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that vision and partnered with this

League this year. This organization

celebrates 46 years of service to

incredible, generous community

is made up of a talented, diverse

the greater Denton community, we

to enhance the quality of life for

group of 257 women. It has been

are excited to present the 2019

everyone who resides here.

an amazing year working with the

Tabloid. This publication would not

Since its founding, DBL has

members of DBL, the generous

be possible without the community

awarded over $5.68 million

supporters of our fundraising

businesses, individuals and DBL members who so graciously and generously sponsored a photograph for the Tabloid. Many DBL members have spent numerous hours to ensure that this publication meets the expectations of everyone represented, and we know that you will enjoy this year’s Tabloid. The mission of Denton Benefit League is to raise funds for philanthropic purposes and to promote volunteerism within our community. In 1973, three incredible women, Maurine Floyd, Kathy Orr and Martha Len Nelson, saw the need to raise funds for nonprofit agencies in Denton. On May 23, 1973 the first general meeting of Denton Benefit League was held with over 100 members

in grants to local nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, social services, the arts and historic preservation. This year $240,990.06 was distributed to 35 area nonprofit agencies. The 2019

efforts, the representatives of the organizations that receive our grants, and the leaders that serve on the DBL Board of Directors. I am proud to be a member of DBL and such a wonderful group of women who work together to give back to the community and make it a better place. Thank you all for making this such a wonderful year.

grant recipients are listed on page 86 in this publication. The grants are a direct result

Sheryl Goodson

Denton Benefit League President

of the monies raised through the generous support of local businesses, community residents and DBL members who participate and support our fundraising efforts. Our largest fundraisers are Underwriting, Tabloid, and the annual Charity Ball. As always, 100% of the profits from our fundraising activities goes to our grants. Our DBL members also contribute over 20,000 hours of volunteer service each year.

in attendance. For 46 years, the

It has been an honor to serve

members of DBL have continued

as president of Denton Benefit

Board Members Featured on Cover: Erin Key, Krystal Alvarado, Maritza Cates, Caryn Riggs, Sheryl Goodson, Laura Brewer, Sara Schroeder, Vicki Olson, Pat Sherman, Terri Guthrie, Shelley Anthony, Phyllis Kessel, Mary Ann McDuff, Lisa de Oliveira. Not pictured – Deborah Cottle, Laurea Irving. Denton Benefit League Tabloid is Published by Murray Media Group. www.Murray-Media.com

DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE

As Denton Benefit League

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FROM THE PRESIDENT


DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE

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WORKING TOGETHER TO

B U I L D A B E T T E R CO M M U N I T Y Volunteering in the Community For over 46 years, DBL members have donated their time, energy, and expertise to nonprofit organizations throughout the Denton area. Last year, DBL members reported 20,000 volunteer hours. In total, more than 1 million service hours have been contributed by members since DBL was founded. Each active and associate member is required to contribute a minimum of 25 volunteer hours annually for community programs and services that are nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian. In addition to their individual volunteer efforts, members support group projects where DBL partners with local nonprofit organizations on specific volunteer opportunities. Group projects for 2018-2019 include: • Adopt-A-Spot • Denton Arts & Jazz Festival • Denton Christian Preschool Mexican Supper • Salvation Army Angel Tree • Ann’s Haven Hospice Bereavement Luncheon DBL is proud to have received numerous awards over the years in recognition of our volunteer service.


Since its founding in 1973, DBL has raised

• Become a member of DBL

and distributed over $5.68 million to support

• Be a charity ball underwriter

community needs. Profits from fundraising activities are returned to the community through grants to local nonprofit organizations devoted to the social services, arts and culture, education, or historic preservation. All profits from DBL’s fundraising activities

• Attend the charity ball • Sponsor a photo in the tabloid • Attend our fall fundraising event • Bid on auction items at DBL events • Purchase raffle tickets for DBL events • Attend the Charitea

— the annual charity ball, the Tabloid supplement to the Denton RecordChronicle and local businesses are applied to grants. Member dues cover all administrative expenses incurred by DBL. DBL has no paid staff. All work is done strictly by dedicated volunteers.

