Dallas young professionals boogie down at disco Masquerade for Genesis Women's Shelter
What: Genesis Young Leaders' Masquerade
Where: The Empire Room
The 411: On February 17, the Genesis Young Leaders were finally back with their big spring fundraising bash after a two-year pandemic hiatus. It's always been one of the most highly anticipated parties of the year for Dallas young professionals.
Themed "A Night Out at the Disco," the semi-formal gala was a sparkling evening of fun and fundraising.
About 400 guests donned their sequins and bell bottoms and boogied down under the disco ball. They enjoyed an open bar with signature cocktails, silent auction, casino by Carte Blanche, 360 photobooth by Currently Events, and entertainment in the way of roller-skate dancers Jaron Harris, Peyton Mixon, and Felicia Armstrong.
DJ Blake Ward kept the crowd moving and grooving on the dance floor.
Lucky winners of raffle prizes went home with a VIP experience for Genesis’ upcoming luncheon featuring keynote speaker Nicole Kidman; A getaway package with points from Southwest Airlines and Hilton; and a Times Ten wine tasting, four-course meal for 8 by Chef Mollie Guerra and a karaoke machine, creating the ultimate party.
The event raised an impressive $131,000 to benefit the many women and children whom Genesis Women's Shelter serves.
The successful event was co-chaired by Michael Anorue, Brooke Roshell, and David Green. More information about Genesis Young Leaders can be found here.
Who: Genesis CEO Jan Langbein, director of fund & community development Amy Norton, special events manager Caitlin Madden, Becky Park, Brownlee Hopkins, Greg Hopkins, Carly Mann, Brian Dean, Luis Araujo, Lauren Purdy, Lynsay Quinn, Elizabeth Wilhite, and many patrons and guests.