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Young professionals show Dallas how to do the most good at ritzy gala

Young professionals show Dallas how to do the most good at ritzy gala

Parker Brooks, Katy Brooks, Abbey Rowsey, Paul Rowsey
Parker Brooks, Katy Brooks, Abbey Rowsey, Paul Rowsey Photo by Kelly Alexander
Meredith Counce, Gene Jones
Meredith Counce, Gene Jones Photo by Kelly Alexander
Mitch Knicely, Allie Knicely, Jennifer Counce Wilkins, Bo Wilkins
Mitch Knicely, Allie Knicely, Jennifer Counce Wilkins, Bo Wilkins Photo by Kelly Alexander
Holly Hilliard, Tucker Travis, Colleen Rogers, Mike Rogers
Holly Hilliard, Tucker Travis, Colleen Rogers, Mike Rogers Photo by Kelly Alexander
Michele McAdam, Heather Furniss
Michele McAdam, Heather Furniss Photo by Kelly Alexander
Alex Reddell, Mallory O'Quinn, Lauren Morgan, Chelsey Lovell
Alex Reddell, Mallory O'Quinn, Lauren Morgan, Chelsey Lovell Photo by Kelly Alexander
Mike Rogers, Colleen Rogers
Mike Rogers, Colleen Rogers Photo by Kelly Alexander
Lindsey Boston, Anne Marie Mogck, Madison Gardner, Mitchell Miller
Lindsey Boston, Anne Marie Mogck, Madison Gardner, Mitchell Miller Photo by Kelly Alexander
Madison Broyles, Alex Reddell
Madison Broyles, Alex Reddell Photo by Kelly Alexander
Bobby Jones, Bradley Burch, Jimmy Watson, Kate Gallatin, Madison Broyles, Chelsea Hudson, Lauren Morgan, Meredith Counce, Clay Welshofer, Taylor Kern, Mallory O'Quinn
Bobby Jones, Bradley Burch, Jimmy Watson, Kate Gallatin, Madison Broyles, Chelsea Hudson, Lauren Morgan, Meredith Counce, Clay Welshofer, Taylor Kern, Mallory O'Quinn Photo by Kelly Alexander
Parker Brooks, Katy Brooks, Abbey Rowsey, Paul Rowsey
Meredith Counce, Gene Jones
Mitch Knicely, Allie Knicely, Jennifer Counce Wilkins, Bo Wilkins
Holly Hilliard, Tucker Travis, Colleen Rogers, Mike Rogers
Michele McAdam, Heather Furniss
Alex Reddell, Mallory O'Quinn, Lauren Morgan, Chelsey Lovell
Mike Rogers, Colleen Rogers
Lindsey Boston, Anne Marie Mogck, Madison Gardner, Mitchell Miller
Madison Broyles, Alex Reddell
Bobby Jones, Bradley Burch, Jimmy Watson, Kate Gallatin, Madison Broyles, Chelsea Hudson, Lauren Morgan, Meredith Counce, Clay Welshofer, Taylor Kern, Mallory O'Quinn

What: Echelon 30M Gala

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The 411: The founding chapter of Echelon turned out in record numbers for the fourth annual affair, where they imbibed, dined, and listened to music by the Inside Out Band. Many of them also wore #Echelon30M branded sunglasses as they partied. And there was much to celebrate: This past year, the group focused service efforts on youth education (at events like Teen Night at the Cedar Crest Community Center) and adult addiction and recovery, by working alongside members of the Adult Rehabilitation Center in the donation processing warehouse.

Funds raised at the 30M Gala helps fund initiatives at local DFW Salvation Army facilities like the Carr P. Collins Social Service Center and Adult Rehabilitation Center. “We had a sold-out crowd and incredible fundraising effort thanks to our generous patrons and sponsors,” said co-present Meredith Counce. “It is events such as this that allow the Salvation Army to serve over 30 million people every year.”

Echelon was founded in 2010 as an effort to mobilize the next generation of Salvation Army volunteers. Since then, it has grown to a membership of approximately 500 young adults. The 30M Gala is the group’s signature fundraiser.

Who: Event co-chairs Katy and Parker Brooks and Abbey and Paul Rowsey, Gene Jones, Holly Hilliard, Tucker Travis, Colleen and Mike Rogers, Lindsey Boston, Anne Marie Mogck, Madison Gardner, and Mitchell Miller.