Dallas young professionals pride themselves on giving, and regardless of their passions, they can find a group that shares them. Although these budding philanthropists get together often, these seven fall events are must-attends for any young mover and shaker on the Dallas social scene.
Silent Disco, September 11
We’ve explained how this event got its name, and here is why you shouldn’t miss it. Henderson Avenue hot spot Candleroom comes to life when the Young Friends of Wilkinson Center enjoy cocktails, music, and fun until the wee hours of the morning. The event features six DJs, and if you haven’t experienced a silent disco, regardless of the cause, now is the time.
The Night in White, September 11
The One Society supports Children’s Medical Center, and this year the group is taking its signature fundraising event to the D.E.C. on Dragon Street. Expect food and drink and exciting silent auction and raffle items. Be prepared to dance the night away, thanks to Latin House Krew, and don’t even think about showing up in anything other than white.
Director’s Cut, September 19
Dallas Museum of Art director Maxwell L. Anderson and his wife, Jacqueline, along with co-chairs Rachel and Michael Osburn, are hosting this one-time-only event in lieu of An Affair of the Art. It’s expected to include a special announcement by Anderson revealing the future direction of the Junior Associates’ annual fundraising initiatives. The location of the event is released only after ticket purchase, and it benefits the DMA’s teen education programs.
CultureMap Social: Innovation Edition, September 30
It’s a good thing our events speak for themselves, because details for this one are still under wraps. That said, you can always count on some new party tricks. Stay tuned for the big reveal on Wednesday, September 9. In the meantime, pencil in this young professional happy hour, which is going down at 129 Leslie in the Dallas Design District.
BubblyQ, October 22
There are few things better than an evening under the stars filled with endless champagne, oodles of food from Dallas’ best restaurants, and a stacked silent auction. This event, hosted by Young Texans Against Cancer, always draws a big crowd to Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. In 2014, YTAC raised $175,000 for Dallas-area cancer initiatives, and this year’s co-hairs, Sarah Groves and Katherine Vanlandingham, hope to make this year an even bigger success.
Milestones Luncheon, November 12
Each year, the Junior League of Dallas reels in an impressive speaker for this prestigious luncheon at the Hilton Anatole. In 2014, the ladies welcomed former first lady Laura Bush. This year, JLD keeps it in the family with special guest Jenna Bush Hager. The luncheon, chaired by Hollee Hirzel and Nancy Gopez, also is a chance for the league to recognize its Sustainer of the Year.
Dallas Autumn Ball, November 13
This annual party attracts young professionals who are passionate about supporting Reading Partners, an organization that works with Title I elementary schools to support students who are reading six months to two-and-a-half years below grade level. This exciting event at Hotel ZaZa features a top-shelf open bar, delicious bites, and the Emerald City Band.