Read GH mag
Want a copy of our first magazine? Update  your contact info to have it mailed, or read it digitally.

Come tour
Register for the noon May 9 GIG (Gatehouse 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 Hand Up 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.
Thank you for "showing up" in a big way at last week's HandUp for Success Corporate Luncheon. Your energy, response and feedback are appreciated. And we are happy to report that your contributions exceeded our $500,000 goal, so now the next 31 families accepted can discover new paths for permanent, positive  change through the Independent Life Program.
We also thank Deloitte's Cathy Engelbert, AT&T's Randall Stephenson and BNSF's Matt Rose for leading the discussion, and hope each one of you took home a new thought or idea to help you live life to your highest potential.
After you take a look at The Gatehouse magazine and information packet you received at your place setting, let us know when you'd like to tour or discuss a partnership. As we said at the luncheon, we want to love you and want you to love us -- together we can provide the place and program for permanent change for families who need us most.


Checks preferred so credit card fees are not deducted from your contribution.
2017 Sponsors
Underwriting  Sponsor

Innovator  Sponsor

Keynote,  Valet Sponsor

Keynote,  VIP sponsor

Investment Sponsors

Ignite Sponsors
American Airlines  //  BNSF Railway  //  Encompass Home Health and Hospice  //  FedEx  //   HCL  //  JPMorgan Chase & Co.  //  Joann Olsovsky  //  Kiewit  //  Kimberly-Clark Corporation  //  Lockheed Martin  //  NTT DATA  //  PSAV  //  R. J. Corman Railroad Group  //   Star-Telegram & Indulge Luxury Magazine  //   Tech Mahindra  //   The Expo Group  //   The Friedkin Group  //   Towne Park //   Toyota  //   W3 Luxury Living
Impact Sponsors
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP  //   ATCAP Partners  //   BBVA Compass  //  Bennett Benner Partners  //   CA Technologies  //   Cisco  //   Comerica Bank  //   Crestline Investors Inc.  //   First Texas Insurance Services, LC  //   Frog Street  //   Hillwood Properties  //   Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.  //   KPMG LLP  //   The Marketing Arm  //   Microsoft  //   Partners N Promotion  //   PwC  //   Rozanne and Billy Rosenthal  //   Sabre  //   Toshiba  //   Vistra Energy, TXU Energy, Luminant
Thanks to the following companies,

Towne Park, Simon Gentry  //  Valet & donated all tips
The Expo Group, Linda Pekowski  //  Event signage & set-up
Out of the Garden, Donna Morgan  //  VIP & event flowers
Hobart  //  Centerpiece sponsor
Gaylord Texan, Roxie Morrison & Gracie Vega  //  Event planning
  Clarus Glassboards  //  go! Mobile giveaway
All Axis Machining  //  Tumbler engraving


Gatehouse Young Professionals  //  Event co-host
Tanya Little  //  2017 Hand Up Event Chair
Karen Boyd & Lauren Campanello  //  Event Logistics
Emily Avedikian, Jerry Haden & Nicole Votsmier  //  VIP & Event experience
Barbara McNealy & Kim Taylor  //  Volunteer coordination
Lisa Rose & Stanley Ugoji  //  Sponsorships

and amazing Gatehouse volunteers & staff  for helping make the event exceptional!
Looks like you had a great time!
VIP reception & event photos  // photo station   gifs & pics
Mark your calendar

May 8
Mother's Day
Gift with purpose
Mothers mean the world to us at The Gatehouse. They are paving the way, changing the trajectory of their children's lives every single day.  This Mother's Day, honor the amazing mothers in your life by giving a  gift with purpose.

Sept. 12,  C58 Happy Hour
6pm, Gatehouse

Want to learn more about Circle 58 , our new women's giving circle where women give other women a hand up? Socialize, meet members and receive Gatehouse updates  during this Happy Hour. Email  Mary  for more details.

October 2017 
Date TBD
AT&T Stadium
Planning is underway for our third-annual Get in the Game event. Top notch speakers have included Jason Witten (2015) and Coach Jason Garrett with Ret. Admiral William H. McRaven (2016). Learn more about sponsoring.
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  -- b uilding begins this summer
  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.
  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  plus-size clothes ; new  shoes , sizes 5-12.
  • Gift cards in $25 & $50 denominations
  • 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 Hand Up For Success,  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.