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Anne Sutherland, Chair, Woman of the Year Gala; Martha C. Cox, President, Les Femmes du Monde; Lisa Cooley, Hostess; Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Board Secretary.

Lisa Cooley generously hosted the Les Femmes du Monde (LFDM) Spring Tea celebrating the upcoming spring season by filling her Preston Hollow home with glorious flower arrangements in tones of pinks, reds and blue.           

Greeting guests as they arrived were Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Board Secretary and Anne Sutherland, chair of the 2019 Woman of the Year gala dinner and Director of Finance on the LFDM board.
         

Martha C. Cox, Les Femmes du Monde president ushered members to Sharon Knowles, Membership chair as she checked in guests and reminded them this is the beginning of the new year for the organization, which means renewing memberships!  Brenda Truitt is Treasurer and Jan Ward is Advisor-At-Large. Venise Stuart is Parliamentarian.
         

Welcoming everyone to the meeting and during the program, Martha presented Lisa with a lovely hostess gift, thanking her for her gracious hospitality. Quoting an article in D magazine in January 2018, Martha read Lisa’s response to the subject of “The importance of giving back.” Lisa said, “Sometimes the main thing someone needs, is to know someone cares and is on their side. You never know how an act or deed you do for someone else will impact the course of their life. Everyone can do something – and serving others is the greatest gift we can give of ourselves. We can all give back in some way, whether time or resources. It is our responsibility, not obligation, to serve others.”
         

She also introduced Kyra Barnett from The Child Life Program at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center and Kate Daniels representing the Global Young Leaders Program of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, the two beneficiaries of LFDM events throughout the year.
         

Some exciting news from Kate: Plano Independent School District maintained its grip on the World Affairs Council’s regional PwC Academic WorldQuest crown, with Jasper High School defeating 81 other North Texas high school teams on Tuesday, February 12.  The Jasper High School team of Adithya Karthik, Pranav Pattatathunaduvil, Michelle Ma, and Renee Li is coached by Khadeeja Miandara. The team’s next step will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Carlos and Malu Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition on April 27, at the United States Institute of Peace. A Plano team has won the national title six out of the past eight years. Finishing in second and third place at the regional competition were Allen High School and Plano West Senior High.

         

And an overview from Kyra: At Children’s Health, Les Femmes makes an incredible impact on the psychosocial needs of the patients and families through the Child Life program. Some of those services include keeping the playrooms open (where the patients get to be kids), providing medical play to help the patients/siblings better understand the procedure they are going to undergo, providing diagnosis specific weekend and weeklong summer camps so that the patients don’t miss out on this critical experience, providing tools like ipads to help explain procedures; wii’s for entertainment, prize closet items and music therapists help the children express their feelings through music. And a big favorite, the therapy dogs.

         

Les Femmes du Monde is a group of women helping youth in health and education. Membership in Les Femmes du Monde is open to the public and includes many benefits, such as invitations to events in private homes, the Woman of the Year gala dinner, New Member reception, Annual Meeting and Luncheon, and the opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about the world we live in. Visit the website for more information at LesFemmesduMonde.org 

 

2019 Beneficiaries

The Child Life Program’s primary goal is to minimize the impact of illness on a child’s normal growth and emotional and cognitive development.  This involves establishing supportive relationships with patients and families and providing them with developmentally-appropriate information that helps them prepare for, understand and cope with their healthcare experiences.  

The Global Young Leaders and Education Programs at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth seeks to educate students and teachers on how international events affect  their lives, their communities, and their country.  The goal is to empower students to become effective, active global citizens and leaders in the community.  Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2018, this program has impacted more than 1 million students and trained more than 8,000 teachers since its inception in 2004."

Mission Statement:  Since its beginning in 1961, Les Femmes du Monde is celebrating its 59th year of service. The mission is to provide funds for the support of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Child Life Program and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth International Education Program.

Les Femmes Du Monde: Dedicated To Serving Dallas
Les Femmes du Monde has donated more than $2 million to the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth, and more than $700,000 to Children’s Medical Center.

