What: Aging Mind Foundation Gala 2016
Where: The Joule
The 411: Close to 300 supporters gathered at the downtown Dallas hotel for the Aging Mind Foundation’s annual fundraiser, which resulted in $350,000, part of which is earmarked for the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. Contributing to that total were three “bucket list” live auction items: a Joule hotel catered wine dinner for eight in an art-filled high-rise home hosted by WFAA news anchor Ron Corning, an exclusive hunting trip to Togo Island, and a Kentucky Derby weekend courtesy of Yum.
This year’s honoree was beloved Dallas Morning News columnist Robert E. Miller and his wife, Shirley. A moving video tribute — which featured interviews with civic and business leaders such as Diane Brierley, Robert Decherd, Jim Moroney, Lori Palmer, Lee Cullum, and Nancy Barry — helped articulate Bob’s outstanding accomplishments during his 64-year career at the paper and his wife’s continuous support.
Naturally the evening concluded on that stunning rooftop terrace, where attendees did a little dancing, led by DJ Paul Paredes, and indulged in some dessert.
Who: Barbara and Don Daseke, Claudia and Ira Goldfarb, Karen Lussier, Pete Nelson, Barbara and Bob Bigham, Caren Prothro, Laura Wilson, Laree Hulshoff, Sarah and Drew Jones, Pete Nelson, and Karen Lussier.