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
Grow the Grove Co-Chairs Karen and Mark Carney managed to pick the perfect couple to salute for the fourth annual Cristo Rey Dallas fundraiser on Saturday, November 2, at Sixty Five Hundred. It was none other than Liza and Will Lee, who have had a great impact in both the educational and healthcare arenas. Here's a report from the field: Cristo Rey Dallas hosted its 4th … [Read more...] about 4th Annual Grow The Grove Celebrated Liza And Will Lee’s Contributions To The Community
More than one "first" was celebrated when The Dallas Opera presented its gala First Night event on Friday, October 12, at the Winspear Opera House. Not only was "The Flying Dutchman" presented to kick off the Opera's 62nd season—the first time the renowned work by Richard Wagner had been staged by The Dallas Opera since 1994. But the performance also marked the debut of Ian … [Read more...] about All Hands Were On Deck For The Dallas Opera’s First Night Event Celebrating Its 62nd Season
With spring breakers returning to North Texas on Monday, March 19, they brought some powerful gusts of wind with them. But those breezes didn’t sway the opera-loving Women’s Board of The Dallas Opera from heading to the Crescent Court Hotel for the 26th annual Juanita and Henry S. Miller Jr. Founders Award Luncheon. It was back in 1995 that the late Margot and Bill Winspear … [Read more...] about Founders Award Luncheon’s Chat With Nicole Paiement Focused On 21st Century Operas Based on Steve Jobs And Georgia O’Keeffe
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.
Leave it to the KERA folks. They arranged a 50th anniversary at the Wyly last Tuesday with a stellar collection of personalities from PBS's past and present, no commercials and just a couple of nudges about the need for support. Honorees were to be the late Ralph Rogers, who had pioneered the frontier days of PBS and KERA, and Bob Wilson, who had been KERA's first president. … [Read more...] about Despite A Couple of Big Regrets, KERA Celebrated Its 50th Anniversary With Stellar Crowd And Raised $1M