Past Woman of the Year Honorees (in chronological order): 1986 Doris S. Dixon; 1987 Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler; 1988 Caroline Rose Hunt; 1989 Annette Strauss, Mayor of Dallas; 1990 Vivian Castleberry; 1991 Mary Kay Ash; 1995 Ebby Halliday; 1996 Catherine Crier; 1997 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator; 1998 Laura Bush, First Lady of Texas; 1999 Juanita Miller; 2000 Nancy Brinker; 2001 Gloria Campos; 2002 Florence Shapiro, Texas State Senator; 2003 Liz Minyard and Gretchen Minyard Williams; 2005 Karen Hughes, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; 2006 Billie Leigh Rippey; 2007 Dee Wyly; 2008 Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas; 2009 Yvonne Crum; 2011 Geraldine “Tincy” Miller; 2012 Dr. Gail Thomas, President and CEO, The Trinity Trust Foundation; 2013 Mary Lee Cox; 2014 Virginia Chandler Dykes, Gina Ginsburg, Lynn McBee, Margaret McDermott, Pat Smith, Nina Vaca; 2015 Virginia Cook; 2016 Couple of the Year Nancy and W. Herbert Hunt; 2017 Carmaleta Whiteley Felton; 2018 Dr. Sandra “Sandi” Chapman.

* Photos by Dana Driensky.

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Jan Ward, Kathleen Turner

Lisa Cooley generously hosted the Les Femmes du Monde (LFDM) Spring Tea celebrating the upcoming spring season by filling her Preston Hollow home with glorious flower arrangements in tones of pinks, reds and blue.           

Greeting guests as they arrived were Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Board Secretary and Anne Sutherland, chair of the 2019 Woman of the Year gala dinner and Director of Finance on the LFDM board.
         

Martha C. Cox, Les Femmes du Monde president ushered members to Sharon Knowles, Membership chair as she checked in guests and reminded them this is the beginning of the new year for the organization, which means renewing memberships!  Brenda Truitt is Treasurer and Jan Ward is Advisor-At-Large. Venise Stuart is Parliamentarian.
         

Welcoming everyone to the meeting and during the program, Martha presented Lisa with a lovely hostess gift, thanking her for her gracious hospitality. Quoting an article in D magazine in January 2018, Martha read Lisa’s response to the subject of “The importance of giving back.” Lisa said, “Sometimes the main thing someone needs, is to know someone cares and is on their side. You never know how an act or deed you do for someone else will impact the course of their life. Everyone can do something – and serving others is the greatest gift we can give of ourselves. We can all give back in some way, whether time or resources. It is our responsibility, not obligation, to serve others.”
         

She also introduced Kyra Barnett from The Child Life Program at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center and Kate Daniels representing the Global Young Leaders Program of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, the two beneficiaries of LFDM events throughout the year.
         

Some exciting news from Kate: Plano Independent School District maintained its grip on the World Affairs Council’s regional PwC Academic WorldQuest crown, with Jasper High School defeating 81 other North Texas high school teams on Tuesday, February 12.  The Jasper High School team of Adithya Karthik, Pranav Pattatathunaduvil, Michelle Ma, and Renee Li is coached by Khadeeja Miandara. The team’s next step will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Carlos and Malu Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition on April 27, at the United States Institute of Peace. A Plano team has won the national title six out of the past eight years. Finishing in second and third place at the regional competition were Allen High School and Plano West Senior High.

         

And an overview from Kyra: At Children’s Health, Les Femmes makes an incredible impact on the psychosocial needs of the patients and families through the Child Life program. Some of those services include keeping the playrooms open (where the patients get to be kids), providing medical play to help the patients/siblings better understand the procedure they are going to undergo, providing diagnosis specific weekend and weeklong summer camps so that the patients don’t miss out on this critical experience, providing tools like ipads to help explain procedures; wii’s for entertainment, prize closet items and music therapists help the children express their feelings through music. And a big favorite, the therapy dogs.

         

Les Femmes du Monde is a group of women helping youth in health and education. Membership in Les Femmes du Monde is open to the public and includes many benefits, such as invitations to events in private homes, the Woman of the Year gala dinner, New Member reception, Annual Meeting and Luncheon, and the opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about the world we live in. Visit the website for more information at LesFemmesduMonde.org 

 

2019 Beneficiaries

The Child Life Program’s primary goal is to minimize the impact of illness on a child’s normal growth and emotional and cognitive development.  This involves establishing supportive relationships with patients and families and providing them with developmentally-appropriate information that helps them prepare for, understand and cope with their healthcare experiences.  

The Global Young Leaders and Education Programs at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth seeks to educate students and teachers on how international events affect  their lives, their communities, and their country.  The goal is to empower students to become effective, active global citizens and leaders in the community.  Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2018, this program has impacted more than 1 million students and trained more than 8,000 teachers since its inception in 2004."

