding individuals’ commitment to helping girls achieve their potential. Through their leadership and diverse skill sets, we are furthering our mission to help girls become strong, smart and bold.”
They will be joining current second-term board members (Birgit Anderson-Moreno, Carol Carr, Melissa Goodman, Laura McLaughlin, Yvette Ostolaza, Tyson Taylor and Stephanie Zapata-Moore) and third-term board members (Bronwyn Allen, Julie Bleicher, Erin George, Terry Hosey and Ashley Scheer).
Dallas Zoo Dollar Day Is Thursday With Spray Fans, And Misting And Water Bottle Refill Stations Galore
The Dollar-Day special will include:
- $1 admission for ages 3 and older (free for 2 and under)
- $1 face painting on Cat Green
- $1 canned water
- $1 bird food at Travis and Zach’s Birds Landing
- $2 hot dogs, sodas, and chips
- $2 Endangered Species Carousel rides
- $2 T-Rex Express mini-train
- $5 giraffe feedings
- $10 parking (limited); DART is a great idea!
To cool the grounds, “extra misting stations, spray fans and water bottle refill station will operate throughout the zoo.”
Alas, guests will not be allowed to take a dip with the penguins or hippos, so don’t bring your swimsuit. But do consider taking the DART Red Line. It’s way cooler than sitting in traffic.
With the sweltering heat on Wednesday, May 30, it was a little wishful thinking to imagine the chilly temperatures of December. But that was exactly what was on the minds of more than 50 women at Salum. It was the Crystal Charity Ball’s “Midpoint Luncheon,” where the year’s chair reports on how … Read More...
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