Remember when you were in grade school and it was current events day? Wednesday the Partners Card South Kick-Off Party at NorthPark’s Pinto Ranch was such an occasion. And the topic du jour besides the glamorama rhinestone cowboy duds was the Ray Rice alleged battery of this former girlfriend/current wife.
As unpleasant as the topic was, it was an on-the-target subject matter for The Family Place crowd.
Luckily, for every Ray Rice, there are men like Alan Stein. Each month the former TFP board member/Pricewaterhouser takes pillows to TFP’s safe campus for the residents.
In recalling his first visit to the campus, Alan admitted that he had been prepared to see women and battered women at that. Instead was taken back by the 40-50 children, who were seeking sanctuary along with their mothers. That’s how domestic abuse impacts far more than the immediate victim. And that’s why TFP is a place for safety and recovery.
BTW, at last week’s Partners Card North Kick Off at IBB Design, TFP’s Melissa Sherrill admitted a pleasant surprise at the number of guests who showed up — 100+. It seems TFP’s reach is far beyond main Dallas, both for clients and supporters.
The same number including Sherry Williams, Yvonne Crum, Nancy Gopez, JB Hayes, Claire Emanuelson, 2014 Partners Card Honorary Chair Shelle Sills and Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon Co-Chair Carol Seay, who reported that nearly 1000 tickets had been sold for the September 17 luncheon honoring the legacy of Harold Simmons at the Anatole’s Imperial Ballroom.