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Dallas Arboretum Corporate Dinner Amanda Essaili, Kerry Crocker, Kim Sexton, Patrick Staudt

The Dallas Arboretum held its Corporate Dinner on March 23 with more than 200 people whose companies and businesses support the garden at a high level. Guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tram drivers gave tours throughout the garden to see the Japanese cherry trees and the 500,000 spring flowers—tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and more—that were in full bloom in every color palette.


Dallas Arboretum Board Chair Will McDaniel welcomed guests to the Southwest’s largest floral festival and thanked the Dallas Arboretum board members in attendance. Robin Norcross, Dallas Arboretum contributed revenue committee chair, gave a state of the garden update including a recent accolade from Travel+Leisure that said this “Texas Flower Festival May be the Most Beautiful Springtime Destination in the U.S.” She also thanked the major donors, committee and staff for their contributions. Then visitors enjoyed a lovely dinner with the sounds of a jazz trio. McDaniel concluded the evening with final thanks to everyone for the continued support of this Dallas gem.


Special thanks to the following sponsors:

ADP, alliantgroup, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.-Alpha Xi Omega Chapter, Amegy Bank, American Airlines, AT&T, Baker Triangle, Bank of America, Bank of Texas, Boston Consulting Group, CC Young Senior Living, Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media, Capital One, Caruth Protection Services, Central Market/HEB, Cigna, Comerica, Coram Deo, Curls, Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, Dave Perry Miller, Doyle & Associates, Ecolab, ExxonMobil, Frost Bank, GFO Homes, Gopuff, Gray Reed, HKS, International Paper, Jackson Walker, JHP Architecture/Urban Design, Kessler Collins, Kimberly-Clark, Kirkland & Ellis, Lennox, Marsh McLennan Agency, McDonald’s of North Texas, Mercer, MoveStar, Oncor, Park Place Dealerships, Pegasus Bank, Phillips/May Corporation, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Reliant, Rexel, Rosewood Corporation, RREAF Holdings, Sammons, SHM Architects, Sidley Austin, Texas Instruments, Texas Telcom Credit Union, The Dallas Morning News Charities, The Preston of The Park Cities, UMB Bank, Veritex Community Bank, Visit Dallas, Wells Fargo Advisors , WFAA, Channel 8.

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