Friday, October 17, 2014

Save Money, Save a Life, as you Shop, Dine, Save During Partners Card 2014

This fall, save money and save a life as you shop the season’s hottest trends at more than 750 retailers in the Dallas Metroplex! One of the most popular annual shopping events, Partners Card, presented by Bank of Texas, is back and offers an exciting opportunity to receive a 20 percent discount at your favorite stores while contributing to a worthwhile cause – family violence intervention and prevention. The 10-day shopping extravaganza will be held from October 24 through November 2, 2014 and is an event you will not want to miss.
Partners Card 2014 Co-Chairs Diana Hamilton, Lisa Bhattacharya, and Andrea Cheek

Join this year’s Co-Chairs Lisa Bhattacharya, Andrea Cheek and Diana Hamilton, alongside Honorary Chair Shelle Sills, for the 2014 Partners Card fundraiser that rewards cardholders with unbelievable savings at some of Dallas’ top stores and restaurants. There’s no better reason to shop and dine with a 20 percent savings at more than 750 participating retailers in Dallas, Arlington, Grapevine, McKinney, Plano, Southlake, Richardson, Frisco, Coppell, Flower Mound, Denton, Colleyville, Las Colinas, Irving, Mesquite, Addison, Garland, Rockwall and Lewisville.

Partners Cards are $70 each, and 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefit The Family Place, Dallas’ largest family violence agency.
 
Individuals may purchase a Partners Card from any participating retailer or restaurant through November 2, 2014. For more information, visit www.partnerscard.org, contact the Partners Card Hotline at (214) 443-7754 or email partnerscard@familyplace.org

View the fabulous list of retailers here: http://www.familyplace.org/partners-card/retailer/stores

Chefs and Seeds Dallas Gala at Trinity Groves

Chefs & Seeds Dallas Gala
3015 at Trinity Groves
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
 
Awesome food, cocktails, music
benefiting Seeds of Africa
For tickets and more information, click here

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hollywood Domino Dallas Announces Celeb Co-Hosts for Inaugural Fundraiser

Hollywood Domino Dallas announces actors Kristin Davis, Vanessa Hudgens and Jesse Metcalf as the 2014 Celebrity Co-hosts for the inaugural fundraiser on Saturday, November 8 from 7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. at The Empire Room in the Dallas Design District.
 
Please join event co-chairs Ayaan Ahmed, Ashley Burghardt, Sally Evans, Priya Bhola Rathod and Reese Threadgill, for this first annual event, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish® North Texas.  Nine-year old Julia Brown of Dallas will serve as a Make-A-Wish® North Texas ambassador for the evening and will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet with co-host Vanessa Hudgens.
With the theme of Casablanca, the old Hollywood-inspired evening will include cocktails, seated dinner, games, auction, and live entertainment.  During the evening, Davis and Hudgens will enjoy a friendly competition of the Hollywood Domino board game, which puts a unique twist on the classic game by creating a movie reel of dominoes based on the film genre. 
 
Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur, producer and actress Daya Fernandez as a fun competition among her celebrity friends, Hollywood Domino is a star-studded event which calls upon Hollywood’s elite, working hand in hand with corporate partners, to help support non-profit organizations around the world.
 
Individual tickets and sponsorship packages are on sale now through www.hollywooddominodallas.com.

BIG Reveal for Unite Forever Gala - United Way Dallas 90th Anniversary

 
Did you hear about last night's HUGE announcement?
 
Charlotte Jones Anderson and husband Sky Anderson hosted a private event at their home where local United Way President Jennifer Sampeson, along with Charlotte Jones Anderson and Troy Aikman, unveiled the entertainment for next year's United Way Dallas 90th Anniversary Gala.  Charlotte and Troy are Co-Chairs of the milestone gala, and what other place to host this #UniteDallas gala than AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys?
 
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, four-time reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, and multiple Grammy nominee Blake Shelton, and winner of 17 Billboard Music Awards, nine ASCAP awards, eight Soul Train Music Awards and eight Grammy Awards Usher, will co-headline the gala concert presented by PepsiCo.
 
The Unite Forever Gala, presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, will rock AT&T Stadium on Friday, February 6, 2015. Gala packages will be available online by early December.

To celebrate this announcement, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will be giving away a limited number of free seats to the celebration through social media. You can be entered to win by following or liking United Way of Metropolitan Dallas on social media AND sharing the news with friends. The contest will run now through Tuesday, October 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen and announced by October 31, 2014.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Heart of a Warrior Foundation Offers Romance of Old Havana at Annual Casino Night

 
As Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, Deals & Dreams
Casino Night is always designed as a fun-filled evening with a focus on raising important dollars for the non-profit and its summer learning program. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, November 8 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Altitude at the W Dallas Victory Hotel.  The 2014 Event Chairs are Valerie and Mike Karns.
 
