A Special Evening Preview

LaunchAbility honors Dallas difference makers at exclusive sponsor party

LaunchAbility honors Dallas difference makers at exclusive party

Cecily Gooch, Cara French, Anne Stodghill, Nancy Gopez, launchability sponsor party
Cecily Gooch, Cara French, Anne Stodghill, Nancy Gopez Photo by Kristina Bowman
Adam Hickey, Anne Hudson, Kathryn Parsons, launchability sponsor party
Adam Hickey, Anne Hudson, Kathryn Parsons Photo by Kristina Bowman
Deborah Montonen, Sharon Herrin, Roy Pendergrass, Kathryn Parsons, launchability sponsor party
Deborah Montonen, Sharon Herrin, Roy Pendergrass, Kathryn Parsons Photo by Kristina Bowman
Scott and Cecily Gooch, launhability sponsor party
Scott Gooch, Cecily Gooch Photo by Kristina Bowman
Brad Oldham, Karen Wald, Jim Pierce , launchability sponsor party
Brad Oldham, Karen Wald, Jim Pierce Photo by Kristina Bowman
Pam & Keith Braley, launchability sponsor party
Pam Braley, Keih Braley Photo by Kristina Bowman
Meredith & Kyle Liner, launchability sponsor party
Meredith Liner, Kyle Liner Photo by Kristina Bowman
Robin & Chris Collins, launchability sponsor party
Robin Collins, Chris Collins Photo by Kristina Bowman
Jean & Matt Schendle, launchability sponsor party
Jean Schendle, Matt Schendle Photo by Kristina Bowman
Karen Wald and Jim Pierce, launchability sponsor party
Jim Pierce, Karen Wald Photo by Kristina Bowman
Jim and Cara French, launchability sponsor party
Jim French, Cara French Photo by Kristina Bowman
Piper & Mike Wyatt and Lynn McBee, launchability sponsor party
Piper Wyatt, Mike Wyatt, Lynn McBee Photo by Kristina Bowman
Roy & Rebecca Pendergrass with daughter Emily, launchability sponsor party
Roy Pendergrass, Rebecca Pendergrass, Emily Pendergrass Photo by Kristina Bowman
Sharon & Jim Herrin, launchability sponsor party
Sharon Herrin, Jim Herrin Photo by Kristina Bowman
Cecily Gooch, Cara French, Anne Stodghill, Nancy Gopez, launchability sponsor party
Adam Hickey, Anne Hudson, Kathryn Parsons, launchability sponsor party
Deborah Montonen, Sharon Herrin, Roy Pendergrass, Kathryn Parsons, launchability sponsor party
Scott and Cecily Gooch, launhability sponsor party
Brad Oldham, Karen Wald, Jim Pierce , launchability sponsor party
Pam & Keith Braley, launchability sponsor party
Meredith & Kyle Liner, launchability sponsor party
Robin & Chris Collins, launchability sponsor party
Jean & Matt Schendle, launchability sponsor party
Karen Wald and Jim Pierce, launchability sponsor party
Jim and Cara French, launchability sponsor party
Piper & Mike Wyatt and Lynn McBee, launchability sponsor party
Roy & Rebecca Pendergrass with daughter Emily, launchability sponsor party
Sharon & Jim Herrin, launchability sponsor party

In preparation for LaunchAbility’s A Special Evening with Smokey Robinson, the group held an exclusive sponsor party at the home of event chairs Piper and Mike Wyatt.

There was mixing and mingling, of course. But perhaps most important, this year’s award winners were introduced. For the first time, LaunchAbility will honor co-recipients with the Milton P. Levy Jr. Outstanding Volunteer Award, the nonprofit’s highest honor for individuals: Sharon Herrin and Roy Pendergrass.

Guests — including Lynn McBee, Cecily and Scott Gooch, Cara and Jim French, Anne Stodghill, Nancy Gopez, Brad Oldham, and Max and Ben Trowbridge — honored the duo for their leadership in the community and support of LaunchAbility’s mission to build independence for children and adults with disabilities.

Additionally, AT&T will receive the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award for the company’s support of LaunchAbility and disability employment. All winners will be honored again at the March 31 main event at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

LaunchAbility’s early childhood intervention program provides teams of therapists and specialists to work with babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays to give them a greater chance for success in school and life.