Community Partners of
announced author Stacey Ballis as
the featured author for the 2015 Chick
Lit Luncheon. The announcement was
made at a cocktail reception hosted by Roberta Roller Rabbit on Thursday,
November 13 from 6 until Dallas
|Melissa Martin, Stephanie Hollman, Shivangi Pokharel|
|Elizabeth Gambrell, Cindy Stager, Nancy Gopez|
|Lindsay Ballotta, Joanna Clarke, vice president of development, Community Partners of Dallas|
|Stephanie Seay, Carol Seay, Chick Lit Luncheon 2015 honorary chair, Tamara O’Connor|
She then announced luncheon chairman Wendy Messmann, honorary chairman Carol Seay, and the 2014 Partners for Children award recipient, the ORIX Foundation. This award is presented to celebrate the foundation’s commitment to the philanthropic needs of our community and their years of service meeting the needs of abused and neglected children.
|Dr. Bob and Lara Tafal, presenting sponsor|
|Wendy Messmann, Chick Lit Luncheon 2015 chair, Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas|
Ms. Messman joined Ms. McDaniel as they revealed author Stacy Baliss as the keynote speaker for the luncheon. Ballis is the author of several novels, including Off the Menu, Out to Lunch, and Recipe for Disaster. She is at work co-authoring a new cookbook called Cooking for You: Wellness in the Kitchen with Dr. Francis Ardito, which will be released in 2015.
|Katie Robbins, Amy Martinez|
|Sharon Jett, Andrea Cheek, Lisa Bhattacharya|