Young Philanthropy Scene
Mayor Mike Rawlings shows love to young philanthropists at Dallas Autumn Ball
An impressive crowd of young professionals descended on Hotel ZaZa for the inaugural Dallas Autumn Ball. And the city's most prestigious leaders have taken note of these young philanthropists' good deeds, as Mayor Mike Rawlings stopped in to say a few words to these up-and-comers who work tirelessly to better the city.
Guests — including Courtney and Sean McCauley, Kellie Stewart, Shelby Haugen, Jordan Schultz, Charles Roscoph, Walker Lafitte, Bradley Burch, and Britt Neel — enjoyed this sold-out event with a cocktail in hand and plenty of ZaZa treats. At any given time, the dance floor was packed thanks to the Emerald City Band.
This black tie charity event raised $20,000 for Project: Amplify, a program that involves the tutoring and mentoring of some of the most at-risk students at some of the most at-need public schools in South and West Dallas.
"Young adults are looking for ways to give back, and we have all of the tools we need to be emerging leaders in Dallas now, rather than waiting to inherit leadership for when we get older," said Adam Kraus, founder and chairman of Dallas Autumn Ball. "We could not have been more pleased how well our first year went, and we are already looking toward the future."