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Red Tie Gala co-chairs Laura and Doug Wheat

Known for its iconic, welcoming red doors, Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT),the leading non-profit providing emotional and social support to people living with cancer and their families across N. Texas, announced it will host the organization’s 2nd Annual Red Tie Gala on Friday, Oct. 15 at The Empire Room. 

 

The “Dance the Night Away”-themed gala, complete with professional dancers and dance instructors to teach “strolling dances” to guests, will be co-chaired by long-time supporters of CSCNT Laura and Doug Wheat – a three-time breast cancer survivor and Stage 4 prostate cancer “thriver,” respectively – and Susan and Scott Salka. WFAA Good Morning Texas host and CSCNT advocate Hanna Davis will emcee the event.  

 

Laura Wheat, Mayor of Westlake, helped raise the original funds to create CSCNT and was a founding Board Member. The event will honor the Mary Kay Foundation for their extensive support of CSCNT. 

 

Honorary event ambassadors include Jessica Bair Williams, great-granddaughter of Mary Kay Ash; Lucy Gildea Ph.D, CSCNT Board Member and Chief Scientific Officer, Mary Kay, Inc.; and Doug Hawthorne, Founding CEO Emeritus of Texas Health Resources and CSCNT “Thrive” recipient. The Mary Kay Foundation will be honored for its continued support of Cancer Support Community North Texas and their decades-long commitment to finding cures for cancers affecting women through funding cancer research, awareness initiatives, community outreach programs, and advocacy for legislation to ensure women are healthy and safe.

 

“This past year during the pandemic, we saw more than ever that cancer support – virtual and in person – is the critical, missing link in cancer care,” said Mirchelle Louis, CEO. “We are thrilled to celebrate what CSCNT provides thousands of people every year at this memorable, all-in-red event and dance the night away with survivors and thrivers!”

 

“Doug and I are thrilled to be chairing the Red Tie Gala with our close friends, Susan and Scott Salka,” said Laura Wheat.  “Together, through our support of Cancer Support Community North Texas, we are hoping to make a difference in the lives of the many North Texans who are living with cancer.” 

 

“The work of CSCSNT is vitally important today as the nation recovers from the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and refocuses on the patients and families responding to cancer treatment. We are honored to co-chair this year’s Red Tie Gala once again, where we will join together with the community to increase awareness and funding to expand and continue the important work of CSCNT,” said Susan Salka, President and CEO of AMN Healthcare Services. 

 

Lead sponsors of the event are AMN Healthcare Services, Rosemary Haggar Vaughn Family Foundation, Grant Thornton, Locke Lord, Amegy Bank, Jordan Kahn Music Company, and Vow to Dance Studio.

 

Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $50,000; gala tickets are $200/ticket and both can be purchased within the Purchase Tickets section of http://redtiedallas.org. Proceeds from the event will provide the ongoing social and emotional support programs and services the organization provides at no cost to all impacted by cancer across DFW.

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About Cancer Support Community North Texas

Cancer Support Community North Texas (CSCNT), with three clubhouses serving Dallas, Tarrant and Collin Counties, is affiliated with national Cancer Support Community, the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwidededicated to helping ensure no one faces cancer alone. Completely free of charge, CSCNT is a place where people with cancer as well as their families and friends are learning to live with cancer and thrive beyond it through education, psychological support, networking, children’s programs, workshops and other cancer-centered resources. For more information, visit CancerSupportTexas.org.

 

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Goldie Hawn, 2021 Chick Lit Luncheon featured speaker

Community Partners of Dallas (CPD) announces Academy Award-winning actress, New York Times bestselling author, producer, director, and true children’s advocate, Goldie Hawn, as the featured speaker for the 15th Annual Chick Lit Luncheon presented by Dr. Robert and Lara Tafel on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Hilton Anatole. 

  

Claire Emanuelson will chair the annual fundraiser,with Pat McEvoy serving as honorary chair. Hollee Hirzel and Erin Pope will serve as underwriting co-chairs.

 

“We cannot wait to see all of our friends and supporters in person for the 15thannual Chick Lit Luncheon.  Our traditionally spring event will enjoy a one-time-only fall date, and what better way to celebrate than to have the inimitable Goldie Hawn as our featured speaker,” remarked Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas. “Not only is Goldie beloved for her countless onscreen roles, she is also a tireless advocate for children, which aligns beautifully with CPD’s ongoing work on behalf of the abused and neglected children we serve.”  

