Feeling Tempted

Charity up-and-comer attracts tempting headliner for 2017 Dallas gala

Charity up-and-comer attracts tempting headliner for 2017 Dallas gala

The Temptations
The Temptations are the headliners for the 2017 Yellow Rose Gala.  Courtesy photo

The Yellow Rose Gala, one of spring’s most anticipated charitable events, just got a little more tempting, with the announcement of 2017 headlining entertainment: The Temptations.

You might recall (or, even if you don’t, you’ll know the songs) that the renowned Motown band is behind such hits as “My Girl,” “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” with Diana Ross and The Supremes, and “I Second That Emotion.”

Taking place April 8, 2017, at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, the gala raises money for research into multiple sclerosis. This year’s event is the second with Fallon Wynne Way, Yellow Rose Gala Foundation president, at the helm.

Way relaunched the fundraising gala in honor of her mother Dee Wynne, who started the foundation in 1986 with her husband, Jimmy. Dee passed away from MS in 2014.

Entertainment was always a highlight of the event; during its heyday, the Yellow Rose Gala featured stars like he Eagles, Stevie Nicks and Trisha Yearwood. Last year’s headliner was Gloria Gaynor.

Although the entertainment seems to be a nod to the event’s past, the Yellow Rose Gala is poised for its future. Under Way’s leadership, the foundation has recruited an active group of young professionals devoted to the cause of ending MS.

Proceeds from the event benefit MS research though the International Progressive Alliance, which fits right in with the gala’s theme, Going Global. Tickets for the 2017 gala begin at $150 for young professionals, with tables starting at $5,000. They can be purchased online at theyellowrose.org.