Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 Doing the Most Good Luncheon Raised $2.5 Million

Over 1,300 supporters gathered at The Hilton Anatole on November 15 for the 2012 Annual Doing the Most Good Luncheon for The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command.
Mark Hayes, emcee, Captain Michele Matthews, Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Commander, Amy Grant, J.D. McCaslin, president, Salvation Army DFW Advisory Board, Major Ward Matthews
The Faithful Missionary Baptist Church choir sang gospel hymns to open the luncheon, and Bernice J. Washington delivered a resounding and uplifting prayer before lunch. Captain Michele and Major Ward Matthews thanked everyone for their support and announced that the luncheon has raised $2.5 million, which will help provide 338,000 shelter nights a year and serve 3,000 meals a day, along with after-school programs and more. Of all The Salvation Army groups worldwide, this local luncheon is the #1 Salvation Army fundraising event.
Mark Schortman, event chairman of the 2012 Doing the Most Good Luncheon, Amy Grant, Tracy Schortman

This year's luncheon leadership included Chairman Mark Schortman, SVP and Region GM, Coca-Cola; Underwriting Chair Lynn McBee, Community Leader; Table Sales Chair Gina Betts, Partner, Locke Lord LLP; and Production Chair Shelle Sills, VP GM Neiman Marcus.
Margot Perot, Dee Devlin, Charlotte Jones Anderson, Ruth Altshuler
 Guest speaker Amy Grant combined her beautiful musical talents and personal story-telling to share about her family, faith and forgiveness. Though not a recorded song, she seamlessly set "Hebrews 11" to music, and she enchanted the crowd with a few other songs, all while weaving in personal stories of her family and journey. "Our journey is made more exciting by faith. The Salvation Army has a pretty broad journey because it's preceded by faith."

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