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The O’Donnell Foundation will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Young Masters Exhibition on view February 24 - April 15, 2018 at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA)in the Concourse Gallery. The exhibition features selected original works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students from ten Dallas-area high schools participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Arts Incentive Program, including the following students from Lovejoy High School:  

Taite Borozny, Studio Art

Katie Felton, Studio Art

Tad Greenwald, Studio Art

Lindsey Hammond, Studio Art

Carly Johnson, Studio Art

Anna Redman, Studio Art

Elijah Ruhala, Studio Art

Emma Wigginton, Studio Art

Selected by a panel of respected professionals from the arts and music fields, the 2018 exhibition features 64 original pieces chosen from 667 works submitted by AP Fine Arts students. The exhibition includes fifty-four 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art created by AP Studio Art students, four essays analyzing works of art in the DMA’s permanent collections by AP Art History students, and six 4-minute original compositions by AP Music Theory students.  

Schools represented in the exhibition are Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA), Colleyville Heritage High School, Coppell High School, Creekview High School, Grapevine High School, Lovejoy High School, Plano East Senior High School, Plano Senior High School, Plano West Senior High School, and Richardson High School. The following eight Lovejoy High School students were selected for the exhibition: 

A private reception and ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at the Dallas Museum of Art for participating students, their families, and teachers. 

The O’Donnell Foundation’s Advanced Placement Fine Arts Program was founded twenty-four years ago to motivate high school students’ interest and success in rigorous college-level fine arts courses, AP Art History, AP Studio Art, and AP Music Theory. In their mission to support schools as national models of excellence in fine arts education, the Foundation provides superior AP and Pre-AP training for program teachers. This year, 119 teachers and 1,790 students from 16 Dallas-area high schools participate in the program.

Based on the 2017 College Board AP fine arts qualifying exam results of a “3” or higher, the Foundation’s grant schools account for 16.5% of the state’s qualifying AP Fine Arts exams; 21% of the state’s qualifying AP Art History exams, 26% of the state’s qualifying AP Music Theory exams, and 12% of the state’s qualifying AP Studio Art exams. Six of the Program’s schools are included in the top ten state rankings for comprehensive AP Fine Arts schools (campuses that offer all three disciplines: AP Studio Art, AP Art History, and AP Music Theory). Eighty-eight percent of the Foundation’s AP Fine Arts students taking an AP Fine Arts exam in 2017 received a qualifying score.

Since its founding in 1994, more than 20,500 arts and music students have benefited from the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP incentive programs. Last year, graduating seniors earned over $42 million in scholarships.

Admission to the Young Masters exhibition in the DMA’s Concourse is included with free general admission. For more information, visit www.apstrategiesarts.org or www.DMA.org.

 

About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than 3.2 million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

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Jean-Luc Fagnan, "Blonde Islander", Polymer Clay, Gardening Wire, Foil, Acrylic Paint, Tile Cleaner, Electrical Tape, Coins, Plastic Cup

The O’Donnell Foundation will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Young Masters Exhibition on view February 24 - April 15, 2018 at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA)in the Concourse Gallery. The exhibition features selected original works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students from ten Dallas-area high schools participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Arts Incentive Program including the following students from Richardson High School:

Evan Balster, Studio Art

Amaris Carter, Studio Art

Jean-Luc Fagnan, Studio Art

TomIssac Mark, Studio Art

Anna Fitzgerald, Music Theory

Selected by a panel of respected professionals from the arts and music fields, the 2018 exhibition features 64 original pieces chosen from 667 works submitted by AP Fine Arts students. The exhibition includes fifty-four 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art created by AP Studio Art students, four essays analyzing works of art in the DMA’s permanent collections by AP Art History students, and six 4-minute original compositions by AP Music Theory students.  

Schools represented in the exhibition are Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA), Colleyville Heritage High School, Coppell High School, Creekview High School, Grapevine High School, Lovejoy High School, Plano East Senior High School, Plano Senior High School, Plano West Senior High School, and Richardson High School.

A private reception and ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at the Dallas Museum of Art for participating students, their families, and teachers. 

The O’Donnell Foundation’s Advanced Placement Fine Arts Program was founded twenty-four years ago to motivate high school students’ interest and success in rigorous college-level fine arts courses, AP Art History, AP Studio Art, and AP Music Theory. In their mission to support schools as national models of excellence in fine arts education, the Foundation provides superior AP and Pre-AP training for program teachers. This year, 119 teachers and 1,790 students from 16 Dallas-area high schools participate in the program.

