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Monday, October 30, 2023

Frontiers of Flight New Frontiers Gala

Frontiers of Flight Museum announced a new era and launched its DESTINATION: Frontiers platform at its recent gala, “A New Frontiers,” on October 7, 2023. With a record-setting astronaut as guest speaker and community builder and leader Toni Brinker hosting the night, it was one to remember. Presenting sponsor JSX, the museum’s next-door neighbor at Love Field, hosted the VIP reception prior to the main event, then guests enjoyed gourmet cuisine from Chef Peja Krstic (Mot Hai Ba and Ichi Ni San), live music from Ricki Derek & Band and a Wings, Watches and Whiskey live auction.

Dr. Sion Proctor and Abigail Erickson-Torres
Photo Credit: Shana Anderson

During the gala, Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate that provides aerospace STEM education through exhibits including airplanes and spacecraft, hosted space pioneer Dr. Sian Proctor as guest speaker. Proctor is a geoscientist, educator, explorer and artist – and the first black woman to pilot a spacecraft, the SpaceX Inspiration4, the first all-civilian orbital mission.

Dr. Sian Proctor, space pioneer and guest speaker

Proctor believes that we need to actively strive for a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive (J.E.D.I.) space, both on Earth and beyond. Her talk focused on equity and equality in space exploration. 

The gala also served as an introduction to Frontiers of Flight Museum’s new Chief Executive Officer Abigail Erickson-Torres, who conducted a Q&A with Proctor, as well as outlined DESTINATION: Frontiers, the museum’s plan to enter into a new era. The DESTINATION: Frontiers initiative will provide three pillars of focus that will allow the museum to sustain operations, re-ignite interest and build capacity for future generations to enjoy. The changes include bringing more diversity and inclusion to exhibits, focusing on aerospace STEM education and improving the guest experience while at the museum.

Ricki Derek and band

The Frontiers of Flight Museum has over 35 space vehicles and aircraft from a replica of the Wright Flyer to the one-of-a-kind “Flying Pancake,” the Apollo 7 spacecraft, 18 galleries, and over 35,000 historical artifacts on display.

The Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown at 6911 Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane.

Friday, October 27, 2023

2023 Folds of Honor Gala


Folds of Honor of North Texas Gala

Saturday, November 11 beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

on the field at AT&T Stadium

This wonderful annual event is full of excitement with military presentations, live and a huge silent auction, 3 course seated dinner, and dancing with the Party Machine. 

Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships for the students and spouses of our fallen or wounded service members and first responders.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Buy Your 2023 Partners Card Today!


October 27 - November 5

Partners Card is the signature fundraiser for The Family Place, the largest family violence agency in Texas, and a premier charity shopping & dining event in DFW. Now in its 31st year, Partners Card has raised over $20 million to help break the cycle of family violence in our community.

100% of your Partners Card purchase goes directly to supporting survivors of family violence and the services of The Family Place. Your $75 Partners Card pays for 1 night of safety for a survivor of family violence at The Family Place shelters.

2023 Partners Card Co-Chairs
Katy Brooks     Sharon Lee Clark     Kameron Westcott

Honorary Chair
Tom McCollum

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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Dallas Stars Hall of Fame Induction Gala


North Texas native Casey Donahew will headline the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Truist on Sunday, Oct. 22. Hosted by the Dallas Stars Foundation, the event will take place at Gilley’s South Side Ballroom in Dallas at 6 p.m. The concert celebration, presented by Grey Goose, will begin at 8:30 PM.

Limited general admission tickets for the Casey Donahew concert are on-sale now at

"Casey has been a mainstay in the Texas music scene for years and is known for the energy he brings every time he steps onto the stage," said Marty Turco, President of the Dallas Stars Foundation. "He is a passionate Stars fan and thus the perfect artist to help celebrate the inductions of Ken Hitchcock and Ed Belfour into the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame."

The event will honor the second class of the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame, while benefiting the Dallas Stars Foundation Legacy Project, St. Philip’s School and Community Center.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for the Volkswagen Walk of Fame, which will feature current Stars Hall of Fame members and this year's inductees Hitchcock and Belfour. The Volkswagen Walk of Fame will begin at 5:00 PM.

