Fall for this Party

Beautiful Dallas YPs sparkle and shine at the be-seen party of fall

Beautiful Dallas YPs sparkle and shine at the be-seen party of fall

Photo booth, Autumn Ball 2017
Party-goers enjoyed the photo booth, with its props and signs. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jennifer Peterson, Seena Mathews, Kari Campiotti, Autumn Ball 2017
Jennifer Peterson, Seena Mathews, Kari Campiotti Photo by WJNPHOTO
Heidi Fayasouk, Marina Bone, Autumn Ball 2017
Heidi Fayasouk, Marina Bone Photo by WJNPHOTO
Alyse Cooper, Ulises Alvarado, Jasmeen Saimi
Alyse Cooper, Ulises Alvarado, Jasmeen Saimi Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lily Berger, Hailey Prater, Autumn Ball 2017
Lily Berger, Hailey Prater Photo by WJNPHOTO
Roisin Ryder, Grant Parker, Autumn Ball 2017
Roisin Ryder, Grant Parker Photo by WJNPHOTO
Katelyn Fletcher, Ciara Cooley
Katelyn Fletcher, Ciara Cooley Photo by WJNPHOTO
Laurie Frias, Emilie Verdon, Autumn Ball 2017
Laurie Frias, Emilie Verdon Photo by WJNPHOTO
Casey Vanhorne, Locke Jillson, Adam Krause
Casey Vanhorne, Locke Jillson, Adam Krause Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tina Garcia, Sarah Hampton, Alice Nolen, Autumn Ball 2017
Tina Garcia, Sarah Hampton, Alice Nolen Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jason Dean, Crystal Dean, Autumn Ball 2017
Jason Dean, Crystal Dean Photo by WJNPHOTO
Emily Loessberg, BJ Loessberg, Autumn Ball 2017
Emily Loessberg, BJ Loessberg Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sam Souryal, Katy Anderson, Ashley Ard, Autumn Ball 2017
Sam Souryal, Katy Anderson, Ashley Ard Photo by WJNPHOTO
Jordan Bowles, Craigan Johnson, Autumn Ball 2017
Jordan Bowles, Craigan Johnson
Teddy Leatherman, Alex Zubey, Autumn Ball 2017
Teddy Leatherman, Alex Zubey Photo by WJNPHOTO
Trinda Wood, Angela Rose, Autumn Ball 2017
Trinda Wood, Angela Rose Photo by WJNPHOTO
Fathay Smith, Ashley Powell, Lance Lenzen, Autumn Ball 2017
Fathay Smith, Ashley Powell, Lance Lenzen Photo by WJNPHOTO
Madison McKay, Taylor Markey, Macey Davis, Autumn Ball 2017
Madison McKay, Taylor Markey, Macey Davis Photo by WJNPHOTO
Tyler Bynum, Fathay Smith, Autumn Ball 2017
Tyler Bynum, Fathay Smith Photo by WJNPHOTO
Autumn Ball 2017
More than 650 young professionals attended Autumn Ball. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Emerald City, Autumn Ball 2017
Emerald City band kept the party going. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Autumn Ball 2017
Guys mug for the camera as they arrive at Autumn Ball. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Photo booth, Autumn Ball 2017
Jennifer Peterson, Seena Mathews, Kari Campiotti, Autumn Ball 2017
Heidi Fayasouk, Marina Bone, Autumn Ball 2017
Alyse Cooper, Ulises Alvarado, Jasmeen Saimi
Lily Berger, Hailey Prater, Autumn Ball 2017
Roisin Ryder, Grant Parker, Autumn Ball 2017
Katelyn Fletcher, Ciara Cooley
Laurie Frias, Emilie Verdon, Autumn Ball 2017
Casey Vanhorne, Locke Jillson, Adam Krause
Tina Garcia, Sarah Hampton, Alice Nolen, Autumn Ball 2017
Jason Dean, Crystal Dean, Autumn Ball 2017
Emily Loessberg, BJ Loessberg, Autumn Ball 2017
Sam Souryal, Katy Anderson, Ashley Ard, Autumn Ball 2017
Jordan Bowles, Craigan Johnson, Autumn Ball 2017
Teddy Leatherman, Alex Zubey, Autumn Ball 2017
Trinda Wood, Angela Rose, Autumn Ball 2017
Fathay Smith, Ashley Powell, Lance Lenzen, Autumn Ball 2017
Madison McKay, Taylor Markey, Macey Davis, Autumn Ball 2017
Tyler Bynum, Fathay Smith, Autumn Ball 2017
Autumn Ball 2017
Emerald City, Autumn Ball 2017
Autumn Ball 2017

Philanthropic young professionals 650 strong dressed to impress and headed for Hotel ZaZa on November 3 for the fifth annual Dallas Autumn Ball.

The sold-out, black-tie event was not only the be-seen YP party of fall, but also raised crucial funds to help improve education in the city. Guests arrived ready to dine, drink, and dance. 

The dress code didn't specifically call for it, but the attire trend of the night was "sparkle and shine." Dapper gentlemen wore tuxes and a few rocked sparkly, metallic blazers. Women donned long, glamorous gowns in shimmery fabrics or sequins.

Party-goers sipped drinks, including Patron-sponsored VIP tequila cocktails and beer from sponsor Peroni. They noshed from the slider and mac 'n cheese displays and nibbled passed apps, including wasabi and shiitake mushroom-potato wonton pouches; caramelized shallot dip-stuffed gourgeres; and pork terrine-Brie grilled cheese with cider mustard and tomato jam.

Dallas Autumn Ball founder Adam Kraus addressed the group, thanking everyone for their support.

Then the whole room hit the dance floor when Emerald City Band led off with "Bang Bang." They kept the crowd dancing, singing, and enjoying the company of like-minded young philanthropists.

Attendees who came ready to party for a good cause included Jennifer Peterson, Seena Mathews, Kari CampiottiHeidi Fayasouk, Marina BoneAlyse Cooper, Ulises Alvarado, Jasmeen SaimiLily Berger, Hailey PraterRoisin Ryder, Grant Parker, Katelyn Fletcher, Ciara CooleyLaurie Frias, Emilie VerdonCasey Vanhorne, Locke JillsonMadison McKay, Taylor Markey, Macey Davis, and many more. Some took breaks only to snap pics at the interactive photo booth.

In celeb-spotting news, reality TV sweethearts-turned real life couple Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk, stars of season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise, joined in the fun.

In total, the evening raised more than $30,000 for Reading Partners of North Texas, which places community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids ages kindergarten through fourth grade master basic reading skills through one-on-one tutoring.

"For every $1,000 we donate to Reading Partners, we are able to fund one child to be a pat of Reading Partners," Kraus says.

Founded in 2013, the annual Dallas Autumn Ball is an inclusive black-tie event for civic-minded young adults to unite in the name of giving back and celebrating charity in a festive, philanthropic environment. Since its inception, DAB has donated more than $120,000 to Dallas education organizations.