Based on the 2017 College Board AP fine arts qualifying exam results of a “3” or higher, the Foundation’s grant schools account for 16.5% of the state’s qualifying AP Fine Arts exams; 21% of the state’s qualifying AP Art History exams, 26% of the state’s qualifying AP Music Theory exams, and 12% of the state’s qualifying AP Studio Art exams. Six of the Program’s schools are included in the top ten state rankings for comprehensive AP Fine Arts schools (campuses that offer all three disciplines: AP Studio Art, AP Art History, and AP Music Theory). Eighty-eight percent of the Foundation’s AP Fine Arts students taking an AP Fine Arts exam in 2017 received a qualifying score.

Since its founding in 1994, more than 20,500 arts and music students have benefited from the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP incentive programs. Last year, graduating seniors earned over $42 million in scholarships.

Admission to the Young Masters exhibition in the DMA’s Concourse is included with free general admission. For more information, visit www.apstrategiesarts.org or www.DMA.org.

 

About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than 3.2 million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

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Taskeen Zehra, "Flamin' Hot", Nickel, Copper, Tubing and Flaming Birthday Candles

The O’Donnell Foundation will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Young Masters Exhibition on view February 24 - April 15, 2018 at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA)in the Concourse Gallery. The exhibition features selected original works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students from ten Dallas-area high schools participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Arts Incentive Program including the following Creekview High School students:

Malaki Askew, Studio Art

Denise Elizondo, Studio Art

David Lee, Studio Art

Luu Anh Pham, Studio Art

Taskeen Zehra, Studio Art

Selected by a panel of respected professionals from the arts and music fields, the 2018 exhibition features 64 original pieces chosen from 667 works submitted by AP Fine Arts students. The exhibition includes fifty-four 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art created by AP Studio Art students, four essays analyzing works of art in the DMA’s permanent collections by AP Art History students, and six 4-minute original compositions by AP Music Theory students.  

Schools represented in the exhibition are Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSPVA), Colleyville Heritage High School, Coppell High School, Creekview High School, Grapevine High School, Lovejoy High School, Plano East Senior High School, Plano Senior High School, Plano West Senior High School, and Richardson High School. The following five Creekview High School students were selected for the exhibition:

A private reception and ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 6, at the Dallas Museum of Art for participating students, their families, and teachers. 

The O’Donnell Foundation’s Advanced Placement Fine Arts Program was founded twenty-four years ago to motivate high school students’ interest and success in rigorous college-level fine arts courses, AP Art History, AP Studio Art, and AP Music Theory. In their mission to support schools as national models of excellence in fine arts education, the Foundation provides superior AP and Pre-AP training for program teachers. This year, 119 teachers and 1,790 students from 16 Dallas-area high schools participate in the program.

Based on the 2017 College Board AP fine arts qualifying exam results of a “3” or higher, the Foundation’s grant schools account for 16.5% of the state’s qualifying AP Fine Arts exams; 21% of the state’s qualifying AP Art History exams, 26% of the state’s qualifying AP Music Theory exams, and 12% of the state’s qualifying AP Studio Art exams. Six of the Program’s schools are included in the top ten state rankings for comprehensive AP Fine Arts schools (campuses that offer all three disciplines: AP Studio Art, AP Art History, and AP Music Theory). Eighty-eight percent of the Foundation’s AP Fine Arts students taking an AP Fine Arts exam in 2017 received a qualifying score. 

Since its founding in 1994, more than 20,500 arts and music students have benefited from the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP incentive programs. Last year, graduating seniors earned over $42 million in scholarships. 

Admission to the Young Masters exhibition in the DMA’s Concourse is included with free general admission. For more information, visit www.apstrategiesarts.org or www.DMA.org.

 

About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than 3.2 million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

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The Dallas Museum of Art Speakeasy is back by popular demand!  DMA members and the Dallas community are invited to dress to kill in their best roaring 20’s attire for the Prohibition-era speakeasy party on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 p.m. until midnight.

 

With décor by Dallas’ premier event designer, Todd Fiscus, the main event will take place in the Museum’s Hamon Atrium featuring craft cocktails, light bites, live entertainment from the 18-piece band, The Singapore Slingers, dance instructors, novelty gaming tables, photo booth, admission to galleries and a scavenger hunt throughout the DMA’s collections to “Track Down the Bootleggers.” Instagram influencers, Kara and Lily of Dallasites201, will judge and present awards for the best-dressed dames and daddies.

