Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Education is Freedom annual fundraiser - An Evening with the Stars

Education is Freedom (EIF), Dallas’ most comprehensive college and career-readiness provider, held its second-annual fundraiser and scholarship reception – An Evening with the Stars – on Thursday, May 18, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The event recognized and rewarded EIF Scholars from 14 Dallas ISD schools by investing in their future.

Thanks to the continued generosity of Highland Capital Management, the scholarship reception honored more than 150 Dallas ISD seniors in the EIF Scholars Program who received personalized scholarships.

Event chairs were business leader Jim Keyes, who founded Education is Freedom in 2002, and his wife, philanthropic and community leader Margo Keyes.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A Special Evening with Jennifer Nettles Benefiting LaunchAbility

The 16th Annual A Special Evening hosted by Alliance Data and benefiting LaunchAbility® will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. On this memorable night, LaunchAbility® will present the Milton P. Levy, Jr. Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award. Guests will be entertained by a live performance by Jennifer Nettles.

6:00 - 7:45 pm  Sponsor Reception
8:00 pm  Presentation
8:30 pm  Concert

Honorary Chairs: Christine & Shawn Spieth
Event Chairs: Beth & Steve McGaw

LaunchAbility's 2017 Alliance Data Corporate Champion is Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

2017 Milton P. Levy, Jr. Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to US Congressman Pete Sessions.

Over the past 15 years, A Special Evening has raised more than $4 million and has allowed LaunchAbility® to continually expand its programs and grow each year by gaining state and national recognition for its innovative programs and training.

The lead vocalist for international duo Sugarland, Jennifer has become one of the most admired singer-songwriters in music today. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2004, the decorated duo earned eight #1 singles, over 22 million in worldwide record sales and racked up numerous awards from the Grammys, American Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association and CMT Music Awards.

Tickets range from $25-$150 and can be purchased by visiting www.LaunchAbility.org or calling 1-800-595-4TIX.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational

EVENT CHAIRS: Carmaleta and Otis Felton

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 12, 2017
Friday Night Gala presented by Albertsons/Tom Thumb
Omni Hotel Dallas
6:00 PM Celebrity Reception 
6:30 PM Red Carpet Arrivals presented by Cigna
7:30 PM Dinner presented by E Smith Legacy
Auction and Raffle presented by Service King
Roger Staubach Award presented to Larry Fitzgerald by Toyota 
8:45 PM Entertainment and Dancing with Emerald City

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Golf Tournament presented by American Airlines
TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney
7:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Shotgun Start
Golf Carts presented by Shell
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM VIP Pavilion
3:30 PM Awards Ceremony (Players only)

Friday, 800 guests; Cocktail Attire
Saturday, 120 golfers, 250-300 guests; Golf Casual Attire 

Friday Night Party tickets begin at $750 each, sponsorships and tables are also available. Saturday Golf Tournament Pavilion passes are $50 each. 

For questions please contact Dana Vilardi at dvilardi@ejsmithenterprises.com

Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrate Mom with a Butterfly Release on Mother's Day with The Women's Chorus of Dallas

Texas Discovery Gardens & Butterfly House Host Mother’s Day

TDG presents their annual Mother’s Day Concert with The Women’s Chorus of Dallas to make this special day memorable for the whole family. This hour-long concert concludes with a live butterfly release in the Conservatory.

To release a butterfly, you can purchase it for $12 ($10 for members) 
through the events pageConcert tickets must be purchased through www.TheWomensChorusofDallas.com.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Alpha Phi Forget-Me-Not Mother's Day Brunch

Looking for a special celebration for Mother's Day? We are excited to announce that Kendra Scott will be providing a Pop Up Show of curated jewelry at the Alpha Phi Forget-Me-Not Mother's Day Brunch on May 20th, at The Joule Hotel. 20% of the proceeds from the show will benefit The American Heart Association.

Mother's Day is a special day to reflect on the precious relationship between a mother and daughter. Celebrate your mom or someone special in your life by shopping for a piece that will mean the world to them, and impact The American Heart Association. Kendra Scott's values of Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy make them the perfect partner for our Mother's Day Brunch.

For ticket purchase and more information click here!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Dallas Festival of Ideas: The Equitable City

The Festival’s goal is to create a lasting, equitable impact for the city of Dallas and its citizens. This action serves as the Festival’s foundation -- and the lens through which Dallas’ citizens frame the city’s future.

For more information about parking, event locations, food, and more, check out

All ages are welcome.

Interested in helping out at the Festival? There are a variety of volunteer opportunities! Whether you want to be a behind the scenes worker, a friendly greeter, or a friendly usher, there is a space for you.  You may now review and register for volunteer opportunities online at: IDEAS Volunteer Opportunities.

Event Update: Due to predicted inclement weather, the 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas has moved inside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Section A.

Keynote Speakers

Morning Session

The Physical City : Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
The Healthy City : Andrew Solomon, Author, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
The Cultural City : Jeff Chang, Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University
The Educated City : Nadia Lopez, Principal, Mott Hall Bridges Academy
The Entrepreneurial City: Douglas Rushkoff, Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens

Evening Session

Shared Keynote: Yaa Gyasi, Author, Homegoing

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dior Spring-Summer Preview Hosted by Art Ball Chairs

On March 21, Art Ball 2017 Chairs Ann and Lee Hobson hosted friends for an intimate preview of Dior’s Spring-Summer Collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri at the Dior boutique in Highland Park Village.

A percentage of sales benefited Dallas Museum of Art.

Photos by Maripol

Art Ball 2017 Chair Ann Hobson and Maripol
Jennifer Karol and Maripol

Irina Khirsh

Elaine Phuah and Leon Tio