Mardi Gras Glam

Genesis Young Leaders hit it big with first-ever Masquerade fundraising gala

Genesis Young Leaders hit it big with first-ever Masquerade gala

Kim Dierks, Sara Romine, Jennifer Larson, Liz Horner
Kim Dierks, Sara Romine, Jennifer Larson, Liz Horner Photo by Amy E. Frost
Ben Stolz, Emily Munson, Jimm and Shelly Munson, Genesis Masquerade
Ben Stolz, Emily Munson, Jim Munson, Shelly Munson Photo by Amy E. Frost
taylor and courtney etheredge, genesis masquerade
Taylor Etheredge, Courtney Etheredge Photo by Amy E. Frost
scene, genesis masquerade
The scene at GYL's Masquerade at 3015 at Trinity Groves. Photo by Amy E. Frost
Mandy and Will Moore, Genesis Masquerade
Mandy Moore, Will Moore Photo by Amy E. Frost
Kristina Roberts, Chelsea Carpenter, Genesis Masquerade
Kristina Roberts, Chelsea Carpenter Photo by Amy E. Frost
Kamela Hollis, Murphey Sears, Amanda Reynolds, Genesis Masquerade
Kamela Hollis, Murphey Sears, Amanda Reynolds Photo by Amy E. Frost
John Paul, Stacie Russell, Genesis Masquerade
John Paul, Stacie Russell Photo by Amy E. Frost
sign sealed delivered, genesis masquerade
Partygoers danced to the tunes of Signed Sealed Delivered. Photo by Amy E. Frost
casino, genesis masquerade
Casino games at GYL's Masquerade. Photo by Amy E. Frost
Blake Wiley, John Spears, Benji Homsey, Kenneth Aboussie, Michael Massad, Genesis Masquerade
Blake Wiley, John Spears, Benji Homsey, Kenneth Aboussie, Michael Massad Photo by Amy E. Frost
Allison and John Spears, Genesis Masquerade
Allison Spears, John Spears Photo by Amy E. Frost
Kim Dierks, Sara Romine, Jennifer Larson, Liz Horner
Ben Stolz, Emily Munson, Jimm and Shelly Munson, Genesis Masquerade
taylor and courtney etheredge, genesis masquerade
scene, genesis masquerade
Mandy and Will Moore, Genesis Masquerade
Kristina Roberts, Chelsea Carpenter, Genesis Masquerade
Kamela Hollis, Murphey Sears, Amanda Reynolds, Genesis Masquerade
John Paul, Stacie Russell, Genesis Masquerade
sign sealed delivered, genesis masquerade
casino, genesis masquerade
Blake Wiley, John Spears, Benji Homsey, Kenneth Aboussie, Michael Massad, Genesis Masquerade
Allison and John Spears, Genesis Masquerade

The Dallas YP social set headed across the bridge to 3015 at Trinity Groves for the first-ever Genesis Young Leaders Masquerade. Event co-chairs Kamela Hollis and Amanda Reynolds had the space transformed with festive purple, green and gold Mardi Gras colors, accented with arrangements by Garden Gate floral.

With craft cocktails from Standard Pour in hand, partygoers — dressed in masks, party beads and cocktail attire — perused the raffle items, played blackjack and tossed dice at the roulette tables. After table games, guests kept the dance floor rockin’ with tunes from Signed Sealed Delivered. Attendees stayed sated with traditional New Orleans fare whipped up by chef Sharon Van Meter, including shrimp Louis salad and gumbo over rice.

Luke Coffee led a rousing live auction, raising more than $7,500 on just three items, including a stay at Hotel ZaZa, a group dinner at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and a UT football package. Coupled with the casino games and raffle sales, the first-year party raised $80,000 for Genesis Women’s Shelter.

Spotted on the YP scene: Heather and Mark LeClair, Marybeth and Kevin Conlon, Ashley and Matt Kellogg, Whitney and Preston Zapffe, Jeff Sears, Peter Crow, Abby and Drew Evans, Jessica Killough, Kenneth Aboussie, Ben Rathjen, Susannah Moore, and Wren and Benji Homsey.

Genesis Young Leaders was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to promoting domestic violence awareness and to supporting the Genesis Women’s Shelter and its clients.