Mission Statement:  Since its beginning in 1961, Les Femmes du Monde is celebrating its 59th year of service. The mission is to provide funds for the support of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Child Life Program and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth International Education Program.

Les Femmes Du Monde: Dedicated To Serving Dallas
Les Femmes du Monde has donated more than $2 million to the World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth, and more than $700,000 to Children’s Medical Center.

Past Woman of the Year Honorees (in chronological order): 1986 Doris S. Dixon; 1987 Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler; 1988 Caroline Rose Hunt; 1989 Annette Strauss, Mayor of Dallas; 1990 Vivian Castleberry; 1991 Mary Kay Ash; 1995 Ebby Halliday; 1996 Catherine Crier; 1997 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator; 1998 Laura Bush, First Lady of Texas; 1999 Juanita Miller; 2000 Nancy Brinker; 2001 Gloria Campos; 2002 Florence Shapiro, Texas State Senator; 2003 Liz Minyard and Gretchen Minyard Williams; 2005 Karen Hughes, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; 2006 Billie Leigh Rippey; 2007 Dee Wyly; 2008 Anita Perry, First Lady of Texas; 2009 Yvonne Crum; 2011 Geraldine “Tincy” Miller; 2012 Dr. Gail Thomas, President and CEO, The Trinity Trust Foundation; 2013 Mary Lee Cox; 2014 Virginia Chandler Dykes, Gina Ginsburg, Lynn McBee, Margaret McDermott, Pat Smith, Nina Vaca; 2015 Virginia Cook; 2016 Couple of the Year Nancy and W. Herbert Hunt; 2017 Carmaleta Whiteley Felton; 2018 Dr. Sandra “Sandi” Chapman.

* Photos by Dana Driensky.

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Naveen Jindal School of Management Dean Hasan Pirkul, (left) presented Venise Stuart BS’79 with a Distinguished Alumni Award; President Richard C. Benson (right).

Longtime civic leader and Highland Park resident Venise Stuart received a Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Texas at Dallas at a gala dinner held in honor of all award recipients at UTD’s Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center. Nearly 300 alumni and friends attended the sold-out gala, which was presented by Axxess. The City of Richardson was also a sponsor.
         

After her introduction and as she took the stage, Venise joked with the crowd that at only five feet tall, she sometimes feels she needs a platform to stand on to reach a microphone. Mike Brodie, Executive Board Chair, who was presenting her the award, said, “You don’t need a platform to stand tall,” which was met with supportive chuckles and applause from the audience.

         

“When I graduated from UTD with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Public Administration in 1979, I had no idea where I was going or what I'd be doing,” Venise said. “Being such a new school, with small classes, maybe 1,200 students - having only two buildings - with classes mostly held in the evening, I was able to serve as Vice President of Student Government, and after taking leadership/training courses, I even helped enroll new incoming students to the upper division classes being offered then. Being a new and at that time, a small university, students were able to help in a lot of various ways.”
         

She continued, “Communications was important when I began doing volunteer work, from the day my sisters and I began knocking on doors selling Girl Scout cookies, to fundraising for the Junior League of Dallas, serving as a board member for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, incoming president of the Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, leading the AWARE Dallas Board as president for two years and in various other roles for nonprofits in Dallas and Toronto - communications was and still is the key.”
         

Chairing her first charity ball in the 1980s, Venise has since dedicated her efforts and energy to a number of worthy causes and organizations, including the University’s Center for Vital Longevity and the Center for BrainHealth.
         

Venise gave a heartfelt thank you to her husband, Larry, her son and stepchildren, and her sisters.  She also thanked her many, many friends who also believe in the importance of giving back to the community for their continued support.
         

“Giving back to the community is something I feel passionate about,” she said. “It is how I've become known as a civic leader, which surprises me because I didn't try to become a civic leader, it was natural for me. I love to inspire people - to bring out their best. I love to guide people to the right conclusion and not be afraid to grow and think outside the box, to come to a conclusion that is best for all. I am enthusiastic and passionate about what I do. I want to do well and at the same time, inspire the people who support what I'm doing.”
         

Crediting UT Dallas for helping her in many ways to achieve her personal goals in communications, to develop a hard work ethic, to create time management skills and the ability to help others achieve their goals, she thanked her many mentors along the way saying, “UT Dallas was definitely one of the most important influencers in my life.”

Photography credit: Randy Anderson, courtesy The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Mari Epperson, Chair, Luncheon and Fashion Show; Sandy Secor, President, KidneyTexas, Inc.