 

Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award winning actress, producer, director and best-selling author. She is the founder of The Goldie Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, happier and ultimately more productive lives.

  

Hawn authored two best-selling books, a memoir “A Lotus Grows in the Mud”, in 2005 and in 2011, “10 Mindful Minutes”, offering guidance on raising healthy, joyful and resilient children. In 2015, Hawn released “10 Mindful Minutes: A Journal”, a practical application to her last book, offering prompts and exercises to enhance the reader’s daily life through mindfulness practice.

 

Goldie has lived with her partner Kurt Russell for over 30 years and has four grown children, Oliver and Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell and stepson Boston Russell. They have also been blessed with seven grandchildren. Hawn believes “children light the path to joy” and dedicated much of her life’s work to creating innovative solutions to help children thrive.

 

The 15th annual Chick Lit Luncheon will be held on September 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Anatole.  The event will include a wine reception followed by a seated luncheon and remarks by Ms. Hawn. Tables begin at $2,500 and are on sale now; individual tickets will go on sale in September if space permits.  For more information, visit https://www.cpdtx.org/events/chick-lit-luncheon/.

 

About Community Partners of Dallas

Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.  Community Partners of Dallas provides items such as winter coats, diapers and formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food and more,  to send the abused children in our community the message that someone does care.  Please visit www.communitypartnersdallas.orgfor more information.

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20,000 Together Wellness Challenge

Community Partners of Dallas(CPD) is calling on the community to help them reach a 20,000-mile goal! 

 

20,000 Together is CPD’s first-ever wellness challenge with the goal for participants to collectively log 20,000 activity miles in recognition of the 20,000 abused and neglected children the organization serves annually.  From yoga, walking, cycling and tennis, to fitness classes, swimming, golf, running and more, when the 20,000 mile goal is met, CPD’s Board of Directors will donate $20,000 in matching funds.  The challenge can be completed anywhere and anytime between June 1 – 30, 2021.

 

“We are so excited to announce our 20,000 Together wellness challenge; it is an event unlike any we have had before and anyone of any age can participate,” Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas. “As we move back toward normal times, we vow to remember that our community’s youngest victims of abuse continue to have unique and urgent needs. We hope the community will support this first-time campaign as we not only raise awareness of, also funds, for the 20,000 abused and neglected children we serve annually.”

 

20,000 Together is a wellness challenge that can be completed by:

  • Anyone: we’re bringing together corporations, men, women, teens and kids to raise awareness and funds. Kids 12 and under can log their miles on a participating parent’s account (no registration required) and teens can earn service hours for their participation! You can also form a team to participate together.  
  • Anywhere: after registering participants will track fitness activities using the atlasGO appor website. You choose your activity and set your own pace (you can even take us on vacation with you!).
  • Anytime: challenge runs June 1st – 30th but registration is open NOW.

 

20,000 Togethersponsors to date include:  Celebrations Sponsor– Amazon Web Services; Leaderboard Sponsor– Apex Clearing; Prize Drawing Sponsor – Cawley Partners; Magnificent Milers- Dondolo; Fidelity Investments; JLB Partners; Medical City Children’s Hospital; Origin Bank; and ThompsonKnight Foundation; Mile Movers– Holly House Marketing; and Miles for Smiles– Ann McCurdy Memorial; McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.; and Webb Family Law Firm, PC.

 

Sponsorships range from $500 - $10,000.  Registration fee to participate is $25 or $45 to register and receive a dri fit t-shirt.  You also have the opportunity to sponsor a CPI/CPS caseworker to participate.  For more information, visit https://www.cpdtx.org/events/20k-together/

 

 

About Community Partners of Dallas

Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.  Community Partners of Dallas provides items, such as winter coats, diapers and formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food and more, to send the abused children in our community the message that someone does care.  Please visit www.communitypartnersdallas.orgfor more information.

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The Wilkinson Center Food Pantry is ready to Stock Up for Summer, with a goal of collecting 10 tons of food (20,000 pounds) in 10 weeks beginning May 3.

 

While Stock Up for Summer, presented by Kroger, is an annual campaign that seeks to provide kids with healthy, nutritious food during the summer and to reduce the number of food insecure households in Dallas, the need for summer 2021 greater this year.