The induction gala and ceremony will take place prior to the concert and general admission guests will be able to see the ceremony live in the South Side Ballroom. Following the ceremony, Casey Donahew will take the main stage for the public concert.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Global Superstar Dolly Parton to Perform Halftime Show Live at Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game

Global icon, singer-songwriter, actor, New York Times best-selling author, businesswoman, philanthropist, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dolly Parton will perform live at AT&T Stadium for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show during the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Commanders, airing on CBS. The Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game has become the most-watched regular season game of the year, drawing 42 million viewers last year.

The Thanksgiving Day game marks the official start of one of the largest and longest-running annual fundraisers of its kind. A Cowboys tradition for 27 years, the halftime show puts a national spotlight on the need of millions during the holiday season, issuing a rallying cry to donate to The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign, which began in 1891.

“Wow! What an honor to get to kick off The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign with the halftime show during the Dallas Cowboys game this Thanksgiving,” said Parton. “Those Red Kettles have long been a symbol of hope for our friends and neighbors who are facing hard times. My goal is to encourage everyone who can to donate and support their neighbors in need. Every small act of generosity helps, and together, we can all love our neighbors this holiday season and beyond.”

“Dolly’s contagious energy and positive spirit are just what we need to support The Salvation Army’s enormous effort to make this holiday bright for millions of individuals and families in need,” said Charlotte Jones, executive vice president and chief brand officer for the Dallas Cowboys and former national advisory board chairperson for The Salvation Army. “Dolly’s music has a way of inspiring hope, and we’re thrilled to have her on our national stage to spotlight the campaign this year.”

The following options are available for those wishing to support their neighbors in need:

  • Donate with cash, coins, and checks, or digitally with Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Venmo, at any Red Kettle across the country.
  • Provide Christmas gifts to children of local families in need through The Salvation Army Angel Tree. You can also contact your local Salvation Army about volunteering to distribute donated Angle Tree gifts.
  • Contact your local Salvation Army to sign up to volunteer at a Red Kettle.
  • Ask Amazon’s Alexa to donate by saying, “Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army,” and then specifying the amount.
  • Sign up for a sustaining gift of $25 a month at
  • Give any amount by texting “KETTLES” to 51555.
  • Donate cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.

Every donation stays in the community to provide help and hope for those in need. To give help or get help, please visit

Thursday, October 12, 2023

PINK annual charity event at XOXO


XOXO Dining Room is delighted to announce the return of its annual charity event, PINK presented by Southern Chic Groupon Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. This night is dedicated to raising vital funds for local organizations providing essential treatment, education, and support to individuals affected by breast cancer.
The PINK event will raise funds to benefit the renowned Dr. Joyce Ann O'Shaughnessy’s research to prevent and terminate all forms of Breast Cancer, supporting the patients at 
Baylor-Sammons Cancer Center and the U.S. Oncology Network. The funds will be evenly distributed between Dr. O'Shaughnessy's research and patient care.

Guests of the event will indulge in an exquisite dinner and hosted bar, partake in a live and silent auction with remarkable items and packages to further benefit our beneficiaries, and revel in a lively performance by the 
Georgia Bridgwater Band
Individual tickets are $250. A limited quantity of tables are available.

For sponsorship and donation opportunities,
 click here.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Turtle Creek Association Annual Gala and Tour of Homes

Turtle Creek Association Annual Gala
Friday, October 20, 2023
Marriott Uptown Dallas - 3033 Fairmount St.

Teresa Byrd, Presenting Sponsor and Honorary Chair
JD Trueblood, President and CEO, Turtle Creek Association

The gala promises an extraordinary evening filled with elegance, excitement, and entertainment. Guests will enjoy a patron reception, a delectable three-course seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and an unforgettable finale of dancing to the captivating tunes of the renowned Emerald City's Limelight Band.

Individual tickets start at $350. Underwriting and Sponsor gala tickets start at $500 and include tickets to the Tour of Homes. Benefits are at different levels up to $25,000. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online at

Turtle Creek Association 22nd Annual Tour of Homes

Sunday, October 22, 2023


Homes located at The Warrington, 3525 Turtle Creek, Stonebridge and The Selene. Exact addresses will be revealed to ticket holders.

Hosted by:
Kyle Crews and The URBAN Team of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate
JD Trueblood, CEO, Turtle Creek Association

TCA’s highly anticipated Tour of Homes returns in-person and better than ever. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience four significant homes nestled in the picturesque Turtle Creek area. Bus service is included in the ticket price for the Tour of Homes.

