Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Trinity Trust Trails and Ales

Internship Opportunity: Nexus Recovery Center

Development and Fundraising Interns for Nexus Recovery Center
Nexus Recovery Center is seeking dynamic young people to intern during February, March and the summer months in 2015.  Would you like a career in non-profit with experience in marketing, PR, volunteer coordination and events?
Nexus has 3 volunteer intern positions available. Are you social media savvy, organized, on time and looking for a great learning experience? If you can hit the ground running, Nexus needs you!
Please contact Abi Erickson at aerickson@nexusrecovery.org for more details and to schedule an interview.

Monday, September 29, 2014

lululemon athletica Presents A Block Party for The Family Place

Lululemon Athletica and The Family Place are kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with A Block Party.
Stop by Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Social Mechanics in support of The Family Place and its annual Partners Card shopping event. Concessions will be graciously provided by H.G. Supply Company, and an assortment of gift baskets will be raffled throughout the evening.

An Evening with Patty Griffin and Mavis Staples

The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center will host the final show in its 2014 Encore for Advocacy concert series celebrating the transformative power of music therapy on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the historic Majestic Theatre in Dallas (1925 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75201) featuring An Evening with Patty Griffin and Mavis Staples with production by The Kessler Presents.
The benefit show will provide a unique opportunity to see Grammy Award-Winner Griffin and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Staples, two of music’s most beloved singers, in an intimate setting with proceeds supporting the music therapy program for abused children at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.
Proceeds from Encore for Advocacy support DCAC’s work to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues. DCAC utilizes music therapy as a tool to enhance relaxation, help reduce post-traumatic stress, and create a transformative safe place that victims can tap into on their journey to healing. When there are no words, music gives children a voice.
Sponsorship opportunities for Encore for Advocacy are available at the $50,000, $30,000, $10,000, and $5,000 level at www.dcac.org. Individual tickets range from $20 to $85 and are available through Prekindle at http://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/23543011511938557.
For more information, please contact Alexis O’Connell at 214-818-2683 or email encore@dcac.org. If you'd like to attend as covering press, please email jparker@dcac.org

Sunday, September 28, 2014

It's Nearly Time for Thrift Studio Again! Early Holiday Shopping, Anyone?

Thrift Studio by Dwell with Dignity
Preview Party
Thursday, October 9th
Pop-Up Shop Open October 10 through November 8
Thrift Studio is a bi-annual 30 day pop-up shop created to provide financial viability and fundraising for Dwell with Dignity through selling donated furniture, housewares, accessories and high-end designer finds to the public.
All proceeds benefit the future work, growth, organization and structure of Dwell with Dignity, helping families escape poverty and homelessness.
Each Thrift Studio has a cast of fabulous designers who install vignettes using items from the warehouse, as well as items they have donated from their own inventory or their industry connections..

Friday, September 26, 2014

Esteem A Fashion Show Encouraged Fall Shopping and Socializing

2014 Esteem A Fashion Show Group Shot
TOOTSIES located at the Plaza at Preston Center hosted the 5thAnnual Elisa Project Esteem A Fashion Show on Saturday, September 13th.

Ms. Holly Pellham Davis and her daughter Landry Davis served as ESTEEM’s 2014 Co-Chairs with Brendan Higgins and Amy Vanderoff of WFAA’s Good Morning Texas serving as emcees with Nerissa Von Helpenstill, TOOTSIES Store Director, offering fashion commentary.

On a crisp, clear morning, guests enjoyed organic breakfast bites, beverages, Fall Fashion Show coordinated by Rhonda Sargent Chambers of RSC Show Productions and featuring celebrity models: Janine and Juliette Turner, Amy Robinson, LeeAnne Locken, Amanda Sterett Albritton with Anna Kate Albritton & Olivia Adams Sterett, Pam Skaggs Frank and Bridget Frank, Melanie Mills, Hilary Kennedy, Blake Stephenson& Cat Stephenson, Dawn Belcher Neufeld, Shannon D. Vilbiss, Jocelyn White, Shay Geyer with Brooklyn & Jaylie Geyer, Courtney Kerr, Kellie Raspberry with Emma Kelly, Katherine Hutchins, Holly Davis and Landry Davis, Brian Cuban and Nikki Moore as well as fall shopping with 10% of proceeds benefiting The Elisa Project. 
Jamie O'Banion and Shannon Hughes Stuart
 Seen in the crowd: D’Andra Simmons, Angela Choquette, Shona Gilbert, Anne Stodghill, Janet Fresquez, Yvonne Crum, Dr. Stephanie Setliff, Kim Martinez, Executive Director of The Elisa Project, Vivian Lombardi, Debby Egger Allbright and Jay Finegold.

