Thursday, August 10, 2017

ASID Legacy of Design Awards to Recognize the Finest Interior Design Achievements

2017 Legacy of Design Awards,
the annual competition recognizing the finest interior design achievements within the Texas Chapter

 Friday, August 11, 2017
5:30pm - 11:00pm 
Omni Dallas Hotel

Tickets are available now in the Items for Purchase section.


Corporate - Small (<15 feet="" span="" square="">
Corporate - Large (>15,000 square feet)
Healthcare - Small (<15 feet="" span="" square="">
Healthcare - Large (>15,000 square feet)
Hospitality - Small (<15 feet="" span="" square="">
Hospitality - Large (>15,000 square feet)
Sustainable Design
Custom Designed Element
Historic Preservation/ Renovation
Unique Space
Entire Residence (Under 5000 square feet)
Entire Residence (Above 5000 square feet)
Kitchen (<$30,000)
Kitchen ($30-50,000)
Kitchen (>$50,000)
Bathroom (<$30,000)
Bathroom ($30-50,000)
Bathroom (>$50,000)
Model Home / Show House
Sustainable Design
Historic Preservation
Custom Designed Element
Unique Space

Super Hero Experience Workshop - Women's Self-Defense Workshop for Genesis Women's Shelter

Throw on a glitter headband, a cape, goggles or a Wonder Woman t-shirt for a fun summer self-defense workshop!

S.H.E.  –  Super Hero Experience
Women’s Self-Defense Workshop benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
Hosted by Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense

Led by Senior Black Belt, Stunt Woman and MMA Commentator Michelle Manu
Learn Physical & Mental Self Defense Techniques

Glitter Headbands, Capes, Leg warmers, Masks or any Super Hero Inspired Attire Encouraged but Not Required

Saturday August 12th
1 pm - 3 pm
Sheraton Dallas Hotel – Downtown Dallas

Free Simultaneous Kid’s Karate & Stranger Danger Workshop (ages 4-6)
Free Simultaneous Haka Lesson & Dance Party (ages 7+)
Household items Accepted = Genesis Donation
Mother/Daughter Duos = Buy One/Get One Free

$75 (S.H.E. Ticket Includes a Saturday Spectator Day Pass to the ‘Gathering of Eagles’ Event)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

18th Annual​ ​Rise Roundup

18th Annual ​Rise Roundup
October 6, 2017
7:00 - 10:30 PM
Frontiers of Flight Museum

featuring Texas Country Artist Cory Morrow

This is a Touchdown Club Event benefitting the Rise School of Dallas

Individual Tickets are available now online.
through August 31    $100 for 1 Ticket / $150 for 2 Tickets
September 1 - October 14     $150 for 1 Ticket / $250 for 2 Tickets

Tickets will be $200 each at the door.

​Register your phone before the event for the silent & live auction​ here.

Sponsorships available. Contact Katie Purcell for more information.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Second Thursdays at the Dallas Museum of Art

Second Thursdays at the Dallas Museum of Art
5:00–9:00 p.m.

Tickets $5 (Some exhibitions require additional tickets on this evening)
FREE for DMA Members  

Thursday, August 10: Don't You Forget About Me

Take a unique and unexpected look at the Museum’s collection with a pop culture twist. Travel back to the 80s with John Hughes, high school angst, and the glory of synthesizers and shoulder pads.

PRETTY IN PINK – Experience 80s prom all night in our Atrium.

- Photo booth
- 80s table games
- DJ and a dance floor 


All night, Concourse
Find out if you are a brain, an athlete, a basketcase, a princess, or a criminal with our quiz.


5:00–6:30 p.m. Atrium
Grab a drink and kick off your night listening to 80s hits spun by DJ Derek Lynn.


6:30 p.m., Meet at the Visitor Services Desk
Tour the collection through the lens of John Hughes’s infamous museum scene. 


7:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Jam out to your favorite songs from Madonna, Prince, and many more with Live 80.

