Monday, September 24, 2018

Hope Fest: Life from Harwood

The countdown has started for the second annual Hope Fest: Live from Harwood. Join us on October 13th at Happiest Hour for live music from Cory Morrow and more!

Proceeds from the event will benefit Connecting Point, Cornerstone Achievement Center, The Huckleberry Foundation, and Majesty Outdoors. Read below how these organizations are having an impact in your community and others below and stay tuned for more announcements for Hope Fest. 

An organization that provides impactful day programs for adults with special needs.

A private school providing individualized support for children with special needs.

An organization providing financial assistance to familie with special needs children.

A charity bringing awareness to the fatherless epidemic.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Lunch for Goodwill Industries


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Omni Downtown Dallas Hotel

Photo Opportunity 10:30 a.m. | Lunch Program 11:30 a.m.

Featured Guests

Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States
Barbara Pierce Bush, Co-Founder and Board Chair of Global Health Corps
Jenna Bush Hager, NBC’s Today Show Correspondent



Jeanne Phillips and Carolyn Miller


With your support of THE LUNCH, more people in our community are given a starting point, a pathway, an opportunity!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Minds Around Martinis at Salum

Support the Aging Mind Foundation with beer, wine, martinis, and heavy hors d'eouvres at Salum on September 23rd, 2018. Other alcoholic beverages will be available at cash bar.

Parking is available directly in front the restaurant and around the corner in front of Komali.

Ticket sales and donations benefit the Aging Mind Foundation, which raises money to fund scientific research that seeks to find the cause and cure of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. 

Tickets are limited.

Martini bar generously sponsored by Roxor Artisan Gin.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

10th Annual Fashion for a Passion

Support Asian American artists and pARTy for a purpose! Experience an unforgettable evening of fashion, art, musical entertainment, fabulous prizes, live and silent auction, tasty bites and sips! 

Celebrate Asian American movers and shakers with the presentation of the inaugural Groundbreaker Awards.

All proceeds benefit ATG’s supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarship fund and community outreach programs.


  • Cocktail Dress Attire Required (please no jeans or sneakers).


  • VIP Diamond, VIP Platinum, VIP Sapphire and General Admission Tickets include complimentary valet parking, live music, food, and limited cocktails.
  • VIP Guests will receive a limited edition 10th FFAP Goodie Bag.
  • In an effort to be more eco-friendly, tickets will not be printed and mailed. Please print your own copy of tickets or bring proof of purchase on your mobile device. Guest names will be included on a guest list. 
  • Upon arriving at the event, please check in under the sponsor/purchaser name at Reception.
  • A limited quantity of tickets will be sold at the door for an additional $10. Cash, check and credit card will be accepted.
  • For additional ticket questions:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Shops at Willow Bend Grand Opening Chefs’ Tasting

Grand Opening Chefs’ Tasting 

Thursday, Oct 4, 5 – 10 pm


Celebrate the opening of the first five fabulous new restaurants at the Shops at Willow Bend – and help the chefs support the important work of the JUNIOR LEAGUE OF COLLIN COUNTY!

Enjoy a festive cocktail reception followed by a progressive dining experience of plated tastings specially prepared for this occasion by the amazing chefs: Patricio Sandoval, MEXICAN BAR CO. COCINA, Omar Flores, WHISTLE BRITCHES, John Tesar, KNIFE, Jalal Chanaa and Adham Shanaa, TERRA MEDITERRANEAN and Russell Hayward, ASCENSION. 

Cap the evening with desserts, coffee, music by the Georgia Bridgewater Orchestra and a spectacular finale on the new outdoor patio! Plus there will be amazing SWAG bags.

Attire: Evening Casual 

$125 per person

Complimentary Valet parking at The District at Willow Bend located between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's

Dress for Success Casino Night

You are cordially invited to attend a "Win for Success” Casino Night on Saturday, October 27th at Dress for Success® Dallas from 7pm to 11pm. 

Since 2006, Dress for Success® Dallas has promoted the economic independence of women facing adversity in the Dallas and North Texas communities. We provide professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help them thrive in the future. The programs and services we offer help our clients re-enter the workforce and move towards self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in their work, home, and community. Our primary objective is for each woman to have her own success story as she goes from unemployment to economic independence.

