Click here to view event photos (by Kelly Alexander & Dwayne Lee)
$650,000+ raised to give Gatehouse women, kids leaving a crisis a hand up

Discover more
Want a copy of our annual magazine? Read it digitally; update your contact info to have 2018 copy mailed to you.

Come tour
Register for the noon Nov. 7 GIG (GH Info Gathering) and tour the community.

Sponsor 2018
Email Development Manager Mary Parker to discuss a tailored tour for your group and be one of the first to commit to a 2018 Get in the Game sponsorship.

Join HR Circle
If you're an HR leader or know someone who is, contact Career Development Manager Jerry Haden about joining the HR Circle.
Get in the Game 2017 exceeded expectations! Thanks to the 800 of you who participated in this week's luncheon, whether you attended or partnered digitally.
Because of your support with sponsorships, through the auctions, buying flowers and purchasing signed footballs by Roger Staubach, Bob Lilly and Drew Pearson, more than $650,000 was contributed to support the 77 women and 105 kids right now at The Gatehouse, as well as the 25+ families joining our community in the next few months. 
There's more good news! Because the event was underwritten by the Dallas Cowboys and Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, as well as our 2017 Get in the Game team who worked diligently to secure enormous in-kind support, 98 percent of funds raised will go straight to Gatehouse families.
Take a look below for who participated, fun photos and to learn more about how you can still Get in the Game to give families a hand up as they break cycles of abuse and poverty to fulfill their God-given destiny.


Snag an exclusive Official Dallas Cowboys football signed by Cowboys legends and Super Bowl Champs Roger Staubach, Drew Pearson & Bob Lilly for $500. Every dollar goes toward stocking and decorating personalized apartments that are move-in ready the moment women and children leaving a crisis join our community. Makes a memorable holiday gift! Get one today.
Thank you to everyone who made Get in the Game 2017 possible:

Kathleen Duggan, Event Chair; 

CommitteeKay Armstrong, Carol Camp, Melissa Frank, Leslie Friedman, Cindy Lee, Sharon Little, Tricia Maibach, Judy Malone, Rattana Mao, Andrea Proctor, Judy Rupay & Kathleen Valentine;

Dallas Cowboys: Monique Boyd & Whitney Brandon; 

Edelman: Dallas Office team;

The Expo Group: Stephanie Garcia & Linda Pekowski; and

the Gatehouse volunteers & staff for helping make this year's event exceptional.
Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation
Underwriting Sponsor

D Hull Foundation
Silver Sponsor

Coaches Circle

Mary & Carl Ice
Marianne & Roger Staubach
The TR
Charitable Fund


Jo & Steve Bobb  //  Kathleen & George Duggan  //  Durham Family Foundation  //  DynaResource  //  Priscilla & Joe Martin, Jr.  //  McCuller Wealth Management Group at UBS  //  Mike Rodenbaugh, UBS  //  The Dillard Group of Texas  //  The Somerville Companies, Inc.



First Down
Allie Beth Allman & Associates  //  Caffey Group  //  Deloitte  //  Fountain Residential Partners  //  Frost  //  JPI  //  Cindy & David Lee  //  Net Direct Auto Sales  //  Phelps Dunbar, LLP  //  Jacqueline & Victor Powell  //  J ane & Chuck Schultz  //   Trudy & Robert Wright  //   Texas Christian University

Bennett Benner Partners  //  Kim & Bill Blase  //  Briggs Equipment  //  Tricia & Jim Maibach  //   NetJets  //   Premier Academy  //   Southwest Bank  //   Texas Capital Bank  //   The David Geffen Foundation  //   Valentine Properties

