Vote now for the best young professional charitable event in Dallas of 2014
Dallas young professionals have perfected partying for a cause. Whether it’s a chic white party on a downtown rooftop or an elegant gala at the Ritz-Carlton, the outcome is always the same: crucial funds raised for important causes.
But which YP charitable event outshined them all? Now’s your chance to pick your favorite from 2014. Vote once a day, every day, until 11:59 pm on December 23.
The Dallas Museum of Art Junior Associates want to connect with art and each other, and their big fundraiser of the year is Affair of the Art. With an Artrageous theme, this year’s event lured more than 400 attendees, who mingled among streamers, floating balls and unicorns in the museum’s sculpture garden and bid on original works painted onsite by three local artists.
Bubbly Q, hosted annually by Young Texans Against Cancer, raises money for research and support organizations in the community. This year, pretty young philanthropists took over the Fearing’s patio at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, to sip bubbles and craft cocktails, nosh on bites from Dallas’ best chefs, and bid high in the supersized silent auction.
At the Dallas Autumn Ball, you can expect young professionals dressed to the nines and ready to party. The event, held this year at Hotel ZaZa, is meant to engage and empower young professionals to celebrate charity and raise much-needed awareness and funds for worthy educational causes in Dallas, such as Project Amplify, DISD’s high-impact tutoring initiative.
The annual fundraising fête for Lee Park Junior Conservancy, Day at the Races is an ode to the Kentucky Derby, and everyone adheres to the dress code, with sky-high hats, Southern suits and dainty dresses. This year the group took over the lawn at Lee Park, showcasing the beneficiary’s beautiful property by throwing a cocktail-fueled party on it.
The One Society engages young leaders to make life better for children through philanthropic, educational, fundraising, volunteer and social opportunities. The Event: A Night in White, held on the rooftop of The Venue at 400 North Ervay downtown, was a chic way to get together for a good cause: Children’s Medical Center's Child Life Program.
The Genesis Young Leaders were in search of a new signature event, and they nailed it with Masquerade. They chose 3015 at Trinity Groves for a Mardi Gras-inspired party that included tunes from Signed Sealed Delivered, New Orleans-inspired fare, and games such as blackjack and roulette. Most important, this inaugural event raised $80,000 for Genesis Women’s Shelter.
The YP group for Ronald McDonald House of Dallas hosted An Evening in Casablanca at Union Station, where the movie Casablanca was running in silence above the main stage while DJ Lucy Wrubel spun tunes. Standout auction items included trips to Marfa and Napa, which helped raise funds for the home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment.
For the second year of its signature fundraiser, 30M Gala, the savvy young professionals of Echelon recruited Laura Bush and her daughters to serve as honorary chairs for this packed event at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Highlights included a grilled cheese bar, Fluffpop and entertainment by Limelight. Funds raised helped fill the coffers of the Salvation Army.
Young Friends of Wilkinson Center are active on the YP scene, hosting all kinds of events throughout the year. The big one was the White Party, which transported the group straight from Saint Ann to South Beach. Fire dancers, aerialist and performers mingled with guests, who were there to raise money for programs that offer hope, inspiration and tools to more than 14,000 Dallas residents in poverty.