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Fancy young professionals do it up right at Dallas’ favorite autumn party

Young professionals do it up right at Dallas’ favorite autumn party

Shaun Moore, Michelle Keys, Paige Phillips, James Edward
Shaun Moore, Michelle Keys, Paige Phillips, James Edward Photo by WJNPHOTO
J Johnson, Cameron Johnson, JC Johnson
J. Johnson, Cameron Johnson, J.C. Johnson Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kristina Tsavussis, Anna Pops, Maddie Reingold, Jamisha Johnson
Kristina Tsavussis, Anna Pops, Maddie Reingold, Jamisha Johnson Photo by WJNPHOTO
Pariya Renner, Claire Bauman, Reaghan Belfour
Pariya Renner, Claire Bauman, Reaghan Belfour Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sarah Williamson, Hayden Glasstetter, Kristen Luke
Sarah Williamson, Hayden Glasstetter, Kristen Luke Photo by WJNPHOTO
Stephani Sandridge, Kemi Probst, Samantha Schaeffer
Stephani Sandridge, Kemi Probst, Samantha Schaeffer Photo by WJNPHOTO
Chris Wages, Haleigh Wages
Chris Wages, Haleigh Wages Photo by WJNPHOTO
Dean Somes, Natalie Westbrook
Dean Somes, Natalie Westbrook Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kirby Lindley, Ashlea Gutierrez
Kirby Lindley, Ashlea Gutierrez Photo by WJNPHOTO
Chris Chadwick, Austyn Vietor, Claire Kuprycz, Chris Kuprycz
Chris Chadwick, Austyn Vietor, Claire Kuprycz, Chris Kuprycz Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kristina Madsen, Virgina Hock, Rachel Courie
Kristina Madsen, Virginia Hock, Rachel Courie Photo by WJNPHOTO
Adam Kraus
Adam Kraus addresses the crowd at the 2016 Dallas Autumn Ball. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Emerald City Band
The Emerald City Band kept the crowd dancing. Photo by William Neal
Dallas Autumn Ball 2016
Photo booth fun at the 2016 Dallas Autumn Ball. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Shaun Moore, Michelle Keys, Paige Phillips, James Edward
J Johnson, Cameron Johnson, JC Johnson
Kristina Tsavussis, Anna Pops, Maddie Reingold, Jamisha Johnson
Pariya Renner, Claire Bauman, Reaghan Belfour
Sarah Williamson, Hayden Glasstetter, Kristen Luke
Stephani Sandridge, Kemi Probst, Samantha Schaeffer
Chris Wages, Haleigh Wages
Dean Somes, Natalie Westbrook
Kirby Lindley, Ashlea Gutierrez
Chris Chadwick, Austyn Vietor, Claire Kuprycz, Chris Kuprycz
Kristina Madsen, Virgina Hock, Rachel Courie
Adam Kraus
Emerald City Band
Dallas Autumn Ball 2016

On November 4, the wait was finally over: the fourth annual Dallas Autumn Ball had arrived. So young professionals got dressed to the nines and headed for Hotel ZaZa not only to party, but also to help improve education in the city.

First stop for supporters: the step-and-repeat, where they posed for pictures before heading inside to dine, drink, and dance. We were particularly impressed by the glamorous getups this evening, especially those worn by Kristina Madsen, Emily Constantino, Thao Li, and Veronica Phillips.

When the doors to the main ballroom swung open, guests grabbed their drink of choice from an open bar and helped themselves to hors d’oeuvre aplenty. Dallas Autumn Ball founder (and CultureMap Top Texan Under 30) Adam Kraus addressed the group, thanking both the sponsors and those who turned out for the sold-out event.

Then it was time to dance the night away to the sounds of Emerald City Band. Attendees — including Shaun Moore, Michelle Keys, Paige Phillips, James Edward, Emily Harris, Jackson Nicholson, Anna Pops, Maddie Reingold, Jamisha Johnson, Kristina Tsavussis, Alexa Jeffus, Lulu Bretherton, Kirby Lindley, and Ashlea Gutierrez — took breaks only to snap pics at the photo booth.

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

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 $85,000 to Dallas education organizations.