Young philanthropy circuit

Pretty young things and friends of Wilkinson Center gather for fun and fundraising at Saint Ann

Pretty young things and friends of Wilkinson Center gather for fun and fundraising at Saint Ann

Laramy Elick, Clarissa Meyer, Callie Hudson, Nile Nussbaumer
Laramy Elick , Clarissa Meyer , Callie Hudson , Nile Nussbaumer Photo by Stacey Cleveland
Ben Mackay, Ellie Couch, Whitney Eckert, Elliot Perry
Ben Mackay , Ellie Couch , Whitney Eckert , Elliot Perry Photo by Stacey Cleveland
Jenn Zalesky, Callie Flemming, Tiffani Adamcik, Kristy Miller
Jenn Zalesky , Callie Flemming , Tiffani Adamcik , Kristy Miller Photo by Stacey Cleveland
Kristen Johnson, Courtney Kerr, Vodi Cook, Alexis Barbier-Mueller
Kristen Johnson , Courtney Kerr , Vodi Cook , Alexis Barbier-Mueller Photo by Stacey Cleveland
Tiffany Divis, Laura Dauterman, Leslie Rogers, Crista Bell
Tiffany Divis , Laura Dauterman , Leslie Rogers , Crista Bell Photo by Stacey Cleveland
Laramy Elick, Clarissa Meyer, Callie Hudson, Nile Nussbaumer
Ben Mackay, Ellie Couch, Whitney Eckert, Elliot Perry
Jenn Zalesky, Callie Flemming, Tiffani Adamcik, Kristy Miller
Kristen Johnson, Courtney Kerr, Vodi Cook, Alexis Barbier-Mueller
Tiffany Divis, Laura Dauterman, Leslie Rogers, Crista Bell

White, black and red all over was the requested attire for the Young Friends of Wilkinson Center’s party themed Fire and Ice. These philanthropic yo-pros, including Ben Mackay (who wore a red tracksuit), Nile Nussbaumer, Alexis Barbier-Mueller, Tori Gonzalez, Katie James, Clarissa Meyer and Kristy Miller certainly know how to play by the rules. The night was smoking hot, with more than 200 guys and gals filling Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar

“The event fulfilled my expections,” said Wilkinson Center liaison Vodi Cook. “It’s exciting to see so many passionate, hard-working individuals who care about the community.”

The Young Friend group recruited 171 new members — and that brings the total to 336 dedicated to providing proper means out of poverty for Dallas residents through empowerment, fiscal support, hope and inspiration. 

The celebratory evening raised nearly $5,000 and kicked off the 30th anniversary gala. Mark your calendars for November 3. 

Who else was seen sipping cocktails and basking in the beats of  DJ Jennifer Miller? Laura Reeder, Tiffany Divis, Anne Reeder, Elliot Perry, Danielle Hardie, Jessica Howe Knopick, Stephanie Taylor, Courtney Kerr, Thais Azevedo Moses, Erin Mourton, Courtney O’Reilly, Betsy Wolcott, Alida Borg and Catherine Rozyczko.