Thursday, February 7, 2013: Yup, you got that date right! The Family Gateway folks are already hard at work planning their 25th anniversary celebration. Sure, the $250,000 goal may seem daunting, but Gateway has proved time and time again that nothing is going to hold them back when they set their sights.
Even before the Save-The-Date cards go out, they’ve arranged to have a stellar lineup of honorary chairs including Caren Prothro, Elaine ad Neils Agather, Renee and Hill Feinberg, Anita and Truman Arnold, Sammye and Mike Myers and Pat and Pete Schenkel.
As for the honoree, it makes absolutely perfect sense if you know your Family Gateway history. The organization that provides housing for homeless families was the dream of the late former Mayor Annette Strauss. Dang! She planted so many seeds of brilliance that continue to flourish and grow today.
And while daughters Nancy Strauss Halbreich and Janie Strauss McGarr are chips off the old block, it’s the man behind the women who will be honored at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek — Ted Strauss, aka Annette’s husband, Nancy’s and Janie’s father and an incredibly successful businessman.
Mark your calendars and get your $$ in ASAP because you just know this one is going to be more than a sellout. It’s going to be a major must-not-miss.