The second annual Children’s Hope Dinner benefiting Orphan Outreach was a joy-filled evening featuring a performance by New York Times best selling author, acclaimed country music artist and child advocate Jimmy Wayne, and honoring philanthropic activist and Children’s Hope Award recipient Cindy Brinker Simmons.
|David Madeleine and Orphan Outreach Director of Programs, Amy Norton with her daughter|
Receiving the esteemed Champion of Hope Award, four local surgeons were honored for their heroic efforts in helping Gersi Ordonez, a young orphan woman, smile again. The event supported Orphan Outreach’s unique programs providing vulnerable children around the world with basic survival needs and education.
“We are excited to celebrate this year’s Children’s Hope Award recipient, Cindy Brinker Simmons, and other honorees for their tremendous work impacting the lives of less fortunate children,” said Michael Douris, Orphan Outreach president. “With approximately 163 million orphans needing help around the world, this event is supporting our mission to provide for their critical needs, allowing them to attend school, receive a daily meal and, ultimately, lead full, hopeful lives. The proceeds from each ticket purchased for this event is making a tremendous difference, providing six children with vital resources for a month.”
|Orphan Outreach President, Michael Douris, Betty Lovell and Children's Hope Award Recipient Cindy Brinker Simmons|
Cindy Brinker Simmons, dedicated philanthropic activist, business woman, speaker, and author, was honored for her life-long devotion to serving others, including the more than 18 orphans and vulnerable children that Cindy and her son William sponsor and consider part of their family.
|New York Time best-selling author and musician Jimmy Wayne performing|
This event would not have been possible without event co-chairs Susan Griffiths and Dee Velvin, honorary event chair Carol Seay and event founder Jimmy Westcott.
|Preston Hollow residents, Bev Berry Vuvkovich, Beth Shanafelt, Polly Campbell, Chey Fleming|