2020 Beacon of Hope Luncheon Co-Chairs Dixey Arterburn and Ginger Sager had news to share and that’s just what they did on Wednesday, November 6, at Heidi and Tim Perry‘s home. Headlining their announcement was the name Patrick Kennedy, who will be the keynote speaker at the Grant Halliburton Foundation fundraiser luncheon in March. Here’s a report from the field:
On Wednesday, November 6, Heidi and Tim Perry opened their stunning Highland Park home to a crowd of more than 60 guests who gathered to support Grant Halliburton Foundation. The reception attendees came to learn more about the Foundation’s 2020 Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at the Omni Dallas Hotel.
Luncheon Co-Chairs Dixey Arterburn and Ginger Sager greeted guests and ushered them into the home’s family room for a special announcement that Former Congressman and The Kennedy Forum Founder Patrick J. Kennedy will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 luncheon. Mr. Kennedy created The Forum in 2013 with the mission to “lead a national dialogue on transforming mental health and addiction care delivery by uniting mental health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a common set of principles, including full implementation of the Federal Parity Law.”
The Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon has become quite the legacy event for the Foundation. In attendance at the announcement was Founding Luncheon Chair Barb Farmer and her husband, David Farmer, as well as Kate and Art Anderson who are serving as honorary chairs for the 2020 event after chairing the luncheon in 2017.
Keeping with the legacy theme, it was also announced that alt-pop duo Rainne will perform at the luncheon. Having recently headlined a major event at the Hollywood Bowl, Rainne band member and Dallas native
Annie Dingwall has a longtime connection to Grant Halliburton Foundation. At the Foundation’s first-ever luncheon in 2010, she performed a song called “The Comfort Of My Arms,” with lyrics written by Barb Farmer.
Grant Halliburton Foundation Co-Founder and Executive Chair Vanita Halliburton closed the event with a touching reminder that when it comes to mental health, “what we see on the outside is not always the same as the inside.” She then reminded guests of the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the network of mental health resources for children, teens, and young adults; promoting better mental health; and preventing suicide through education, encouragement and connection.
* Photo provided by Grant Halliburton Foundation