Thursday, May 25, 2017

Partners Card 25th Anniversary Kick Off

Partners Card 2017 Co-Chairs Jennifer Burns and Brynn Bagot Allday
Despite anticipated storms, a lively crowd gathered in Highland Park Village on Thursday, May 18, 2017, to help The Family Place kick off the 25th anniversary of Partners Card, presented by Bank of Texas. Co-chairs Brynn Bagot Allday and Jennifer Burns, honorary chairs Joanne and Charles Teichman, The Family Place CEO Paige Flink and The Family Place Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin welcomed guests as they mingled throughout the event space above the Village Theater. Guests enjoyed sounds by DJ Jennifer Miller, appetizers provided by Lombardi’s Family Concepts, an open bar and a fun photo booth from LeForce Entertainment.
The Family Place CEO Paige Flink and The Family Place Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin

Remarks were given by co-chairs Brynn Bagot Allday and Jennifer Burns who thanked retailers, shoppers, volunteers and sponsors Avant Garden, BEYOND, LeForce Entertainment, Lombardi’s Family Concepts and DJ Jennifer Miller. They also introduced the new Partners Card App where you can buy or gift a card, view participating stores, see upcoming Partners Card events and more. The Family Place Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin gave a special introduction to the honorary chairs Joanne and Charles Teichman of Ylang 23, who have been longtime supporters of Partners Card.


Past Partners Card Chairs and The Family Place CEO Paige Flink
"Bank of Texas is so proud to be partnering again with The Family Place for Partners Card for the ninth year," said Mike Meredith, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Bank of Texas. "The Family Place's mission to end domestic violence is truly one of the most important causes of our times. It's a difficult subject that many folks do not want to talk or think about, but it's a reality for too many, and we're very appreciative of the work The Family Place does to help so many people." The Family Place CEO Paige Flink reminded guests of the reason behind the card and noted that their money aided in a big way by helping The Family Place get the first men into shelters, as well as many women and children. The remarks concluded with attendees coming together in celebration of the cause as “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge played through the speakers.


Past Partners Card Chair Maggie Cook Kipp, Katherine Wynne, Scott Turner, The Family Place Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin and Kelly Perkins

Partners Card is the signature fundraiser for The Family Place, Texas’ largest and longest-serving family violence agency, and over the past 25 years has become one of the most popular shopping events in the Dallas Metroplex. Cardholders who purchase a $70 card receive a 20 percent discount at a variety of their favorite stores and restaurants while supporting The Family Place. In 2016, more than 750 retailers and restaurants participated in the program, raising more than $1 million to support The Family Place’s mission to provide life-saving shelter and support to victims experiencing family violence.


Bank of Texas Team Ralph Prieto, Eric White and Mike Meredith

This year’s 10-day Partners Card shopping event will be Friday, October 27 through Sunday, November 5, 2017. Cardholders are invited to shop with a purpose and help The Family Place reach its goal of raising $1.2 million.





Guests Included: Partners Card 2017 Co-chairs Brynn Bagot Allday and Jennifer Burns, The Family Place Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin, Ross Martin, The Family Place CEO Paige Flink, Randy Flink, Partners Card 2017 Honorary Chairs Joanne and Charles Teichman, Mary Catherine Benavides, Melanie Hancock, The Family Place Development Manager Heather Street Baker and The Family Place Development Associate Grace Dewar, Paula McCloud, Dana Clack, Robby Sturgeon, Katherine Wynne, Amy Camp, Sandy Stevens, Brett Dougall, Eleanor Watson, Angela Foster, Rebecca Meadows, Margaret Gall, Mary Gall, Stephen Bodwell, Naz Jannah, Walter Love, Kelly Jekauc, Kelly Perkins, Dominika and David Barnes, Elizabeth Barber, Linda Knox, Traci and Ryan Freling, Myriam and Anton Prodanovic, Sheryl Pidgeon and David Pidgeon, Roderick Bonds and Cameo Raymond and Past Partners Card Chairs: Lisa Bhattacharya, Andrea Cheek, Samantha Wortley, Diane Fullingim, Maggie Cook Kipp, Lynn McBee, Diana Hamilton

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