Upcoming Schedule
September 14: Smooth Criminal
October 12: Mischief Managed
November 9: Who Run the World?
December 14: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
January 11: Ice Ice Baby

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Glenn Beck's Mercury One Announces Entertainment for November Ball

Savor Gastropub’s outside patio was the perfect urban oasis for Mercury One’s American Cowboy M1Ball kick-off party with founders and hosts Tanya and Glenn Beck and special surprise guests Kim and Aaron Watson, who jetted in from Abilene for the special event.
Glenn Beck, Tanya Beck, Mercury One founders and Ball Chairs; Kim Watson, Aaron Watson, country singer and featured entertainer
Chef John Coleman and his team served sumptuous hors d’oeuvres from savory to sweet throughout the evening as guests were buzzing about the pending announcements by Suzanne Bock Grishman, Mercury One’s executive director.  Spotted in the crowd were Brad Staggs, Beth Knott, D’Andra Simmons Lock and Jeremy Lock, Ashley Berges, and more.   

Suzanne welcomed everyone saying, “Mercury One is a humanitarian aid and education organization focused on restoring the human spirit,” and explained the initiatives and programs the foundation supports, including most recently sponsoring the Dallas Film Society’s High School Roundtables in the 2016 through 2017 academic year, their High School Day and Stand to Honor in Dallas honoring veterans.

Mercury One’s initiatives include providing programs to individuals to advance the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for communities to help themselves as well as assisting our nation’s veterans, providing aid to those in crisis, and rebuilding and restoring the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East.
Suzanne Grishman, Executive Director, Mercury One; Tracie Papadakis

 A rousing round of applause followed the mission statement as Suzanne announced the M1Ball American Cowboy happens on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Eddie Deen’s Ranch in Dallas. Guests are encouraged to dress in cowboy chic and join honorary chairs Gina and Ken Betts, hosts Tanya and Glenn Beck and enjoy dancing to one of today’s finest torch-bearers of real country music, singer and Texas native, Aaron Watson.

Sponsors and patrons at certain levels will be treated to a VIP reception and then join in the party as everyone enjoys delicious vittles as only Eddie Deen’s can do, live and silent auctions of priceless experiences and one-of-a-kind treats, and dance the night away. 

Mercury One founder Glenn Beck was welcomed to the podium and as a hush fell over the crowd, he shared stories about rescuing Christian families in Iraq and Syria and as major partner with his Nazarene Fund, also taking care of their transition to safety. He said later this year there will be an announcement about a major education initiative, as the crowd stood and gave a resounding ovation.

  Glenn thanked Aaron Watson who said he is excited about the November 18 event and honored to be involved with Mercury One, “As good Samaritans around the globe, their talk is backed up with actions that change the world.”  

Individual Tickets are $200. VIP tickets are $500. Host Committee is $1,500 for two tickets. Sponsorship opportunities are $7,500-$100,000. Find out more at or contact Michael Powell, Director of Development at 972-499-4747 or 

Partners Card Launches a New Level of Giving (and Saving) with Silver Card

The excitement continues to build as Partners Card, presented by Bank of Texas, launches a new level of giving and shopping to commemorate its 25th anniversary.

Partners Card, benefitting The Family Place, Dallas’ largest family violence agency, recently announced that it will offer a special, limited-edition Silver Card this year.

The Silver Card will be sold exclusively at Partners Card pre-events or can be purchased through The Family Place for $250. Only 100 Silver Cards will be sold. The Silver Card will not only allow cardholders 20 percent off at participating retail locations, but they will also receive a 25 percent discount at more than 80 select Silver Card locations. The Silver Card also grants cardholders two pre-shopping days at Silver Card retailers, Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26, 2017, in addition to the standard 10-day shopping event from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, November 5, 2017. A list of retailers that will honor the Silver Card can be found at

"The Family Place is excited to offer the Silver Card as an exciting new way for the community to donate and shop, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual Partners Card event. It serves as a special treat for shoppers, and proceeds from Silver Card sales will directly benefit the programs that have allowed us to shelter 22,000 women and children over the past 25 years, and now men,” said Paige Flink, CEO of The Family Place. “We are so grateful for all of our retailers who making shopping and saving possible each year.”

Partners Card 2017 will be held Friday, October 27 through Sunday, November 5, 2017, and will feature more than 750 participating retailers in the Dallas metroplex offering a 20 percent discount to cardholders. Partners Cards may be purchased online at Partners Cards may also be purchased for $70 from any participating retailer, restaurant, card-selling individual or by downloading the Partners Card app. For more information about the Partners Card program, visit  

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Warren Center 24th Annual Fantasy Football Draft Night Hosted by Dallas Cowboys Legend

The 24th Annual Fantasy Football Draft Night benefiting The Warren Center will be held
Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Hotel Intercontinental Dallas.

