The Humble Beginnings Luncheon, now in its 21st year, is an upbeat and elegant mid-day luncheon affair drawing social, civic and business leaders from across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Proceeds benefit Austin Street Center, whose distinct mission is to provide safe shelter and meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless.
Cynthia Erivo will join the luncheon, themed “Come Together,” as the featured guest in a mix of conversation and performance. The Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning actress and singer-songwriter can currently be seen as in the HBO miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s, The Outsider. Most recently, she portrayed Aretha Franklin in National Geographic’s Emmy Award-winning global anthology series, Genius, with her episode titled Genius: Aretha. In 2019, Erivo received two Oscar nominations, one for her role as Harriet Tubman in the Focus Features biopic Harriet, and the other for the film’s song
Stand Up,: which she co-wrote.
The event will be Co-Chaired by Jeanne Phillips and Margaret Phillips. Corporate Service Award Recipient: The Dallas Mavericks will be the Corporate Service Award Recipient and Frank Mihalopoulos and the late Maryann Mihalopoulos are the Distinguished Service Award Recipients