Philanthropy Notes

Dallas socials show unwavering support for students at annual soiree

Dallas socials show unwavering support for students at annual soiree

Rhea Sawla, Asher Weinstein
Rhea Sawla, Asher Weinstein Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Angela Nash, Katy Bock, Nancy Gopez
Angela Nash, Katy Bock, Nancy Gopez Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Maggie Cooke Kipp, Quitman Stephens
Maggie Cooke Kipp, Quitman Stephens Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Katherine Coker, Key Coker
Katherine Coker, Key Coker Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Katherine Helms, James Landen
Katherine Helms, James Landen Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Anne Lindsey Hunt, Davin Hunt
Anne Lindsey Hunt, Davin Hunt Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Trevor Johnson, Ashleigh Johnson
Trevor Johnson, Ashleigh Johnson Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Caitlin Goheen, Joseph Keliher
Caitlin Goheen, Joseph Keliher Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Garden Mules with event logo napkins
Garden Mules were a hit. Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Jen Fyffe, Nick Fyffe
Jen Fyffe, Nick Fyffe Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Mackenzie Williams, Sean Cogan
Mackenzie Williams, Sean Cogan Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Bill Woodall, Sara Woodall
Bill Woodall, Sara Woodall Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Annalee Aston Wofford, Nick Wofford
Annalee Aston Wofford, Nick Wofford Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Max Megee, Emily Bush
Max Megee, Emily Bush Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Daniel Mills, Sarah Frazee
Daniel Mills, Sarah Frazee Photo by Dana Driensky and Chuck Clark
Rhea Sawla, Asher Weinstein
Angela Nash, Katy Bock, Nancy Gopez
Maggie Cooke Kipp, Quitman Stephens
Katherine Coker, Key Coker
Katherine Helms, James Landen
Anne Lindsey Hunt, Davin Hunt
Trevor Johnson, Ashleigh Johnson
Caitlin Goheen, Joseph Keliher
Garden Mules with event logo napkins
Jen Fyffe, Nick Fyffe
Mackenzie Williams, Sean Cogan
Bill Woodall, Sara Woodall
Annalee Aston Wofford, Nick Wofford
Max Megee, Emily Bush
Daniel Mills, Sarah Frazee

What: CIS Soiree for Students

Where: Texas Discovery Gardens

The 411: With one of the prettiest backdrops in Dallas, a room full of supporters, and the leadership of chairwoman Maggie Kipp, it's no wonder the annual fête for Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region was a smashing success. Herb-infused Garden Mules were the drink of choice during cocktail hour, where attendees exchanged summer vacation stories and excitement for the social season to come. Then came dinner and impassioned presentations about the good works of CISDR and the kids it serves. 

Helping along the fundraising was a live auction that included items like a violin bass guitar signed by Sir Paul McCartney, a signed photo of Olympian gold medal winner Michael Phelps, and tickets to Hamilton in New York City. 

Founded in 1985, CISDR operates in 70 schools in nine school districts in Dallas, Collin, and Ellis counties, with more than 78 percent of those students living in poverty and deemed “at-risk” of future failure by the Texas Education Agency. Among other results this school year, 96 percent stayed in school, and CISDR high school intervention resulted in a 95 percent graduation rate. In the last 30 years, the nonprofit has touched the lives of nearly 250,000 students from kindergarten through graduation, surrounding them with a community of support and empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 

Who: Honorary chairs Katherine and Key CokerAnne LindseyDavin Hunt, Caroline Rose Hunt, Ben Bazemore, Cynthia Beaird, Elsa Norwood, Angela Nash, Katy Bock, Nancy Gopez, Katherine Helms, James Landen, Jen and Nick Fyffe, and Brenda and Clay Cockerell.