 

For cool cats and kittens, the exclusive VIP Bootleggers Den will include open bars, hors d’oeuvres, exclusive lounge seating, reserved wait staff, private novelty gaming tables, special photo ops, dedicated dance instructors and live entertainment.   VIP tickets include all access and are limited.

 

Tickets for the DMA Speakeasy are $70 for DMA Members or $85 for the general public, which includes two drink tickets, live entertainment, dance instructors, gaming tables and buffets.  VIP Bootleggers Den tickets are $100 for members or $150 for the public.  Self-parking is available; first-come, first served.

 

Raffle tickets are also available for a chance to win prizes that are the Cat’s Pajamas, including The Joule Hotel and Midnight Rambler Package featuring a one night stay in deluxe accommodations with complimentary overnight valet parking and a $100 gift card for food and beverage at the premier craft cocktail bar the Midnight Rambler.  Raffle tickets are $1 each and available for 5 for $5; 20 for $20; 50 for $50 and 100 for $100.

 

Admission tickets for the DMA Speakeasy are available to DMA Members and to the public now at www.dmaspeakeasy.org. For more information about the event or to become a DMA member, please contact the DMA Members team by phone at 214.922.1247 or by e-mail at members@DMA.org.

 

About the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than 3.2 million visitors. For more information, visit DMA.org.

 

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

 

 

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Joanna Clarke, vice president of development, Community Partners of Dallas, and Scott Orr, Vice President, Regional Public Affairs and Policy Group, Fidelity

Community of Partners of Dallas (CPD) recognized Fidelity for their 20-year partnership collecting coats for abused and neglected kids in Dallas County. 

 

Fidelity’s “Coats for Kids” drive was started in 1997 as a small grass roots effort with a collection of 100 coats.  Since then each year has seen an increase in the coats collected – with 2500 collected annually since 2013.  This year, CPD distributed more than 3200 coats, with the largest percentage coming from Fidelity. 

 

“Fidelity is thrilled to partner with Community Partners of Dallas to provide coats for the children in the child protective services system in Dallas County.  For more than 20 years, this has been one of the highlights of our fall season— getting our 6,000 employees engaged to collect thousands of coats for a project that serves the children that most need our help.  It is a rallying cause for our associates and warms our hearts that we can help make their lives better in this small way.  CPD does amazing work for the kids and we are so proud to be one of their strong partners.”

 

Added Paige McDaniel, president and CEO of CPD, “We are so fortunate to have many long-standing partnerships for our annual drives.  What makes Fidelity’s support unique is that it is truly an employee-driven project.  What started with one individual rallying her co-workers, now extends to thousands who truly care about the kids we serve.  Thank you Fidelity for your dedication and commitment to ensuring abused and neglected kids in Dallas have warm coats each winter!”

 

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.org for more information.

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Community of Partners of Dallas (CPD) recognized Fidelity for their 20-year partnership collecting coats for abused and neglected kids in Dallas County. 

 

Fidelity’s “Coats for Kids” drive was started in 1997 as a small grass roots effort with a collection of 100 coats.  Since then each year has seen an increase in the coats collected – with 2500 collected annually since 2013.  This year, CPD distributed more than 3200 coats, with the largest percentage coming from Fidelity. 

 

“Fidelity is thrilled to partner with Community Partners of Dallas to provide coats for the children in the child protective services system in Dallas County.  For more than 20 years, this has been one of the highlights of our fall season— getting our 6,000 employees engaged to collect thousands of coats for a project that serves the children that most need our help.  It is a rallying cause for our associates and warms our hearts that we can help make their lives better in this small way.  CPD does amazing work for the kids and we are so proud to be one of their strong partners.”

 

Added Paige McDaniel, president and CEO of CPD, “We are so fortunate to have many long-standing partnerships for our annual drives.  What makes Fidelity’s support unique is that it is truly an employee-driven project.  What started with one individual rallying her co-workers, now extends to thousands who truly care about the kids we serve.  Thank you Fidelity for your dedication and commitment to ensuring abused and neglected kids in Dallas have warm coats each winter!”

 

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.org for more information.

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Bill Addy and Lydia Addy, Jubilee Park 20th Anniversary Gala co-chairs

Jubilee Park & Community Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a sold-out birthday gala on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas.

Chaired by Lydia and Bill Addy, the black-tie optional evening themed “Celebrate, Love, Dream,” began with a cocktail reception for the 780 guests in attendance.  Partygoers mingled as they enjoyed the signature “Jubilation Libation” cocktail with music by the Emerald City Jazz Trio.  Guests could also be seen viewing “History Hall,” lighted panels displayed around the room featuring highlights from Jubilee’s 20-year history, striking a pose in the MirMir photo booth, or purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a pair of 18 karat gold 5-drop earrings designed exclusively for Eiseman Jewels by designer Sloane Street.

