Shopping for a Cause

Dallas party reveals Family Place fans shopped till they dropped $1 million

Party reveals Family Place fans shopped till they dropped $1 million

Paige Westhoff, Theron Bryant, Jennifer Burns, Samantha Wortley, Partners Card 2018
Paige Westhoff, Theron Bryant, Jennifer Burns, Samantha Wortley Photo by George Fiala
Eric White, Adriana White, Partners Card 2018
Eric White, Adriana White Photo by George Fiala
Paige Flink, Melissa Sherrill Martin, Partners Card Announcement Party 2018
Paige Flink, Melissa Sherrill Martin Photo by George Fiala
Erin Kharitonov, Javier Barr, Partners Card 2018
Erin Kharitonov, Javier Barr Photo by George Fiala
Brett Dougall, Brynn Bagot Allday, Partners Card 2018
Brett Dougall, Brynn Bagot Allday Photo by George Fiala
Elizabeth Ferons, Nancy Wechsler, Kim Miner, Rebecca LaFavre, Partners Card 2018
Elizabeth Ferons, Nancy Wechsler, Kim Miner, Rebecca LaFavre Photo by George Fiala
Mike Meredith, Paige Flink, Bob White, Partners Card 2018
Mike Meredith, Paige Flink, Bob White Photo by George Fiala
Judy Rowan, Debbie Garrett, Partners Card 2018
Judy Rowan, Debbie Garrett Photo by George Fiala
Nancy Gopez, Kristin Sanger, Heather Street Baker, Partners Card 2018
Nancy Gopez, Kristin Sanger, Heather Street Baker Photo by George Fiala
Leigh Danley, Tierney Kaufman, Partners Card 2018
Leigh Danley, Tierney Kaufman Photo by George Fiala
Paige Westhoff, Theron Bryant, Jennifer Burns, Samantha Wortley, Partners Card 2018
Eric White, Adriana White, Partners Card 2018
Paige Flink, Melissa Sherrill Martin, Partners Card Announcement Party 2018
Erin Kharitonov, Javier Barr, Partners Card 2018
Brett Dougall, Brynn Bagot Allday, Partners Card 2018
Elizabeth Ferons, Nancy Wechsler, Kim Miner, Rebecca LaFavre, Partners Card 2018
Mike Meredith, Paige Flink, Bob White, Partners Card 2018
Judy Rowan, Debbie Garrett, Partners Card 2018
Nancy Gopez, Kristin Sanger, Heather Street Baker, Partners Card 2018
Leigh Danley, Tierney Kaufman, Partners Card 2018

What: The Family Place Partners Card Announcement Party

Where: DEC on Dragon 

The 411: With the gorgeous Dallas skyline illuminating the night sky, about 150 guests gathered on a rooftop terrace for The Family Place's Partners Card Announcement Party. And they had a lot to celebrate this year.

Co-chairs Brynn Bagot Allday and Jennifer Burns announced that the 25th anniversary of the Partners Card was one for the books. Over $1 million was raised for The Family Place, making it possible to provide more than 14,000 nights of lifesaving shelter for men, women and children escaping domestic violence.  

Guests, including retailers, sponsors, past chairs, and other supporters, celebrated their accomplishments with music by DJ Niro, passed bites provided by Food Glorious Food, an open bar, and fabulous downtown views. 

"What The Family Place is doing is important, end of story," said Bob White, executive vice president of Bank of Texas, the longtime presenting Partners Card sponsor. It’s important to the country, it’s important to Dallas and what happens here tonight matters."

Family Place CEO Paige Flink showed appreciation to everyone who was involved in making Partners Card the organization's largest fundraiser, and Paula Davis was recognized as the top community seller for selling 166 Partners Cards. The other top sellers were Sara and Cass Robinson and Jody and Mike Coffey. All top sellers received a special prize from Bachendorf’s.

Flink announced that the 2018 Partners Card co-chairs will be Leigh Danley, Tierney Kaufman, and the first-ever male chairman, Julian Leaver.

Partners Card is the signature fundraiser for The Family Place, one of the longest-serving family violence agencies in the state. Cardholders who purchased a $70 card received a 20 percent discount at their favorite stores and restaurants while supporting The Family Place last fall. In 2017, more than 750 retailers and restaurants participated.

Who: Paige Westhoff, Theron Bryant, Samantha WortleyEric White, Adriana WhiteMelissa Sherrill MartinErin Kharitonov, Javier BarrBrett DougallElizabeth Ferons, Nancy Wechsler, Kim Miner, Rebecca LaFavreMike MeredithJudy Rowan, Debbie GarrettNancy Gopez, Kristin Sanger, Heather Street Baker.