Over 150 guests overlooked the Dallas skyline from the rooftop terrace of DEC on Dragon Jan. 25, where The Family Place held the Partners Card Announcement Party. Retailers, sponsors, past chairs and other supporters joined co-chairs Brynn Bagot Allday and Jennifer Burns, as they celebrated the record-breaking 25th anniversary of Partners Card presented by Bank of Texas and benefiting The Family Place. More than $1 million was raised making it possible to provide over 14,000 nights of lifesaving shelter for men, women and children escaping domestic violence which represented an increase in funding from last year’s campaign.
Guests celebrated their accomplishments with music by DJ Niro, strolling bites provided by Food Glorious Food, an open bar, and a view of downtown Dallas.
Allday introduced Bank of Texas Dallas Market Executive Bob White, who spoke on behalf of the bank, which has been the presenting sponsor of Partners Card for 10 years and officially committed to sponsoring Partners Card again in 2018. “What The Family Place is doing is important, end of story. It’s important to the country, it’s important to Dallas and what happens here tonight matters,” he said.
Family Place CEO Paige Flink concluded remarks by showing appreciation to everyone who was involved in making Partners Card the largest fundraiser for The Family Place, and Paula Davis was recognized as the top community seller for selling 166 Partners Cards. The other top sellers were Sara and Cass Robinson and Jody and Mike Coffey. All top sellers received a special prize from Bachendorf’s. In addition, Flink announced the 2018 Partners Card Co-chairs – Leigh Danley, Tierney Kaufman and the first-ever male chairman, Julian Leaver.