KidLinks hosted a kickoff party on Nov. 15 at the estate of Honorary Chair Faye C. Briggs to launch the 8th annual Symphony of Chefs event. Guests enjoyed a menu created by Salvatore Gisellu, Executive Chef of Urban Crust and honorary chef emeritus, followed by the theme reveal for February’s event as “Global Fare.”
KidLinks provides music therapy to children in need.
As Christmas draws near, precious memories come flooding back: Randy’s and my first Christmas in Houston the year we married; Christmas in Paris gathered with our tiny sons around a tree that was already dropping needles when we purchased it in an outdoor market; all the magical Christmas mornings in our University Park home; and our first Christmas at Swan’s Nest, when we hauled breakfast and gifts from our tiny Colorado mountain condo to our 1898 historic house that was undergoing massive restoration, and sat on porch chairs in the living room, wearing heavy jackets, boots, hats, and gloves, with four propane heaters going full-blast. It was minus 17 degrees outside, and not much warmer in the house.
On Nov. 14, the Center for BrainHealth and its Brain Performance Institute part of The University of Texas at Dallas bestowed Mrs. Margaret McDermott, the iconic Dallas philanthropist and visionary, with the 2017 Legacy Award.
The evening’s speakers included UT Dallas President Dr. Richard Benson and UT Dallas Executive Vice President Dr. Hobson Wildenthal who referred to Mrs. McDermott a “chief executive of a major enterprise of doing wonderful things”.
The 224-room facility on Luther Lane just east of the Dallas North Tollway was built in 2001 and most recently remodeled in 2013. The latest renovations are slated to begin early next year, with an expected completion near the end of 2018.
Next year’s theme is called Horizon: Now. New. Next and will be held on April 21, 2018. The 53rd annual gala, chaired by Rebecca Enloe Fletcher, will feature a seated dinner, a luxury live auction, and a festive after party.