Hosted by The Greater Dallas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Dallas’ National Philanthropy Day “The Stars of Texas” celebration brings together area nonprofits, volunteers, funders, foundations, business and community members to honor many of this city’s finest who give selflessly in support of numerous worthy causes.
The 2019 honorees are:
Outstanding Philanthropist Donna Wilhelm, a visionary leader and strong supporter of the arts, culture, and education (Nominated by World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth)
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Michal Powell, a passionate fundraiser for faith-based, medical, humanitarian, and arts-focused causes (Nominated by The Salvation Army North Texas Command)
Outstanding Fundraising Executive Cindy Scott, CFRE, a professional and successful fundraiser, benefiting people of Dallas and beyond for more than 30 years (Nominated by Parkland Foundation)
Outstanding Foundation Harry S. Moss Trust, supporting excellence in heart research and treatment to the local community and the world (Nominated by UT Southwestern Medical Center)
Outstanding Corporation Texas Capital Bank, bettering the lives of others through a charitable program supporting more than 100 nonprofits (Nominated by Parkland Foundation)
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Ashlyn Duy, a grateful former patient and loyal supporter of Children’s Health who has raised $31,170 in four Red Balloon Children Helping Children Tennis Tournaments to help other children. (Nominated by Children's Medical Center Foundation)
Join Educational First Steps for an evening with New York Times best-selling author Tara Westover. Sponsorships are available here.
Tara Westover’s autobiography, Educated: A Memoir, sparked national conversation upon its release in 2018. Called “a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir” by USA Today, Educated chronicles Westover’s educational journey after overcoming a difficult upbringing. The author will share her story, which gets to the heart of what education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes and the will to change it.
This special event will be moderated by Krys Boyd, radio host of the award-winning show, THINK, on KERA.
We invite you to support this vital organization and become a sponsor of this one of a kind experience. As a sponsor you will receive priority seating, a VIP reception with Tara Westover, signed books and recognition in all event materials.
On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, which would have been Botham’s 28th birthday, the Botham Jean Foundation will host its official United States launch in Dallas with an entertaining and uplifting formal red tie and red carpet fundraising gala and auction.