At the appointed time, the ballroom doors opened to reveal the ballroom with a 20-foot birthday cake in the center of the room, surrounded by dining tables each featuring their own birthday cake as centerpieces.

As guests took their seats, master of ceremonies Tony Briggle welcomed all to the milestone celebration.  He then introduced Jubilee Park Cub Scout Troop #9007 led by DPD Officer Ray Hailey for a presentation of the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance. Jeff Rice, chairman of the Jubilee Park board of directors, followed to extend her welcome to attendees and added her gratitude for their support of Jubilee’s first-ever gala.  She introduced honorary co-chair, Reverend Mark Anschutz, for the invocation who before leading the crowd in prayer, recognized the many individuals in the room who helped launch Jubilee Park & Recreation Center and who continue to support it today. 

As partygoers enjoyed a first course of seasonal mixed greens with queso cotija, saffron-poached pear, and blue cheese vinaigrette, Mayor Mike Rawlings congratulated Jubilee on their special anniversary and applauded them for the important work they are doing in southeast Dallas.  He said, “Jubilee is a shining light for the city and for the rest of the country.”

Dinner of a Cabernet braised short rib with wild mushroom stuffing, roasted broccolini and red beets and baby carrots was served as co-chairs Lydia and Bill Addy took the stage to thank honorary chairs Peggy and Mark Anschutz, the Young Friends of Jubilee chaired by Elizabeth Hoffman and Paige Zapffe and the many individuals and organizations who helped make the evening possible. They gave special recognition to presenting sponsor ISN Software Corporation, as well as lead sponsors Crow Holdings and Park Place Dealerships. 

Emcee Tony Briggle returned and introduced a video, which highlighted the five pillars of Jubilee’s comprehensive community revitalization including education, affordable housing, public health, public safety and economic development.

As partygoers enjoyed “tuxedo” birthday cake with vanilla and fudge layers, Jubilee CEO Ben Leal took the stage and added his gratitude to all for making not only the evening possible but also for helping to provide the funds for a 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 to more families in Southeast Dallas. 

In closing, Leal shared the most exciting news of the night, the gala’s net revenue goal of $1 million to fund 8 years of the new program, had not only been met, but surpassed with a net total of nearly $1.6 million. He then invited all past, present and future leaders of Jubilee to the dance floor for a toast.

The dance floor quickly filled, as everyone raised a glass to Jubilee as they sang a round of Happy Birthday.  As cannons fired confetti into the air, the renowned Emerald City Band took the stage, and the After Party, sponsored by Crow Holdings and hosted by the Young Friends of Jubilee, officially began.

Partygoers of all ages then hit the dance floor or enjoyed the special games set up around the room, including a Putt-Putt challenge, Pin the Tail on the donkey and more.  As the photo booth continued, a magician made his way through the crowd to conjure smiles from the crowd. Late-night ticketholders joined the fun at 9pm—just in time to see some partygoers join the band on stage!  Chicken and waffle bites, Angus beef sliders, French-fry cones, and margherita flatbreads circulated through the throngs of dancers as a quieter ‘cake and coffee’ area was opened for guests to reconnect and re-charge.  As the evening came to a close, guests received a small box of custom cake balls made by Tart Bakery, compliments of valet sponsor Park Place Dealerships. 

The 20th Anniversary Gala was supported generously by the following sponsors: Presenting Sponsors ($300,000+) - ISN Software Corporation; and The Moody Foundation; Lead Sponsors ($100,000+) - Crow Holdings; Park Place Dealerships; and Stemmons Foundation; Signature Sponsors ($50,000+)Winnie and Davis Hamlin; and Mary Stewart and Jim Ramsey, Jr.; Jubilation Sponsors ($25,000+) – Anonymous (2), Maureen and Robert Decherd, Gradus Foundation, Mary Ann and Allen Lassiter; and Maria and David Martin; Revelry Sponsors ($15,000+) - Ben E. Keith Foundation; Anne and Bill Johnson; Melinda and Jim Johnson; Effie and Tom McCullough, Oncor; Katherine and Bob Penn; Margaret and Jaime Spellings; and Jaime and Patrick White; Soirée Sponsors ($10,000+) - Michele and Bob Axley; Delilah and Sam Boyd; Stephanie and Bennie Bray; Louise and Guy Griffeth; Ann and Lee Hobson, Eugenia and Frank-Paul King, Suzanne and Patrick McGee; Jennifer and Jon Mosle; Carolyn and Karl Rathjen; Jeff and Darrel Rice; Elizabeth and Barton Showalter; Nancy and Jim Skochdopole; and Abigail and Todd Williams; Hullabaloo Sponsors ($5,000+) – Anonymous, Peggy and Mark Anschutz; Marilyn Augur; Blessing Family Endowment; Istation/Dick Collins; Tiffany and Brad Davis; Livia and George Dunklin, Melissa and Trevor Fetter, Marilyn and Tom Harbison; Megan and Casey McManemin, Maryann and Frank Mihalopolous; Vicki and Brian Miller; Rachel Goldberger and Shawn Orme, Hon. Jeanne Phillips; Gigi and Jerry Poglitsch; Beth and J. Puckett; Deedie Rose; Jeanne and J. C. Snead; Liz and Eric Van den Branden; Evy Kay and Dick Washburne; and Cici and Giffen Weinmann.

