According to Junior League of Dallas Milestones Luncheon Co-Chairs Pat Prestidge and Amanda Shufeldt,
“The Junior League of Dallas would like to extend an invitation to join us for the annual Milestones Luncheon on Wednesday, November 16, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. As the annual fundraiser benefiting the Junior League of Dallas Community Service Fund, the Milestones Luncheon serves as a platform to raise awareness for the programs supported by the JLD, as well as to celebrate and honor members who are making a difference in the Dallas community.
“This year, we are excited to have Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams as the keynote speaker. As the first African-American to reach world number one in the Open era, Venus has defied the odds to become a tennis champion with more than 20 career titles to her name.
“The JLD is proud to have many outstanding Sustaining members who continue to share their JLD leadership skills and training, while making a difference in the community. They represent the very best qualities of League members and show selfless dedication. This year, our Active members will honor Linda McFarland as Sustainer of the Year for her commitment and dedication to the Dallas community. As a League member, Mrs. McFarland has held numerous leadership positions including president of the Junior League Sustainers, and she has leveraged her JLD training to benefit organizations like The Dallas Woman’s Club, The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command, Communities Foundation of Texas and Child Care Group.
“The JLD will also present Caren Prothro with the 95th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award for exemplifying our mission. In addition to being a supporter of the arts and higher education, Mrs. Prothro was instrumental in establishing the Letot Center and co-chairing the campaign to construct the Letot Girl’s Residential Treatment Center, a first-of-its-kind long-term counseling and residential center supporting victims of trafficking and abuse.
“The Milestones Luncheon will take place Wednesday, November 16, in the Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Check-in will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. Individual Luncheon tickets are $175, and Patron Luncheon tickets are $350. Sponsorships begin at $3,000. To purchase tables or individual tickets, please contact the JLD Development Office at 214.357.8822, ext. 118 or visit www.jld.net/luncheon for more information.
“Proceeds from the Luncheon, along with other annual fundraising and underwriting efforts, allow the JLD to grant $1 million to the Dallas community each year. We hope you will mark your calendar and make plans to join us during our 95th anniversary year!”
* Photo provided by the Junior League of Dallas