 

“Hunger, one of our city’s most urgent problems, has only grown worse because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing so many in our community to be sick or out of work,” said Anne Reeder, executive director, Wilkinson Center. “Wilkinson Center’s Food Pantry in southeast Dallas serves more than 2,000 individuals a month. Even before the pantry opens in the morning, a line of cars stretches across the parking lot!  Families have been hit hard by the crisis, and before that by low wages and high living expenses. This forces families to make extreme decisions – do I buy food or pay rent? Which meal do we skip to make the food last longer?”

 

The community can support the Stock Up for Summer campaign in a variety of ways:

  • Host a food drive: Great for families, schools, faith-based groups, corporations, scout troops and organizations, large and small. 

 

  • Donate: A financial gift will help provide nutritious foods for kids, families and seniors.  Click to give - https://bit.ly/3d6647k.

 

  • Volunteer at Wilkinson Center’s Food Pantry: Tasks may include stocking shelves, packing and distributing food boxes.  For more information, visit https://bit.ly/ServePantry.

 

Stock Up for Summer is managed through Wilkinson Center’s Food Pantry, located in southeast Dallas, and supports its Food and Emergency Services program.  For more information visit https://www.thewilkinsoncenter.org/stockup/or contact Bob Munro, bob_munro@wilkinsoncenter.orgor 972.284.0301.

  

About Wilkinson Center: 

Wilkinson Center is just that – a center. A starting point for pathways that lead to better things. Since 1982, we’ve helped transform the lives of Dallas families in crisis by setting them on their paths. Whether it’s a path that leads to employment. Or a path that puts food on the table every day. We’re here to give them the brightest green light they’ve ever seen, signaling the beginning of their journey to self-sufficiency.

 

Our formula for success is case management, a compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers and effective, individualized programming that provides food, adult education and jobs. We believe that everyone deserves a little hope and encouragement, especially in times of adversity. And we can all get from where we are to where we want to be much sooner if we move Forward, together.

 

For more information, visit wilkinsoncenter.org. 

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As the leader in connecting volunteers with nonprofit service opportunities for the past 50 years, VolunteerNow© announces a daily challenge to celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week. There is not a better time to bring people together, in-person and virtually, to serve the greater community. 

 

From April 18-24, the daily goal is for 50 new people to create a profile on VOLY.org©, the web-based volunteer recruiting, management, and reporting platform for the K-12 school market, municipalities, and nonprofits. This challenge kicks-off VolunteerNow’s long-term goal of 1M volunteers in the next five years.

 

VolunteerNow identifies areas with the most need and provides support to nonprofits who might not originally thrive without volunteers to help them further their mission. With its proprietary software, VOLY.org, VolunteerNow is able to nimbly connect volunteers with local service opportunities.

 

“Volunteers play an essential role in the outreach and support that The Senior Source provides our community’s older adults and their families," said Kristin Dupont, director of marketing and communications, The Senior Source.  “VolunteerNow’s innovative volunteer recruiting platform, VOLY.org, has helped us successfully recruit and activate dependable volunteers, including the wonderful groups and individuals who spend their time engaging with seniors in nursing homes, many of whom, without these volunteers, would never receive visitors.”

 

Celebrate the country slowing opening back up by connecting with people through impactful service. As more service opportunities open, VOLY.org is the best way to discover the greatest need and fill service gaps in your community. With opportunities in education, health, hunger, homelessness, social services, animal welfare, the arts and other sectors, there are options for everyone to be involved with an inspiring nonprofit. Currently, the most urgent needs are for volunteers at the COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Fair Park, mentors for kids from 8ththrough 12thgrade, and food packers with small local food pantries in the DFW area. There are also over 40 virtual ways to volunteer. As an incentive, one lucky new volunteer on VOLY.org will be entered to win our daily prize.

 

For more information, visit Voly.org.

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CBB co-chair Diana Hamilton, Golf co-chair Nancy Gopez, CBB co-chair Heather Randall and Golf co-chair Kristi Bare

The Cattle Baron’s Ball announces Mary Kay and toldright as title sponsors for the Cattle Baron’s Ball Golf Tournament on Monday, May 3, at the award-winning TPC course at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. 

 

This year, the Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee is bringing back the Golf Tournament as an additional way for the Dallas community to Double Down Against Cancer. As COVID-19 forced local cancer patients to delay or alter treatments, the Cattle Baron’s Ball stepped up its efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society to provide free resources to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. These services are aimed at helping offset the feelings of isolation and provide crucial support for those families facing cancer during these incredibly difficult times. 

