The view was magnificent from Stacey and Don Kivowitz's penthouse in the heart of the Park Cities for the SPCA of Texas' Fur Ball 2015 Patron Party, held on Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A stunning sunset lit downtown Dallas with a gentle glow while patrons sipped lychee martinis, champagne, wine and cocktails and chatted with excitement about the upcoming gala while being serenaded by pianist Erik Barns.
A bounty of egg rolls, pot stickers, sushi, chocolate covered strawberries, macaroons and chocolate truffles were served. The evening's suburb staffing was provided thanks to KMG Events.
As the evening wound down, words of appreciation filled the air. Don Kivowitz thanked the evening's sponsor, Northern Trust, for their gracious support. Mark Flagg, President of Northern Trust, waxed poetic in celebration of the special bond between people and their pets. SPCA of Texas President and CEO James Bias thanked the Kivowitz's, Northern Trust and the Fur Ball's three chairs: Stacey Kivowitz, Katy Murray and Jocelyn White.
Guests included Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, Katy Murray, Jocelyn White, Karen Urie, Kelly Thompson, Don Short, Michelle and John Krick, Mark Flagg, Leslie Tipping, Marsha and Richard Gray, Cassie Evans Decker and Carol Nelson.
Fur Ball 2015, You Only Live Twice, will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at the Omni Dallas Hotel from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit www.spca.org/furball2015.
Fur Ball Co-Chairs Stacey Kivowitz, Katy Murray and Jocelyn White and the Fur Ball committee will make this a gala to remember. The Honorary Co-Chairs for Fur Ball 2015 are Janelle & Larry Friedman, Jan Miller & Jeff Rich and Lynn & Allan McBee. The Fur Ball 2015 committee includes Artists for Animals: Craighead Green Gallery; Athlete for Animals: Craig Ludwig – Dallas Stars; Underwriting Chair: Claire Collins Schwarz; Underwriting Committee Members: Joyce Fox and Stephanie Fox; Auction Chair: Nicole Rosenblum; Auction Co-Chair: Mary Elizabeth Kappes; and Auction Committee Members: Phyllis Comu, Lona Crabb, Sandra Fite, Lezlie Goad, Cindy Lindsley, Kelly Thompson, Denise Wallace and Lane Wells.
All money raised through Fur Ball will support the SPCA of Texas, as the organization rescues, heals and finds homes for more than 50,000 animals each year.