Categories:There is a Junior Category, ages 12-17 and a senior category, ages 18 and up.
RepertoireVisit the website for the complete listing:
Contact for Sponsorships:
Competitors: Bios of the competitors are available via .pdf by request.
Judges:, Jean Fassina, Liu Shi Kun, Daniel Pollack
Viardo Foundation Mission: Establish an international piano competition annually and bring world-class talented pianists to Dallas metropolitan area.
He was the first Russian to win the Van Cliburn Competition in 1973. Vladimir Viardo was born in the Caucasus Mountains near the Black Sea. He studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Lev Naumov. After having received his doctorate, he became Lev Naumov’s assistant. He won two international competitions: the “Prix du Prince Rainier” at the Maguerite Long - Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris (1971) and the Van Cliburn Competition (1973).
His travel visa was withdrawn by the Russian Soviet authorities. It was not until the new era of “Glasnost” and “Perestroika” that he was again able to play abroad. He has performed at the Lincoln centre, the Kennedy Centre, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, and the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
Vladimir Viardo is presently Artist in Residence at the University of North Texas. He is founder of the Viardo Foundation which is committed to providing financial assistance to talented students.
He has made many recordings including Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, Cesar Franck, Alemdar Karamanov, Nikolai Medtner, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Partners:Kid Biz provides the childrens’ clothes for the fashion show
Modern Luxury Dallas – Media partner
Fashion Show:"Best of Fall at Stanley Korshak and The Shak.” With fashions by Stanley Korshak and production by Jan Strimple, it promises to be another stellar event.
Guest Models:Rozalyn and Robert Colombo, Vinnie Deegan, Rolando Diaz, Lynae and Dean Fearing, Steve Mauldin (Pres. of KTVT - Channel 11), Tincy and Vance Miller, Terri Provençal, Capera Ryan, Ed Schulenburg (editor of Encore),Bill Solomon, Jocelyn White.
We also ask kidney donors/recipients to model and we are very proud to have Harold Simmons and his daughter, Amy Alford in the show this year. Quote from Harold: “I am pleased to support KidneyTexas and be a part of theluncheon on September 12th. The good work they do is even more meaningfulto me now that I have had a kidney transplant. My new kidney was given to me by my daughter, Amy.”
Feature:A special section dedicated to Harold Simmons will be in the program. Supporters have asked to have their names listed – so donations are being taken to be listed on that page. Contact KidneyTexas for more info.
Seating:The fashion show features individual runway seating, a departure from the usual tableside-fashion viewing seating. Special underwriting levels insure VIP seating.
Raffle:See attached release.
Awards:The Stanley Korshak American Express Outstanding Service Award KidneyTexas will be presented by Crawford Brock, President and Owner of Stanley Korshak and Linda Marshall, Regional Vice President and General Manager/Central Region for American Express.
Luncheon Tickets:$150 each. See attached Underwriting contract for underwriting levels.
For more information and tickets: tel. 214.891.0896 and fax. 214.368.3635 or email:or visit the website:
oNational Kidney Foundation’s Young Adult Camp
oThe Kidney Family Retreat to be held at Camp John Marc
oKidney in the Classroom, an educational program for children in the classroom in cooperation with the DallasPublic School
oChildren’s Medical Center to support a Child Life Specialist, educational materials, supplies and funds for clown therapists; and
oUT Southwestern Medical Center to purchase equipment to monitor oxygenation during surgery for Kidney Cancer.
Mission Statement: The purpose of KidneyTexas, Inc. is to provide funding to improve the methods of treatment, the search for a cure and prevention of kidney disease and other kindred or contributory diseases; and to develop more adequate provision for the care of persons suffering from such diseases.
Statistics: Debilitating kidney diseases impact approximately 20 million people in the United States today. Groups at high risk include African Americans, Hispanics, senior citizens and people with diabetes. In Texas, there are over 30,000 people on dialysis and 4,000 on a transplant list. The number of patients on dialysis is anticipated to double this decade.
History: Since 1999, the dedicated volunteers of KidneyTexas, Inc. have worked in tandem with our generous underwriters to raise over $1.5 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease.
Hospital Foundation Celebrates First Sponsors, New Theme for 2008 Gala
RichardsonRegionalMedicalCenter Foundation Hosting November 1
Gala to Raise Money for Nonprofit Hospital
The Richardson Regional Medical Center Foundation has received a Gold level sponsorship of $10,000 from Ericsson for its annual fundraising gala to be held on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Westin Galleria Dallas. An anonymous donor also has contributed $48,000 to help sponsor the event. The news was celebrated at a kick-off party hosted by Underwriting Co-Chair Karl Chiao and his wife, Catherine, at their University Park home.
Adding to the excitement, organizers have unveiled this year’s new name for the gala, Yellow and Black Tie Gala, to highlight one of the hospital’s major initiatives.
“We wanted yellow to be part of the theme this year to promote cancer awareness and the upcoming opening of the new RichardsonRegionalCancerCenter,” said gala chair Suzanne Bock of Dallas. The new CancerCenter, an affiliate of UT Southwestern Medical Center, will be opening in October at the hospital’s Bush/Renner Campus to serve the North Texas area.
Bock, a member of the Richardson Regional Foundation board and owner of Interphil LLC, a philanthropic and wealth management consulting firm, is passionate about this cause because she was caregiver to a close friend who passed away from leukemia two years ago.
“We traveled long distances for specialized treatment, so I know first-hand how difficult it is to leave home when you are faced with this devastating illness,” said Bock. “I’m honored to be involved with Richardson Regional’s efforts to provide advanced cancer care right here at home.”
Proceeds from the Yellow and Black Tie Gala will not only support the new CancerCenter, but also support other medical technology, research and clinical programs at the hospital. Last year’s gala netted more than $163,000 and was attended by more than 500 area civic and business leaders.
Plano residents Ed Kelly and Linda Armstrong Kelly are serving as this year’s honorary chairs. The couple has devoted their volunteer efforts to help fight cancer and improve medical care available locally. They also are honorary co-chairs of the Foundation’s capital campaign, “Cancer Should Not Have the Last Word.”
(Photo: Karl Chiao, Underwriting co-chair and his wife, Catherine, hosts; Suzanne Bock, Gala Chairman; Robert Witte, Underwriting Co-chair. Photo by Jennifer Baylis)
Mr. Kelly is president of the Foundation Board of Directors. A former IBM executive, he currently serves as Director of Sales for PHNS, a Dallas based company that provides information technology and business office services to hospitals. Ms. Kelly, mother of seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, is an activist, author and motivational speaker. She currently serves on the Richardson Hospital Authority Board.
The Yellow and Black Tie Gala willfeature a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live entertainment and live and silent auctions. Sponsorships, tables of 10, and individual gala tickets, which cost $150 each, are available by calling the Foundation at (972) 498-7678. All sponsorships receive recognition in the Gala program and other promotional opportunities. For more details, visit www.yellowandblacktiegala.com.
The Richardson Regional Medical Center Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organization led by 32 business and civic leaders who donate their time, service and expertise to raise funds and awareness for RichardsonRegionalMedicalCenter. Established in 1977, this organization’s fundraising have helped upgrade obstetrical services, establish the Center for Women’s Health, enlarge the Senior Health Center, expand cardiovascular services, and bring the first Novalis®-enhanced linear accelerator in Texas and the seventh in the United States, to the Lance Armstrong Shaped Beam Surgery™ program at the Cancer Center. For more information or to make a donation, call (972) 498-7678 or visit RichardsonRegional.com/Foundation.