Ambassadors of Hope to be Awarded at Design & Dine

Karen R. Hughes, president & CEO, Vogel Alcove and John C. Wander, chair, Board of Directors, have announced the recipients of the Ambassadors of Hope Awards, which will be awarded Oct. 7 at Design & Dine.

The Ambassadors of Hope Awards were created to honor the individuals and organizations that support Vogel Alcove’s mission to help children recover from the traumatic effects of homelessness. They include awards named for Vogel Alcove’s founders Thelma Vogel and Doris Budner.

Presented by Tower Club Dallas, Design & Dine combines the worlds of art and design, music, food, and philanthropy for one epic evening.

Open to the public by advance reservation, this fun and entertaining event begins with a VIP reception where the awards will be presented to the honorees.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will enjoy an incredible evening of delicious food stations with two complimentary drink tickets, awe-inspiring live artist performances and entertainment by the World Piano Man, Martyn Lucas.

There will also be a raffle/silent auction with exclusive prizes and a wine pull station.

The awards are presented during an invitation-only VIP Reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

General admission begins at 6:30 p.m.

The award recipients are:
  • Willie Baronet of is the Doris Budner Honoree for leadership in advancing the Vogel Alcove mission.
  • Oliver Wyman is the Thelma Vogel Honoree for vision and collaborative efforts in advancing services to homeless children and families.
  • Houlihan Lokey is the Corporate Champion Honoree.
  • Fox 4 – KDFW is the Media Partner Honoree.
  • Joyce Morrison is the Volunteer Award Honoree.
  • 2019 Summer Interns are the Kids Helping Kids Honorees.
  • Rick Lacher is the Board Excellence Honoree.
  • Community Beer Company is the Community Partner Honoree.

Tickets are $125 for general admission.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist and former Managing Editor of Park Cities People. She currently serves as a Senior Editor with D Magazine's D CEO publication. You can reach her by email at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram @Bianca_TBD. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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