In January 2019, DBL distributed $240,990.06 in grants to 35 local organizations

Becoming a DBL Member Membership in DBL is open to women who live in the general vicinity of Denton, Texas and agree to support and participate in the work of DBL. Currently there are 257 members. DBL does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, or national origin, and reaches out to women of all ages who are committed to volunteerism. The women of DBL serve Denton by raising funds and donating time for activities that improve the quality of life in the community. Working together, members build leadership skills, discover new volunteer opportunities, and through their combined talents, strengthen all of DBL’s endeavors. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER, VISIT THE DBL WEBSITE AT

WWW.DENTONBENEFITLEAGUE.ORG

DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE

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Raising Funds for Community Service


4 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE N E W M A N F O U N D AT I O N The Newman Foundation salutes DBL’s achievements and its past presidents. (Front) Jo Ann Ballantine, Lisa Patterson, June Berry, Iris Ramey, Nancy King, Gail Graves; (back) Carol Kirchoff Phillips, Cathy Bryce, Kayla Swenson, Terri Guthrie, Melinda King, President Elect Shelley Anthony, Sharon Harris Draper.


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W I L L I A M S & W I L L I A M S , L LC

EHRHART’S JEWELERS

Virginia and Ed Williams of Williams and Williams, REALTOR, LLC, announce the marriage of their son, Eddie, to LeAnn Williams on June 29, 2018.

Owner Annette Ehrhart and staff proudly invite everyone to the newly remodeled store to celebrate their 45th anniversary!

MINOR & JESTER, PC Minor & Jester, PC salutes the good work done by the members of Denton Benefit League. We are also proud to announce that Christopher Henry has joined Jill Jester as a shareholder of the firm.


6 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 920 Thank you DBL for helping Vietnam Veterans serve all veterans of Denton County for 25 years. (Seated) Dan Washburn, Sharon Balsley, Randy Grizzle; (standing) “Robby” Garrold Roberts, Gary Steele, Erick Harmon.

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER FOR DENTON COUNTY Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County empowers child abuse victims, their families, and our community through education, healing, and justice.


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N O R T H T E X A S AT H L E T I C S


8 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE SPRINGBOK ACADEMY Springbok Academy is proud to celebrate its 23rd year serving the families of Denton. Springbok is happy to support DBL! Francois DesCotes and Liz Seibt, owners, Adeline Brumit, Ruby Epting, William Garner, Christopher Mai, Boden Passons, Camilla Tafolla-Perez.

WOMAN TO WOMAN PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER

Woman to Woman is thankful for all of the work that DBL does to make Denton a better community.

CARMEN & VIRGIL STRANGE Carmen and Virgil Strange congratulate his grandson, Christian Strange, as Denton High School valedictorian, class of 2019.


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GREEN EAGLE ROOFING & CONSTRUCTION Green Eagle Roofing and Construction is proud to support DBL, and we are honored to serve the Denton community. (Front) Chase Burris, Lance White, Carmen White; (back) Diana, Tori, Keith W., Rusty, Colton, Andrew, Keith C.

ALAGOOD CARTWRIGHT BURKE PC Brian Cartwright, Scott Alagood, Sam Burke, and Ryan Webster of Alagood Cartwright Burke PC congratulate the Denton Benefit League on another successful year.


10 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE CLASSIC CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE MAZDA

MEADOR NURSERY

Rick Wick, general manager of Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Mazda, and Karen Wick are proud grandparents of Henry Johnson.

Miles and Annie Meador are children of Ted and Wendy Meador and grandchildren of Gene Meador.

C A R Y N & C L AY R I G G S

D R . C A R O LY N G A R N E R

The Riggs family celebrates DBL on another successful year.

Carolyn and Brian Garner with their children Nathan and Vivian.


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T E X A S H E A LT H P R E S B Y T E R I A N H O S P I TA L - D E N T O N Texas Health Denton celebrated the completion of a $23 million renovation project in December. The project includes 16 private NICU rooms, 4 bariatric suites, orthopedic and spine surgical patient rooms, and rehabilitation services. Thank you DBL for supporting local nonprofits to ensure their future growth. (Photography courtesy of Tom Judd)


12 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE M A K E T H E M O V E T E A M W I T H E X P R E A LT Y (Front) Athan Garcia, Anthony Garcia, Karla Zelaya, Jonathan Ross, Jacki Tevis, Atticus Ross; (back) Andrew Caudill, Beth Caudill, Billy Roussel.