By supporting Dress for Success® Dallas, YOU will make a substantial difference and lasting impact in Dallas and our surrounding communities. So come enjoy: 

Live Music / Food / Cash Bar / Giveaways (with a total value of over $10,000)

All proceeds from this event will benefit Dress for Success Dallas. 

For more information, please contact 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Brews, Bites and Brain Research

Join the 2nd Annual Brews, Bites and Brain Research event! There will be BBQ bites and heavy apps, thirst-quenching brews, music and mingling with friends and brainiacs at the Katy Trail Ice House! All proceeds benefit the Aging Mind Foundation, a Dallas non-profit committed to raising funds for high quality Alzheimer's and dementia research. 

*Beer, wine and heavy appetizers included in the price of the ticket; Liquor and mixed drinks available at cash bar.

**Tickets and parking are limited. Valet is available. We encourage you to carpool or use one of the taxi/car services.

Dallas Mavs Tip-off Luncheon

Join the Dallas Mavericks players and coaches on Thursday, October 11, for lunch on the main floor of American Airlines Center. Hear from Head Coach Rick Carlisle and the entire 2018-2019 Dallas Mavericks team!

Tickets and tables will go fast, so reserve your seat today! Proceeds benefit the Mavs Foundation and the children, women and families they serve.

Sponsorships, Tickets & Tables NOW Available!

Panel Sponsors receive premium seating near the front, along with the exclusive opportunity to ask a question of a player, coach or Mavs VIP at the event.

VIP guests also receive a player-signed item for each table guest.

A limited number of Panel Sponsors and VIP tables are available and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional sponsorship opportunities available.

Business attire
Complimentary parking available in Lexus Garage
RSVP Required

Monday, August 27, 2018

New Friends New Life Announces Keynote Speaker

New Friends New Life, a nonprofit organization that restores and empowers formerly trafficked and sexually exploited women, teens, and children, announces Mandy Moore, a Grammy® and Golden Globe® nominated actress, singer and songwriter, will speak at the New Friends New Life Luncheon, celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary. “Stand for Her” is the theme of this year’s luncheon, scheduled on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the OMNI Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St.  Honorary luncheon chairs are Marla and Mike Boone, and luncheon co-chairs are Connie Kleinert Babikian, McCall Cravens and Jill Meyer.
McCall Cravens, NFNL CEO Kim Robinson, Connie Kleinhart Babikian, Jill Meyer

 Moore stars on the critically acclaimed NBC show This Is Us. Her portrayal of Rebecca, which spans several decades, earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. She enjoys versatility in a career marked by memorable performances not only in primetime television but also in independent features and studio films. In 2002, Moore earned an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance for her role in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember, which went on to become a cult classic. Additional film credits include License to Wed opposite Robin Williams and John Krasinski; and Because I Said So opposite Diane Keaton; She also voiced “Rapunzel” in Disney’s animated series Tangled. Most recently she can be seen in Freestyle’s thriller 47 Meters Down. Upcoming in film, she will star in Twentieth Century Fox’s sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds.
Mandy Moore

In 2008, Moore joined the global health organization PSI (Population Services International) as a Global Ambassador. On her first trip with PSI, she helped launch a distribution of 3 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets in South Sudan.  The initiative, a partnership with the Southern Sudanese Ministry of Health and with funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria ensured that pregnant women and newborn babies are better protected from deadly disease. In 2010 and 2011, Moore helped raise more than $2.2 million for PSI through the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Netscampaign to support nationwide net distributions in the Central African Republic and Cameroon. In 2011, Moore was chosen by the UN as a Malaria Champion alongside President George W. Bush, Ban Ki Moon, Awa Coll Seck and more. In Trinidad, Tobago and India, Moore helped raise awareness of the impact gender-based violence has on women and families. Moore has been a featured speaker at Women Deliver, Clinton Global Initiative University and was a Young Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Honorary Luncheon Chairs Mike and Marla Boone
“Mandy Moore’s passion for her work and the causes she supports is both inspiring and empowering,” said Kim Robinson, CEO, New Friends New Life. In “This Is Us, we see real life. We see non-traditional families who learn they can face life’s trials and tribulations with a solid support system. This empowering message, coupled with Mandy’s global humanitarian work and her personal endorsements encouraging women to take charge and stand up for themselves, makes her the ideal speaker for our 20th anniversary luncheon.”

Sponsorships available, ranging from $2,500 to $100,000. 
To purchase seats and tables, visit