What a fabulous night the 2019 Gala, Auction & Casino Night was at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel on April 27th! Presented by HollyFrontier Corporation, the Event Co-Chairs Dorinda Cavender-Akin, Suzanne Jaco, and Jill Svoboda collaborated on making this annual fundraiser a truly spectacular affair!
This year’s Honorary Chairs, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Burns, Sr. encouraged many new Friends to attend and learn more about the impact Our Friends Place is making in the community to empower young women towards a better life. Mr. Burns is President and CEO of Burns Controls Company founded in 1971. The Burns are involved in numerous leadership and volunteer roles in Dallas and their parish community.
We are excited to share that the evening was a success raising $360,000! Over the past five years the Gala event has now raised over $2 million to help young women in need! Truly a milestone and plans are already underway for the 2020 Gala, Auction & Casino Night! View the fun party photo gallery here!
Watch the new 2019 program video sharing achievements from current residents and SOAR to Success clients!
Southwest Airlines is dedicated to building the talent pipeline and inspiring future generations of women around the world, starting with their commitment to the North Texas community. Southwest partners with various organizations like Step Up Dallas, GenHERation, and the Texas Women's Foundation to help empower women and girls to lead in their communities.
Check out new volunteer opportunities posted on the volunteer portal accessed through OurFriendsPlace.org. Volunteers fill out a profile, view the calendar of upcoming activities and events and sign-up to volunteer. Activities include a stuff/stamp/seal event on May 29th and the Volunteer Thank You Social on June 4th. We especially need a group to help with landscaping maintenance on a weekend day before the end of May.