Society Diaries

Maria Shriver draws a big Dallas crowd for charitable power lunch

Maria Shriver draws a big Dallas crowd for charitable power lunch

Maria Shriver, Jan Langbein, Genesis Luncheon
Maria Shriver, Jan Langbein Photo by Dana Driensky
Lisa Ogle, Nina Thornburgh, Donna Brittingham, Kathleen Hutchinson, Amy Turner
Lisa Ogle, Nina Thornburgh, Donna Brittingham, Kathleen Hutchinson, Amy Turner, Photo by Dana Driensky
Lesly Annen, Connie Kleinert, Ashlee Kleinert, Emily Eisenhauer, Robin Ragwell,
Lesly Annen, Connie Kleinert, Ashlee Kleinert, Emily Eisenhauer, Robin Ragwell Photo by Dana Driensky
Kathy Helm, Nancy Rogers
Kathy Helm, Nancy Rogers Photo by Dana Driensky
Tanya Foster, Katy Bock,
Tanya Foster, Katy Bock Photo by Dana Driensky
Otis Felton, Carmaleta Whiteley,
Otis Felton, Carmaleta Whiteley Photo by Dana Driensky
Matt Miller, Ben Rathjen, Kamela Aboussie, Kenneth Aboussie,
Matt Miller, Ben Rathjen, Kamela Aboussie, Kenneth Aboussie Photo by Dana Driensky
Paul Kirkpatrick, Barbara Smith, Brant Allegretti, Joe Alvarado,
Paul Kirkpatrick, Barbara Smith, Brant Allegretti, Joe Alvarado Photo by Dana Driensky
Jeff Brady, Maria Shriver,
Jeff Brady, Maria Shriver Photos by Dana Driensky
Maria Shriver, Jan Langbein, Genesis Luncheon
Lisa Ogle, Nina Thornburgh, Donna Brittingham, Kathleen Hutchinson, Amy Turner
Lesly Annen, Connie Kleinert, Ashlee Kleinert, Emily Eisenhauer, Robin Ragwell,
Kathy Helm, Nancy Rogers
Tanya Foster, Katy Bock,
Otis Felton, Carmaleta Whiteley,
Matt Miller, Ben Rathjen, Kamela Aboussie, Kenneth Aboussie,
Paul Kirkpatrick, Barbara Smith, Brant Allegretti, Joe Alvarado,
Jeff Brady, Maria Shriver,

What: Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support annual luncheon

Where: Hilton Anatole

The 411: Supporters of Genesis Women’s Shelter always are treated to impressive speakers at the Dallas nonprofit’s annual luncheon, and more than 1,800 of them turned out to see Maria Shriver this year, who participated in a live conversation with Jeff Brady. Many know Shriver as an award-winning journalist and producer, six-time New York Times best-selling author, former first lady of California, and NBC News anchor, but attendees got to see her in a more down-to-earth light as she helped raise money to fight domestic violence. Jane Doe and HeRO award recipients also were honored during the luncheon. The Dallas Morning News received the former; W.H. Adamson High School athletic director and football coach Joshua Ragsdale received the latter. This year also marked 30 years of service for the organization.

Who: Genesis Women’s Shelter CEO Jan Lanbein, Kathy Helm, Nancy Rogers, Tanya Foster, Otis Felton, Matt Miller, Ben Rathjen, Kamela and Kenneth Aboussie, Carmaleta Whiteley, and Katy Bock.