Join us at the Housing Crisis Center's Patriot Party on Friday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. (Advance ticket purchase/reservations required. See details and links below.)
Housing Crisis Center's mission is to prevent homelessness and stabilize those at risk in decent, affordable,
and permanent housing, and to empower them to solve their own housing
problems in the future.
One of the most important – and most vulnerable – groups HCC serves are homeless, disabled veterans. HCC is the largest non-profit provider of
permanent supportive housing (PSH) for veterans, providing the
most comprehensive, clinical, and supportive housing for veterans in the
PSH serves the chronically homeless and disabled sub-population of
homeless where veterans disproportionately fall due to issues associated
with military service. PSH as a housing program has literally changed the
face of homelessness.
In Dallas the number of chronically homeless has decreased by 47% since
2004, in part due to the services offered by HCC. In 2012, the Christian
Science Monitor has noted, “There has been a paradigm shift from emergency
shelters...That system is merely a band-aid with a big revolving door, not
having any meaningful impact in reducing homelessness.” PSH ends
Additionally, supporting a chronically homeless veteran on the streets of
Dallas can cost the taxpayer between $60,000 and $100,000 annually. When that
same vet is housed through HCC, the cost hovers around $9,000.
HCC hosts an annual Patriot Party, a cocktail party fundraiser (with silent
and live auctions and live music) that raises money to support the housing
programs offered to veterans.
The 4th Annual Patriot Party will be on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, starting at 7 PM.
There is room for the public to join us!
be purchased at $200 each. Sponsorships begin at $1,500. Tickets are not available for purchase at the door. They must be purchased in advance.
Mercedes-Benz of Plano
hosts Patron Party for
An Evening Of Hope Gala benefiting Hope’s Door
Hope’s Door is a comprehensive
domestic violence agency in Collin County
(October 24, 2014 – Plano, TX) Mercedes-Benz of Plano hosted a party honoring
patrons of the upcoming An Evening of Hope Gala benefiting Hope’s Door, a comprehensive
domestic violence agency in Collin County.
Suzanne Bock Grishman, Director of
Development, began remarks by thanking the evening’s host and continued with very
special news saying, “We are thrilled to announce Nancy C. and Richard R.
Rogers have come on board as presenting sponsors for the gala on Saturday,
November 8 at the Westin Stonebriar.” She had special thanks for Tania and
Glenn Beck as honorary chairs and recognized gala chair, Stephanie Mattison.
Bair and The Mary Kay Foundation℠ , will receive the Heroes of Hope Award for
their efforts in helping with emergency shelter renovations and ongoing support
. Auction sponsor, Rent-A-Center, received a rousing round of applause and a
big hurrah resounded in the showroom as the crowd was encouraged to purchase
raffle tickets now for the beautiful 2014 CLA Class Mercedes-Benz. Only 1,000
tickets will be sold at $100 each, with proceeds benefiting the programs and
services of Hope’s Door. The public can buy tickets through the website at www.hopesdoorinc.org and do not have to be present to win.
chair Mattison reminded everyone to purchase their gala tickets while
underwriting tables were still available and encouraged the crowd to wear their
Gatsby-themed attire. The gala evening begins with a cocktail
reception and features an elegant seated dinner,
a live and silent auction and entertainment by DFW cover band Limelight.
Steve Stolar is the emcee. Tickets are $175 each, a table of ten
is $1,750 and sponsorships beginning at $2,500 are available through the
website at www.hopesdoorinc.org
or call 972-422-2911.
Photo of Stephanie
Mattison, gala chair; Ashley Simpson, host, Mercedes-Benz of Plano
Panter, Rent-A-Center, Auction Sponsor; Jessica
Bair and The Mary Kay Foundation℠ , Heroes of Hope Award honoree
President and Mrs. George W. Bush are Distinguished Chairs The luncheon features a
conversation with Joe Torre, a Former All-Star Baseball
Player, Four-Time World Series Champion as Manager of the New York
Yankees and Incoming Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, interviewed by Dale
Hansen, WFAA Channel 8
The Family Place Texas Trailblazer Awards luncheon chairs Stephanie and Travis Hollman, Carol Seay and Stephanie Seay are thrilled to announce President and Mrs. George W. Bush as Distinguished Chairs of The Family Place Texas Trailblazer Awards
Luncheon this fall, which pays tribute to the Legacy of Harold C. Simmons as
the Texas Trailblazer Award honoree.