7-Eleven  //  Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams & City of Arlington  //  Arlington Today  //   Baseball Diamonds in the Showroom at the Ballpark in Arlington  //   Blaine Stone Lodge  //   BNSF Railway  //   Brand Agent  //   Caffey Group  //  C&W Antiques  //   Daired's Spa Pangea & Salon  //   Dallas Cowboys  //   Del Frisco's  //   Christian Dior  //   Kathleen & George Duggan  //   Edelman  //   HEB / Central Market  //   HFF  //   Lori Henegar  //   Jack Black  //   Kimberly Fitzpatrick  //   Sharon & Brent Little  //   Judy Malone  //   Munsch Hardt Kopf and Harr, PC  //   Kelsey & Gary Patterson  //   Lisa & Matt Rose  //  Savor Gastropub  //   Sisley Cosmetics USA  //   Texas Motor Speedway  //   The Capital Grille Fort Worth  //   The Expo Group  //   The Gatehouse Fine Jewelers  //   The Redfish Studio / Leslie Friedman  //   Troy Vinson Fine Jewelers  //   Kathleen Valentine  //   Vaquero Club
Legacy Workshop: Turn Conflict into Cooperation

   Based on her own experience as a strong-willed person and hundreds of interviews with people of all ages, Cynthia Tobias shares valuable insights into how the hearts and minds of even the strongest-willed person can be turned from angry conflict to voluntary cooperation. 
   Whether you are struggling with a strong-willed child, spouse, boss or co-worker, you'll walk away with new hope and enthusiasm for bringing out the best in both of you during the next Legacy Workshop,   9am Thursday, Nov. 2 in The Gatehouse  Event Center Tickets are $25, but don't let money keep you from attending. To request a scholarship, email us.
The Gatehouse Fine Jewelers Grand opening celebration
   Grayson Allen is now The Gatehouse Fine Jewelers! 
Lisa & Matt Rose joined with Patty & Keary Turner and Delisa & Jackie Read to create a new ownership structure so now 50 percent of the store's profits will go directly to The Gatehouse.
   Shoppers will receive the same level of personalized service, have triple the inventory of beautiful and unique jewelry to choose from, and, best of all, will know they are making a practical and lasting difference in the lives of their neighbors who need a hand up for permanent change. 
   Join us for our Grand Opening celebration from 5-10pm Friday, Nov. 10 with hors d'oeuvres, wine and complimentary valet. The holidays are right around the corner --
consider a gift with purpose. RSVP here or call 817-416-0825. 

The Gatehouse Fine Jewelers: 1101 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 420 in Southlake
Next Steps & Idea Starters
  1. Help raise funds for the on-campus  childcare academy so our kids experience early learning and start kindergarten on the same level as their peers.  Read more  -- we're at 70% funding and need your help.
  2. Host a party or event where you do something you love to  raise funds for an aspect of the childcare academy: naming a room, purchasing toys, furniture, appliances, etc.
  3. The Tarrant County taxpayer spends $55,000 per year to support a family with all possible government services. At The Gatehouse, our cost thus far has been
    $35,000 per family. Consider Adopt a Family, learn more  -- a great project for individuals, families, groups or your office.
  4. Sponsor an apartment for $2,800, which includes everything from spatulas to shower curtains. Donate here.
  5.   Register to be a  volunteer -- orientations take place in person or virtually. Bring your groups so we can form a relationship and help meet your philanthropy goals. A volunteer experience can be tailored for what your group loves to do.
Donate new items

Our motto when we shop:  One for us, and one for a Gatehouse family!  When doing your own shopping, just add another item or more to your cart for Gatehouse families. We always need:
  • Staple supplies for the General Store (laundry detergent, trash bags)
  • New largeplus-size clothes:  top/dresses in sizes large, XL, XXL and 4XL; pant sizes 12-26
  • Gift cards in $25 & $50 denominations to Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's & Marshall's
  • Apartment  accessories (table & floor lamps, wall hangings)
  • Legal aid,  family lawyers to donate services
You can also support us when you shop on Amazon
  • We receive a portion of your sales when you use  Amazon Smile : go to and support  projectHandUp.
  • You can also select items off our Amazon wishlist here, which are shipped directly to The Gatehouse.
We need your feedback to plan for next year and make this annual  big event spectacular for you. If you have suggestions for any detail concerning Get in the Game email us




The Gatehouse is a supportive living community, located on 61 acres in the D/FW Metroplex, where women and children in crisis receive ample time, safe refuge, practical resources and healthy relationships to break cycles of abuse / poverty and discover new paths for permanent change.