TERRY & ROBERT WIDMER JR.

SHERRY & L. DEE SHIPMAN

Terry and Bob’s grandchildren, Judson and Drew Widmer, thank DBL for supporting student veterans through its grant to the TWU Foundation. That’s teamwork!

Sherry, a sustaining DBL member, and L. Dee appreciate the many ways DBL contributes to their hometown and its residents.


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GUARANTY BANK & TRUST The Guaranty Bank & Trust team salutes the work of the Denton Benefit League. Brayden Ruthart, Kathy Kelly, Eleina Leon, Jeremy Fykes, Debbie Irby-Rhoads, Jason Stewart, Michele Barber.

V E L O C I T Y P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y, L L C The Soell family congratulates DBL for another great year of service to our community. Maylin and Saige are the daughters of Doug and Maegan Soell.


14 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE GOODSON ENGINEERING Caroline, daughter of Mark Goodson and Sheryl Goodson, DBL President, is a recent graduate of Samford University with her BSN.

HICKS LIGHTNING PROTECTION

BISTECCA- CHEF MORRIS SALERNO

The Hicks and Massey families celebrate the engagement of Kate Hicks and Cole Massey and are excited to be joining our two families.

Just like DBL, my main reason on this beautiful planet is to make a difference...I love what they do! Salute!


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ACCESSBANK TEXAS (Front) Vaughn Andrus, James King, David Riley, Kaylin Farmer, Brett Bingham, David Vanderlaan, Virgil Strange; (back) Susan Hester, Jason Adamson, Randy Sahm, Weston Thaggard, Kevin Hodges, Michelle Houston, Doug Hester.

D E N TO N N O O N K I WA N I S C LU B Serving the Denton community - that is what Kiwanis and Denton Benefit League do best.


16 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE SCOTT BROWN GROUP Scott and Shari Brown proudly introduce their beautiful granddaughter, Reagan Jean Brown. Reagan is the daughter of Bailee and Paige Brown.

D R . R I C K & LOYC E W I L S O N “These are a few of our favorite things!” Dr. Rick and Loyce Wilson applaud the successes of DBL.


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RENEE & JEREMY HASSELL

LIMERICK PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC

The Hassells are proud parents of Jace, a 2019 Denton High School graduate, as he continues on his road to success.

Carol and John Ryan salute the hard-working volunteers of DBL on another great year.

JSCCS CORP / SENIORS IN MOTION

DENTON ANIMAL SUPPORT FOUNDATION

(Front) Maureen Klaren, Taylor Goerner, Jean Seward, Vickie Seward; (back) Asa Whitmore, Andrea Roijas, Dan Fedorisko, Alan Candia, Rudy Seward.

Congratulations to Bette Sherman, DASF chairman and co-founder and DBL past president, who recently was honored as a National TIAA Difference Maker.


18 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE COMMUNITY PHARMACY OF DENTON Emily, Nancy, Kelly, and Erin Selby congratulate Denton Benefit League on another fabulous year!

U N I T E D W AY O F D E N T O N C O U N T Y United Way of Denton County proudly supports DBL. Executive Committee: Greg Sawko, Jo Ann Ballantine, Gary Henderson, Ellen Painter, Lyle Dresher, the late Dr. Bettye Myers, Brandon McCleskey, Mark Merki, Laura Behrens. (Not pictured: Micah Pazoureck, Debbie Smatresk, Ray Croff).


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J A G O E - P U B L I C C O M PA N Y Jagoe-Public Company employee-owners are proud to support DBL in efforts to make our community a better place to live, work, and play!


20 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE D AT C U DATCU appreciates the great work done by the Denton Benefit League in support of our community. DATCU’s executive team: James Henderson, EVP-Chief Technology Officer; Glen McKenzie, President/CEO; Melanie Vest, EVP-Chief Financial Officer; and Jon Madsen, EVP-Chief Operations Officer.


