Thursday, May 13, 2021

A Virtual Event to Benefit Bring Change to Mind Moderated by Anderson Cooper


A Virtual Event to Benefit Bring Change to Mind
Moderated by Anderson Cooper

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Demi Lovato joins Glenn Close and Anderson Cooper as she speaks from the heart about mental health in a streaming event.This conversation will feature courageous stories of resilience, honest revelations, and inspiring activations for attendees.

Glenn, Demi and Anderson have all been active and vocal mental health advocates throughout their lives. This will be the first time all three will have an opportunity to discuss the common thread of their lives. Each believes that talking about disorders of the brain, sharing personal vulnerabilities, and having the vocabulary to ask for help is vital in saving lives. They will share intimate stories of how a diagnosis can, and will, affect an entire family. The  conversation will engage everyone in ways to help themselves, support a loved one or start a dialogue in their community.

Buy tickets here.

About BC2M

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) has worked over the last decade to normalize conversations around mental health and to end stigma. Through Public Service Announcements and an evidence-based peer led high school program, BC2M is creating a new generation of advocates. Proceeds from tickets will support the 10,000 high school students currently participating in the BC2M national clubs.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Buddy Bag Bash for Wipe Out Kids' Cancer

Buddy Bag Bash

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
7:00 PM

Join Wipe Out Kids' Cancer as they honor the memory of Babe's late 21-year-old son Luke and hear the story of their endearing father/son relationship through their cancer journey.

Troy Aikman, Daryl Johnston, and Jason Garrett will share how their best friend Babe inspired them with his courage, strength, and compassion as they watched him walk through this adversity.

Additionally, pediatric cancer Warriors and their parents will share their stories and how WOKC served them well with Buddy Bags and hope!

All tickets include a $10 Jersey Mike's e-gift card.

By purchasing one ticket to the virtual Buddy Bag Bash (BBB), you are also buying a much-needed Buddy Bag for a child with cancer and their family to use in the hospital. 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

2021 Mavs Ball Benefiting The Mavs Foundation


Join The Mavs Foundation for their 6th annual, and first ever virtual, Mavs Ball. 

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind evening from the comfort of your home with unique virtual appearances from our 2020-2021 Dallas Mavericks team and Mavs VIPs including CEO, Cynt Marshall, Head Coach, Rick Carlisle and owner, Mark Cuban in support of the Mavs Foundation.

Beginning Monday, May 3rd, you can bid on exclusive silent auction items benefiting the Mavs Foundation.


7:30 – 8:30 PM | PROGRAM

8:30 – 9:00 PM | AFTER PARTY

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Bryan's House Virtual Raffle -- Mexico Vacation, VIP Shopping Experience, Gourmet Lunch, Custom Cocktail Dress


Our friends at Bryan's House are hosting a fabulous online raffle!  You still have time to purchase raffle tickets through May 31.  

Proceeds from the online raffle will support Bryan's House onsite Child Development Program for medically-fragile children and those with social, emotional, and physical challenges.

Raffle prizes include:

Escape to Paradise (value: $2400) - Visit Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Cancun OR Westin Resort Villas and Spa Los Cabos -- your choice!

Gourmet Lunch for 10 (value: $2500) - Indulge in delicious cuisine and companionship with a chef-created gourmet lunch for ten guests, including hand-selected wine pairings.

Happy Hour for 40 Guests (value: $1500) - VIP shopping experience for up to 40 guests at Stanley Korshak, including food, beverage, DJ, and more

Custom Cocktail Dress (value: $1000) - Rock a custom LEVENITY by Venny Etienne cocktail dress at your next big event!

Plus... professional organization from the NEAT Method, family photo session with Aravaggio Photography, Deborah Gaspar Jewelry, mini-staycation at The Joule, and more!

Raffle tickets can be purchased at Raffle – Bryan's House

Winners will be drawn LIVE on social media on June 1 and notified via email.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Concert in the Park with Robert Earl Keen



There is no better way to kick off Memorial Day weekend than a concert in Klyde Warren Park! Enjoy a night of music under the stars with Robert Earl Keen and special guest Devon Gilfillian.

Tickets are being sold in socially distanced groups of six (starting at $75/ticket) and are available exclusively here. All levels include a complimentary food truck dinner. Mi Cocina bars will round out a perfect evening of outdoor entertainment and celebration.

Even though “The road goes on forever, and the party never ends,” this concert will sell out, so order your tickets soon!

Purchase tickets here.

Friday, April 23, 2021

The Beach Boys Headline the 29th Annual Arts Performance Event benefiting Vogel Alcove

Karen R. Hughes, President and CEO, Vogel Alcove, announces the 29th Annual Arts Performance Event will not be canceled in 2021! The event is co-chaired by Scott Beck, CEO of Beck Ventures, Inc. and Alex Holmes, Chairman & CEO of MoneyGram International.

 Get ready for this afternoon picnic with The Beach Boys as the headline entertainment. The event will also feature an in-home Virtual Experience of the performance for those who prefer to remain at home. 

Mark your calendars and get your sponsorships now for the Saturday, May 1st event, as seating is limited based on the City of Dallas capacity restrictions. The Arts Performance Event is the largest fundraising event of the year for Vogel Alcove, raising a significant portion of their annual funding. Following a year of event cancellations and unprecedented occurances, this 2021 event will be unlike any other.