Individual Tour of Homes tickets begin at $45.  Tickets available at


Contemporary Living
Urban Elegance - Stonebridge

Modern - Contemporary
The Warrington

A Masterpiece in the Sky
Turtle Creek Elegance

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Meet United Way's Newest Social Innovation Accelerator Fellows

These innovative thinkers are changing North Texas for the better by improving access to education, income and health.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas was founded nearly 100 years ago.  Today, social innovation is part of every aspect of their impact work. They're constantly looking for and implementing innovative solutions to systemic problems in our community.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas partners with nonprofit and for-profit social ventures that creatively address systemic challenges impacting North Texans in the areas of education, income and health.

The United Way Social Innovation Accelerator in collaboration with Accenture, is celebrating 10 years of impact this year. The program encourages innovative solutions to social issues by providing entrepreneurs with funding, mentorship and community connections to grow their ventures and amplify their impact.

Meet This Year’s Accelerator Fellows

Abide Women’s Health Services

A Black-led nonprofit that offers culturally informed prenatal and postnatal care. Abide offers low-cost access to healthcare with the goal of reducing infant and maternal mortality among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) folk.

Delighted to Doula

Social Innovation Incubator Graduate

A nonprofit offering anti-bias-based, judgment-free education and postpartum support to mothers in communities that traditionally receive the lowest quality of care. Delighted to Doula seeks to reduce maternal mortality rates and increase the number of mothers who have access to healthcare.


A national nonprofit that transitions individuals and families out of homelessness to economic self-sufficiency. EntryWay provides full-time employment, housing and career training opportunities in partnership with the real estate industry.

Healthy Hip Hop

A platform that seamlessly integrates hip-hop culture, literacy and social-emotional learning to elevate student learning environments.

Pasos for Oak Cliff

This organization’s Pasos All Stars Program is a four-week summer intervention program that works to close the learning gaps of rising ninth graders in literacy and math by combining academics with the fundamentals of sneaker design.

Preserve Owner Prosperity

An organization that works to stabilize and strengthen historically under-resourced neighborhoods, preserve and elevate their unique histories, and ensure that as revitalization advances, legacy homeowners can participate in the prosperous future of their communities

Reading Huddle

Social Innovation Incubator Graduate

Seeks to increase the number of kindergarten-ready preschoolers who have achieved an age-appropriate level of literacy development through family-led, at-home story time sessions.

Somos Tejas Community Initiative

Addresses education through civic engagement and community development

Tech Savvy DFW

Creates access to STEM education in lower-income communities in Dallas-Fort Worth area. Tech Savvy DFW has a mission to ensure that students in minority communities have a chance to future proof their own lives.

Wholly Informed Sex Ed

Social Innovation Incubator Graduate

A nonprofit community outreach program that delivers life-saving comprehensive sexual health education based in the acclaimed Our Whole Lives curriculum to K-12 students in the Dallas area, serving in schools and community spaces.

What’s Next for the Fellows

The Social Innovation Accelerator fellows are already going through an intensive bootcamp, with expert instruction that will help them refine their business plans and set important organizational milestone goals. They are also receiving one-on-one mentoring and coaching from a team of Social Innovation Accelerator mentors.

Early next year, five of the 10 fellows will be selected to participate in The Pitch, United Way's annual social innovation competition, where they will compete for tens of thousands of dollars in additional seed funding.

You’ll be seeing a lot more of these incredible organizations as they go through the Accelerator and compete for a spot at The Pitch. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

African American Museum, Dallas’ Disco Gala and Auction set for Oct. 21


Get your groove on and dance the night away at the African American Museum, Dallas’ Disco Gala and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. 

In its 35th year, the event serves as a fundraiser to maintain and expand the Museum and its offerings through programs, workshops, lectures and other educational services that will facilitate awareness and understanding of African American history and culture. The event also helps the Museum offer its award-winning summer camp to thousands of underserved youth.

The event begins with a meet-and-greet reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. and entertainment provided by The Dennis Edwards’ Temptation Revue. Velena McRae is the event chair. CBS 11 anchor/reporter Steve Pickett will serve as emcee. Dress is cocktail – or divine disco – attire.

Velena McRae, Event Chair

Individual tickets are $200. Sponsorship packages are also available including Curator ($35,000), Archivist ($30,000), Artist ($25,000), Historian ($20,000), Gold ($15,000), Silver ($10,000), Bronze ($7,500), Medalist ($5,000) and Friend ($2,500).

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to For sponsorships, please contact C. Little at 214-565-9026, ext. 326 or

More Event Information HERE!