About Jubilee Park:

Jubilee Park and Community Center is a catalyst for comprehensive community renewal and enrichment in southeast Dallas, with emphasis on the education of children and adults. 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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Chrissy Metz, featured speaker for the 2018 Life Lessons Luncheon

The Elisa Project announces Golden Globe-nominated actress Chrissy Metz, star of the critically acclaimed hit NBC series This is Us, as the featured speaker for the 13th annual Life Lessons Luncheon.  

Kim Bannister will chair the annual fundraiser, being held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Brook Hollow Golf Club, including a reception, seated luncheon and a conversation with Metz, moderated by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, editor-at-large, Southern Living, author and lifestyle expert.  Sandra Estes and Elizabeth Hughes will serve as this year’s honorary chairs.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce Chrissy Metz as the featured speaker for this year’s Life Lessons Luncheon benefiting The Elisa Project,” remarked Kim Bannister, luncheon chair. “As an organization dedicated to the development of healthy children and adolescents by raising awareness of body image and self-esteem issues and the prevention of life-threatening eating disorders, we know Chrissy will truly captivate attendees as she shares her own inspirational stories of courage and self-acceptance. This year’s luncheon is not to be missed!”

Chrissy Metz stars on the critically acclaimed hit NBC series This Is Us" which has been renewed for two additional seasons.  Chrissy plays Kate, a woman struggling with her weight, eating habits, and body image.  ET named her as one of six "breakout stars you will fall in love with this fall."  People magazine named her to the "One's to Watch."  This is Us also stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, and Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown. This Is Us received nominations from The Critics Choice Awards, AFI, NAACP, and won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite New TV Drama."  Chrissy is best known for her roles in American Horror Story: Freak Show, Loveless in Los Angeles, Solving Charlie, My Name is Earl, and Entourage, to name a few. 

Metz is from Homestead, Florida. The middle child of five siblings, she took the spotlight as the “entertaining diplomat” of the family. She moved to Japan as an infant and lived there for nine years before moving back to the States, speaking Japanese before she spoke English.   After being discovered in Gainesville, Florida at a local talent event that she originally attended as a chaperone for her sister, she packed up and moved to Los Angeles to find her way into entertainment.

The 13th annual Life Lessons Luncheon will be held on February 28, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Brook Hollow Golf Club.  The event will include a wine reception followed by a seated luncheon and a conversation with Ms. Metz moderated by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman.  Tables begin at $2,000 and are on sale now; individual tickets will go on sale in early February if space permits.  For more information, visit http://theelisaproject.org/events/life-lessons/.

 

About The Elisa Project

The Elisa Project (TEP) was founded in 1999, by Rick and Leslie McCall, in memory of their daughter Elisa who lost her life to an eating disorder.  TEP is dedicated to fighting eating disorder illnesses through awareness education, support and advocacy.   Eating disorders affect more than 30 million children and adults in the U.S. and are devastating to families and those who suffer.  These disorders present complex mental and physical health issues and have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness – up to 20%.  They don’t discriminate, but affect both males and females of all ages, races, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.  When we consider the life-threatening physical and psychological impacts of eating disorders, it’s vital that we continue to expand our prevention and intervention efforts and to improve access to treatment.  If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, call The Elisa Project at 866-837-1999 to access the care and help you deserve.  

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Silver Supper 2017 co-chairmen Peggy Sewell and Rusty Duvall

The Dallas Museum of Art announced that a net profit of $480,000 was raised at the 2017 Silver Supper benefiting the Museum’s Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment Fund. The 25th annual Silver Supper was chaired by Rusty Duvall and Peggy Sewell, honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Hoblitzelle Foundation.

