Junior League of Dallas’ Seventh Annual Milestone Luncheon

Nikki Webb, Featured Speaker, Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Scripps. (Photo: Celeste Smith)

The Junior League of Dallas held its annual Milestones Luncheon, presented by The Kohl Foundation, on Nov. 17 in the Hilton Anatole Hotel’s Chantilly Ballroom. This year’s event featured a conversation with Academy Award®-Winning actress Octavia Spencer. The JLD also recognized its 2017-2018 Sustainer of the Year, Linda Perryman Evans.

IBM VP: Want a Problem Solver? Hire a Veteran

FROM LEFT: Panelists Nicole Gardner, Jeff Hall, John Courson, and Jeff Cleland and moderator CBSN anchor Stephanie Sy. (Photo: William Taylor)

Joining the military comes with eight or more weeks of basic training followed by weeks or months more training in the skills soldiers, sailors, and marines will employ in their military service.

But when it’s time to get out, the military provides a week of classes to transition soon-to-be veterans to civilian life, said Jeff Hall, national employment director for Disabled American Veterans.

Make Sure the Lost Boys Have a Happy Birthday

Here are some of the birthday boys who will be celebrating Jan. 6.

You won’t want to lose your invitation to the eighth annual Birthday Party for the Lost Boys of Sudan.

Friends of the Lost Boys, a local nonprofit that provides outreach and financial support to the refugees, is collecting new or gently used items between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5 for the celebration, and they need help. 

Dallas CASA Champion of Children Award Dinner

Junior League of Dallas attendees. (Photo: Kristina Bowman Photography)

On Nov. 16, a record-breaking crowd of 525 guests packed The Fairmont Dallas for Dallas CASA’s 20th anniversary Champion of Children Award Dinner, which raised more than $500,000 for non-profit organization.

The evening honored the Junior League of Dallas with the Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award for its commitment and service to children in our community.  The award was presented to League president Jennifer Tobin by Dallas CASA board member Jim Lozier.

Women in the World Takes Stage in Dallas

Tina Brown and Hannah Song

Co-hosted by Toyota and journalist, Tina Brown, the Women in the World live event series took the Dallas stage Dec. 4 at the Dallas Museum of Art. The event honored Maxeme Tuchman as the newest recipient of Toyota’s Mother of Invention award grant and featured an inspirational lineup of speakers.

8th Annual Champion Of Human Rights Gala

Nancy and Tinsley Merrill with Brittany Underwood. (Photo: Bob Manzano)

Co-chairs Ashley Anderson Smith and Nusia Sookarow, with honorary chair Susan Posnick, welcomed more than 350 attendees to the 8th Annual Mosaic Family Services Champion of Human Rights Gala held on Oct. 6 at venue sixty five hundred. The event raised nearly $150,000 in support of survivors of human rights abuses, including domestic violence and human trafficking, who are served by Mosaic.

Upon arrival at the “night in Monte Carlo” themed event, partygoers mingled while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. As patrons enjoyed their meal, Dr. Walter Nguyen, executive director of Mosaic Family Services, took the stage to recognize Church of the Incarnation for their service project helping to renovate Mosaic House.