Spring Fling

Family Place fans flit around Galleria Dallas for Partners Card party

Family Place fans flit around Galleria Dallas for Partners Card party

Shivangi Pokharel, Melissa Sherrill, Diana Hamilton, Lisa Bhattacharya, partners card kickoff
Shivangi Pokharel, Melissa Sherrill, Diana Hamilton, Andrea Cheek, Lisa Bhattacharya, Photo by George Fiala
Brett Dougall, Shivangi Pokharel, Chad Costas, partners card kick off
Brett Dougall, Shivangi Pokharel, Chad Costas Photo by George Fiala
Stephanie Abernathy, Holly Quartaro, Jessica Robertson, Partners Card Kick off party
Katelin Gabrysch, Holly Quartaro, Jessica Robertson Photo by George Fiala
Shelle Sills and Lynn McBee, partners cards kick off
Shelle Sills, Lynn McBee Photo by George Fiala
Brandi Redmond, Jessica Tondre and Stephanie Hellman, partners card kick off party
Brandi Redmond, Jessica Tondre, Stephanie Hellman Photo by George Fiala
Maggie Kipp, Annika Cail and Kate Rose Marquez, partners card kickoff
Maggie Kipp, Annika Cail, Kate Rose Marquez Photo by George Fiala
Paige Flink, Mandy Austin, Melissa Sherrill, Partners Card Kickoff
Paige Flinks, Mandy Austin, Melissa Sherrill Photo by George Fiala
Manju Alexander, Nicole Farrar and Anne Lacy, partners card kickoff
Manju Alexander, Nicole Farrar, Anne Lacy Photo by George Fiala
Sophie Leblanc, Lauren Levi and Katie Hunzinger, partners card kickoff
Sophie Leblanc, Lauren Levi, Katie Hunzinger Photo by George Fiala
Sarah Pallohusky and Lacey Long, partners card kickoff
Sarah Pallohusky, Lacey Long Photo by George Fiala
2014 Partners Card Co-­‐Chairs Andrea Cheek, Diana Hamilton and Lisa Bhattacharya, partners card kick off
Andrea Cheek, Diana Hamilton, Lisa Bhattacharya Photo by George Fiala
Shivangi Pokharel, Melissa Sherrill, Diana Hamilton, Lisa Bhattacharya, partners card kickoff
Brett Dougall, Shivangi Pokharel, Chad Costas, partners card kick off
Stephanie Abernathy, Holly Quartaro, Jessica Robertson, Partners Card Kick off party
Shelle Sills and Lynn McBee, partners cards kick off
Brandi Redmond, Jessica Tondre and Stephanie Hellman, partners card kick off party
Maggie Kipp, Annika Cail and Kate Rose Marquez, partners card kickoff
Paige Flink, Mandy Austin, Melissa Sherrill, Partners Card Kickoff
Manju Alexander, Nicole Farrar and Anne Lacy, partners card kickoff
Sophie Leblanc, Lauren Levi and Katie Hunzinger, partners card kickoff
Sarah Pallohusky and Lacey Long, partners card kickoff
2014 Partners Card Co-­‐Chairs Andrea Cheek, Diana Hamilton and Lisa Bhattacharya, partners card kick off

It’s hard to believe it’s time for the Family Place to kick off another year of Partners Card, but just as soon as one successful philanthropic season comes to an end, another one begins.

Galleria Dallas was just the right spot to launch the most-anticipated shopping extravaganza in Dallas. The signature fundraising event for the Family Place, Partners Card offers cardholders a 20 percent discount at more than 750 participating shops and restaurants throughout Dallas, including quite a few Galleria favorites. All proceeds from card purchases go directly into the Family Place coffers.

While listening to remarks from chairs Lisa Bhattacharya, Andrea Cheek and Diana Hamilton, supporters — including Family Place executive director Paige Flink, Lynn McBee, Maggie Kipp, Sophie LeBlanc, Lauren Levi and Katie Hunzinger — enjoyed hors d’oeuvre, cocktails and entertainment in The Alley, adjacent to The Grill on the Alley. No doubt they were already plotting their Partners Card shopping strategies too.

Over the past 21 years, Partners Card has become the largest fundraiser for the Family Place. In 2013, the nonprofit sold 14,600 Partners Cards, raising $1,150,884.

Since 1978, the Family Place has counseled more than 201,000 clients in residential and outreach programs. In addition, the agency has provided life-saving shelter to more than 21,000 women and children and has answered more than 530,000 calls for help.