Vogel Alcove celebrates 25 years and the Pursuit of Happyness
Our city is blessed with many organizations that provide aid to disadvantaged people in need. One such organization is Vogel Alcove, dedicated to serving child victims of poverty and homelessness.
At the Ambassador of Hope Awards Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, the 25-year-old Vogel Alcove honored seven community leaders and organizations that have dedicated their time to the charitable cause:
- Alan Gold, recipient of the Doris Budner award
- Neiman Marcus, recipient of the Thelma Vogel award
- McKool Smith, recipient of the Corporate Champion award
- WFAA Channel 8, recipient of the Media Partner award
- Ariana Luterman, recipient of the Kid Helping Kids award
- The Dallas Jewish Coalition,for the Volunteer award
In between a three course meal, supporters — including honorary chair Ebby Halliday, co-chairs Tina Wasserman and Dawn Budner, Marty Mintz, Mary Lee Broder, Beth and Jim Gold, David Stern, Rita Gold, and Jackie and Michael Hoffman — listened to Christopher Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness and the inspiration for the film.
Gardner took the audience from heart-wrenched to uplifted — and eager to give back — as he recounted his experience going from homelessness to now-CEO of Gardner Rich LLC.