Sponsors included: Amanda Sterett Jewelry, Bellacures, DJ Jason Esquire, Eating Recovery Center of Dallas, Elizabeth Showers, Facelogic, Hilton Anatole Verandah Club, Kid Biz & The Biz, Lombardi Restaurants, Mary Kay, Remuda Ranch, Renee Rouleau, Timerline Knolls, UBER, Vita Coco and Wendy Krispin Caterer.

Kellie Raspberry, Emma Kelly

What Does Dallas Want To Be? Conference

Internationally known experts on cities, urban planning and architecture will join city officials and business and civic leaders for “What Makes a City: Character and Calling, What Does Dallas Want to Be?,” a day-long conference co-presented by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and CultureThe Trinity Trust Foundation and Dallas CityDesign Studio. The conference will take place Thursday, October 23, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at The Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas, TX 75204. Admission is $60 for members of the Dallas Institute and its co-presenters, $75 for nonmembers, and $25 for member teachers. To register, visit www.dallasinstitute.org, or call (214) 871-2440.
Dr. Larry Allums, executive director of the Dallas Institute, said, “Since the first ‘What Makes a City?’ conference that Dr. Gail Thomas started in 1982, the Dallas Institute has focused much of its work on studying cities by drawing on the experiences of planning and urban experts. During this conference, we will attempt to imagine Dallas from a fresh perspective, setting aside our sworn allegiances for a brief moment in order to consider new ideas, whatever they might be.”
Dr. Gail Thomas, president and CEO of The Trinity Trust and director of the Dallas Institute’s Center for the City, and Dr. Allums will introduce the day’s program. Keynote speakers include Weiming Lu, internationally recognized urban planner and designer known for work in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas, South Central Los Angeles, Chattanooga, and overseas; Vishaan Chakrabarti, principal of SHoP Architects and Holliday Professor and Director of CURE at Columbia University; and Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, principal of Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC. City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will give the opening remarks.
Panelists will include Lucy Crow Billingsley (Billingsley Company), Rev. Zan Holmes, Jr. (retired, St. Luke Community United Methodist Church), Monte Anderson (Options Real Estate), Don Gatzke (The University of Texas at Arlington), Jack Matthews (Matthews Southwest), King Scovall (Woodbine Development Corporation), Sara Mokuria (The University of Texas at Dallas), Byron Sanders (Dallas Education Foundation), Catherine Cuellar (The Dallas Arts District), Miguel Solis (Dallas ISD), and Tierney Kaufman (The Trinity Trust). Brent Brown, director of Dallas CityDesign Studio, and Dr. Allums will moderate the panel discussions.
Dr. Thomas added, “All of us want to build a great city. We want to help create a city that is unlike any other place on earth. We want to serve; we want to make a city that is alive with opportunity, a city that is nurturing to its people. We want places and intimate spaces that feed our souls, ignite imagination, evoke memory. The speakers and interactions generated at the conference will help us continue that conversation long after it is over.”

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pathways Matters of the Heart Gala

Join Pathways on October 4, 2014 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club for the annual Matters of the Heart Gala, for an evening of fundraising and entertainment. Your investment of ticket purchase or sponsorship will directly impact thousands of lives that will be transformed through Pathways' mission to provide training to help build lives of significance and communities of hope.  

The event opens at 5:15 p.m. with registration, a silent auction, green screen photographs, wine pull, and raffle prizes. The silent auction will close at approximately 7:00 p.m. which gives you plenty of time to win the perfect item.

The ballroom opens at 7:00 p.m. for dinner and entertainment.

 An exciting evening is planned with award-winning entertainers Dan Dean of Phillips, Craig and Dean; Headline Entertainer, Mike Farris and an amazing live painting by Artist, Tanner Lawley.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show Returns to Market Center

The Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, the largest and most prestigious fine art show in the Southwest, will once again feature an exciting roster of more than 80 international exhibitors when it makes its return to Dallas. The highly anticipated show returns to Dallas for the 5th year and has become the art and antique event of the season, attracting notable guests, respected dealers, and some of the most prestigious fine art, antique and jewelry collectors in the world.
Adding to its cultural appeal, the DIAAJS is partnering with several local charitable groups. This year's show will benefit with Texas Cultural Trust, Dallas AfterSchool, The Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum.
The Dallas Market Center, host of the 2014 Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, is celebrated as the world's most complete marketplace, where buyers come from around the world to shop the collections of retailers.
The DIAAJS will take place on November 6-10, 2014 at the Dallas Market Hall. For additional information, please visit www.dallasfallshow.com. General admission to the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show is $20 for a four-day pass.