Upon arrival, more than 250 patrons were welcomed by co-chairs Duvall and Sewell, Agustín Arteaga, the DMA’s Eugene McDermott Director, Melissa Fetter, chairman of the DMA Board of Trustees, and Catherine Marcus Rose, president of the DMA Board of Trustees. 

As patrons in black-tie attire made their way down the Museum’s concourse, cocktail tables were placed throughout with silver linens and centerpieces of silver mint julep cups with white garden roses and soft green foliage.   The Dallas String Quartet played as partygoers mingled and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 

Draped in silver velvet, the Hamon foyer featured two beautiful full-length portraits of Esther and Karl Hoblitzelle as well as the evening’s signature piece, the Covered Cup created by Paul de Lamerie, one of Europe’s finest 18th century silversmiths.  The nearby Atrium, which was set for dinner, was hidden to guests by a custom fretwork screen.

At the appointed time, the screens were opened to reveal both long and round tables dressed in silver silk linens.  The focal point on each table was a selection from the DMA’s permanent silver collection displayed atop plinths covered in tea roses or white delphiniums.    A stage, with pianist Bob Goodwin, was centered in the room and surround by large-scale trees created out of seasonal foliage and branches, which evoked the feel of an outdoor garden.

As guests took their seats, co-chairs Duvall and Sewell welcomed everyone to the 25th anniversary of the Silver Supper and celebration of the Hoblitzelle Foundation’s 75th anniversary.  They announced that in recognition of these two milestone events, the Hoblitzelle Foundation was generously underwriting the entire evening so that all of the funds raised by the event would go directly to the Museum’s Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment Fund.

They then asked attendees to please join them in recognizing the Hoblitzelle Foundation with applause, for not only the outstanding collection of English and Irish silver that they so generously donated to the Museum in 1987, but also for their ongoing and continued support.

Agustín Arteaga followed and began by extending his gratitude to Rusty Duvall and Peggy Sewell for their “wonderful vision, excellent taste and dedication that created the magical setting.”   He also welcomed everyone in attendance including The Honorable Mike Rawlings and his wife Micki Rawlings, Hoblitzelle Foundation board members, Dallas Museum of Art board members, former Silver Supper chairmen, former attendees and newcomers to the event. 

He shared that the Silver Supper began modestly without a formal host and with eighteen patrons in attendance, raising $7,000.  Since then the event has continued to flourish, and not only spotlights the Museum’s outstanding holdings in the decorative arts, but also has now established itself as one of the Museum’s four signature fundraisers. Under the leadership of Duvall and Sewell, a record amount has been raised for this milestone year. 

He echoed earlier recognition of the Hoblitzelle Foundation, whose gift of silver in 1987 created the beginning of the Museum’s renowned silver collection and helped to establish a foundation upon which the Museum’s decorative arts and design program has developed.  Over the last twenty-five years, the Foundation has contributed millions to the Museum in support of decorative arts projects, programs and new construction.

In closing, he disclosed that Mrs. Hoblitzelle cherished her silver collection for its beauty, but she also valued it for the pleasure of its use.  The collection of silver she and Karl amassed was used at their famous dinner parties in Dallas in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  He then asked everyone to enjoy dining in a style similar to that of the Hoblitzelle-era as dinner service began.

Guests enjoyed the first course of Maine lobster salad with celery branch watermelon radish, horseradish compressed cucumbers and a remesco vinaigrette, followed by a second course of Black Angus beef tenderloin with a port wine demi, served with truffle oil Duchesse potatoes, baby artichokes, king trumpet mushrooms and asparagus.

Prior to dessert, John Dayton, chairman of the Hoblitzelle Foundation Board of Directors, also thanked all involved in creating a wonderful evening in honor of the Foundation’s 75th anniversary.  He then gave an overview of the long history of giving from the Hoblitzelle Foundation to the DMA.  In closing, he recognized the six retiring Foundation directors who will move to the Honorary Lifetime Director position including, Bill Solomon, Caren Prothro, Don Williams, Kern Wildenthal, Deedie Rose and Linda Custard, and welcomed five new trustees: Karen Shuford, Jerry Thompson, Jr., Daniel Podolsky, Lydia Novakov and Catherine Marcus Rose. 

