Rachael Abrams | Photos by Jeremy Brown Photography
- September 06, 2012
- Event Date:
- May 10, 2012
Communication was key at the recently renovated Dallas Country Club, which attracted more than 300 people for the first annual Callier Cares Luncheon. The event, with media sponsorship from PaperCity, raised $100,000 for the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at University of Texas at Dallas, which supports patients with language, speech and hearing disorders. Ruth and Ken Altshuler were honored as the first recipients of an award created in their name; Ruth shared memories of childhood encounters with Helen Keller and acknowledged Margot Keller, Helen’s niece, in attendance. Those who came and cared: chairman Libby and David Hunt, as well as Linda and Bill Custard, Juli Harrison, Libby Allred, Janis Cravins, Amy Hegi, Dee Wyly, Lissie McCullough, Carmen Michael, Tincy Miller, Rebecca Lutz, Sandi Chapman, Donise Pearson, and Sharon and Mike McCullough.
Appetite for Advocacy
The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center welcomed nearly 1,000 guests to its fifth annual Appetite for Advocacy luncheon at the Sheraton Dallas. To thunderous applause, DCAC presented two honors to those supporting the organization and its efforts to improve the lives of local children who have been abused: The Bill Walsh Award to Jamie Johnson and The Ruth Sharp Altshuler Award to Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows, who raised $11 million in two years for the new building. Co-chairmen Courtney Crawford Slater and John F. Crawford welcomed speakers Elizabeth Smart and her father Ed to the stage. Those making a difference: Edward Slater, Rachel Hairston, Debra Brennan Tagg, Paul Tagg, Christine Frary, Jennifer Sampson, Stephanie Bernal, Lynn Davis, Joy Hughes Rauls, Meghan Weller, and Kim and Jack Wilson.