The Saturday evening event will offer the romance of Old Havana with classic movies and “celebrity” sightings including Ernest Hemingway and Tropicana Club-style dancers. VIP emcee Ron Corning, anchor for WFAA’s News 8 Daybreak, will keep the energy flowing and encourage guests to bet big and purchase raffle tickets.  A menu designed by the W Hotel chefs will carry the Havana Nights theme for all guests to enjoy.
 
Luxury and fashion goods and experiences with a combined value of tens of thousands of dollars will be raffled during the evening. Ten one-of-a-kind packages will be given to lucky raffle ticket holders. Packages include 2 tickets to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a Warner Brothers Studio VIP tour, Dallas Cowboys luxury suite tickets, Mavs tickets, dining at Meso Maya, VIP Tootsie’s Package, $1000 shopping experiences at Rich Hippie and Edo Popken of Switzerland, suite experience at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie and more. (For a complete list of raffle items, go to www.hoawdallas.org)
 
At the end of the night, guests can cash in their chips and total their earnings in hopes of winning one of the two high-roller prizes, including an LG 60” Smart HDTV, complete with Playstation 4 gaming console and game.
 
A Patron Party will be held on October 21 at Meso Maya downtown, generously underwritten and hosted by Deals & Dreams Event Chairs, Valerie and Mike Karns. The Karns are owners of Firebird Restaurant Group which includes Meso Maya, El Fenix, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar and Taqueria La Ventana.
 
Tickets to Deals & Dreams Casino Night are $250 individually and $450 for two. To purchase event and raffle tickets for the Deals & Dreams Casino night, visit www.hoawdallas.org All proceeds of the evening will go to the Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation.

Junior League of Dallas Milestones Luncheon Welcomes Former First Lady as Guest Speaker

Junior League of Dallas Milestones Luncheon
Thursday, November 6, 2014
12:00 Noon
Imperial Ballroom, Hilton Anatole Hotel
Guest Speaker: Former First Lady, Laura Bush

2014-15 JLD Sustainer of the Year, Regen Fearon
 
To reserve your seat and for more information, click here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Two x Two First Look with Tory Burch Watches for Fossil

 
FIRST LOOK 2014
A Preview Party and Fundraiser
Thursday, October 23
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at The Rachofsky House

Chairman: Nasiba Hartland-Mackie
Cuisine by
Lombardi Family Concepts
Retro sips by Belvedere
Tunes by DJ Lucy Wrubel
Entertainment by Chad Michaels

Tickets $500 each, purchase here
 
Attire: Rat Pack Chic

This highly anticipated Thursday night event is a preview for the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art gala and contemporary art auction (twoxtwo.org).

The 16th annual TWO x TWO gala dinner and art auction, held on Saturday night, October 25,  jointly benefits the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Drawing prominent artists, art collectors and philanthropists from around the world, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art has evolved into a week full of social events aimed at recognizing the progress of amfAR and engaging the arts community in Dallas. An eagerly anticipated event that quickly sells out, the gala benefit features a seated dinner for 450 guests with both a live and silent auction of major works of contemporary art and unique luxury items.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Goss-Michael Foundation Selected in US Top Ten Private Contemporary Art Museums

 
 Goss-Michael Foundation (goss-michaelfoundation.org) has been honored to be selected as one of the top ten private contemporary art museums in the United States by artnet© News .  The Goss-Michael Foundation joins an esteemed list including The Brant Foundation Study Center, the Rubell Family Collection and notable others.  The Goss-Michael Foundation and the Linda Pace Foundation are two Texas foundations honored this year.
 
The Goss-Michael Foundation is one of the leading contemporary British art collections in the United States. Founded by George Michael and Kenny Goss in 2007, the Goss-Michael Foundation has made its place in Dallas and across the United States as a unique art space dedicating its exhibition programming to some of the most important artists in recent contemporary art history including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn, and Michael Craig-Martin.
 
“When George Michael and I originally envisioned a museum solely focused on YBAs, we wanted to educate the public about the extraordinary art talents established and emerging in the UK.  As a Dallas native, I was fortunate to bring this collection to the city and find a home for The Goss-Michael Foundation.  The hundreds of thousands of U.S. and international visitors who have walked through our doors have been able to enjoy and meet some of the greatest UK artists,” said Kenny Goss.
 
The Goss-Michael Foundation has continued its extensive support of UK causes and artists by bringing the MTV RE:DEFINE event to Dallas for three years.  MTV RE:DEFINE (www.mtvredefine.com ) is a dynamic exhibition and auction that brings together music with iconic and specially commissioned artworks by established and emerging talent.  It has raised close to USD$4 million to date. Scheduled for April 10, 2015, and held at The Goss-Michael Foundation, the event is produced in collaboration with and benefits The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, The Goss-Michael Foundation and Dallas Contemporary. (www.mtvredefine.com). The 2015 event will honor renowned artist Michael Craig-Martin.