House of Philanthropy
Resource Center patrons party with purpose at capital campaign fete
Any affair at the home of philanthropist Faye Briggs is expected to be a great one. But the Resource Center Dallas capital campaign celebration for the new LGBT community center exceeded expectations.
First, no one was allowed to roam around Briggs' elegant home without a cocktail in hand. She'd stop you and insist on fetching you a drink if she caught you sans tumbler or wine glass.
Second, the crowd included a devoted group of supporters, including party host Don Gaiser, Shane Walker, Gary Olsen, Chris Hendrix, Brett Gray, Mark Hendon, Liza Hodges and Hannah Fields. In an awesomely un-Dallas move, Robert Emery rode his bicycle to the fete.
More important, though, the cocktail party brought awareness to the Resource Center and its new LGBT community center. After warm remarks from board chair Gregory Pynes, CEO Cece Cox and donor Charles MarLett, an HIV positive client shared his story about the support he received from the center upon his diagnosis.
Chatter around the house included the exciting new facility, Briggs' exquisite taste and her overwhelming generosity.
The Resource Center Dallas is the primary lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and HIV/AIDS service organization in North Texas. It offers health and wellness programs, education and advocacy programs, and family programs to the community and operates one of the largest LGBT community centers in the United States.