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.