Lunch with Attitude

Dallas patrons demonstrate power of can-do attitude at annual luncheon

Dallas patrons demonstrate power of can-do attitude at annual luncheon

Laura Reeder, Jesse Bermensolo-Cutler, Vodi Cook
 Laura Reeder, Jesse Bermensolo-Cutler, Vodi Cook Photo by Lisa Means
Tori Mannes, Caren Kline, Anne Reeder, Regina Montoya
Tori Mannes, Caren Kline, Anne Reeder, Regina Montoya Photo by Lisa Means
Kristen Graska, Lauren Lamp
Kristen Graska, Lauren Lamp Photo by Lisa Means
Evan Stone, Todd Roesch, Andy Mutscheller, Jennifer Chandler
Evan Stone, Todd Roesch, Andy Mutscheller, Jennifer Chandler Photo by Lisa Means
Meredith Zidell, Melanie Myers
Meredith Zidell, Melanie Myers Photo by Lisa Means
Can Do Luncheon Award Recipients (Katherine Perot Reeves- NTFB Board member, Christina Parks- Wilkinson Center client, Regina Montoya, Marilu Rodriguez- Wilkinson Center client, Brett Gray-NTFB
Katherine Perot Reeves, Christina Parks, Regina Montoya, Marilu Rodriguez, Brett Gray Photo by Lisa Means
Back Row: Adrienne O’Connor, OJ DeSouza
Chrystie Trimmell, ​Adrienne O’Connor, OJ DeSouza, Laura Ailshire Photo by Lisa Means
Eric Johnson, Regina Montoya
Eric Johnson, Regina Montoya Photo by Lisa Means
Karla Nivens
Karla Nivens Photo by Lisa Means
Kristi Francis, Pam Carey, Cathy Wood
Kristi Francis, Pam Carey, Cathy Wood Photo by Lisa Means
Lester Melnick, Christi Carter
Lester Meinick, Christi Carter Photo by Lisa Means
Camille Liebbe, Lori Trent
Camille Liebbe, Lori Trent Photo by Lisa Means
Laura Reeder, Jesse Bermensolo-Cutler, Vodi Cook
Tori Mannes, Caren Kline, Anne Reeder, Regina Montoya
Kristen Graska, Lauren Lamp
Evan Stone, Todd Roesch, Andy Mutscheller, Jennifer Chandler
Meredith Zidell, Melanie Myers
Can Do Luncheon Award Recipients (Katherine Perot Reeves- NTFB Board member, Christina Parks- Wilkinson Center client, Regina Montoya, Marilu Rodriguez- Wilkinson Center client, Brett Gray-NTFB
Back Row: Adrienne O’Connor, OJ DeSouza
Eric Johnson, Regina Montoya
Karla Nivens
Kristi Francis, Pam Carey, Cathy Wood
Lester Melnick, Christi Carter
Camille Liebbe, Lori Trent

What: Wilkinson Center Can Do Luncheon 2016

Where: Dallas Country Club

The 411: Event chair Sara Albert welcomed Dallasites to this powerful luncheon that has become a staple on the spring charity circuit. While enjoying Can Do Soup and a hearty lunch, guests heard from Wilkinson Center executive director Anne Reeder, who introduced this year's video explaining the mission of the organization. The Can Do awards presentation followed, and this year's honors went to North Texas Food Bank; Regina Montoya, chair of the Mayor's Task Force on Poverty; and two Wilkinson Center clients, Marilu Rodriguez and Christina Parks. Karla Nivens, worship leader for Cornerstone at Highland Park Methodist Church, sang an impressive closing song, with the help of pianist Dante Andrade.

The luncheon, now in its fourth year, raises crucial funds to help Wilkinson Center in its capacity as a leading poverty rescue and prevention agency for the working poor in Dallas.

Who: Tori Mannes, Caren Kline, Anne Reeder, Adrienne O’Connor, OJ DeSouza, Chrystie Trimmell, Laura Ailshire, Evan Stone, Todd Roesch, Andy Mutscheller, Jennifer Chandler, Laura Reeder, Jesse Bermensolo-Cutler, and Vodi Cook.

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