An Evening of Hope

Dallas power players learn life-changing lessons at UNICEF Experience

Dallas power players learn life-changing lessons at UNICEF Experience

Selwyn Rayzor, Caryl Stern, Jessica Nowitzki, Joyce Goss, unicef
Selwyn Rayzor, Caryl Stern, Jessica Nowitzki, Joyce Goss Photo by Kristina Bowman
Sheryl Maas, Eric Maas, unicef
Sheryl Maas, Eric Maas Photo by Kristina Bowman
Moll Anderson, Lynn McBee, unicef
Moll Anderson, Lynn McBee Photo by Kristina Bowman
Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Rebekah Finley, Matt Meyersohn, Jessica Nowitzki, unicef
Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Rebekah Finley, Matt Meyersohn, Jessica Nowitzki Photo by Kristina Bowman
Charmaine Tang, George Tang, unicef
Charmaine Tang, George Tang Photo by Kristina Bowman
Kenny Goss, Joyce Goss, unicef
Kenny Goss, Joyce Goss Photo by Kristina Bowman
Matt Meyersohn, Gina Calvert, unicef
Matt Meyersohn, Gina Calvert Photo by Kristina Bowman
Catie Enrico, Aaron Enrico, unicef
Catie Enrico, Aaron Enrico Photo by Kristina Bowman
Meredith Falke, Mark Plunkett, unicef
Meredith Falke, Mark Plunkett Photo by Kristina Bowman
Selwyn Rayzor, Caryl Stern, Jessica Nowitzki, Joyce Goss, unicef
Sheryl Maas, Eric Maas, unicef
Moll Anderson, Lynn McBee, unicef
Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Rebekah Finley, Matt Meyersohn, Jessica Nowitzki, unicef
Charmaine Tang, George Tang, unicef
Kenny Goss, Joyce Goss, unicef
Matt Meyersohn, Gina Calvert, unicef
Catie Enrico, Aaron Enrico, unicef
Meredith Falke, Mark Plunkett, unicef

Dallas' philanthropic powerhouses came together at Fashion Industry Gallery for a night they won't soon forget: the UNICEF Experience.

An impressive host community including Joyce and Tim GossFaisal HalumBrian BolkeLynn and Allan McBeeJessica and Dirk Nowitzki, and Mark Plunkett welcomed attendees, who got first-hand accounts of children living in Syria, Uganda, Nepal, Nicaragua, Kenya and Malawi through exhibits showcasing UNICEF’s lifesaving programs.

Guests including Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Rebekah Finley, Matt MeyersohnMoll Anderson, and Sheryl and Eric Maas —  observed three experiences at this year’s event: 

  • Protection Experience. Every day, 10-year-old child laborer Tara works at a stone quarry, breaking rocks for a few dollars a month. Guests saw a replica of the quarry where Tara works and how she is now gaining access to education through UNICEF’s programs.
  • Water Walk. Rosie, a 12-year-old girl, used to wake up at dawn and walk a mile and a half to fetch water for her family from a creek. Despite all of her efforts, this water is unclean and dirty and puts her family at risk for disease. Attendees carried water to feel the weight of Rosie’s burden and learn about UNICEF’s WASH program.
  • Emergency Response. Adla, a 15-year-old girl, and her family fled Syria suddenly, bringing only what they could carry. Guests walked through an emergency tent like those often used as a base for relief efforts during large-scale disasters and emergencies.

Chaired by Catie and Aaron Enrico, the event welcomed Caryl Stern, CEO and president of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, who spoke about the importance of the organization’s global work on behalf of children and expressed her appreciation for the generous and ongoing support from the Dallas community.

Proceeds from the event support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.