Featuring: Celebrity Host and Dallas Cowboy Legend Randy White and Emcee Marc Fein, NBC 5 Today Co-Anchor

This is an evening of fun, competition, good food and drink. Participants will draft their own Fantasy Football team, and compete in a league of friends and colleagues throughout the NFL season.

Hotel Intercontinental Dallas
 Friday, August 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


• Live Entertainment provided by Jolie Holliday and Sonny Burgess Duo
• National Anthem performed by “HeARTS of Maya” founder Maya Delgado
• Drafting your own Fantasy Football team to compete in a league of colleagues throughout the NFL season with the chance to win two season tickets to the Dallas Cowboys 2018 season
• A Silent Auction and Live Auction with packages certain to excite everyone’s interests including trips, high quality décor, sports memorabilia, and more
• An opportunity to meet Randy White, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Cowboys Legend
• Buffet dinner and drinks


Table Sponsorships begin at $3,000. Underwriting opportunities begin at $2,500.
For more information, please contact Tara Null at 972.490.9055 or 214.709.8901
or email

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dallas Junior Forum 40th Anniversary & Spring Luncheon

Dallas lifestyle expert, author and philanthropist Kimberly Schlegel Whitman delighted a full ballroom of volunteers, philanthropists, and nonprofits with the story of her grandmother whom she remembers fondly for always doing for others. 
Ali Mikles, Kim Schlegel Whitman

“My grandmother had five children of her own, and during her lifetime, she also had 36 foster children!” exclaimed Whitman.  “She was an angel on earth.  Seeing my grandmother’s joy in serving others had a huge impact on me.”
Whitman provided the keynote address titled, “Adventures in Philanthropy:  How Trying To Give Back Changed My Life And Career,” at the Dallas Junior Forum 40th Anniversary spring luncheon on April 26, at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion. Luncheon chair was Mary Cartwright, and WFAA’s Jane McGarry served as mistress of ceremonies.

Janice Whitehill, Sue Ragsdale, Royce Cooper, Linda DeFee, Linda McCarthy
The Dallas Junior Forum (DJF), a non-profit volunteer organization for women in North Texas that employs no paid staff, is one of nine chapters of Junior Forum, Inc. – Texas based service organizations originating in Houston in 1959.  DJF was founded in 1977 to create greater interest in civic, educational and philanthropic endeavors in the North Texas community through volunteer work focused on children, families and the elderly. 

Boys from Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas volunteer each year at the luncheon
The annual luncheon, known for its expansive silent auction featuring hundreds of items, helps to provide monetary grants to the nonprofits the group serves. 

Organizations served by the Dallas Junior Forum include Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, The Ebby House, Juliette Fowler Communities, Frisco Family Services, Hope’s Door New Beginnings Center, Interfaith Family Services, Network, PediPlace, and the Ronald McDonald House.

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Ashlee Kleinert
Since it began 40 years ago, DJF has donated hundreds of thousands of volunteer service hours to the charitable agencies it supports. During the 2014-15 fiscal year alone, members volunteered more than 16,400 hours and saved the nonprofits served $411,800 in wages, employment taxes and benefit expenses.  Additionally, DJF awarded  $123,700 in grants and non-grant funding.  Over the years this all-volunteer organization has donated more than $1 million in direct grants and non-grants to worthy non-profit organizations throughout North Texas.
DJF Past Presidents - Back row: (left to right) Jamie Isbell, Julie Sheridan, Valerie McMahan, Mary Cartwright Front row: (left to right) Vanessa Hoffman, Joan Oxford, Carol Gregston, Leah Margerison, Vicki Olson, Marianna Thiebaud, Ann W. Jones, Sheila Moore, Kristin Parrino
As guests enjoyed pink champagne soup with mint drizzle, tenderloin of beef Nicoise salad, and triple chocolate parfaits, Whitman praised the members for their amazing work and the many volunteer hours they give so many nonprofits each year. 
“As a child, I watched how my parents were always very involved with giving back to the community, and I want my children to see me giving and helping others as well,” added Whitman.
She also highlighted the seven books she has written and said that her most recent book “Monograms for the Home: The Art of Making Your Mark” was inspired from a quote she read from Reese Witherspoon:  “If it doesn’t breathe, monogram it!”