Hoblitzelle Foundation president Paul Harris followed and shared that as he approached retirement after 32 years with the Foundation, that the board asked him to write a history book of Mr. Hoblizelle and the Foundation.  The book, entitled The Philanthropy of Karl Hoblitzelle and the First 75 Years of the Hoblitzelle Foundation was completed, and everyone in attendance received a copy with a special bookplate as their take-home gift.

As dessert was served, Melissa Fetter, chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, took the podium for a final toast to the Hoblitzelle Foundation for their long-standing support. With all guests glasses champagne flutes filled, she asked all to join her in raising their glasses in honor of the Foundation’s 75th anniversary. 

Among the guests in attendance were: Rusty and Bill Duvall; Peggy and Carl Sewell; Patricia and Paul Harris; Agustín Arteaga; Margaret McDermott; Catherine and Will Rose; Melissa and Trevor Fetter; Gayle and Paul Stoffel; Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.; Annette Simmons and Jerry Fronterhouse; Kelli and Allen Questrom; Gay and Bill Solomon; Katie Robbins; Ann and Lee Hobson; Rebecca and Barron Fletcher; Lydia and Dan Novakov; Lindsay and Ray Ballotta; Capera Ryan; Deedie Rose; Kelli and Jerry Ford; Kimberly and Justin Whitman; Bradbury Dyer, III; Lisa and John Runyon; Merry and Chad Vose; Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich; Sheila and Jody Grant; Jennifer and Tom Karol; Ruth and Ken Altshuler; and Lynn and Allan McBee.

Since its inception, the Silver Supper has raised more than $1,600,000 for the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment Fund. The Silver Supper 2017 donors include: Presenting sponsor – Hoblitzelle Foundation; $25,000 – Gene and Jerry Jones; $20,000 - $24,999 - Rusty and Bill Duvall; The Eugene McDermott Foundation; PlainsCapital Bank; Peggy and Carl Sewell and Gayle and Paul Stoffel; $10,000 - $19,999 – Melissa and Trevor Fetter; Jerry Fronterhouse and Annette Simmons; Mary and Bo Howard; J. F. Maddox Foundation and W. W. Lynch Foundation; Vicki and Brian Miller; Lesa and John Oudt; Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr.; and Vaughn O. Vennerberg II; $5,000 - $9,999 - Kathy and Gene Bishop; Melanie and Tim Byrne; CES-Holdings;  Louise and Guy Griffeth; Jere W. Thompson, Jr.;  Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation; and Elizabeth and Carl Webb; $2,000 - $4,999 - Elaine and Neils Agather; Ruth and Ken Altshuler; Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller; Jean and Jim Barrow; Nancy and Clint Carlson; Mary Anne Cree; Mason and Allen Custard; Nancy M. Dedman; Claire Dewar; Bradbury Dyer III; Jennifer and John Eagle; Laura and Walter Elcock; Bess and Ted Enloe; Ewing Automotive Group; 

$2,000 - $4,000 sponsors continued: Jody and Sheila Grant; Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich; Julie and Ed Hawes; Ann and Lee Hobson; Ruth and Stephen Hodge; Patty and James Huffines; Jennifer and Tom Karol; Mary Noel and Bill Lamont; Phyllis Lapham; Barbara Thomas Lemmon; Nancy Cain Marcus; Charlene C. and Tom F. Marsh; Erin D. Mathews; Susan and Bill Montgomery; Dian Moore; Margot and Ross Perot/Perot Foundation; J. Holland Powell Gallagher Benefit Services; Allen and Kelli Questrom; Carolyn and Karl Rathjen; Deedie Rose; Catherine and Will Rose; Lisa and John Runyon; Nancy Shutt; Southwestern Medical Foundation; Jo and Andre Staffelbach; and Sharon and Michael Young.

 

About the Dallas Museum of Art 

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two million visitors and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends,a free program available to anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit DMA.org.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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Kaysie Montgomery and Carol Montgomery, Awards for Excellence luncheon co-chairs

2017 Awards for Excellence in Community Serviceco-chairs Carol Montgomery and Kaysie Montgomery, along with honorary chairs JoAnne and Tony Roosevelt, welcomed over 60 sponsors, award recipients and Dallas Historical Society board members to a reception held in their honor on Tuesday, October 24 at the home of Mary McDermott Cook, who was a member of the first class of award recipients in 1981.

Attendees arrived and mingled as they enjoyed cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and a stunning view of downtown Dallas. Midway through the reception, Bill Helmbrecht, chairman of the Dallas Historical Society board of trustees, gathered the crowd for brief remarks.  Helmbrecht welcomed everyone and thanked them for their support of the upcoming 36th Awards for Excellence in Community Service.