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WA D E H U N T I N S U R A N C E

STEVE MARTINEZ - WELLS FARGO ADVISORS

Andrew, Sam, and Ryan, sons of Kerri and Wade Hunt, enjoy a day outdoors.

Ben, Matthew, and Alex are the sons of Wendy and Steven Martinez and the grandsons of Joy and John Siegmund.

THE HONORABLE MYRA CROWNOVER Myra Crownover and Terral Smith and their grandchildren are honored to support DBL.


22 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE DARLENE & MICHAEL WHITTEN Four DHS Whitten Lettermen: Scott, 1989 Track; Matthew, 1997 Swim; Michael, 1962 Football; Adam, 2001 Theater.

PAT & J U D S H E R M A N

ARTISTIC GOURMET ADVENTURES

The Shermans’ grandchildren, Owen, Caleb, Micah, and Bennett Sherman and Emma and Lucas Carvalho have a lot of fun at Explorium, Denton’s Children’s Museum.

Artistic Gourmet Adventures congratulates DBL. Spencer Eagleton, Glenda Lemmons, Walter and Kim Eagleton.


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E L L E N & G R E G S AW KO

PROPERTY SEARCH, LLC

Ellen and Greg Sawko (Sawko & Burroughs, PC), Jack and Emma appreciate all DBL does to light up our community! Keep shining, DBL!

Elisha, Luke, Briggs, and Brody Bomar want to thank DBL for its support. In memory of Kathy “Bakka” Orr.

VERUS COMMERCIAL “Get the job done. Have fun!”


24 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE JAMIE & JEFFERY McCORMICK

SANGER INSURANCE AGENCY

Oliver Lain McCormick, grandson of Jamie and Jeff McCormick, says, “Thank you!” to DBL for its good works!

Sanger Insurance enjoys giving back to our North Texas community. Audrey Springer is the daughter of Michelle and Jeff Springer.

SHARON HARRIS DRAPER Denton Animal Support Foundation 2018 Donor Award recipients: (front) Dr. Ann Stuart, Bette Sherman, Sharon Harris Draper, Kasina Zangerl, Dr. Lisa Dicke; (back) Hannah Davis, Allan Needles, John Ryan, Frank Zangerl, Kimberly Truax, Susan Horne.


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CHARLIE BECK’S GARAGE A step back in time. . . In loving memory of Charlie. Charlie Beck’s Garage, our family owned business, has been serving Denton for more than seventy years. Nancy and the Beck family continue Charlie’s pride in Denton and all those who serve the community.

IRVING REALTY GROUP AT KELLER WILLIAMS

L U X C H I R O P R A C T I C , PA

Laurea and Chip Irving thank DBL for its generous support and work in the Denton community.

Melissa and Dr. Andy Lux with sons, Austin, Ben, and Christian, thank DBL for being the “SPINE” of Denton!


26 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE E B B Y H A L L I D AY, R E A LT O R S - D E N T O N Ebby Halliday Realtors say congratulations to the ladies of DBL on another fabulous year of community service! We are proud to call Denton our home!


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M c N E I L L’ S A P P L I A N C E

TERRI & RON GUTHRIE

The McNeill family, Steve, Virginia, and Pam want to thank DBL for everything they do.

Congratulations to winners Codi Guthrie and Eddie Renz, 2019 United Way “Dancing With Our Stars Champions!”

T H E H O N O R A B L E A N DY E A D S

EMERALD AISLE WEDDINGS & EVENTS

The Eads family - Andy, Ginger, Everett, Addison, and Caroline.

Karsyn is the daughter of Alyssa and Brendon Kelso and granddaughter of Donna and Laurence McClendon. (Courtney Morgan Photography)


28 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE G O O D S A M A R I TA N S O C I E T Y - D E N T O N V I L L A G E Good Samaritan Society-Denton Village is grateful. (Bottom) Employees Freddie Martinez and Gwen Brisco; (top) residents Patricia Miller, Polly and Truman Massey, and Stan Ingman; (right) resident Norman May.

