No Ties Required

Reality TV couple lends star power to Dallas’ sweetest fundraising fête

Reality TV couple lends star power to sweet Dallas fundraising fête

Angel Reyes, Marie Reyes
Angel Reyes, Marie Reyes Photo by Gregory Martin
Arturo Mareno, Christina Wiley, Lorena Decanini, LaByron Thomas
Arturo Mareno, Christina Wiley, Lorena Decanini, LaByron Thomas Photo by Gregory Martin
Deanna Cahill
Deanna Cahill Photo by Gregory Martin
Greg Judah, Michelle Galloway
Greg Judah, Michelle Galloway Photo by Gregory Martin
David Nelson
David Nelson Photo by Gregory Martin
Ashley Davis, Mike Lloyd
Ashley Davis, Mike Lloyd Photo by Gregory Martin
Christian Iles, Tricia Sims, Van Haden
Christian Iles, Tricia Sims, Van Haden Photo by Gregory Martin
Christina D. Yielding
Christina D. Yielding Photo by Gregory Martin
Damon Blackwell, Merlene Phillips
Damon Blackwell, Merlene Phillips Photo by Gregory Martin
Michelle Bradwell, David Nelson, Angel Irvine, Bret Gallagher Jr.
Michelle Bradwell, David Nelson, Angel Irvine, Bret Gallagher Jr. Photo by Gregory Martin
Sterling Deason O’Donnell, Rudy Oeftering, Patricia Deason
Sterling Deason O’Donnell, Rudy Oeftering, Patricia Deason Photo by Gregory Martin
Megan McNicoles, Lauren Bernal
Megan McNicoles, Lauren Bernal Photo by Gregory Martin
John Stevens, Antonio Soto
John Stevens, Antonio Soto Photo by Gregory Martin
Claude Malenfante, Brian Fox
Claude Malenfante, Brian Fox Photo by Gregory Martin
Dan Cohen, Will Dooley, Don Geiser, Marty Ruben
Dan Cohen, Will Dooley, Don Geiser, Marty Ruben Photo by Gregory Martin
Angel Reyes, Marie Reyes
Arturo Mareno, Christina Wiley, Lorena Decanini, LaByron Thomas
Deanna Cahill
Greg Judah, Michelle Galloway
David Nelson
Ashley Davis, Mike Lloyd
Christian Iles, Tricia Sims, Van Haden
Christina D. Yielding
Damon Blackwell, Merlene Phillips
Michelle Bradwell, David Nelson, Angel Irvine, Bret Gallagher Jr.
Sterling Deason O’Donnell, Rudy Oeftering, Patricia Deason
Megan McNicoles, Lauren Bernal
John Stevens, Antonio Soto
Claude Malenfante, Brian Fox
Dan Cohen, Will Dooley, Don Geiser, Marty Ruben

More than $150,000 — and those are just the early tallies — now fill the till at AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD) thanks to the 11th annual No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party. This year the Bond-inspired theme was “You Only Live Twice,” in honor of the nonprofit’s history of providing a second chance at life for its residents.

The party had some star power this year, courtesy of honorary chairs Marie and Angel Reyes, of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas. Together with chairperson David Nelson, they welcomed 1,500 supporters for a night of sweet treats — cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake, and chocolate — and cocktails. The signature libation was the Reyka Double Bond with vodka, cranberry, and a splash of ginger ale.

Deanna Cahill — who could be spotted atop a cupcake platform dressed in Bond girl sexy black leather — produced a surprise dance performance by the Dallas Cowboys R&B team, with help from husband Rob and Alika Ray. The requisite live auction included such goodies as a Louis Vuitton chaise lounge and vacation packages to Belize and a restored 800-year-old French chateau.

These events often honor those who fight the good fight on behalf of the organization. In this case, Carol Hatton was the recipient of the Sheila Dolezal Humanitarian Award for her volunteerism and community support, and the newly retired Dennis Kershner received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his seven-year service as ASD chairman of the board and 10-year stint as chairperson of No Tie.

Notable attendees included ASD president and CEO Don Maison, ASD chairman of the board Don Neubauer, Blake Baker, Chris Huffstutler, Sara Fangmeyer, Dylan Orrell, Sterling Deason O’Donnell, Patricia Deason, Tricia Sims, Merlene Phillips, and Tony Fielding.

AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD) creates and strengthens healthy communities through the delivery of quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS who are economically disadvantaged.