KidneyTexas, Inc. president Sandy Secor announced Mari Epperson as the chair of the 2019 The Runway Report Transforming Lives Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Spring Membership Tea. Chaired by Nancy Connor and Kathy Cothrum, the tea was graciously hosted by Clare Buie Chaney in her lovely Swiss Avenue home.   

As the logo created by Lynn Dealey was revealed, Mari invited everyone to attend the luncheon happening on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Brook Hollow Golf Club.  The morning begins with a mimosa reception, followed by the runway fashion show featuring chic fashions sponsored by TOOTSIES and produced by Jan Strimple, which is always a fabulous event including fun surprises. It is all topped off with a delicious luncheon. Honorees, beneficiaries and more details will be revealed soon!     

Sandy announced the new board of directors: Advisory Board Chair - Therese Rourk; 1st Vice President Membership -Barenda Hino; 2nd Vice President Luncheon – Mari Epperson; 3rd Vice president Charity Selection - Gail Vesledahl, Barbara Gary; Recording Secretary – Pam Brannon; Corresponding Secretary - Jeannie Nethery; Treasurer - Cindy Hanson; Treasurer Elect  - Stacey Wiggins; Historian - Natalie Taylor; Parliamentarian – Mary Lee Cox.
     

KidneyTexas, Inc. has raised almost $3.5 million in the past 20 years. The mission is to provide funding to improve the methods of treatment, 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.
     

Membership in KidneyTexas, Inc. includes the Men of Kidney and is open to the public and available through the website at at http://www.kidneytexas.org, contact 214-891-0896 or email kidneytexas@sbcglobal.net
     

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 $3.5 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease. 

 

Each fall KidneyTexas, Inc. hosts its Fashion Show and Luncheon in an effort to raise money for designated beneficiaries and awareness for a disease that affects millions of people each year. The success of this event depends heavily upon the contributions and dedication of our Dallas business and community leaders, and we're asking for your support.

 Photos by Dana Driensky.

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3701 Centenary

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Landmarking Ceremonies  

The public is welcome to join us as these noteworthy Mid-Century Modern homes are landmarked.
Addresses and approximate times are:

                              

                   SATURDAY, May 18, 2019

                                 

10:00 a.m.     3537 Villanova – Katie and Jack Whiteman

10:30 a.m.     3541 Villanova – Jerry Bywaters Cochran

11:00 a.m.     3701 Centenary – Jean and Tom Walter

11:30 a.m.     3709 Colgate – Alice Hilseweck Ball and Barbara Hilseweck Wong

 

            Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s mission: The central purpose and mission of the Society, is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities, “Shaping the Future of Our Past.”  PCHPS vision, the desired future vision for the Society, is to inspire passionate community support for the preservation of historic homes, buildings, parks, landmarks and traditions of the Park Cities.  

            Membership in PCHPS is open to the public and includes such benefits as educational meetings in private homes, opportunities to become involved in the events each spring, including the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, the Historic Home Tour, and the Classic and Antique Car Show, participate in the annual July 4th parade and more. Visit the website at www.pchps.org  for more information.

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Dan and Polly McKeithen, Classic and Antique Car Show chairs

The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society presents the Classic and Antique Car Show presented by URBAN/Allie Beth Allman and Associates
Saturday, April 27th. Free and Open To The Public!

Polly and Dan McKeithen, Chairs, Classic and Antique Car Show

  • Rain Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 

  • Where: Burleson Park, 3000 University Boulevard
    Dallas, TX  75205

  • Tickets: Free to the public. A ticket is not necessary.

  • Operation Kindness will host an educational booth.

  • Genesis Women’s Shelter will have a booth.

  • EarthX will have a booth.

  • Friends of the University Park Public Library will host a book sale.

  • Youth Judging Event: There will be children's activities including a Youth Judging Event sponsored by Hagerty Insurance to teach young car enthusiasts about what makes a vehicle a collectible. This year’s youth judging event is part of a series of programs designed to open the eyes of young people to the excitement and camaraderie of the collector vehicle hobby. “Young Judges” will have the opportunity to view show vehicles close up and interact directly with their owners.  Participants will be encouraged to ask questions of Hagerty guides and the owners, as this is first and foremost an opportunity to learn about automotive history.

  • There will also be a special category for younger car enthusiasts to enter their favorite pedal cars, pocket bikes and power wheels.

