ReuNight Returns: An Evening in Provence at The Nasher Sculpture Garden, Benefiting The Family Place

ReuNight: And just like that… life returns to a new normal in 2022, and social activities seem appropriate, especially when supporting one’s fave non-profit, such as The Family Place.

Roni Proter, Max Trowbridge, Shelle Sills, Marisa Howard at The Conservatory

Roni Proter, Max Trowbridge, Shelle Sills, Marisa Howard at The Conservatory

It’s been over ten years that, in some small way, I’ve supported The Family Place, either by attending events, through media partnerships, participating in Partners Card or as honorary chair of Partners Card in 2018. So it seemed perfectly appropriate to honor my dear friend Mimi Sterling‘s first year as CEO of The Family Place when they invited me to chair the ReuNight annual dinner gala. I’m also excited that my sweet friends Marisa Howard and Roni Proter Kelly will join me as co-chairs and that the legendary retail extraordinaire Shelle Sills will join us as the honorary chair. What a crew!

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Social Impact Investing Chat with Eva Yazhari of Beyond Capital Fund

Social impact investing, is this really the time to contemplate investing in social good? As we all struggle to identify our new world during the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has unique life experiences, and in turn, a different perspective on how to deal with our feelings of powerlessness during this time. For me, weekly conversations with co-founder and CEO of Beyond Capital Fund, Eva Yazhari, keeps my mind clear and focused, as Eva says, “The best thing money can do, is good.”

Eva Yazhari, Beyond Capital Fund, social impact investing

Eva Yazhari, Beyond Capital Fund

Personally, the opportunity to serve others, in whichever meaningful manner is appropriate, relinquishes personal insecurities and drives meaning and purpose to my life. When in self-doubt, the ability to take care of family, or to serve a community, provides inspiration and the power to do good. But during these quarantine times, how can we do something purposeful, how can we help others to help themselves?

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The Family Place announces Partners Card

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written about The Family Place and its annual Partners Card week-long shopping extravaganza over the last ten years, too many, but always with fervour and a frenzy that equates its philanthropic M.O—and this year is no exception.

The Family Place, Partners Card co-chairs, Tierney Kaufman Hutchins, Max Trowbridge, Julian Leaver, Leigh Danley

Tierney Kaufman Hutchins, Max Trowbridge, Julian Leaver, Leigh Danley

This week The Family Place announced Leigh Danley, Tierney Kaufman Hutchins and Julian Leaver, as the 2018 co-chairs of Partners Card. A triple threat, this bundle of energy is challenged to raise $1M+ across the Dallas metroplex through The Family Place’s signature fundraiser.

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MTV RE:DEFINE Rocks NorthPark Center

The MTV RE:DEFINE art auction and gala rocked CenterPark Garden at NorthPark Center as the seventh iteration raised over $2.2 million, benefiting Dallas Contemporary and MTV Staying Alive Foundation.

MTV RE:DEFINE Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Maxine Trowbridge, Peter Doroshenko, Georgia Arnold

Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Maxine Trowbridge, Peter Doroshenko, Georgia Arnold

Fashion and art coalesced perfectly at MTV RE:DEFINE, with stylish ensembles, decked out on every guest as they canvassed the silent auction artworks during the cocktail reception, which was held beneath the gigantic steel, wood and aluminium sculpture, “Five Hammering Men” by Jonathan Borofsky.

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International Women’s Day, Thank you

While this day, International Women’s Day, is a day to remember and acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political, achievements of women, both current and historical, I find it incredulous that as women, we still have to focus on this message.

Margaret Thatcher, Madonna, Princess Diana, Mother Theresa, Queen Elizabeth

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A Night of Stars Honored at the Historic Hall of State

A red carpet stretched towards the Art Deco façade of Texas’ historic Hall of State at Fair Park for the star-studded arrival of Fashion Group International of Dallas’ annual Night of Stars honorees and guests.

Britt Harless, Ken Weber and Heidi Dillon at Hall of State

Britt Harless, Ken Weber and Heidi Dillon

Every year this event sparkles with talent and the 2017 rendition early November at the Hall of State continued to dazzle. Thanks to FGI Dallas board members and co-chairs Heidi Dillon and Britt Harless, with the ever-dapper honorary chair Chuck Steelman, and FGI Dallas regional director Ken Weber.

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