C - B A R -T P R O P E R T I E S C-Bar-T Properties is proud to support DBL! Happy third anniversary to Jordan and Megan Crider, grandson and granddaughter-in-law of Oleta Trapp and son and daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Crider.


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INDEPENDENT BANK Independent Bank honors Katie Clark, daughter of Karen and Tony Clark, for her commitment to mentoring teachers in Zambia, Africa, through Family Legacy.


30 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE T H E L A C E Y F O U N D AT I O N The Lacey Foundation appreciates the superb job that Denton Community Food Center does to help those in need.

L E I G H H I LT O N , P L L C

L A N E R E A L E S TAT E

James, Leigh, Brad, and Matthew Hilton congratulate Denton Benefit League on its wonderful work in the community.

Tobin Lane, Saige Soell, Bose Lane, Hutch Lane, Maylin Soell, and Penny Lane are the grandchildren of Eddie Lane.


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T H E D E N T O N R O TA R Y C L U B N O O N (Front) Randi Skinner, Marsha Westoff, Rita Burleson, Corrin Retzer, Jonny Ramsey; (back) Max Morley, Dean Perkins, President Randy Robinson, Mark Burroughs, Jim Englebrecht, Vince Baugher, Ron Tester, Randy Sudderth.

IMPRESS GRAPHICS Phyllis and Scott Kessel, owners of IMPress Graphics, with three of their grandchildren, Cade, Decker, and Corrine Kinnan. IMPress Graphics appreciates the hard work of DBL members.


32 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE M E R K I & A S S O C I AT E S , P C Bridget (left), daughter of Jordan and Tricia Grimes, and Daniel (right), son of Misael and Anabel Tamayo, are excited to represent Merki and Associates in congratulating DBL on another successful year.


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R E D D O O R O P E R AT I O N S

THE MONTECITO CREW

Happy Milo is the son of Liz and Philip King, grandson of Melinda and James King, and great-grandson of Nancy and Terrell King.

Holland (3) and Harrison (8) are the children of Kimberly and Weston Thaggard.

DR. TONY & KRISTIN ASIS Tony, Kristin, Nolan, Hannah, Lindsey, and Garrett Asis congratulate DBL on the support they give to vital agencies in our community. Please consider making a difference in a senior’s life by volunteering 1.5 hours, once a week, at Meals on Wheels of Denton County.


34 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE EDENE & CHARLES RIGGS

SMITTY’S FLOOR COVERING

Charles and Edene Riggs with their grandchildren, Taylor, Madison, Grayson, and Kenzie, congratulate the Denton Benefit League and all the volunteers.

Carlee Rogers, granddaughter of Alvin and Darlene Rogers and the daughter of Casey and Ashlee Rogers, celebrating her 1st Birthday on Feb. 6, 2019.

DEBERRY FUNERAL DIRECTORS Bill and Mary Ann DeBerry proudly support the Denton Benefit League.


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EASTSIDE & OAK STREET DRAFTHOUSE The folks at Eastside and Oak Street Draft House raise their glasses to salute the vital work of DBL in our community.

POINTBANK “Huzzah to DBL!” - Ray and Heidi David, celebrating their wedding nuptials.


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L . K I M B E R LY K A R L & S TA N H A D D O C K

Congratulations to Commissioner Bobbie Mitchell, the 2019 United Way Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award recipient. (Photo by Chill Photography)

Kimberly & Stan give a shout out to all the local not-for-profit agencies, including Born2Be Equestrian Center, that provide outstanding services.

BRINDA & JERRY HACKLER

C H A R L I E & LY N N D AV I S

The Hacklers appreciate nonprofits in our community, including Explorium Denton, where children and their families learn and play together.

Harrison, Greyson, and Carter Davis-Hansel are excitedly waiting for Santa to appear. They are the grandchildren of Charlie and Lynn Davis.


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M A R I LY N W I L E Y & T E R R Y S K A N T Z Marilyn Wiley and Terry Skantz are proud to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of parents Kathie and Ray Wiley.

SYBIL & DON HICKEY

SYBIL & DON HICKEY

Cole, Reagan, Tobi, and Walker Hickey. Reagan is the son of Sybil and Don.

