What: Kendra Cares benefit and appearance
Where: Children's Medical Center Dallas and Kendra Scott West Village
The 411: Austin-based jewelry designer and entrepreneur Kendra Scott traveled to Dallas in mid-September for a full day of philanthropic events with patients and fans of her eponymous brand.
In the morning, Scott and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie hosted a "Kendra Cares" event at Children's Medical Center Dallas. "What started as a monthly program with a single children’s hospital has grown into a creative arts program at over 30 hospitals across the country," a release says.
The celebrity hosts posed for photos with patients, signed autographs, visited with parents, and helped the kiddos create their own customized jewelry pieces at the pop-up Kendra Scott Color Bar — all while a DJ kept the tunes upbeat and children decorated cookies. The hosts also dropped by the rooms of children who were unable to visit "The Zone."
Several hours later, the Kendra Scott West Village store came alive as a party venue for a "Kendra Scott Gives Back" event. Hundreds gathered to shop the new Fall collection for a good cause — with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the patients of Children's Health in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Customers also got to meet Scott herself and congratulate her on her upcoming induction into the Texas Business Hall of Fame on October 16. She will be only the 12th woman to receive this accolade.
On September 24, Scott and the University of Texas at Austin announced the creation of the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) Institute, a multi-disciplinary program designed to empower women in business. The institute will include programming "uniquely built to address the challenges women often face in business," a release says.
Who: Bonnie Tucker, Ashley Zorn, Kara Causey, Michelle Davis, Ryan Davis, Meredith Rousey, Harper Rousey, Mione Plant, and Campbell Sena.