Texas Trailblazer Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant
contribution to the community. This year, The Family Place is honored to pay
tribute to the Legacy of Harold C.
Simmonsfor his support of The Family Place as well as the many,
many organizations, charities, hospitals and countless people who have
benefited from his unprecedented generosity.
for Wednesday, September 17th at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, the
luncheon features a conversation with Joe
Torre, a former All-Star baseball player, four-time World Series champion
as manager of the New York Yankees and incoming member of the Baseball Hall of
Fame. Inspired by his experiences of growing up as a witness to domestic
violence, Torre and his wife founded Safe at Home Foundation which operates a
number of domestic violence resource centers called Margaret’s Place, named
after his mother, in the greater New York City area. Dallas’ very own Dale Hansen, WFAA Channel 8 sports
newscaster and domestic violence prevention advocate, will conduct the
Flink, CEO, The Family Place, said, “I think I speak for all of the
nonprofits and charities that have been blessed by gifts from Harold C. Simmons
when I say thank you for being our angel and beacon of light over so many
years, for helping us to provide a good life for others and for understanding
the issues of our community and having the heart to help.”
Family Place is the largest domestic violence agency in the Metroplex and provides
safety, meals, medical care and counseling to families, women, men and children
to escape from domestic violence. And, though women and children represent the
majority of victims, men are affected as well—as victims, perpetrators,
witnesses and as bystanders. The comprehensive services that prevent violence
and fully support women, children and men on their path from fear to safety are
free. Last year’s event was a
complete sell-out, so now is the time to reserve your table or ticket.
Sponsorships and underwriting are available.
ofWednesday’s Child Luncheon Kick-Off Hosted by Place
Celebrating 30 Years of Transforming Students’ Lives in Foster Care by
Improving Their Educational Path
Libby & David Hunt / The Nancy & Herbert
Hunt Family Foundation are presenting sponsors for the luncheon featuring Darlene
Ellison, M.S. as keynote speaker
The kick-off for Friends ofWednesday’s
Child was full of excitement as announcements were made
for the organization’s 30th anniversary luncheon celebration on
Wednesday, April 9th at Union Station in Dallas featuring DarleneM.Ellison,M.S.,
as the featured speaker. AuthorofThePredatorNextDoor, Darlene has appeared on Oprah, 20/20, a special television segment
of Dateline NBC, an interview with D Magazine and more. Libby and David Hunt/The Nancy and
Herbert Hunt Family Foundation is presenting the luncheon, chaired by Cachet
Weinberg. Libby is honorary chair.
Gloria Campos is emcee.
“We’re delighted to welcome
everyone and thank Place at Perry’s and manager Matthew Huntsman for their kind
generosity in hosting tonight’s event,” Cachet said. “We would also like to recognize Delta Emerson, Executive
Director and Vice Chair of the Ryan Foundation, our sustaining sponsor. We are raising money to transform foster
children’s lives by providing them access to academic and essential supports to
be successful in school and in life,
everything from education expenses and enrichment activities ranging
from after-school tutoring, college scholarships, dance lessons and so much
(Photo: David Hunt, Libby Hunt, (Libby & David Hunt / The Nancy & Herbert
Hunt Family Foundation are presenting sponsors ); Delta Emerson, Executive Director and Vice Chair, Ryan Foundation, presenting sponsor;
Nancy and Herbert Hunt. Photos by Denise Shuff)
Transformingthe lives ofstudents infostercare by improvingtheireducationalpath, Friends
of Wednesday’s Childbuildsaroadtohopeandensureskidsinfostercare
have the opportunities
they equallydeserve to
reachtheirfull potential by supporting their educational needs. FosterchildreninNorthTexas are50%morelikelytodropoutofhighschoolornotgraduateontimecomparedtotheirpeers. Withouteducationalsuccess,fosterchildrenareill-equippedto support themselves.
(Photo: Bill Weinberg, Cachet Weinberg, Luncheon Chair ;
Matthew Huntsman, manager, Place at Perry’s and host.)
Sharon McGowan, executive
director, FWC, says, “We’d love for the
public to join us in celebrating this milestone year. A gifttruly
Ellison, featured speaker and author; Sharon McGowan, Executive Director, Friends of Wednesday's Child.)