  • There will be a jump house, photo bus and balloon car races.

  • Event registration for car owners: 8:30 a.m. Fee: $25 in advance. $35 at the door.

  • Show opens at 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

  • Food and drink available.

  • Hard surface parking for show vehicles.

  • Show vehicles in multiple classes.

  • Trophies will be awarded in different categories TBD.

  • Club Participation Award.

  • Media sponsor: ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth 103.3FM

  • Contact for more information: carshow@pcphs.org 

What: Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s (PCHPS) annual Historic Home Tour, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and the Classic and Antique Car Show 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.

Who:   Luncheon and Home Tour Honorary Chairs: Gigi Potter Salley and Roy Salley
          Luncheon Co-Chairs: Shelby Fuqua and Julia Fuqua.
          Historic Home Tour Chair: Suzie Curnes
          Classic and Antique Car Show Chairs: Polly and Dan McKeithen
          PCHPS President: Venise Stuart

Overview: PCHPS mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Proceeds of the 2019 Luncheon will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives and award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history. Membership in PCHPS is open to the public. For more information visit www.pchps.org

Social photos by Chris Waits and Rob Wythe/Gittings

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Charles Esten

Allen Nye and Matt Henry, Co-Chairs, Oncor | Karen Hughes, President and CEO, Vogel Alcove

Over the last 27 years, Vogel Alcove’s Annual Arts Performance Event has become a can’t-miss occasion in the community, and the lineup of world-class, live entertainment has been a hallmark of the event. Past notable performers have included The Pointer Sisters, Idina Menzel, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Loggins and Earth, Wind & Fire.

         

This year, chairs Allen Nye, Chief Executive Officer at Oncor and Matt Henry, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Oncor, are excited to welcome stars from the hit television show Nashville, Charles Esten and Jonathan Jackson.
         

Together Esten and Jackson have sold-out shows all over the U.S. and U.K. They will be joined by a surprise special guest and will perform music from the series as well as their own original material. Nashville airs in 225 territories worldwide and has been nominated for several music awards.  Since its debut, the show has inspired 22 soundtracks, which have collectively sold more than one million album units and over 5 million single-track downloads to date. And just recently, this country music drama is being adapted as a Broadway musical produced by Scott Delman’s Blue Spruce Productions.

           

The 28th Annual Arts Performance Event: An Evening in Music City with Stars of Nashville benefiting Vogel Alcove happens on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.  The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception where guests mingle and enjoy a special art exhibit curated especially for this event. The opening of the doors to the Dallas ballroom will reveal a landscape of alluring decorations in vibrant colors and inviting designs. A three-course dinner will be served as a meal of elegantly-crafted cuisine. Back by popular demand, all sponsorships include entry into the after party performance by DJ Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys.
         

Sponsors and Underwriters as of March 13, 2019 include  Premier Sponsor: McKool Smith. Presenting Sponsors: Susan and Laurence Hirsch/The Hirsch Family Foundation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Stacey and Don Kivowitz, Amy and Mark Kovac, Kerri & Rick Lacher/Houlihan Lokey, Oliver Wyman/Partners & Employees, Omni Dallas Hotel, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Winston & Strawn LLP. Advocate Sponsors: Jim Chadwick/Holland & Knight LLP, Foley Gardere, Rita Sue and Alan Gold, MoneyGram International, Perkins Coie LLP, Jackie and Travis Pittman, Ricki and Andy Rabin, Lisa and Bob Segert.
         

Sponsorships and underwriting are available beginning at $1,500 up to $10,000. A single sponsorship ticket is $750. Attire is Cowboy Chic. Visit the website for tickets and updates: https://vogelalcove.org/artsevent   For sponsorships and underwriting, contact Sharon Russell, srussell@vogelalcove.org  or call 214-368-8686.
         

Proceeds from this event benefit Vogel Alcove, an early childhood education and Parent Opportunity Center that is working to Break the Cycle of Poverty for homeless children and their families in Dallas. Vogel Alcove provides educational, developmental and therapeutic services to children and families affected by homelessness. Using its “Two-Generational” approach to solving homelessness, services are provided to client families through the early childhood education program and Parent Opportunity Department. All of these services are provided for free, in a safe and nurturing school environment, in which the families can learn and grow together.
         

Karen R. Hughes is President & CEO of Vogel Alcove and John C. Wander is chair of the Board of Directors.

 

About Vogel Alcove:

Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children ages six weeks to 12 years old, and their families.