Scott, Katherine, Jordan, Ashley, and Mark Hickey. Scott is the son of Sybil and Don.


38 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE VICKI & BRAD OLSON The whole extended family supports DBL and all its volunteer work in the community.

A D A M S E X T E R M I N AT I N G C O M PA N Y, I N C . Adams Exterminating is proud to support the Denton Benefit League. Spunky and Cheryl Adams with grandchildren Audrey Adams, Jackson Bodine, August Adams, Brady Bodine, Parker Adams, Cooper Bodine, Harrison Adams, and Boyd Adams.


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BUSBY / HOUDEK Lily Houdek, a graduating senior from Ursuline Academy of Dallas, is the daughter of Amy and Scott Houdek.


40 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE STEVE’S WINE BAR

H O L LY ’ S G A R D E N S & F L O R I S T

Wine lovers Steve and Karen Severance opened Denton’s Steve’s Wine Bar in 2016. Live jazz, wine, beer, and fun!

Joe Prevratil, owner of Holly’s Gardens & Florist, is proud to continue as a Benefit League sponsor since the first year of the ball, 1974.

REBECCA JACKSON Audrey and Emily Lamb, nieces of DBL member Rebecca Jackson, are learning from the example set by DBL to give back to their community.


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A S H L I W O L F - Y O U R D E N T O N C O U N T Y R E A LT O R Joseph, Ashli, David, and Ava Wolf.

E S S E N T I A L S D AY S PA

LAURA & BOBBY GENTRY

Allie Grace Walker, granddaughter of Tammy Shaw and Randy Sahm.

Laura and Bobby Gentry proudly support DBL! Riley and Coleman Gentry are grandchildren of Laura and Bobby, and the children of Teri and Bobby Gentry, Jr.


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DR. & MRS. HAROLD REED

Since 1959 Fisher59 has proudly distributed exceptional beer. The new warehouse will help continue this longstanding tradition.

Agatha Hartle, a high school junior, is the daughter of Tricia and Chris Hartle and granddaughter of the Reeds.

S T I C K E R S TAT I O N / X -T R A L U B E

D R . J U N I O R D e F R E I TA S

Mila, Jak, and Stella, grandkids of John Whaley and great-grandkids of Alvin Whaley of the Sticker Station, give thanks to DBL!

Dr. DeFreitas appreciates the help that the Salvation Army and its Angel Tree program provide to the Denton community.


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SUZANNE FICKEY

BETTY & JOE ROY/EXXONMOBIL FOUNDATION

Jules, Jaden, and Zac Lawson are Suzanne’s adorable grandchildren. Suzanne supports the Denton Benefit League volunteers.

Betty and Joe are happy to support Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home and their mission of serving children and families.

W E L L S FA R G O B A N K , N A The bank recognizes 2019 DBL grant recipient Denton Festival Foundation, whose annual Arts & Jazz Festival provides a wide variety of entertainment and talented artists.


44 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE THE M GROUP Bill Merritt, along with the other members of the M group, would like to thank all DBL members for their commitment to our community and for another great year of helping people! A special thanks goes out to Bill’s sister, Melinda Merritt King, who is a third generation DBL member and past president.


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JACKIE & GREG JACKSON Eli and Owen, happy to be in Texas this year, join their grandparents in saying thanks to DBL for making a difference in our community.

SHELLEY & DEAN ANTHONY

DENTON COUNTRY CLUB

In honor of Linda Creagh - Her great grandchildren are Quincy, Henderson, Covin, and Kenadee, children of Truitt and Shelby Cross.

Willie Wallace, Golf Course Superintendent; David Rems, General Manager; Travis East, Director of Golf.


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EYE CARE ASSOCIATES – DR. NADEEM HAQ

The Cates family is proud to be a part of the Denton community. Maritza is a DBL board member and Cary is the owner of Cates Financial Planning, LLC.

Dr. Haq clearly sees a successful 2019 for DBL.

APPLEJACKS LIQUORS

RUTH’S ROOM

Applejacks Liquors proudly supports DBL and the wonderful work it accomplishes in our community. Jake Stonebarger, Tim Gamblin, Kevin Sanders, and Wes Sheffield.

