The Morton H. Meyerson is celebrating its 30th year of making beautiful music. Its creation as a “world-class hall” was the result of talented designers and dedicated philanthropists. Leading the philanthropic charge was Ross Perot Sr., who provided a hunk of change — a total of $14M to be exact. But this lead gift came with a stipulation and that was the naming rights. While … [Read more...] about Dallas Symphony Association Executive Position Title Honors The Late Ross Perot Sr.
T. Boone Pickens, a pioneering capitalist who built a fortune in the energy industry and then gave away more than $1 billion as a philanthropist, died in Dallas today at the age of 91.The straight-talking, visionary businessman was a larger-than-life presence on the American scene for decades, hailed for his unflagging energy, self-effacing humor and entrepreneurial … [Read more...] about A Passing: T. Boone Pickens
Event Producer Todd Fiscus was standing in the Meyerson Symphony Center's Opus restaurant surrounded by the table settings and other decorations that will be used for the 2019 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala. The Gala will be held in late September under the auspices of Co-Chairs Barbara and Don Daseke. Todd, who has designed the decor for roughly 15 previous DSO galas, was … [Read more...] about 2019 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala To Have ‘A Little Barbara’—As In Daseke—In It
During its ten years of holding the Each Moment Matters Luncheon, Presbyterian Communities and Services has only presented its Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award twice — to T. Boone Pickens and The Harold Simmons Foundation. For the 2019 Presbyterian Communities and Services' Faith Presbyterian Hospice fundraiser, it will be awarded a third time to Marnie and Kern … [Read more...] about Marnie And Kern Wildenthal To Receive Each Moment Matters’ Lifetime Achievement In Philanthropy Award
They call it the 3 p.m. Power Hour, when VIPs gather at Gilley's Dallas for "pre-event beverages" before Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep's annual NFL-style Draft Day event. One characteristic of Power Hour is that everyone is invariably upbeat, smiling and happy—hey, the pre-event libations couldn't hurt, right?—and the one held on Thursday, August 1, was no exception.Then … [Read more...] about 130 Students At Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep Get Their Work Assignments For The 2019-2020 School Year
According to Silver Supper 2020 Chair Patty Huffines,Please join me, along with Honorary Chair Nancy Dedman, for Silver Supper 2020 benefiting the Dallas Museum of Art’s Decorative Arts program.The event will be held on Friday, February 7, in the Museum’s Hamon Atrium, which will be transformed by Garden Gate Floral Designer Junior Villanueva. Guests in … [Read more...] about MySweetCharity Opportunity: Silver Supper 2020
As hot as it has been in recent days, the Communities Foundation of Texas team has been firing up plans for the 18-hour North Texas Giving Day that has amazed the world of fundraising! Why, within the past 10 years, this amazing undertaken has provided more than $240M for thousands of North Texas nonprofits. They’ve come a long way from the $4M hauled in for 345 nonprofits in … [Read more...] about MySweetCharity’s North Texas Giving Day Booster Series Starts Monday
"No way!" Daniel Patyrak cried out excitedly. Daniel's wife, Staci Patyrak, had just been announced as the winner of the Imaginasium playhouse, one of 17 playhouses being raffled off at NorthPark Center on Sunday, July 28, to benefit Dallas CASA. The Patyraks had snapped up $40 worth of raffle tickets earlier in the day. And the fanciful toy house by Ridgmont Commercial … [Read more...] about 17 Dallas CASA Playhouse Winners Are Announced At NorthPark Center
Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki may have retired from the court action, but he’s taken on a second career with his wife Jessica Nowitzki in the world of nonprofits. In addition to serving as honorary co-chairs of the 2019 North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 19, they’ll receive the 2019 Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award at the annual Champion of … [Read more...] about JUST IN: Jessica And Dirk Nowitzki To Receive 2019 Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion Of Children Award
H. Ross Perot Sr., the self-made Dallas billionaire-businessman, patriot and philanthropist who died Tuesday at age 89, was among the most consequential Texans of the last century. Besides running twice, in 1992 and 1996, as an independent and then a third-party presidential candidate, he founded two successful computer-services firm and gave away millions of dollars to causes … [Read more...] about A Passing: H. Ross Perot Sr.
Every year since 1989, the Anti-Defamation League Texoma Region has honored a member of the local legal community for his or her "outstanding leadership, exemplary contributions to the community, and a commitment to the ideals of ADL." A number of the former honorees were present at The Fairmont Hotel on Thursday, May 23, for the 2019 Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award … [Read more...] about Mike Gruber Is Hailed As A ‘Special Person’ At ADL Texoma Region’s 2019 Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award Luncheon