The Stewpot Alliance‘s fall kick-off last evening was a delicious occasion. In addition to taking over Eataly’s Caffè Lavazza on NorthPark’s ground level with its platters of antipasto on the marble bar and filled wine glasses, the gathering included handing over the Annual Soup’s On! Luncheon leadership reins and a check from the 2022 fundraiser.
As the 2022 team of Co-Chair Carolyn Jefferson and Honorary Co-Chairs Venise and Larry Stuart waited for the arrival of Co-Chair Thella Bowens to see the results of their work, 2023 Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale Co-Chairs Christy Coltrin and Brad Oldham and Chief Chef Brian Luscher revealed that The Stewpot fundraiser would take place on Monday, January 30, at The Thompson Hotel, and that sponsorships and tickets are already available here.
Brian revealed that he had almost finalized the lineup of chefs who would be sharing their soups for the fundraiser to support The Stewpot’s mission to “offer a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival needs, as well as opportunities to start a new life.”
Brad shared that he was on his way to Galveston for the unveiling of his latest project: an 11,000 lb. whimsical sculpture for the Carnival Cruise Line.
When word arrived that Thella was stuck in traffic outside of Plano, The Stewpot Executive Director Brenda Snitzer provided a sneak preview of the $452,262 check. Adding to the “Wow!” factor, Brenda said, “And that’s the net amount!”
In addition to the check presentation, guests learned that the inaugural Stewpot Art Program’s exhibit would be on display at NorthPark until Wednesday, October 26.