Artful Fundraising

Inaugural Jade Ball inspires Dallasites with hearts for Asian art

Inaugural Jade Ball inspires Dallasites with hearts for Asian art

Trammell S. Crow, Mary Ku, Dr. Charles Ku, Jade Ball 2017
Trammell S. Crow, Mary Ku, Dr. Charles Ku Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Veronica Lewis, Chris Bhatti, Annette Watkins, Sarah Jackson, Jade ball 2017
Chris Bhatti, Veronica Lewis, Annette Watkins, Sarah Jackson Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Lynn McBee, Robert Weatherly, Jade ball 2017
Lynn McBee, Robert Weatherly Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Amy Hofland, Mina Chang, Jake Harryman, Jade Ball 2017
Amy Hofland, Mina Chang, Jake Harryman Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Mimi Sterling, Eshna Young, Jin Min, Jenni Feist, Jade Ball 2017
Mimi Sterling, Eshna Young, Jin Min, Jenni Feist Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Stephanie Seay, Lana Constantine , Kay Wood, Hope Schultze, Jade Ball 2017
Stephanie Seay, Lana Constantine, Kay Wood, Hope Schultze Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Charles Ellis, Jane McGarry, Michael Cain, Jade ball 2017
Charles Ellis, Jane McGarry, Michael Cain Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Steve Andrews, Tracy Rathbun, Kent Rathbun, Yolanda Banks,  Darell Freelan, Jade Ball 2017
Steve Andrews, Tracy Rathbun, Kent Rathbun, Yolanda Banks,  Darell Freelan Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Krystal Sarna, Derek Brooks, Jade Ball 2017
Krystal Sarna, Derek Brooks Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Lucy Xu, Jade Ball 2017
Lucy Xu, a Beijing opera singer, performs. Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Trammell S. Crow, Mary Ku, Dr. Charles Ku, Jade Ball 2017
Veronica Lewis, Chris Bhatti, Annette Watkins, Sarah Jackson, Jade ball 2017
Lynn McBee, Robert Weatherly, Jade ball 2017
Amy Hofland, Mina Chang, Jake Harryman, Jade Ball 2017
Mimi Sterling, Eshna Young, Jin Min, Jenni Feist, Jade Ball 2017
Stephanie Seay, Lana Constantine , Kay Wood, Hope Schultze, Jade Ball 2017
Charles Ellis, Jane McGarry, Michael Cain, Jade ball 2017
Steve Andrews, Tracy Rathbun, Kent Rathbun, Yolanda Banks,  Darell Freelan, Jade Ball 2017
Krystal Sarna, Derek Brooks, Jade Ball 2017
Lucy Xu, Jade Ball 2017

What: Crow Collection of Asian Art's inaugural Jade Ball 

Where: The Belo Mansion

The 411: Inspired by the art and beauty of China, this inaugural black-tie fundraiser benefits the Crow Collection's many unique initiatives, from the southern U.S.’s largest Chinese New Year festival and intriguing traveling exhibitions to innovative wellness and educational events.

Lynn McBee served as honorary chair, and Robert Weatherly chaired the event, which included a cocktail reception, formal sit-down dinner for 400 guests, and live entertainment throughout the evening.

“With a name inspired by the Qing Dynasty Jades that make up the heart of the museum’s collection, the Jade Ball was created as a fundraising effort to help the museum expand its impact and ensure its sustainability,” says McBee in a release. 

Adds Weatherly, "The success of [this event] is extremely important as we work to ensure the longevity of our city’s sole Pan-Asian museum."

Crow Collection of Asian Art is a nonprofit art museum located in the Arts District in downtown Dallas. It is one of only a few museums in the United States dedicated solely to the arts of Asia, with a growing permanent collection featuring works from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam, spanning the ancient to the contemporary. 

Who: Trammell S. Crow, Dr. Charles and Mary Ku, Veronica Lewis, Chris Bhatti, Annette Watkins, Sarah Jackson, Amy Hofland, Mina Chang, Jake Harryman, Mimi Sterling, Eshna Young, Jin Min, Jenni Feist, Stephanie Seay, Lana Constantine, Kay Wood, Hope Schultze, Charles Ellis, Jane McGarry, Michael Cain, Steve Andrews, Tracy and Kent Rathbun, Yolanda BanksDarell Freelan, Krystal Sarna, Derek Brooks, and Lucy Xu.