Valentine's Day Tradition

Patrons spread the love at preview party for adored Dallas luncheon

Patrons spread the love at preview party for adored Dallas luncheon

Lynn McBee, Lisa Singleton, Maggie Kipp, Jennifer Houser, SVL Patron Party
Lynn McBee, Lisa Singleton, Maggie Kipp, Jennifer Houser  Photo by Dana Driensky
Leanne Locken, Kameron Allen, Faridy Cocco, MD, Carmet Surgent, Kathy Veith, SVL Patron Party
LeAnne Locken, Kameron Allen, Faridy Cocco, Carmet Surgent, Kathy Veith Photo by Dana Driensky
Lauren Nadig, Tim Fortenberry, SVL Patron Party
Lauren Nadig, Tim Fortenberry  Photo by Dana Driensky
Jan Strimple, Lisa Singleton, Jennifer LeLash, SVD Patron Party
Jan Strimple, Lisa Singleton, Jennifer LeLash Photo by Dana Driensky
Rachel Michell, John Michell, SVL Patron Party
Rachel Michell, John Michell  Photo by Dana Driensky
Lauren Shuford, Kathi and Scott Shuford, SVL Patron Party
Lauren Shuford, Kathi Shuford, Scott Shuford Photo by Dana Driensky
Cynthia Smoot, Chad Rogers, Stuart Boslow, Leanne Locken, Karen Lukin, Jon and Dawn Mellon, SVL Patron Party
Cynthia Smoot, Chad Rogers, Stuart Boslow, LeAnne Locken, Karen Lukin, Jon Mellon, Dawn Mellon  Photo by Dana Driensky
Heather New, Spencer Arnold, Heather Randall, SVL Patron Party
Heather New, Spencer Arnold, Heather Randall Photo by Dana Driensky
Natalie Fogiel Moon, Aaron and Rainey Fogiel, SVL Patron Party
Natalie Fogiel Moon, Aaron Fogiel, Rainey Fogiel Photo by Dana Driensky
Cynthia Hinojosa, Sidney Tassin, SVD Patron Party
Cynthia Hinojosa, Sideny Tassin Photo by Dana Driensky
Lynn McBee, Lisa Singleton, Maggie Kipp, Jennifer Houser, SVL Patron Party
Leanne Locken, Kameron Allen, Faridy Cocco, MD, Carmet Surgent, Kathy Veith, SVL Patron Party
Lauren Nadig, Tim Fortenberry, SVL Patron Party
Jan Strimple, Lisa Singleton, Jennifer LeLash, SVD Patron Party
Rachel Michell, John Michell, SVL Patron Party
Lauren Shuford, Kathi and Scott Shuford, SVL Patron Party
Cynthia Smoot, Chad Rogers, Stuart Boslow, Leanne Locken, Karen Lukin, Jon and Dawn Mellon, SVL Patron Party
Heather New, Spencer Arnold, Heather Randall, SVL Patron Party
Natalie Fogiel Moon, Aaron and Rainey Fogiel, SVL Patron Party
Cynthia Hinojosa, Sidney Tassin, SVD Patron Party

The lovely Lisa Singleton, chair of the 2015 Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show, rounded up more than 100 supporters for a party at Dallas Auction Gallery to honor top patrons.

She welcomed guests while fellow luncheon team members — honorary chair Lynn McBee, underwriting chairs Jennifer LeLash and Nikki Webb, and raffle chair Maggie Kipp — made the rounds, thanking everybody for their generous support of the event, which raises crucial funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In some ways this was a beautiful blast from the past, as several previous luncheon chairs — including Kate Rose Marquez, Natalie Fogiel Moon and Rainey Fogiel — were there to help celebrate all of the donors, including presenting sponsors Nancy C. and Richard Rogers.

Guests were also reminded of a new aspect of this year’s activities: “Shop the Runway.” Fashion sponsor Highland Park Village is hosting a champagne reception at each of the featured designers’ stores — Five and Ten, Hadleigh’s, Lela Rose, Ralph Lauren, St. John and Trina Turk — immediately following the luncheon, where the featured runway looks will be ready for the taking. 

One of the many reasons that this luncheon is so near and dear to many in the community is the awards presentation. This year Singleton, McBee and advisory chair Carmaleta Whiteley are honoring three women: Jennifer Houser (Lynda Adleta Heart of Gold Award), Linda Somerville (Memorial Hero Award) and Brooklynn Alexander (Spirit of Tom Landry Award).

The 31st annual Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show is slated for Tuesday, February 17, at the Meyerson Symphony Center. It is not too late to get your luncheon ticket or buy a raffle ticket (or two or three or four). For more information visit the luncheon’s website