 

Fueled by extensive research from the Casey Foundation, Vogel Alcove features “two-generation” approach to support homeless children and their parents. Through this strategic initiative, Vogel Alcove has committed to ensuring that our work truly helps homeless families break the cycle of poverty. These services are offered through the Parent Opportunity Department and include one-on-one counseling from a team of licensed clinical social workers, as well as Job Ready, Career Ready, and Support System programming in the Parent Opportunity Center lab.

 

Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. We’re on a mission to help young children, and their families, overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life.     

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U.S. Representative Colin Allred has signed on as honorary chair and Dallas’ own Jack Stone, who has appeared on both the Bachelorette in Rachel Lindsay’s season and Bachelor in Paradise, has signed on as emcee for the 13th Annual FashionCITED benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas happening on Saturday, April 13, 2018 at Sixty Five Hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Road.
         

Chaired by Francisco Flores and Cathy Garcia, this fabulous and fun event is themed A Style Event – Seasons of Love and features a locally produced fashion show highlighting up and coming Dallas clothiers and designers. Held every spring, FashionCITED is one of Dallas’ premier fashion events.
         

Designers confirmed as of February 22nd are Francisco Flores, Cathy Garcia Preslar, Keyla Garrido, Kara Lackey, Bladi Duran, MisaVita, Kyle Hermesch, Jake Rosenhoover, Haggar, Yomono, Huseman Design, Black Tux, Silk Threads by Ruby Bhandari, SOLODKY and ENRO.

         

FashionCITED was launched in summer 2006 by Francisco Flores in efforts to give back to Legal Hospice of Texas for “giving him his life back.” Each year this event has continued to grow with the support of local designers and the community.
         

Sponsors include Fish & Richards, Kimberly Gonzalez, The Apparel Group, Haggar, Dallas Light & Sounds and Lead Concepts.
         

Francisco Flores and his husband, Jeff Cook leaned on Legal Hospice when Jeff stopped receiving his retirement and benefits from his former employer. With the help of Legal Hospice, the former employer was required to make all back payments for lost pay and Jeff maintains his retirement pay through today. Legal Hospice of Texas is honored to be associated with Francisco Flores in launching FashionCITED and thanks him for his untiring efforts in making it a reality.
         

Since 1989, Legal Hospice of Texas has been providing timely and compassionate legal services, at no cost, to low income individuals with terminal illnesses or HIV disease.
         

Sponsorships and underwriting are available starting at $1,500. Individual tickets are $70. All underwriting opportunities and tickets are available through and can be purchased online at http://legalhospice.org/events or call the Foundation office at 214-351-2393.                     

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3615 Cornell

Tickets are now on sale for the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) Historic Home Tour on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Chaired by Suzie Curnes, the tour features these four architecturally and historically significant homes:

3615 Cornell: Homeowners are Ted and Camillia Shoemaker. Architects Marion Fooshee and James Cheek partnered to create the extraordinary design for Highland Park Village. One of their earliest forays into residential projects was in 1924 at 3615 Cornell. This fieldstone Tudor style cottage is a charming example of their talent to interpret genres with authenticity. The large gable, ganged windows, and dormer combined with the front flower box, all contribute to an English countryside feeling. Unique cross hatch masonry details above the front windows, rare fieldstone chimneys, winding footpath, and trailing ivy complete the picture.

3910 Gillon: Homeowners are Sydney and Elizabeth Hurley. By 1918 noted Dallas architect, Hal Thomson, had finished work on this rare jewel in the Tudor crown of Dallas residences. Two front facing gables combine with arched eyebrow entry and visor roof details to provide intriguing layered elevations on the facade. Positioned on a magnificent lot, the Hurley home is a prime example of quintessential Tudor style design elements: random colored slate tiles, alternating window shapes, unique masonry details, and cast stone accents including quoins framing the front door. Gargoyles and a pair of 17th century bronze lion statues acquired in Savannah invite you into this remarkable home.

3524 Saint Johns: Homeowners are Jack and Kate LaGere. Built in 1928, the LaGeres are only the fourth family to occupy this eclectic Tudor home situated on the corner of St. Johns and Byron. Kate Sandstad LaGere, an Armstrong Elementary School alumna, considered the proximity to school and playgrounds an ideal location for her children. Kate’s husband appreciated the possibilities this project presented for implementing their vision to redesign and preserve a classic. After a year of “back to the studs” renovation, their home’s facelift was completed in 2015. Scott Slagle was the architect and Avrea Wagner collaborated with Kate on interior design decisions.         

