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.