Picnic meals and an open bar will be provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering for onsite guests only. All seating is on the grassy area in front of the stage. The grass will be marked off in squares and there will be a comfortable chair in each square. Social distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks are required as well as temperature checks at registration. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a reception and the concert begins at 6:00 p.m. The After Party is from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Can’t make the picnic in-person? Gather your family, friends, or colleagues and live-stream the entire performance in your own home.  This sponsorship package is $1,000 and includes a secure online link, and Party-Package Gift Basket. Attend the party remotely; invite friends and host a dinner, backyard BBQ, or luau.

Sponsorships and underwriting are available beginning at $1,500.  Attire is casual. Visit the website for tickets and updates: or call 214-368-8686.

All proceeds from the Annual Arts Performance Event benefit Vogel Alcove, an early childhood education and Parent Opportunity Center that is working to Rewire Brains, Repair Hearts, and Restore the Families of homeless children in Dallas.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) Historic Home Tour


Elbert Williams House

Traditionally, the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) features a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Historic Home Tour and Classic and Antique Car Show each spring. Due to COVID-19, the scheduling has been revised.

The annual Historic Home Tour happens on Saturday, April 24, 2021 and is totally virtual. The Distinguished Speaker Luncheon and Classic and Antique Car Show are moved to Fall 2021. Dates to be announced.

The virtual home tour begins at 10:00 AM and is available to watch for 48 hours. 

Of very special interest is the historic 1933 "Elbert Williams House" at 3805 McFarlin Boulevard. The other homes are along Drexel, Lakeside, and Vassar.

The Historic Home Tour celebrates historic preservation and is designed to generate awareness of the role history and preservation play in enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Park Cities communities.

Tickets are $20 for an individual ticket and $250 for the Patron Porch Party level (Two Home Tour tickets, copy of the book A House for Texas, Charcuterie Board for two from Boxed Bites, Festive cocktails from Jim Beam and Pogo’s Wine & Spirits, a treat from Gardenuity and more) and can be purchased from the website beginning March 15, 2021 at

7000 Vassar

4412 Lakeside

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

13th Annual Day at the Races benefiting Turtle Creek Conservancy

 Gay Donnell Willis, President and CEO, Turtle Creek Conservancy announces their signature fundraiser, the 13th Annual Day At the Races, will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. This Kentucky Derby-themed hybrid event (both live-streamed and in-person) benefits the Turtle Creek Conservancy and raises funds to support 20 acres of rolling lawns, over 1,500 trees, a beautiful creek, and a home for flora and fauna just north of downtown Dallas.

Honorary Chairs Regina Bruce, Dr. Carla Russo and Tammany Stern agree saying, “Like Day at the Races, featuring Derby horses moving forward in one direction with clear intention, to benefit the Turtle Creek Conservancy, so do we, as community leaders and volunteers, strive to move forward to help others with great purpose and in the spirit of unity and service.  Therefore, we are truly honored to lend our names to this year’s event and to use our voices in support of protecting this natural, historic treasure located in the heart of our beautiful city.

First created in 2020, the successful “Derby in a Box” returns this year. Even in a pandemic, this Derby pivot became the organization’s third best performing event ever.

This fun and engaging concept allows people to gather in the comfort of their own home for a Derby party and watch the live broadcast from Turtle Creek Park, which will include the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby, and participate in the live and silent auctions, use the free “wagering ticket” and place additional “bets.” A fan favorite, the Derby Hat Contest, will also keep viewers watching throughout. Alternatively, guests can bring their “Derby in a Box” to Turtle Creek Park and enjoy picnic-style, login (on your phone, etc.) and join in the complimentary live-stream.

Derby in a Box” includes a selection of Buttermilk Biscuits with Bourbon Glazed Ham, Smoked Salmon, Traditional Kentucky Benedictine Spread with Crudités, Cheese & Cracker Platter, Macarons, Cookies, mini Kentucky Derby Walnut & Chocolate Pies, mini Bourbon for Mint Juleps, small Scout & Cellar Wine bottle, other refreshments and fun Derby beads. Each “Derby in a Box” serves two to four people and costs $150.00. Buy your “Derby in a Box” here:

Silent auction begins Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at noon. Silent Auction ends Derby Day, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at midnight. Register now here:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Don’t mess with Texas and James Avery Announce Charming Partnership


Two of Texas’ most iconic brands have come together to celebrate the beauty of a litter-free Texas. Beginning on April 6, 2021, a limited-edition James Avery Artisan Jewelry® charm featuring the instantly recognizable Don’t mess with Texas logo will be available for sale at the artisan jeweler’s 100 plus retail locations, online at and in select Dillard’s stores in Texas.

“A partnership between James Avery and Don’t mess with Texas is a natural fit,” said Becky Ozuna, program administrator for the Don’t mess with Texas program. “It was the beauty of our state that first attracted the jeweler’s founder, the late James Avery, to Texas over 65 years ago. Through this collaboration, we aim to inspire others to do their part to keep Texas clean and beautiful for our future generations.”

The sterling silver Don’t mess with Texas charm will retail for $62. Engraved with the Don’t mess with Texas logo on the front, the charm’s smooth back can be engraved for a personal touch. The charm’s retail launch coincides with the Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off, the state’s largest cleanup day, which occurs annually in April. A portion of the charm’s sales will support TxDOT’s litter prevention education and outreach programs.

Don’t mess with Texas has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986.  For additional information on Don’t mess with Texas visit