Co-chairs Carol Montgomery and Kaysie Montgomery followed, adding their gratitude to this year’s sponsors, before recognizing the 2017 Awards for Excellence recipients: Arts Leadership – Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller; Creative Arts – Carolyn Brown; Education – B. Hobson Wildenthal, Ph D.; History – Willis Cecil Winters; Humanities – Nicole Ginsburg Small; Health/Science – Steven M. Pounders, MD; Philanthropy – Jorge Baldor; Sports Leadership – Tony Dorsett; Volunteer Community Leadership – Peggy Carr; and Jubilee History Maker – Former Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown.  The Awards for Excellence are bestowed on selected recipients who have demonstrated generosity of spirit, civic leadership, and ability to encourage community-wide participation in a particular phase of the growth of the city.   

Veletta Forsythe Lill closed with encouragement for everyone to vote in the upcoming City of Dallas bond election, which includes funds earmarked for Hall of State, the home of the Dallas Historical Society. 

Attendees included:  Host Mary McDermott Cook; Margaret McDermott, co-chairs Carol Montgomery and Kaysie Montgomery; honorary chairs JoAnne and Tony Roosevelt; Marni and Kern Wildenthal; honoree Hobson Wildenthal,recipient of Awards for Excellence in Education;  Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer; Michelle and Stewart Thomas; Louise and Josef Caldwell;  Caro Stalcup; Sharon Callewart; honoree and former Dallas police chief David Brown, recipient of Awards for Excellence Jubilee History Maker; Mary Suhm; Veletta Forsythe Lill; Joan and Alan Walne; Agustin Arteaga and Carlos Gonzalez-Jaime; Judy and Jim Gibbs; Pat Mattingly; honoree Steven Ponders, MD, recipient of Awards for Excellence in Health/Science; honoree Tony Dorsett, recipient of Awards for Excellence in Sports Leadership, and his wife Janet; honoree Carolyn Brown, recipient of Awards for Excellence in Creative Arts; honoree Ann Barbier-Mueller, Awards for Excellence in Arts Leadership co-recipient with her husband Gabriel; honoree Peggy Carr, recipient of Awards for Excellence in Volunteer Community Leadership; honoree Jorge Baldor, recipient of Awards for Excellence in Philanthropy; Jennifer and Ray Tollett;  Cheryl and Steve Coke.

Proceeds from the annual fundraiser support the Dallas Historical Society and its dedication to the preservation of Dallas and Texas history through its many programs, including educational outreach and public programs to more than 20,000 area school students annually.  The event would not be possible without the generosity of the 2017 Sponsors, which include: 

2017 Awards for Excellence sponsors: 

Platinum History Maker ($10,000) – Diane and Hal Brierley; Al Hill, Jr. Family; Lyda Hill; Stephanie and Hunter Hunt; The Eugene McDermott Foundation; and JoAnne and Tony Roosevelt; Gold 

History Maker ($5,000) - Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller; BaylorScott&White Health; The David B. Miller Family Foundation; Margot and H. Ross Perot; Ruth C. and Charles Sharp Foundation; Mike and Mary Terry; TIAA, FSB; and Stacey and Reid Walker Family Trust; 

Silver History Maker ($2,500) - Katherine Blair; Shannon Callewart; Peggy Carr and Catherine Worley; The Eiseman Families; Melissa and Trevor Fetter; The Gravity Company; Cathy and Bill Helmbrecht; Natalie and George T. Lee Jr.; Maryann and Frank Mihalopoulos/Liza and William Lee/Barbara and Randall Rosenblatt; Locke Lord LLP; Shirley & William S. McIntyre Foundation; Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC; Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation; Catherine and Will Rose; Kit and Kemp Sawers; Nicole and Justin Small; Margaret and Glenn Solomon; Southwestern Medical Foundation/UT Southwestern Medical Center; University of Texas at Dallas  and The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History; Joan and Alan Walne; and Marnie and Kern Wildenthal. 

 

About the Dallas Historical Society

The Dallas Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Dallas and Texas history. Offering free education programming, lectures, historic city tours, museum exhibitions, and other special events, this organization strives to be the preeminent resource for exploring, and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas. We endeavor to encourage historical inquiry and maintain the importance and relevance of history today. Our collection of archival material- including historic photographs, diaries, journals, papers, periodicals, maps, and books- is available to researchers. Formed in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society is the oldest organization in Dallas County committed to preserving the history of the region, and presenting it to the public in innovative and informative ways.  For more information, visit dallashistory.org.