Sizzling Summer Fundraiser

Sexy young friends of Wilkinson Center throw white hot charity bash

Sexy young friends of Wilkinson Center throw white hot charity bash

Horacia Moros, Kelly Shaw, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Horacio Moros, Kelly Shaw Photo by Andrew Buckley
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Hillary Hall, Jason Treu, Amy Walz, Saint Ann, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Hillary Hall, Jason Treu, Amy Walz Photo by Andrew Buckley
Wilkinson Center, White Party
Entertainers played with fire at the White Party. Photo by Andrew Buckley
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Zack Lamp, Lauren Mason, Dan Rogers, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Zack Lamp, Lauren Mason, Dan Rogers Photo by Andrew Buckley
Tiffany Heath, Kate McEvoy, Willing Ryan, Virgina Grace, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Tiffany Heath, Willing Ryan, Kate McEvoy, Virgina Grace Photo by Andrew Buckley
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Tracy Behr, Ilona Galstyan, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Tracy Behr, Ilona Galstyan Photo by Andrew Buckley
Hunter Howard, Ricki Kim, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Hunter Howard, Ricki Kim Photo by Andrew Buckley
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Bridget Ryan, Alexis Barbier-Mueller, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Laura Reeder, Alexis Barbier-Mueller Photo by Andrew Buckley
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Guests danced to beats by DJ Neo Safari.  Photo by Andrew Buckley
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Jackie Doduslo, Jessica Shaw, Martha Young, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Jackie Doduslo, Jessica Shaw, Martha Young Photo by Andrew Buckley
Horacia Moros, Kelly Shaw, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Hillary Hall, Jason Treu, Amy Walz, Saint Ann, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Wilkinson Center, White Party
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Zack Lamp, Lauren Mason, Dan Rogers, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Tiffany Heath, Kate McEvoy, Willing Ryan, Virgina Grace, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Tracy Behr, Ilona Galstyan, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Hunter Howard, Ricki Kim, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Bridget Ryan, Alexis Barbier-Mueller, Wilkinson Center, White Party
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Wilkinson Center, Saint Ann, White Party
Jackie Doduslo, Jessica Shaw, Martha Young, Wilkinson Center, White Party

Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar on the edge of downtown has become one of the hottest spots in Dallas — and we don’t mean the rising temps on the expansive patio. We’re talking about the throngs of hot young professionals on the scene for the White Party.

These 400 budding philanthropists — dressed in white, natch — were there representing Young Friends of the Wilkinson Center, and the evening’s festivities helped the group reach its $60,000 fundraising goal.

Dresses, suits and exquisite white florals aside, the fete could easily have been mistaken for a purple and blue bash, because the entire outdoor space was drenched in colorful lights. It was hardly your average fundraiser, either, as aerialists and flame throwers provided exciting entertainment.

Fueled by tequila and Jell-o shots, partiers — including Alexis Barbier-Mueller, Maria Manas, Diego Lorenzo, Kelly Shaw, Horacio Moros, Katie and Sam Peck, Laura Reeder, Hillary Hall, Jodi Fuller, and Zack Lamp — broke it down on the dance floor and hammed it up in the CultureMap-sponsored Longhorn Photo Booth.

Later, scenesters noshed on late-night bites such as tacos, flat breads and hot dogs as DJ Neo Safari spun beats until way past midnight. 

Although everyone was there to have a good time, they remained steadfast in their purpose: to support the center and its efforts to help families escape poverty. Among the devotees on the scene: Sandra Colic, Ray King, Cassie Taylor, Samantha Nash, Ben Davis, Lauren McHenry, Joe Johnson, Elena Kuperman, Jamie Bloom and Jane Slater.

All tallied, the fundraiser raked in $23,860 for the Wilkinson Center.