3657 Stratford: Homeowners are Jim and Susan Murray. Available records indicate the oldest home on the 2019 PCHPS tour was completed in 1916. The Murray residence is a representative example of the Greek Revival architectural style. White two story pilasters frame the home flanking both the front door and the corners. Additionally, the banks of windows across the front facade are all accentuated with millwork. The banks of windows above the front door and in the dormer complete the classical, symmetrical treatment. Neoclassical touches appear in the parallel glass side panels and transom which surround the front door under the inviting front porch. 

 The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Home Tour tickets are $20 each purchased in advance and $25 when purchased at the door of any home. Advance tickets are available online at www.pchps.org. All tickets purchased online will be mailed. They are also available at these Tom Thumb stores: Snider Plaza, Preston Center, Greenville/Lovers Lane, Inwood/University, Lincoln Center.  For more information, call the PCHPS office (214) 528-0021 or checks for the Historic Home Tour Tickets can be mailed to 25 Highland Park Village, Suite 100, Box 286, Dallas, TX  75205. Home Tour Ticket Sponsor is Tom Thumb.

 The purpose of the annual Historic Home Tour is to show case architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrate how these homes have been restored or remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today.        

Gigi Potter Salley and Roy Salley are honorary chairs. Luncheon co-chairs are Shelby Fuqua and Julia Fuqua.  Polly and Dan McKeithen are chairing the Classic and Antique Car Show. Venise Stuart is president of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society. 

Wednesday, April 10: Distinguished Speaker Luncheon:      Keynote speaker Candace Evans is a journalist, publisher and social media entrepreneur. Widely read by almost everyone in the industry locally and nationwide, North Texas consumers devour her daily insights on the popular local website that began as a blog, CandysDirt.com. The site and its social media channels cultivate Dallas/Fort Worth real estate daily.          

Candy is frequently called as a real estate expert by Dallas and national media and is now also the North Texas editor to Forbes.com. Her site’s content is syndicated to CultureMap Dallas and The Katy Trail Weekly. She also covers real estate for Modern Luxury Dallas and occasionally, D Magazine, where she broke the news on countless celebrity homes, notorious real estate agents, and where former president George W. Bush and Laura bought their Dallas home in 2008. Candy launched her real estate news platforms in 2010, the signature CandysDirt.com and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market.
          

Tickets are on sale now and start at $150 each. Patron single seating starts at $300 each and include a Patron Party invitation. Other levels include more benefits. Sponsorships and table underwriting are available beginning at $1,500 up to $10,000. Check the website for updates: www.pchps.org or email info@pchps.org  for sponsorship forms. Proceeds from the luncheon will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives and award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history.

Saturday, April 27: The Classic and Antique Car Show presented by URBAN/ Allie Beth Allman and Associates is free and open to the public. A ticket is not necessary. Operation Kindness will host an educational booth. Friends of the University Park Public Library will host a book sale. Event registration for car owners is 8:30 a.m. Fee for car owners is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Show opens at 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Food and drinks are available. There is hard surface parking for show vehicles. Show vehicles in multiple classes. Trophies will be awarded in different categories TBD. There is a Club Participation Award.  Media sponsor is ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth 103.3FM. The show takes place at Burleson Park, 3000 University Boulevard, 75205.  Rain date is Saturday, May 4. Check the website for details: www.pchps.org 

The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s annual Historic Home Tour, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and the Classic and Antique Car Show 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.

The Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon are the Society’s only fundraisers each year. The proceeds are allocated to help further the PCHPS mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural andaesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.
          

PCHPS landmarks architecturally and historically significant homes in the Park Cities, some of which are on the Historic Home Tour.

Membership in the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is open to the public. Members of the Society enjoy historic and preservation oriented educational programs.

For further information, visit the website at www.pchps.org or contact info@pchps.org or call (214) 528-0021.

 Overview: PCHPS mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Proceeds of the 2019 Luncheon will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives and award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history. Membership in PCHPS is open to the public. For more information visit www.pchps.org

 

 

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Tom Blute, Interabang; Misty Smathers, Kick-Off chair; Chris Ozley, Luncheon chair; Carole Steele, Women’s Auxiliary president.