 

“Imagine more people surviving cancer, getting the best care possible from diagnosis to survivorship – no matter where they live or what their circumstances.” said Heather Randall, Cattle Baron’s Ball co-chair. “Our hope is that people will continue to support the phenomenal progress we’ve made fighting cancer, improving lives, and saving lives right here in the Dallas community.”

 

Since 1974, Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised over $86 million towards the ongoing pursuit of a cure for cancer. The organization, comprised of an all-women committee of dedicated volunteers, is the largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

 

Chaired by Kristi Bare and Nancy Gopez, the Cattle Baron’s Golf Tournament will include a four-player shamble, lunch, interactive stations, signature bars, contests, awards, a silent auction and more. The day will culminate with a cocktail reception.

 

Top donors will get the chance to play with local celebrities, including former Dallas Stars Marty Turco and Brenden Morrow; The Ticket’s George Dunham; KLUV’s Jeff Miles; ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla; and 96.3’s “Hawkeye.” 

 

To register, or for more information, check out their website cattlebaronsball.com/golf

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Norah Jones

Wilkinson Center will host its 9th annual Can Do!  luncheon as a virtual Lunch In on Friday, April 9, 2021 at noon.

 

Chaired by Jan Worrall, the event will be emceed by sports writer Tim Cowlishaw and will include a cooking demonstration by renowned Dallas chef Kent Rathbun and special appearances by former Dallas Stars Marty Turco and WFAA-TV sportscaster Dale Hansen.  A highlight will be the recognition of Get Shift Done, recipient of the 2021 Can Do! Award, given to those who exemplify entrepreneurship in philanthropy and the “can do” spirit that makes great things happen in our community. Get Shift Done founders Patrick Brandt and Anurag Jain had the innovative idea to hire out-of-work restaurant employees to provide manpower to non-profit agencies that had lost staff and volunteers due to COVID-19.  

 

Texas-native and Grammy award winner Norah Jones will perform a special recorded performance in her home just for Wilkinson Center luncheon attendees.

 

“We are so honored to recognize Get Shift Done with our annual Can Do! Award, sponsored by longtime supporters Ashlee and Chris Kleinert,” remarked Anne Reeder, executive director of Wilkinson Center. “Through the efforts of these workers, Wilkinson Center Food Pantry has been able to serve over 2,200 individuals per month during the pandemic.  Their support helped not only our organization and the clients we serve, but many others throughout the community.”

 

Past recipients of the Can Do! Awards include Carolyn and David Miller, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Bishop Lynch High School, Kathy and Larry Helm, Junior League of Dallas, Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dr. Joyce Pickering, ORIX Foundation, Kaden Newton, Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, The Real Estate Council, Regina Montoya, North Texas Food Bank, Carlin Morris, Communities Foundation of Texas, Anne and Terry Conner, The Women of Saint Michael, John and Ellen McStay and Highland Park United Methodist Church.

 

The 2021 Can Do! Lunch Inwill be held virtually on April 9, 2021 at 12 p.m.  Individual tickets are $250 and include Kent Rathbun’s BBQ lunch for one, $500 - $1,500 ticket levels include Kent Rathbun’s BBQ lunch for two.  Sponsorships begin at $2,500 and all levels will include lunch by Kent Rathbun delivered to attendees.  For information contact the Wilkinson Center, 214.821.6380 or visit https://www.thewilkinsoncenter.org/event/can-do-luncheon-2019/.

 

About Wilkinson Center: 

Wilkinson Center is just that – a center. A starting point for pathways that lead to better things. Since 1982, we’ve helped transform the lives of Dallas families in crisis by setting them on their paths. Whether it’s a path that leads to employment. Or a path that puts food on the table every day. Our formula for success is case management, a compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers and effective, individualized programming that provides food, adult education and jobs. And we believe we can all get from where we are to where we want to be much sooner if we move Forward, together.  For more information, visit wilkinsoncenter.org.

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The Sally and Forrest Hoglund Family

VolunteerNow® will host the 14th annual Hearts of Texas Luncheon, which showcases the importance of volunteerism in the community by recognizing outstanding leaders, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at noon. 

