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Co-chairs Bill and Lydia Addy, Ben Leal, and honor Co-chairs Bill and Lydia Addy, Ben Lead, and honorary chairs Peggy and Mark Anschutz

Jubilee Park & Community Center with 20th Anniversary gala co-chairs Lydia and Bill Addy welcomed more than 100 sponsors, host committee members and supporters at a recent cocktail reception held at the Preston Hollow home of Monica and Joe Eastin.  Partygoers arrived and mingled while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. On view was a trio of Jubilee’s 20th anniversary commemorative bracelets, designed by Dallas jewelry designer Taylor Miller. The handmade bracelets feature natural materials, including wood and chyrsoprase beads, and a custom brass “Jubilee” charm, and are available on the Jubilee Park website, www.jubileecenter.org/jewelry .

Mid-way through the evening, Jubilee Park CEO Ben Leal welcomed attendees and thanked all for their support of the upcoming 20th Anniversary Gala.  Co-chairs Lydia and Bill added their gratitude to the evening’s hosts as well as the many sponsors and host committee members in attendance.  

Lydia then announced this year’s honorary chairs, Peggy and Mark Anschutz, who were in attendance, and recognized them as two of the founding catalysts for Jubilee Park twenty years ago.  She also revealed the gala’s presenting sponsor, ISN Software Corporation, along with generous support from The Moody Foundation.  

Bill announced the gala’s additional lead sponsors including Crow Holdings, Park Place Dealerships, Mary Stewart & Jim Ramsey and Maria & David Martin.  The support of all of the gala’s generous sponsors will enable Jubilee to launch a new Specialized Student Support (S3) Program.

Ben Leal returned to give additional details regarding the new Specialized Student Support (S3) Program for children with special learning needs.  The S3 program will combine teacher training, adaptive technology, specialized curriculum and parent empowerment to make high quality education accessible for more families.  He shared that they know of at least 150 children in Jubliee’s area who are in need of these services, and that they want to use their best practices in education, plus new specialized components, to meet that need.   He also said that the 20th Anniversary gala’s net revenue goal of $1 million will make these critical interventions accessible over the next eight years as the S3 Program becomes part of Jubilee’s ongoing Out of School Time Programs.

In closing the Addy’s encouraged everyone to attend the upcoming gala to their friends and colleagues, including an After Party hosted by the Young Friends Host Committee.

 

About Jubilee Park:

Jubilee Park and Community Center is a catalyst for community renewal and enrichment to the Jubilee Park Neighborhood, a 62- block area in southeast Dallas. Founded in 1997, Jubilee Park and Community Center helps families and other members of the community identify and access resources that help to provide stability and enhance their quality of life through five pillars: education, affordable housing, public health, public safety and economic development.   For more information, visit www.jubileecenter.org.

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