Libby and David
Hunt agree, saying, “We have chosen to be involved with Friends of Wednesday’s Child
since Libby served on the Crystal Charity Ball charity selection committee and
CCB chose them as a beneficiary years ago. This agency so beautifully
exemplifies how effective even a small staff can be with dedicated hearts and a
professional level of effectiveness. FWC exists to meet the educational
needs of foster children when state funding and other resources are unavailable.”
Friends of Wednesday’s Child mission is to transform the
lives of foster children through education.
The fact is the drop-out rate for children living in foster care is more
than three times that of other students.
Part of that is because, on average, these children move eight times
before they are 18 making it hard to get academic traction. By supporting foster children as they pursue
their education, we can help. We know
that when kids stay in school and graduate they’re off to a better start in
life. Your support for such things as
tutoring, enrichment programs, extracurricular activities, and academic
scholarships makes it possible. The Ryan
Foundation is the Sustaining Sponsor for Friends of Wednesday’s Child.
McDermott Announced as Honorary Chair of the ParkCitiesHistoricand PreservationSociety 2014 Distinguished
Speaker Luncheon Series and Historic Home Tour Architects of Distinction
Presented by Pritchett IV and D HOME
Harlan Crow will speak on “Architectural Features and Historical Collections
in the Harlan Crow Library” at the luncheon Join us on Wednesday, April 2 for this fascinating look into Crow's private collection
The Park Cities Historic and Preservation
Society (PCHPS) is honored to announce Mrs. Eugene McDermott as the honorary
chair of the 2014 Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Series and Historic Home Tour Architects of Distinction presented by
Pritchett IV and D Home.
“Mrs. McDermott’s joining our
luncheon as honorary chair is truly an honor,” said Al McClendon, president,
PCHPS. “Her appearance and literally pulling the switch at the lighting of the Highland
Park pecan tree at Armstrong Parkway during the last holiday season reminded us
of her dedication to our community. At that same time, PCHPS unveiled a
landmarking plaque celebrating Highland Park’s Centennial and commemorating the
Cole Family Farm, where the tree stands.Now Mrs.
McDermott joins us in this 2014 Home Tour kick-off raising awareness of the
unique attributes of the Park Cities, which we seek to preserve and
Hrncir, luncheon chair, agreed with McClendon, saying, “This is PCHPS’ third
annual Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon and Mrs. McDermott’s involvement
and support as honorary chair, along with Harlan Crow as the featured speaker,
is a celebration of the history of our community. We are all looking forward to
an exciting event.”
honorary chairs were Lindalyn Adams in 2012 and Ray and Heather Washburne in
2013. Former speakers were Ray Washburne
in 2012 and Dealey Decherd Herndon in 2013.
for Wednesday, April 2nd at the Dallas Country Club, the luncheon
features Crow’s presentation entitled “Architectural Features and Historical
Collections in the Harlan Crow Library” and will include a slide show. Scott
Murray is emcee.
Harlan Crow is the Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Crow Holdings, a private family business holding company.The company owns and manages real estate
investments throughout the United States and overseas.Mr. Crow serves on several boards, including
those of AEI, Supreme Court Historical Society, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation,
and as a member of the American Antiquarian Society.He serves the Dallas area as Honorary Consul
of Denmark.He and his wife, Kathy, have
three children, Jack, Rob and Sarah.
from the luncheon will fund scholarships at Highland Park High School for
graduating seniors who plan to study architecture, history, preservation, or
another major related to the preservation of our heritage. The purpose of the scholarships is to promote
interest in education in fields of study related to historical preservation of
the Park Cities Communities.
Also, remember to mark your calendars
for Saturday, April 12
for the12th Annual
Historic Home Tour Architects of
Distinction from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Open to the public, tickets will be available at Park Cities Tom Thumb stores
beginning March 29th.
What:Park Cities Historic and
Preservation Society (PCHPS) annual Historic Home Tour is themed “Architects of
Distinction” and is presented by Pritchett IV and D HOME. The home tour and
luncheon celebrate historic preservation and are 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.
Details:The2014Historic HomeTourwill feature architecturally and
historically significant homes of the Park Cities.
• TheHistoricHomeTour and Distinguished Speaker Series
proceedsare allocated for scholarships and tohelpfurtherourmissiontopromote,protectandpreserve thehistoric,architectural,culturalandaestheticlegacyoftheParkCities.