                                                                                                                         

Chaired by Bill Braxton of Pacenote Capital, this year’s luncheon is planned as an in-person event at the Belo Mansion, but with alternative plans in place should they be needed. A highlight will be the celebration of the Hoglund Family with the VolunteerNow Lifetime Achievement Award and The Senior Source with the Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler Award. In addition, Liz Murray, a nationally renowned inspirational speaker and best-selling author, will share her triumphant journey from homelessness to Harvard University as this year’s featured speaker.

 

“As our organization commemorates our fiftieth birthday this year, it is only fitting that we recognize two Dallas treasures who have significantly impacted our community, the Hoglund family and The Senior Source,” remarked Tammy Richards, CEO of VolunteerNow. “Both have set high standards for others through their dedication to the community - the Hoglund family for their ongoing leadership and philanthropy, and The Senior Source, which serves as an advocate for older adults. We are extremely honored to celebrate both of these inspirational award recipients.” 

 

The spirit of volunteerism runs deep through three generations of Hoglunds. Sally and Forrest Hoglund founded the Dallas-based Hoglund Foundation more than 30 years ago. Since then, their daughters and grandchildren have joined the organization’s cause to give back. As this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awardrecipient, the Hoglund Family joins an esteemed group of former honorees, including the late Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler, Laura Bush, Lyda Hill, Charlotte Jones, Gene Jones, Dr. Bobby B. Lyle and Roger Staubach.

 

The Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler Award, named in her memory and legacy of service, will be bestowed on The Senior Source. They are recognized for the exemplary way they leverage volunteers to further their missionof assisting older adults. The Junior League of Dallas was the first recipient of the award in 2019.

 

The Hearts of Texas Luncheon would not be possible without the generosity of its 2021 sponsors, including: 

Diamond: Lyda Hill Philanthropies

 

Ruby: The Hoglund Foundation

 

Gold: Carolyn and David Miller; Texas Instruments

 

Silver: Phyllis Bernstein; Hunt Consolidated, Inc., The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation; Carolyn and Karl Rathjen

 

Bronze – Cheryl and Roy Alson; Bill and Bonnie Braxton/Ben and Sue Casey; Children’s Health; Chuck Eikenberg; Kristi Estes/Marissa Solis; J.M. Haggar, Jr. Family Foundation; Karen and Alan Katz; Lisa and Peter Kraus; Oncor Electric Delivery Company; Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation; The Senior Source; Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon; Southern Methodist University; and Kathy Quinn/Tammy Richards

 

Patron: LaRhonda Brown-Barrett; Linda Buford; Linda and Bill Custard; GXA; Erle Nye; and Lisa and Ron Ragland.

 

Sponsorships range from $2,500 - $50,000; Patron level tickets, with seating for two, are $500; and individual tickets are $200. Visit https://www.volnow.org/heartsoftexas or contact Tammy Richards, trichards@volnow.org or 214.818.9858.

  

About VolunteerNow®
With 50 years of experience, VolunteerNow transforms lives through volunteerism and community engagement. Last year, VolunteerNow mobilized 310,000 volunteers who gave 1.6 million hours to 3,500 local nonprofits, driving a $41 million economic impact. VOLY.org, powered by VolunteerNow, is the 24/7 connection between volunteers and local service opportunities. As a national thought leader in volunteerism and one of the largest volunteer centers in the country, VolunteerNow provides a wide range of programs and services that build capacity for school districts, nonprofits, and municipalities. www.volnow.org

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Maggie Kipp, luncheon chair Melinda Knowles, Nancy Gopez

St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show patrons and event leadership were treated to a special “pop by” celebration at Highland Park Village’s Carolina Herrera on Thursday, January 28 in honor of the upcoming virtual fundraiser benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

 

Luncheon chair Melinda Knowles and Carolina Herrera general manager Morgan Williams welcomed small pre-scheduled groups of four, donning masks, as a thank you for their support of this year’s event.  While champagne and sweets were a “to go” treat in keeping with health protocols, attendees did have time to peruse the boutiques stunning collections, including a gorgeous selection of pink and red Valentine-inspired clothing and accessories.

 

Carolina Herrera is one of the Highland Park Village retailers that will be featured in the February 11 virtual fashion show, in addition to Alice & Olivia, The Conservatory,  Veronica Beard, Roller Rabbit, Lela Rose and MARKET.

