Since the Kappa Kappa Gammas Dallas Alumnae launched their annual Tablescapes fundraiser 25 years ago, a constant has been the support and involvement by The Garden Gate’s Maria and Junior Villanueva. Each year their presentation dazzled guests, committee members, featured speakers and even other designers.
Following Maria’s death in January following years of battling cancer, Junior requested that memorials be made to Faith Presbyterian Hospice.
With this request in mind, 2019 Tablescapes Co-Chairs Kim Purnell, Anne McPherson and Stacey Walker just revealed that they had “exceeded our 2019 Beneficiary funding level. This abundance of funds has enabled us to allocate a special gift to the Dallas community to commemorate our 25 years. The Foundation Board voted and approved this one-time donation to Faith Presbyterian Hospice in memory of Maria Villanueva and in honor of Junior Villanueva.”
While Maria’s death is a great loss for family, friends and the community, the Kappas’ generosity is a gratifying example of compassion.