JLD Does It Again

Junior League pledges love to Dallas with elegant affair worthy of 007

Junior League pledges love to Dallas with elegant affair worthy of 007

Debbie Oates, Ashley Allen, Meredith Mosley, Andrea Cheek
Debbie Oates, Ashley Allen, Meredith Mosley, Andrea Cheek Photo by Dana Driensky
Donza Rogers, Franklin Williams
Donza Rogers, Franklin Williams  Photo by John Strange
Darryl Freling, Emily Eisenhauer
Darryl Freling, Emily Eisenhauer Photo by Dana Driensky
Jeff Matre, Kristina Kiik
Jeff Matre, Kristina Kiik  Photo by Dana Driensky
Shivangi Pokharel, Tyler Perkins
Shivangi Pokharel, Tyler Perkins Photo by John Strange
Laura Johnson, David Johnson
Laura Johnson, David Johnson Photo by Dana Driensky
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee Photo by Dana Driensky
Boyd Messmann, Wendy Messmann
Boyd Messmann, Wendy Messmann Photo by Dana Driensky
Kristina Whitcomb, Christie Carter, Isabell Novakov
Kristina Whitcomb, Christie Carter, Isabell Novakov Photo by Dana Driensky
Robby Rockey, Sara Rockey
Robby Rockey, Sara Rockey Photo by Dana Driensky
Paige Westhoff, Ted Turner
Paige Westhoff, Ted Turner Photo by Dana Driensky
Sarah Pederson, Trey Pederson
Sarah Pederson, Trey Pederson Photo by Dana Driensky
Christie Carter, Bonner Allen, Meredith Camp, Susan Jenevein, Meredith Mosley, Julie Bagley
Christie Carter, Bonner Allen, Meredith Camp, Susan Jenevein, Meredith Mosley, Julie Bagley Photo by Dana Driensky
Junior League of Dallas Ball 2016
The 2016 Junior League of Dallas ball had a James Bond theme. Photo by Dana Driensky
Hunter Sullivan
Hunter Sullivan Photo by Dana Driensky
Tim Johnston, Melissa Johnston, Kristen Baker, Jeff Baker
Tim Johnston, Melissa Johnston, Kristen Baker, Jeff Baker  Photo by John Strange
Debbie Oates, Ashley Allen, Meredith Mosley, Andrea Cheek
Donza Rogers, Franklin Williams
Darryl Freling, Emily Eisenhauer
Jeff Matre, Kristina Kiik
Shivangi Pokharel, Tyler Perkins
Laura Johnson, David Johnson
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Boyd Messmann, Wendy Messmann
Kristina Whitcomb, Christie Carter, Isabell Novakov
Robby Rockey, Sara Rockey
Paige Westhoff, Ted Turner
Sarah Pederson, Trey Pederson
Christie Carter, Bonner Allen, Meredith Camp, Susan Jenevein, Meredith Mosley, Julie Bagley
Junior League of Dallas Ball 2016
Hunter Sullivan
Tim Johnston, Melissa Johnston, Kristen Baker, Jeff Baker

The Junior League of Dallas’ fundraising prowess is matched only by its ability to throw a grand gala. The 54th annual JLD ball, themed “To Dallas With Love,” not only was a nod to James Bond, but also a tribute to the women themselves, who serve as charitable secret agents throughout the community.

Ball chair Ashley Allen, along with honorary chair Debbie Oates, tapped Tom Addis Productions to create the 007 evening, held at the Hilton Anatole. During the reception, beautifully dressed attendees — Meredith Mosley, Bonner Allen, Isabell Novakov, Ashlee and Trey Weidner, Christie Carter, Julie Bagley, Susan Wells Jenevein, Melissa and Steve Cooksey, Catherine and Stephen Tolerico, David Sparkman, Greg Nieberding, and Susan and Dean McSherry — posed for pictures in front of iconic James Bond imagery. Throughout dinner and during the after-party, scenes from the films were projected behind the stage while Lone Star Wind Orchestra and Think Big Party with the Bulletproof Brass Band performed.

If anyone needed proof about how seriously these Junior Leaguers take their commitment to service, the evening’s program was 80 pages long — many filled with details about beneficiary organizations. Grouped by category — arts and cultural enrichment, education, family preservation, poverty prevention — the list includes worthy nonprofits such as Boys & Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and dozens more.

The Junior League of Dallas is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLD members provide more than 130,000 hours of community service each year, while making sure that each donated dollar works its hardest to help those in Dallas who need it most.