Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The UNICEF Gala Dallas - A Black Tie Affair You Don’t Want to Miss!


Friday, February 1, 2019
6:30 PM
The Ritz Carlton Dallas

2019 GLOBAL PHILANTHROPIST AWARD RECIPIENTS

BRAD PAISLEY AND KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY

2019 UNICEF CHILDREN FIRST AWARD
Jim and Jill Cochran

HOSTED BY
Brooke Burke

ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY
Brad Paisley

AFTER PARTY HOSTED BY
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
With DJ Lucy Wrubel

CO-CHAIRS
MOLL ANDERSON
JAN MILLER RICH

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
JOYCE GOSS
SABRINA HARRISON
JESSICA NOWITZKI
SELWYN RAYZOR
LEIGH RINEARSON 
GOWRI SHARMA

HOST COMMITTEE
NASIBA ADILOVA AND THOMAS HARTLAND-MACKIE
BRIAN BOLKE AND FAISAL HALUM
ZOE AND DAVID BONNETTE
KIMBERLY AND TYSON CHANDLER
TINA AND DAVID CRAIG
STEPHANIE CURTIS
SHELLY AND MICHAEL DEE
BARBARA AND STEVE DURHAM
MIMI AND IAN EDMONDS
CATIE AND AARON ENRICO
SUE AND JIMMY GRAGG
LINDA AND ROBERT D. GRAHAM
CLAIRE AND MARK HAIDAR
KATHRYN AND CRAIG HALL
SABRINA AND FIELD HARRISON
CHERYL JACKSON
AMEE AND SAF JOSHI
MARGO AND JIM KEYES
ALLAN KNIGHT AND CEARAN HENLEY
MERSINE AND STEVE LADIK
DIAMOND MAHONE
LYNN AND ALLAN MCBEE
LORI AND LEE MIKLES
REGINA MONTOYA AND PAUL COGGINS
JESSICA AND DIRK NOWITZKI
ABI AND FRED PERPALL
DANIELLE PRUITT AND WALTER ROBB
MYRNA AND BOB SCHLEGEL
GOWRI AND ALEX SHARMA
D’ANDRA SIMMONS AND JEREMY LOCK
JEFF SMITH
PAT AND EMMITT SMITH
ELISA AND STEPHEN SUMMERS
BELLA AND ROBERT TYSON
KIMBERLY AND JUSTIN WHITMAN

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR 

OUT OF THE DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT

UNICEF SAVES AND PROTECTS THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN, WORKING HARD TO BRING LIGHT INTO THE DARKEST PARTS OF THE WORLD.

PLEASE JOIN US IN HONORING UNICEF BY WEARING BLACK, ALL SHADES OF WHITE, OR BLACK AND WHITE.

WWW.UNICEFDALLAS.ORG

Friday, January 11, 2019

Samoas, Tagalongs, and Do-si-dos are here! Girl Scout Cookie Program Kicks Off Today!



GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS (GSNETX) and GIRL SCOUTS OF TEXAS OKLAHOMA PLAINS (GS-TOP) are excited to kick off the 2019 Cookie Program, the world's largest girl-led entrepreneurship program, on January 11.

For more than 100 years, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has been teaching girls entrepreneurship, business and leadership skills and is now the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States.

"Girl Scout Cookies are more than just delicious. Cookie sales fuel programming for our local Girl Scouts that they can't get anywhere else," said GSNETX CEO Jennifer Bartkowski. "Each box of cookies you purchase helps local Girl Scouts experience the outdoors, participate in STEM activities, learn about a different culture through travel, or improve her community."

"The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders," said Becky Burton, CEO of GS-TOP. "Girls learn the skills they will need to be tomorrow's business leaders and entrepreneurs - skills like goal-setting, decision-making, and people skills." 

GSNETX and GS-TOP partner with different national bakeries, meaning cookies sold by Girl Scouts from Irving to the Louisianaborder (GSNETX) differ slightly from those sold west of Fort Worthand up the Texas/Oklahoma panhandle (GS-TOP). This year, a new gluten-free offering, the Caramel Chocolate Chip will be sold by GS-TOP Girl Scouts. The Caramel Chocolate Chip features rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt and is similar to GSNETX's gluten-free Toffee-tastic®, which will return and continue to be sold in Northeast Texas. Prices for cookies vary by type and range from $4-$5 a box. 

For a full list of cookies sold by each council and to find Girl Scout sellers in their area, customers can download the Cookie Finder app, available for Apple and Android devices, or visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

17th Annual Soup’s On! Luncheon Benefitting The Stewpot


Join The Stewpot on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at The Hilton Anatole Hotel for the 11th annual Soup's On! Luncheon benefiting The Stewpot. Co-chairs for this year’s luncheon are Lindsay Billingsley and Jill Tiernan, with Lucy Billingsley and Linda Owen Barnes serving as Honorary Chairs, and Linda McMahon as Sponsorship Chair.

The 2019 Luncheon will feature speaker Regina Calcaterra, author of Etched in Sand, who will share her story on overcoming a childhood characterized by poverty, abuse, and homelessness. And, as always, some of Dallas’ finest chefs – under the direction of celebrity chef Brian Luscher, owner of The Grape – will prepare a variety of specialty soups just for the occasion. Guests will also be able to view and purchase one-of-a-kind works from artists who are members of the Stewpot Art Program.