 

2021 St. Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show sponsors include: HOPE - Margot Perot; and Melody and Rick Rogers; DIAMOND - Highland Park Village; Louise and Guy Griffeth; and Sewell; SAPPHIRE – Robyn and Don Conlon; Rusty and Bill Duvall Family / Lincoln Property Company; and Ruth Robinson; EMERALD - Lyda Hill Philanthropies; RUBY - The Baldridge Foundation; Benchmark Bank; The Boone Foundation; Children’s Health; Condon, Tobin, & Sladek;/Janie and David Condon/Melinda and Mark Knowles; Maura Costello; Elbit Systems of America; Claire Emanuelson; Janet Evans and Rusty Duvall; Zoe and Todd Hart; Angie Kadesky and Shelle Sills; Maggie Kipp and Jen O’Neal; Dawn and Jon Mellon; Marie Keese LeLash Foundation; PaperCity; Sidley Austin LLP; Donosky Family; Fox 4; Active Pure; Ms. Nancy Perot; Planet Productions; Integer Group; Sandra Roberdeau; and TONI&GUY. 

 

The Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Showwill be held virtually on February 11, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.   Event highlights will include an online silent auction, recognition of 2021 award recipients, and a runway style show featuring fashions by Highland Park Village and produced by Jan Strimple.  Special treats will be delivered to all sponsors and ticket holders in advance of the event.Sponsorships and tickets are still available at www.SaintValentinesDayLuncheon.org.   

 

The 2021 luncheon committee includes: advisors Nancy Gopez and Maggie Kipp; underwriting chairs Roz Colombo, Angie Kadesky, Dee Dee Lee, Lisa Shirley and Shelle Sills; “Fund the Fight” chair Jennifer LeLash; kickoff and patron party chairs Mason Custard, Pilar Henry, Marcia King and Sara Stroud; table sales chairs Dianne La Roe and Alison Pearl; live auction chairs Jennifer Davis and Jen O’Neal; raffle chairs Zoe Hart and Jennifer Lake; children’s chair Nikki Webb; and design chair Katherine Coker. 

 

Founded by Janet Evans and Rusty Duvall, the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Showhas raised more than $13 million in its 37 years, funding research in Texas, including UT Southwestern Medical Center.   Since its inception some patient survival rates have doubled and countless advances have been made with new safer treatments for patients.

  

For additional information, contact Jamie.Thom@lls.org.

 

 

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Community Partners of Dallas(CPD) will take its 2020 Toy Drive virtual! Now through December 11, community members can help bring hope to thousands of abused and neglected children in Dallas county by fulfilling a holiday wish through CPD’s online Holiday Toy Shoppe presented by The Moody Foundation.

 

“This year normalcy and joy is even more important to the kids served by Community Partners of Dallas.  With that in mind, we are so thrilled to launch our online Holiday Toy Shoppe generously presented by The Moody Foundation,” remarked Paige McDaniel, president and CEO of Community Partners of Dallas.  “For many of the children that CPD serves, this will be the first time they have ever received a present, and for all it will be a time that makes them feel special and one that they remember.  Thank you in advance for helping bring hope to the abused and neglected children of Dallas County.”

 

Rather than choosing from printed wish cards as in year’s past, CPD’s virtual Holiday Toy Shoppe will allow donors to read through descriptions on its dedicated website to select the child(ren) they would like to fulfill wishes for; even searching by age.  Wishes can then be fulfilled in just a few easy online steps.

 

The Holiday Toy Shoppe will be available October 28 through December 11 at 5 p.m. There are special opportunities for companies who commit to filing 100+ wishes, please email corinne@cpdtx.org for additional details. 

  

2020 Toy Drive sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor- The Moody Foundation; Jingle Bells Sponsors - Apex Clearing and Santander Consumer USA; Frosty the Snowman Sponsor – Toyota; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sponsors: Buyers Barricades; McGuire, Craddock & Strother; Sammons Corporation; and Thompson & Knight Foundation; and Media Sponsors – MySweetCharity; CW33 and Hot 93.3. 

 

For more information on participating in the Toy Drive, visit https://www.cpdtx.org/get-involved/drives/toy-drive/or contact Corinne Karp at corinne@cpdtx.org.

 

About Community Partners of Dallas

Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.  Community Partners of Dallas provides items such as winter coats, diapers and formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food and more,  to send the abused children in our community the message that someone does care.  Please visit www.communitypartnersdallas.orgfor more information.