The letters are hitting The Crystal Charity Ball member mailboxes today with the name of the 2018 Crystal Charity Ball chairperson — Claire Emanuelson.
As a member of the Crystals since 2007, she has chaired the organization’s Children’s Book and the CCB Fashion Show and Luncheon, as well as co-chairing the Silent Auction and Special Gifts and Ball Reservations committees. For the 2016 ball, she is serving as the Underwriting Chair. In addition to being chair-elect in 2017, she will also be the Ball Decorations Chair.
But Claire’s involvement in Dallas has not been limited to CCB. Among the events she’s chaired over the years are the St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon, Vine And Dine, Stiletto Strut and Palm Night. She has also founded and chaired the UTSW Friends of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and is on The Family Place Foundation and the Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids With Cancer Advisory boards.
A New Orleans native with a business degree from Louisiana State University, Claire and her husband Dwight Emanuelson have two sons, Hillis Emanuelson and James Emanuelson.
According to the 2017 CCB Chair Pam Perella and 2017 CCB Leadership Selection Chairman Debbie Oates, “Claire’s extensive experience in the Dallas community, her proven ability to raise significant funds, her generous nature, intellect and commitment to The Crystal Charity Ball will ensure continued success for The Crystal Charity Ball.”
BTW, she’s smart. She’s has fabulous taste. She’s funny. She’s tireless. And she wouldn’t admit to any of that.