At the Nasher Prize Award Gala on Saturday, April 1, at Dallas's Nasher Sculpture Center, event Co-Chair Mary McDermott Cook paused during the pre-dinner reception to tell someone that she and her daughter/Co-Chair Grace Cook now "hold the record for fundraising" for the Gala, which was marking its seventh year. Then Mary added, "I'm just thankful for the beautiful night and … [Read more...] about Nasher Prize Award Gala Honors Its 2023 Laureate Senga Nengudi On A ‘Beautiful Night’ Of Celebration
The dynamic philanthropic mother-daughter team of Mary McDermott Cook and Grace Cook must have incredible connections with Mother Nature. For on the evening of Saturday, April 1, the Cooks co-chaired the 2023 Nasher Prize Award Gala at the Nasher Sculpture Center. While planning an outdoor event anytime in North … [Read more...] about MySweetCharity Photo Gallery Alert!: 2023 Nasher Prize Award Gala
Big Thought’s “Big Night 2023” is less than a month away and all the big elements are in place. Taking place at The Factory in Deep Ellum on Saturday, March 4, the fundraiser boasts leadership including Event Co-Chairs Lynn and Allan McBee and Christa and Ketric Sanford with Honorary Co-Chairs Sasha and DeMarcus Lawrence and Donna Wilhelm. Serving as host for the night … [Read more...] about Big Thought Is Thinking Big For Its 2023 Big Night Fundraiser At The Factory
While some folks might have thought that the Dallas Public Library activities were in hibernation during the pandemic years with locations being on limited service, they didn’t realize there was plenty of work taking place behind the scenes. According to Friends of the Dallas Public Library Chair Gary Gadson, “Even in the worst days of the pandemic, we never faltered in our … [Read more...] about “Friends” And Dallas City Council Open A New Chapter Of Support For Dallas Public Library
Even though the pandemic reduced operation of the Dallas Public Library’s in-person visits for more than two years, online services and activities and construction carried on to provide new locations like Forest Green and Vickery Park and to renovate the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library’s sixth floor. This past May 4th all branch locations and the Central Library returned to … [Read more...] about Friends Of The Dallas Public Library’s Annual Gala Is Showing The “Love Local”
Tom Dunning seemed amazed. The longtime civic leader was looking on as a 17-piece mariachi band performed in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole, part of the entertainment for the 36th Annual H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner on Friday, November 1. "I've never seen a mariachi band that big!" Tom marveled, smiling slightly. While the group, called Mariachi Sol Azteca, was indeed large, … [Read more...] about Mike Rawlings Is The Man Of The Hour At The 36th Annual H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner
2019 Obelisk Awards Co-Chairs Mimi Crume Sterling and Jessica Liu Beasley have just announced the recipients of the Business Council for the Arts’ fundraiser at the Fairmont on Friday, November 15. This year’s collection of honorees include the following: Arts Education — The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation nominated by Chamberlain Performing Arts and the Plano Symphony … [Read more...] about 2019 Obelisk Awardees Revealed Including KERA’s Mary Anne Alhadeff’s Receiving The Lifetime Achievement Award
The local Association of Fundraising Professionals leadership already has plans for the 34th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon in place. Event Chair Janet Sherlip has just revealed this year’s “The Stars of Texas,” who will be recognized at the Hyatt Regency. Drum roll, please. Outstanding Philanthropist — Donna Wilhelm nominated by World Affairs … [Read more...] about JUST IN: 34th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Honorees Announced
It’s just been announced that JPMorgan Chase VP of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations Michelle Thomas will become TACA’s board chair. She will succeed current chair Donna Wilhelm on January 1, 2018, and will hold the position until December 31, 2019. According to Donna, “We are thrilled that Michelle will chair the board of directors, and I know TACA will … [Read more...] about JUST IN: JPMorgan Chase Exec Michelle Thomas To Chair TACA Board Starting January 1, 2018
Back when TACA started, North Texas’ art community was pretty limited. The arts were largely contained at Fair Park with the opera and musicals taking place in the Music Hall and the visual arts at the Dallas Museum of Arts facility near the lagoon. The Fair Park band shell with its nighttime performances and flying insects created memorable moments for singers. The Dallas … [Read more...] about JUST IN: TACA To Undertake Three Major Initiatives Including The Funding For Both The Performing … And Visual Arts!
Was it just a year ago that TACA Carlson President/Executive Director Becky Young was walking her pooch and questioning the future of the day’s Silver Cup luncheon? Sure, it was a knock-out, slippery, icy day with traffic reports boding it wasn’t the best for folks to be out. But Becky didn’t want to let Silver Cup honorees Catherine Rose and Don Glendenning miss their … [Read more...] about Weather Played Nicely For The 38th TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon Honoring Rebecca Fletcher And James E. Wiley Jr.