Grand Dallas Gala

Crystal Charity Ball secures status as Dallas' most glittering gala

Crystal Charity Ball secures status as Dallas' most glittering gala

Kate Rose Marquez, Jay Fox
Kate Rose Marquez, Jay Fox Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lloyd Powell, Michal Powell
Lloyd Powell, Michal Powell Photo by WJNPHOTO
Sheryl Adkins-Green, Dennis Cail, Annika Cail
Sheryl Adkins-Green, Dennis Cail, Annika Cail Photo by WJNPHOTO
Bill Corbellini, Jane Corbellini, Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan
Bill Corbellini, Jane Corbellini, Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan Photo by WJNPHOTO
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee Photo by WJNPHOTO
Joseph Mahoney, Shannon Durst, Tracey Fulton
Joseph Mahoney, Shannon Durst, Tracey Fulton Photo by WJNPHOTO
Chris Peasner, Barbara Bryan, Kevin Connor
Chris Peasner, Barbara Bryan, Kevin Connor Photo by WJNPHOTO
Don Grimes, Mary Grimes
Don Grimes, Mary Grimes Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mark Schleuter, Kara Schleuter
Mark Schleuter, Kara Schleuter Photo by WJNPHOTO
Alexandra Bogenreif, Kevin Bogenreif
Alexandra Bogenreif, Kevin Bogenreif Photo by WJNPHOTO
Silent auction
A large silent auction enticed guests. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Paul Dougan, Elizabeth Dougan
Paul Dougan, Elizabeth Dougan Photo by WJNPHOTO
Dorothy Moore, Greg Bryan, Jeri Peasner
Dorothy Moore, Greg Bryan, Jeri Peasner Photo by WJNPHOTO
Floral arrangement
The decor captured the theme, An Evening of Celestial Radiance. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Champagne
Guests were greeted with champagne upon arriving. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Necklace
High-end jewelry was only one of the categories available for the silent auction. Photo by WJNPHOTO
John Metzinger, Sara Metzinger
John Metzinger, Sara Metzinger Photo by WJNPHOTO
Michelle Hall, Houston Hall
Michelle Hall, Houston Hall Photo by WJNPHOTO
Caleb Goodman, Elizabeth Fisher
Caleb Goodman, Elizabeth Fisher Photo by WJNPHOTO
Uroosa Khalid, Haad Fazlani
Uroosa Khalid, Haad Fazlani Photo by WJNPHOTO
Forest Miller, Cynthia Miller
Forest Miller, Cynthia Miller Photo by WJNPHOTO
Kate Rose Marquez, Jay Fox
Lloyd Powell, Michal Powell
Sheryl Adkins-Green, Dennis Cail, Annika Cail
Bill Corbellini, Jane Corbellini, Shelby Wagner, Niven Morgan
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee
Joseph Mahoney, Shannon Durst, Tracey Fulton
Chris Peasner, Barbara Bryan, Kevin Connor
Don Grimes, Mary Grimes
Mark Schleuter, Kara Schleuter
Alexandra Bogenreif, Kevin Bogenreif
Silent auction
Paul Dougan, Elizabeth Dougan
Dorothy Moore, Greg Bryan, Jeri Peasner
Floral arrangement
Champagne
Necklace
John Metzinger, Sara Metzinger
Michelle Hall, Houston Hall
Caleb Goodman, Elizabeth Fisher
Uroosa Khalid, Haad Fazlani
Forest Miller, Cynthia Miller

On December 5, Dallas' fall social season came to a show-stopping close as the city's most charitable partygoers gathered at the Hilton Anatole for the 2015 Crystal Charity Ball. The theme, An Evening of Celestial Radiance, could be seen in everything from the sparkling silver stars to the oversize reproductions of masterworks such as Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night — even in the magnificent blue ball gown donned by ball chair Michal Powell.

Guests — including Lynn and Allan McBee, Shelby Wagner, Niven MorganAnnika and Dennis Cail, Cynthia and Forest Miller, Suzie and Robert Conley, Michelle and Houston Hall, Jennifer and Scott Chandler, Elizabeth and Paul Dougan, and Margaret and Barry Hancock — sipped bubbly while perusing the abundant silent auction, which was separated into categories ranging from "jewels and gems" to "adventures." A casino beckoned those looking to court Lady Luck in the name of charity.

The reveal of the Chantilly Ballroom did not disappoint, as it seemed to be sprinkled with stardust. A gourmet meal and a rocking after-party capped off a beautiful evening, with guests eagerly anticipating next year's gala.

Since 1952, Crystal Charity Ball has raised millions for children's charities in Dallas County, such as 2015 beneficiaries Dallas Children's Theater, Dallas Life, and North Texas Food Bank, and Family Compass.