The gorgeous and well-heeled mingled with the latest pumps, platforms and peep-toes at the Jimmy Choo boutique at Highland Park Village in Dallas on Wednesday, May 20. And it was all to benefit the SPCA of Texas in partnership with this year’s Paws Cause 20th Anniversary Celebration and Fur Ball 2015. Delectable hors d’oeuvres and bubbly prosecco refreshed attendees as they browsed Jimmy Choo’s 2015 pre fall collection and the debut of a capsule collection of accessories created by artist Rafael Mantesso, starring his own Bull Terrier named Jimmy Choo.
Jimmy Choo donated a portion of the proceeds from purchases at the event to the SPCA of Texas. Special thanks to Jimmy Choo and boutique manager Catherine Kemp for hosting the party.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Paws Cause will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in West Dallas. All money raised through Paws Cause 2015 will go directly to the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair to help provide more than 11,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and 15,000 health and wellness treatments in 2015. For more information, visit www.pawscausedallas.org.
Paws Cause 2015 is shaping up to be a tremendous success, thanks to Event Chair, Phyllis Comu. The event committee includes Andie Comini, Gianna DePaul, Kristen Greenberg, Mary Lozano, Kassira McKee, Christina Miller, Kerry Sullivan, Linda Walters, Mindy Wood and Karen Urie. To celebrate its 20th year, Paws Cause is recognizing past Event and Honorary Chairs. The Honorary Chairs include: Jane Arrington, Rebecca & Jim Belew, Diane & Hal Brierley, Andie Comini, Terry Cook & Steve Yevich, Wynne McNabb Cunningham, Cassie Evans Decker, Barbara & Steve Durham, Gwen Echols, Holly Forsythe, Janelle & Larry Friedman, Gemma Galeoto, Brenda Gray, Claire Heymann, Hillary Hurst, Susan Jones, Whitney Keltch, Stacey & Don Kivowitz, Lynn Knox, Ann Marcus, T. Boone Pickens, Madeleine Pickens, Sarah Potter *dearly missed, Martha & Larry Powell, Melinda & William Rathke, Gigi & Roy Salley, Mary Spencer, Mary & “Skip” Trimble, Karen Urie, Karol Wilson, Cheryl Wyly.
All money raised through Paws Cause will go directly to the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair to help provide more than 11,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and 15,000 health and wellness treatments in 2015.
Fur Ball 2015, You Only Live Twice, will be held on Saturday, September 19 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 Fur Ball Underwriting Chair: Claire Collins Schwarz; Underwriting Committee Members: Joyce Fox and Stephanie Fox; Auction Chairman: Nicole Rosenblum; Auction Co-Chairman: Mary Elizabeth Kappes; and committee members: Lona Crabb, Sandra Fite, Lezlie Goad, Morgan Souza, 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.
Attendees included Phyllis Comu, Katy Murray, Stacey Kivowitz, Jenny Anchondo, Tricia Sims, Carmen Surgent, Joyce Fox, Holly Forsythe, Kerry Sullivan, Leslie Eastwood, Cathy Vieth, Camille Umland, Dan Pritchett, Doug and Nida Hamblin, Carol Nelson, Caroline Nelson, Annette Crow, Doris Jacobs and J. Faridy Cocco, MD.