Tickets may be purchased here and the underwriting form is available here.

Friday, November 9, 2018

2018 M1 Ball at Glenn Beck’s Mercury Studios Chaired by D’Andra Simmons Lock and Jeremy Lock - Get your tickets!


Join business and community leaders and supporters of Mercury One as they gather at Glenn Beck’s Mercury Studios for the M1Ball benefiting Mercury One, the nonprofit organization founded by him and his wife, Tania, on Saturday, November 17th

Chaired by D’Andra Simmons Lock and her husband, Jeremy Lock, the honorary chairs are Francie Moody-Dahlberg and her husband, Kevin Dahlberg. It is a real treat to attend this private party at such an exclusive location, inside the working radio and TV studio at Stage 19, named after Orson Welles’ Sound Stage at Universal. 

Guests will feel the excitement of experiencing the biggest TV and movie studio between New York and Hollywood in daily production where they will be greeted with the bigger-than-life sized robots from the 2013 live-production and movie Man In The Moon and join in the gala in the studios where films such as RoboCop, JFK, Silkwood, Born on the 4th of July and Problem Child were all filmed as well as shows likeWalker, Texas Ranger and Barney.

Setting the scene will be ten-foot tall photographs from a humanitarian mission in Iraq last fall and special exhibit of pop culture icons and pieces of historical, political and spiritual items reflecting America and its history.

 Mercury One, a 501(c)(3) charity was founded in 2011. The organization’s focus is in three different areas: Humanitarian Aid, including disaster relief, help for veterans, support in the fight against human trafficking; Education Initiatives and The Nazarene Fund, which will be depicted in tall posters placed around the studio. 

D’Andra and Jeremy had toured a bombed-out church site in Iraq last fall and recently gave a heartfelt and emotional retelling of their experiences in touring Iraq and the impact that has had on their lives, which was the strongest influence that has led them to the commitment as ball chairs this year. Jeremy said that not since his retirement from the Air Force in 2013 has he felt the sense of purpose and camaraderie than with this organization, which they have seen save lives, and he and D’Andra are truly honored to be on board. Dee Simmons is underwriting chair. 

Everyone has the opportunity now to purchase raffle ticket to enter to win a Mercedes-Benz 2018 CLA250. Tickets are $100 each and a limited number will be sold. The winner will be drawn at the M1Ball. Winner does not have to be present to win. Tickets may also be purchased online. Special thanks to raffle partner Mercedes-Benz of Plano

Slated for Saturday, November 17 at Mercury Studios Stage 19, the M1Ball benefits Mercury One, a humanitarian aid and education organization focused on restoring the human spirit. It will feature a VIP reception for underwriters at certain levels, cocktail reception, a savory three-course seated dinner, live and silent auctions of priceless experiences and one-of-a-kind treats, followed by an intimate acoustic performance by country favorites Mark Collie and Darryl Worley.

 Individual Tickets are $350 and a Patron Ticket is $750Host Committee is $1,500 for two ticketsSponsorship opportunities are $5,000-$100,000. Find out more at mercuryone.org/m1ball or contact PatriziaPelfrey, ppelfrey@mercuryone.org or call 972-499-4747.  

Sixth Annual Dallas Autumn Ball

Please join in celebrating the sixth annual Dallas Autumn Ball in support of the Reading Partners impacting education in Dallas!

DETAILS

  • VIP reception from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Hotel ZaZa exclusively for our sponsors and their guests
  • Doors Open at 9:00 PM
  • Honorary Guest Speaker Addresses Dallas Autumn Ball
  • Emerald City Band & Goldfish live!
  • Top-shelf Open Bar
  • Delicious hors d’oueuvres throughout the evening
  • Attire: Black-tie strongly required for the guys, and stunning dresses for the ladies

  • We are excited to have renowned event band Emerald City AND GOLDFISH performing at this year’s ball! Get ready to bring dance all night at the Hotel ZaZa Main Ballroom located in the heart of Uptown. You do not need a membership or an invite to attend this open event geared toward bringing together young professionals and individuals in a night of dancing and support of education in Dallas. This is an ideal setting to join all of your friends and fellow young professionals for a memorable night celebrating charity!

  • All proceeds from the Dallas Autumn Ball go directly to the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Reading Partners. The Dallas Autumn Ball has dedicated itself to being the premier charity event for young professionals who are currently or potentially engaged in worthy causes in the community.support of the Reading Partners impacting education in Dallas!


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

New Friends New Life Luncheon - Speaker Update: Uma Thurman

There are still a few seats left for this wonderful luncheon event on Friday. Get yours today!
New Friends New Life is excited to host their 2018 Luncheon on Nov. 9 at the OMNI Dallas Hotel. Join as they celebrate 20 years of restoring and empowering formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children. Reserve your seats today to stand with us as we “stand for her.”  
IMPORTANT SPEAKER UPDATE

UMA THURMAN, AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS, MODEL, AND ACTIVIST, WILL NOW HEADLINE THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON!

Junior League of Collin County ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Market

Purchase your ticket to join us at Collin County’s largest Holiday Gift Market, ‘Neath the Wreath 2018!