While the Trinity Rats were at Mary McDermott Cook’s Dump Top sipping wine with perfect views of downtown Dallas and the Art Ball 50 patrons were being deliciously gorgeous in the Hartland-Mackie mansion sneak peeking Brian Bolke’s pop-up shop, The Stewpot team was happily collecting a check on Wednesday, April 8. Here’s a report from the field:
“The Stewpot Alliance presented The Stewpot with a check for $375,000 at the annual spring membership party. 2015 Soup’s On! luncheon Co-Chairs Anne Besser and Jackie Moore along with Chef Chair Brian C. Luscher made the announcement Wednesday at the home of Susie Simon.
“Executive Director Rev. Dr. Bruce Buchanan and Development Director Lee Hutchins accepted the check on behalf of The Stewpot and Encore Park.
“2016 Co-Chairs Charlotte Legg and Christi Nicolas announced that the 2016 Soup’s On Luncheon and Art Sale will be held January 19, 2016, at Union Station. Guest speaker will be Collins Tuohy, subject of The Blind Side, who will discuss ways in which everyone can do something to change the life of another person.”
“Additionally, Stewpot Alliance President Rosemary Robbins honored Stewpot employee Betty Heckman and Stewpot Alliance member Susie Simon for their outstanding work for The Stewpot Alliance in supporting the work of The Stewpot, which offers a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival and opportunities to start a new life.
“For 40 years, The Stewpot has provided meals to our homeless and at-risk neighbors. Programs have developed to assist with medical needs, counseling, enrichment of children and youth, job training, and cultural expression. Seizing a remarkable opportunity to acquire the historic buildings at 508 and 515 Park, The Stewpot has embarked on a groundbreaking project entitled Encore Park. When completed, this expanded campus will include an outdoor amphitheater, community garden, a Museum of Street Culture, an Art Gallery for the Open Art Program, and expanded space for its partner agencies and its own programs.”
* Photos provided by The Stewpot Alliance