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For the past 32-years, Vogel (formerly known as Vogel Alcove) has brought A-list entertainers to town to raise funds in support of their mission. Past headliners include Johnny Mathis, Diana Ross, Lily Tomlin, Tony Bennett, Vince Gill, and Itzhak Pearlman, to name a few. But this year, Vogel’s President and CEO Karen Hughes wanted something different. In celebration of Vogel’s NEW Collin County center that opened just a few short months ago, this year’s annual Arts Performance Event took place on Saturday, March 30, at the Omni PGA Frisco Resort and featured an unforgettable performance by Barenaked Ladies.


“Last year, I stood at this podium at this event and announced that for the first time ever Vogel would be expanding and invited all those in attendance to join us on this journey to serve more children.” Said Hughes. “I am thrilled to announce that in December 2023 our second site opened in North Dallas and this week we received the Certificate of Occupancy for our 3rd site at the Shops at Redbird in South Dallas which will open in the coming months. With these new sites we can double our capacity to now serve approximately 400 children daily.”


Presented by Oliver Wyman, Inc., the night began with a reception in the spacious Ryder Cup Ballroom Pre-Function Area where Event Chairs Ramey and Greg Colgan joined guests as they mingled and enjoyed cocktails and light bites. Doors to the Ryder Cup Ballroom opened to showcase a curated dinner and program, featuring a spirited game of Heads or Tails, emceed by CW33’s Yolonda Williams. After dinner, the crowd of 600 strong was treated to a rousing performance by the Barenaked Ladies. The band performed hit songs “Big Bang Theory Theme”, “One Week”, “If I had $1,000,000” and others but also delighted attendees with covers from Taylor Swift, Olivia Culpo, Devo, Def Leopard, and Violent Femmes. After their performance, guests spilled out onto the Ryder Cup Ballroom Lawn for an After Glow dance party led by Dallas’ favorite party band, Emerald City.


Since 1987, over 18,000 young, homeless children have walked through the doors of Vogel Alcove. The Annual Arts Performance Event is Vogel Alcove’s flagship fundraiser, raising a significant percentage of their operating budget. The generosity of Vogel's supporters plays a critical role in giving children back what homelessness has taken from them: safety, respect, and the chance to be a child. 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. These services are free, in a safe and nurturing school environment, in which the families can learn and grow together. Visit for more information.


Photos: Danny Campbell Photography

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