The season of giving continues for nonprofits. This time the handing over of funds took place at Etro before the store opened this morning. Since Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show Chair Heather Randall had a 9 a.m. phone conference, the presentation of the check was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Oops! It seems that someone had an accident on the Dallas North Tollway and Etro Manager Melinda Rathke’s car was safe but stuck in the back-up.
Instead of shivering outside, Equest’s lead team CEO Lili Kellogg, Chief Philanthropy and Director of Development Christine Volkmer checked out nearby Bird Bakery, while Heather was joined in her Land Rover by Equest Women’s Auxiliary President Kara Axley to guard the check. They weren’t going to reveal the amount until the last moment.
At 8:45 Melinda arrived and opened the doors to let the ladies in. That wasn’t the only thing that was opened. Lili’s jaw dropped when she saw the amount on the check — $274,000 resulting from this past October’s fashion show featuring Highland Park Village merchants.
Luckily, the presentation only took a couple of minutes, so the gals had time to check out the fashions… even Heather, who made her appointment on time.