The Women’s Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center Kicked-Off Their Spring Luncheon at Interabang Books Announcing Bestselling Novelist and Essayist Anne Lamott Will Share Her Experiences  at the April 30, 2019 Luncheon


Carolyn and Rick Waghorne, Honorary Chairs | Chris Ozley, Luncheon Chair

 

The Women’s Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center kicked-off their Spring Luncheon at Interabang Books where it was announced that bestselling novelist and essayist Anne Lamott will share her experiences at the Women’s Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center’s Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.
       

Anne Lamott is the author of seven novels, several bestselling books of nonfiction, and several collections of autobiographical essays on faith. Her new book Almost Everything: Notes on Hope was published October 2018.
       

Carole Steele welcomed the crowd and thanked everyone for dropping in and especially thanked Interabang Books for hosting the evening’s event and Misty Smathers for organizing everything. She said the Spring Luncheon is always very special, that the auxiliary does something different every year, and we learn something from each speaker.
       

Chris Ozley, luncheon chair, said Nexus Recovery Center provides dignity and respect to the clients and that it is a place where miracles happen. She said that Anne Lamott has walked the walk and tells the truth with compassion and forgiveness, all to a rousing round of applause. She also recognized honorary chairs Carolyn and Rick Waghorne, who were in the audience, giving them heartfelt gratitude for their encouragement and support.

       

Everyone is invited to attend this informative and inspiring luncheon which will also feature a book signing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the luncheon beginning at 11:30. 

         

Sponsorships and underwriting are available beginning at $3,000 for a table of 10. Individual tickets are $200 each. $1,000 includes two individual tickets and a client invitation. Find out more and secure your spots now at http://www.nexusrecovery.org/spring-luncheon
         

Membership in the Women’s Auxiliary is open to the public and everyone is invited to join the Women’s Auxiliary in its mission to support and promote the interests of Nexus Recovery Center, Inc. This mission is accomplished using the following methods: By building a strong and active membership; by stimulating public awareness; by helping in the financial support of Nexus’ services and projects. 

       

Nexus Recovery Center in Dallas has a long history of providing individualized treatment for women and teen girls who suffer from addiction. Last year, 1,969 women and teen girls and 341 children were served. This integrated program has a continuum of care that includes prevention and intervention, detoxification, residential recovery treatment, early childhood and high school education onsite, afterschool and summer programs for school aged children, life and parenting skills training, outpatient care, and alumni programs. Rebecca Crowell is executive director of Nexus.
       

Members of the Auxiliary make the community a better place by putting in countless volunteer hours each year, planning and implementing special events to raise money for Nexus.

           

For more information, visit the web site http://www.nexusrecovery.org/spring-luncheon  
                                                                                                        

Mission Statement: The mission of Nexus Recovery Center is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction. We inspire hope, offer respect, and honor the unique differences of female addicts.

                                                                              

Statistics: In 2018, Nexus served 1,969 women and teen girls and 341 children, including 64 Nexus born babies.

In March 2018, Forbes reported that drug overdoses are the leading cause of death from injury in the United States and that women are more susceptible to become addicted to drugs as a result of gender-specific issues. The Hartford Courant reported that women face a higher risk for an opioid addiction and women have significant barriers to receiving treatment. Because addiction takes hold of women faster and results in increased negative physical effects, women generally come to treatment for addiction in worse shape than men.  

Drug overdose deaths have outpaced motor vehicle accidents and gun homicides combined, killing Americans at a faster pace than the HIV epidemic did at its peak. The US consumes more opioid pain medication than any other country on Earth, and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in Americans under 50. These statistics have spurred multiple governmental entities to name this the defining epidemic of our generation.

Women-specific treatment is needed to accommodate gender-specific needs and barriers such as; child care, psychiatric problems, trauma induced by physical or mental abuse and increased inability to pay.

History: Established in 1971, by 1974, Nexus programs included therapy and life skills training and housed 17 women. In 1990 the facility relocated to a 12-acre campus in east Dallas to provide a wider array of services. The new space enabled Nexus to become a leader in treatment for women by allowing children to accompany their mothers into treatment. In 1991, Nexus expanded the adult women program to 40 beds. In 1993 because no treatment providers would accept pregnant or newly parenting teens Nexus began filling this service gap. In 1999, the Child Development Center was built to meet the needs of accompanying children. In 1997, Nexus opened a secondary site for outpatient services. In 2012 the adolescent program expanded to 30 beds.

 

Joint Commission accredited since 2006, a rare accomplishment in the non-profit sector due to the high standards required to earn and maintain. Nexus is committed to providing top-notch care for low-income women and their children.

Photos by Dana Driensky