Gathering for a Good Cause

Moving Dallas gala pays tribute to beloved late country singer

Moving Dallas gala pays tribute to beloved late country singer

Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Cara Owens, Ashley Campbell, Barbara Daseke, Laree Hulshoff
Cara Owens, Ashley Campbell, Barbara Daseke, Laree Hulshoff Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Mark Hiduke, Emma Hiduke
Mark Hiduke, Emma Hiduke Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Lori McWilliams, Rob McWilliams
Lori McWilliams, Rob McWilliams Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, Lisa Schnitzer
Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, Lisa Schnitzer Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Clarice Tinsley, Stephen Giles
Clarice Tinsley, Stephen Giles Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Ashley Campbell
Ashley Campbell performs. Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Amy Saddington, Rod Saddington
Amy Saddington, Rod Saddington Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Stacy Nutkis, Ben Fischer
Stacy Nutkis, Ben Fischer Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018
Every party should include a doughnut wall. Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018
The auction bidding was fierce. Photo by Bruno
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Cara Owens, Ashley Campbell, Barbara Daseke, Laree Hulshoff
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Mark Hiduke, Emma Hiduke
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Lori McWilliams, Rob McWilliams
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, Lisa Schnitzer
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Clarice Tinsley, Stephen Giles
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Ashley Campbell
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Amy Saddington, Rod Saddington
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018, Stacy Nutkis, Ben Fischer
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018
Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2018

What: The Aging Mind Foundation Gala

Where: The Joule

The 411: The 4th annual Aging Mind Foundation attracted 205 patrons eager to further the organization's mission to support critical issues facing the aging mind through research, treatment, education, and advocacy.

Gala chair Cara Owens announced that $740,375 was raised at the 2018 event, a 35 percent increase over the total raised in 2017. Proceeds will go to UT-Southwestern Medical Center's Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases.

“A committed investment to studying the brain will most certainly benefit each of us, as well as future generations for whom we care so deeply,” she says in a release.

This year's event honored Betty and John Tatum, and Barbara and Don Daseke served as honorary chairs.

Guests assembled in the hotel’s beautiful Praetorian and Mosaic Ballrooms for a multiple-course dinner, live auctions, and entertainment. Bidding got competitive for the fabulous auction items, including trips, dining, and luxury experiences.

The emotional high point came in the way of a musical performance and tribute by country singer-songwriter Ashley Campbell, daughter of the late singer Glen Campbell. Before she sang, a moving video of her father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and died in August 2017, was played for guests.

The evening concluded with dancing and desserts on The Joule’s rooftop terrace with champagne hosted by Impeccable Rosé Brut, cocktails by Roxor, and music by DJ Jose Guevara.

Who: Laree HulshoffMark Hiduke, Emma HidukeLori McWilliams, Rob McWilliamsJennifer Clark, Coley Clark, Lisa SchnitzerClarice Tinsley, Stephen GilesAmy Saddington, Rod SaddingtonStacy Nutkis, and Ben Fischer.