Immediately following the luncheon, Whitman held a book signing and visited with guests.
Book signing with Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
“Kim represents a new generation of volunteers involved in service to others,” added Cartwright.  “We were excited to look out in the audience and see some new faces and hope to have some new members to help us serve others in the coming year.  As we continue our 40th anniversary celebration this year, we hope to reach even more people in need.”

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ZOO TO DO 2017: Animal Gathering Kicked Off at the Simmons Hippo Outpost at the Dallas Zoo

Zoo To Do kicked-off the Animal Gathering with a private soirée at the Dallas Zoo’s new $14 million, 2.1-acre Simmons Hippo Outpost. The new hippo exhibit is the zoo’s first major exhibit since 2010 and was funded solely through private donations. The impressive new space features an immersive African waterhole habitat which includes an underwater viewing area of the zoo’s two newest hippo residents, Adhama (uh-DAHM-a) and Boipelo (BOY-pa-lo).  
Barbara and Don Daseke, Zoo To Do Chairs
 A cool breeze was in the air and everyone was in a festive mood as they boarded the trams taking them to this special outpost for the kick-off event. In a salute to the Animal Gathering theme, a flamboyance of plastic flamingos (DID YOU KNOW?: a gathering of flamingos is known as a flamboyance?) served as a beautiful welcoming party and brought smiles from the crowd, as did special appearances by hometown guests, including flamingos Aruba and Bermuda, mother and daughter tamanduas, Chispa and Cora, along with Dulce the spectacled owl. 
Tom Leppert, Karen Waller, Kevin Hanrahan
Zoo To Do chairs Barbara and Don Daseke set the scene for the evening while the hippos roaming and swimming in their habitat provided the perfect backdrop for photos outside. Inside, tables were set with gourmet delights created by the Zoo’s Executive Chef Ian Feiwus paired with wines curated by Hayley Cogill, a certified sommelier and certified specialist of wine.
Joan Walne, Zoo board chair; Alan Walne
Gregg Hudson, president and CEO of the Dallas Zoo, thanked everyone for their support and for attending the evening’s event, and touting the zoo’s record-setting 1.2 million visitors last year. Joan Walne, Zoo board chair, congratulated everyone on last year’s event, which earned a record $1,475,000. She thanked last year’s chairs, Hal Brierley, Don Glendenning and John Levy.
Alisha Gummer, Chris Gummer, Cindy Gummer, Chuck Gummer
Chairs Barbara and Don Daseke said they were delighted to chair the 2017 event and noted that since they went on their trip to Africa, they have grown to appreciate how important natural habitats are to the animals and are thrilled to help bring awareness to the Dallas Zoo’s dedication to its mission to create a better world for animals. As longtime Dallas Zoo and Zoo To Do supporters, they have brought on many friends and some former Zoo To Do chairs to join their committee this year, including Honorary Chair Mary McDermott Cook, Live Auction Chairs Diane and Hal Brierley, Host Committee Chairs Barbara and Steve Durham, Underwriting Chairs Kate and Lane Britain, Decorations Chair Cindy Gummer, Honorary Chef Chair Dan Landsberg from Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa, Chef Wrangler Brett Krafft from the Hilton Anatole, and Chef Chair Sarah Barr from Hotal ZaZa.
Kevin Rabe, Nancy Rabe, Douglas Rabe
Slated for Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 and hosted at the Dallas Zoo, guests and patrons of the 2017 Zoo To Do Animal Gathering will stroll through the award-winning Giants of the Savanna exhibit, sample exquisite dishes from more than 25 of Dallas’s premier chefs and restaurants, and enjoy interactive animal demonstrations and musical entertainment. Following dinner, guests will move to the Wilds of Africa plaza for a live auction featuring rare zoo experiences, travel and more! Finally, partygoers will dance the night away to music from Emerald City All Stars.

          Zoo To Do is a major source of funding for the Dallas Zoo. Proceeds from the event help support the zoo’s dedication to providing the best animal care, delivering unique education offerings and furthering its wildlife conservation efforts. 
          Sponsorships range from $7,500 to $50,000. Underwriting ranges from $7,500 to $100,000. Individual tickets are $750 each and a VIP ticket pack is $3,000. For more information, visit the website at or contact Stephanie Thompson, events manager at 469-554-7441 or via email at