Before breaking for the three-day weekend to celebrate Easter and Passover, the Crystal Charity Ball gals played Santa Claus. At Communities Foundation of Texas, 2014 CCB Chair Robyn Conlon with tears welling up in her eyes announced that as wonderful as the night of the ball had been back on December 6, this evening of doling out the checks was the topper.
As the six-figure checks were presented, each of the recipients (Café Momentum, Dallas CASA, Equest, Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, Mercy Street, Vogel Alcove and Wesley-Rankin Community Center) graciously accepted the big “faux” checks and the for-real ones from 2014 CCB Underwriter Chair Patty Leyendecker.
Time and time again, the recipients acknowledged that CCB had provided both amazing financial support, as well as validation for their efforts in helping children.
Ever-charming Café Momentum founder Chad Houser admitted that he had been errant in not attending all the year’s event, but he was very happy to show for this one.
In addition to the official beneficiaries, the Trinity River Audubon Center received a check for $505,000 as the selected CCB Horizon Fund beneficiary.
As Robyn concluded her final official act as chair, she received a standing ovation from the room of committee members, beneficiaries and friends.