Philanthropy Notes

Family Place fans come together for 21st annual Partners Card kickoff

Family Place fans come together for 21st annual Partners Card kickoff

Annika Cail, Katy Duvall, Sara Friedman, Partners Card kickoff
Annika Cail, Katy Duvall, Sara Friedman Photo by George Fiala
Amanda Degraff, Shivangi Pokharel, Nicole Mangum, Partners Card Kickoff
Amanda Degraff, Shivangi Pokharel, Nicole Mangum Photo by George Fiala
Brett Dougall, Kara Holcomb, Chad Costas, Partners Card Kickoff
Brett Dougall, Kara Holcomb, Chad Costas Photo by George Fiala
Mike Plouff, Melissa Sherrill, Partners Card Kickoff
Mike Plouff, Melissa Sherrill Photo by George Fiala
Summer John, Patrick McDermott, Partners Card Kickoff
Summer John, Patrick McDermott Photo by George Fiala
Cary Deuber, Maggie Kipp, Renee Rouleau, Partners Card Kickoff
Cary Deuber, Maggie Kipp, Renee Rouleau Photo by George Fiala
Dawn Spalding, Kathryn Henry, Diana Hamilton, Nancy Gopez, Partners Card Kickoff
Dawn Spalding, Kathryn Henry, Diana Hamilton, Nancy Gopez Photo by George Fiala
Daniel Friedman, Sara Friedman, Partners Card Kickoff
Daniel Friedman, Sara Friedman Photo by George Fiala
Cass Robinson, Jesse Villarreal, Ben Woodward, Denise Woodward, Partners Card Kickoff
Cass Robinson, Jesse Villarreal, Ben Woodward, Denise Woodward Photo by George Fiala
Mike Zack, Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Hamilton Sneed, Partners Card Kickoff
Mike Zack, Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Hamilton Sneed Photo by George Fiala
Dennis Cail, Annika Cail, Noah Houghton, Partners Card Kickoff
Dennis Cail, Annika Cail, Noah Houghton Photo by George Fiala
Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Holly Quartaro, Parters Card Kickoff
Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Holly Quartaro Photo by George Fiala
Jennifer LeLash, Chris LeLash, Angela Choquette, Partners Card Kickoff
Jennifer LaLash, Chris LeLash, Angela Choquette Photo by George Fiala
Andrea Weber, Holly Davis, Partners Card Kickoff
Andrew Weber, Holly Davis Photo by George Fiala
Natalie Tippett Nicholas, Krystal Schlegel, Partners Card Kickoff
Natalie Tippett Nicholas, Krystal Schlegel Photo by George Fiala
Maggie Kipp, Shay Geyer, Partners Card Kickoff
Maggie Kipp, Shay Geyer Photo by George Fiala
Annika Cail, Katy Duvall, Sara Friedman, Partners Card kickoff
Amanda Degraff, Shivangi Pokharel, Nicole Mangum, Partners Card Kickoff
Brett Dougall, Kara Holcomb, Chad Costas, Partners Card Kickoff
Mike Plouff, Melissa Sherrill, Partners Card Kickoff
Summer John, Patrick McDermott, Partners Card Kickoff
Cary Deuber, Maggie Kipp, Renee Rouleau, Partners Card Kickoff
Dawn Spalding, Kathryn Henry, Diana Hamilton, Nancy Gopez, Partners Card Kickoff
Daniel Friedman, Sara Friedman, Partners Card Kickoff
Cass Robinson, Jesse Villarreal, Ben Woodward, Denise Woodward, Partners Card Kickoff
Mike Zack, Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Hamilton Sneed, Partners Card Kickoff
Dennis Cail, Annika Cail, Noah Houghton, Partners Card Kickoff
Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Holly Quartaro, Parters Card Kickoff
Jennifer LeLash, Chris LeLash, Angela Choquette, Partners Card Kickoff
Andrea Weber, Holly Davis, Partners Card Kickoff
Natalie Tippett Nicholas, Krystal Schlegel, Partners Card Kickoff
Maggie Kipp, Shay Geyer, Partners Card Kickoff

The Dallas summer social scene is all about small soirees, where philanthropists gather to share cocktails and conversation in anticipation of their favorite fall charitable events.

The Westin Galleria was the scene of one such affair, when Family Place fans gathered to kick off the 21st annual Partners Card. The celebratory evening was filled with flowing cocktails; tasty nibbles; and a fashion show featuring looks from The Gap, Marciano, Bachrach and Karen Millen.

Among the notables on the scene were Partners Card co-chairs Annika Cail, Katy Duvall, Sara Friedman and Shay Geyer, who was later announced as this year’s honorary co-chair, along with her mother, Beth Rafferty, of IBB Design Fine Furnishings.

Mother and daughter are both acclaimed interior designers dedicated to giving back. Geyer dabbles in many charities, including Family Place, Dwell With Dignity, Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum, Family Gateway, and Equest.

Joining these leading philanthropic ladies on the scene were Jennifer and Chris LeLash, Krystal Schlegel, Shivangi Pokharel, Cary Deuber, Maggie Kipp, Renee Rouleau, Melissa Sherill, Mike Plouff, Daniel Friedman, and Holly Davis

Partners Card — set for October 25-November 3 — is the largest fundraiser for the Family Place. Every year, the card gives shoppers a 20 percent discount at more than 750 participating retailers throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. All proceeds from $70 card go directly to the Family Place to support its mission to eliminate family violence through intervention and proactive prevention, extensive community education, advocacy, and assistance for victims and their families.