Ruth’s Room celebrates having donated $2,000,000 (so far) to Habitat for Humanity of Denton County.


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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT The University of North Texas and the Smatresk family congratulate the Denton Benefit League on another successful and inspiring year.


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Putting on the Glitz UNDERWRITERS 2019

Crystal

Platinum

Newman Foundation

Independent Bank

Tetra Pak Inc.

Diamond

The Crouch Group

The Lacey Foundation

DATCU

UNT - Office of the President - Dr. Neal & Debbie Smatresk

VERUS COMMERCIAL

Gold Cathy Bryce & Jack Atkins Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors Sharon Harris Draper Diana & Paul Dunklau

Goodson Engineering - Sheryl Goodson

J. T. Clothiers - Nancy & James Tritt

IMPress Graphics

North Texas Athletics

Inwood National Bank Rebecca Jackson

Peterbilt Motors Company Stocker Woods Financial

First State Bank

Jagoe-Public Company

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - Denton

First United Bank & Trust

James Wood AutoPark, Inc.

Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Krystal & Juan Alvarado

Denton Media Company

PointBank

Applejacks Liquors

Fisher59 - Denton

Real Estate by Design

Guaranty Bank & Trust

Betty & Joe Roy - ExxonMobil Foundation

Silver Baker Tankhead, Inc. Shannon & R. G. Bryan of Roy G. Bryan, CPA Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Mazda

Terri & Ron Guthrie Linda & Jim McNatt

Chef Morris Salerno, BISTECCA - An Italian Steakhouse

Medical City Denton

Texas Woman’s University

Merki & Associates, PC

Robert J. Widmer, Jr.


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Bronze Martha & Carroll Goen

Red Door Operations

Pam & David Arthur

Gail & Finley Graves

Ben E. Keith Beers

Marla & Craig Irwin

Drs. Patricia Richard & John Booth

Laura & Layne Brewer

M Squared Real Estate Team

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD

William D. Merritt

The Honorable Myra Crownover

Kathy & Charlie Parker

Polly and Phil Diebel

In Memory of Patsy Patterson

Laura & Bobby Gentry

Queenie’s Steakhouse

Vicki & Brad Olson

Edene & Charles Riggs Carol & David Rowley Sawko & Burroughs, PC Karin Seligmann Team - RE/MAX

Special Friends Julie & David Anderson

Linda Glass

Gaylan & Conrad Park

LaVonne & Greg Ankeney

Kathey & Mark Hannah

Helene & Kent Ramey

Shelley & Dean Anthony

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

Ramey King Insurance

Jayne Howell, REALTOR

Carol & Wayne Rogers

Lucy & Mark Huff - Swingle Collins & Associates

Sonja & Jim Rogers

Dr. Tony & Kristin Asis Barbara Ball & Jill Jester Roni & John Beasley June M. Berry Bill Utter Ford

Pete Kamp & David Gosdin

Linda & Larry Burton

L. Kimberly Karl & Stanley Haddock

The Chestnut Tree

KoonsFuller Family Law

Deborah Cottle

Cila & Marc Lewis

Delva & Marc Culp

Olivia & J. Bryan Lilley

Dr. Glenisson & Lisa de Oliveira

Mary Ann McDuff

Debra & Ron Drayovitch

Kit McRae

Marta & Frank Dudowicz - Kwik Kar Denton

Minor & Jester, PC

Ryann Reid

Dr. Jean B. Schaake Teri & Dick Smith Debbie & Charles Stafford Steve’s Wine Bar Carmen & Virgil Strange Kayla Swenson Debbie & David Vanderlaan Vickie Watson, CPA Chris Watts

Georgina Edgington

Murray Media Group - Kelly & Scott Murray

Virginia & W.E. “Ed” Williams, Jr. - Williams & Williams, REALTORS

Elizabeth & Reid Ferring

Dr. Bettye Myers

Wing Stop - Denton

Diane & Phil Gallivan

Kyle Nayfa

Terri & Bill Wood

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50 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE PAT R A G S D A L E With admiration and appreciation, the members of Denton Benefit League remember the late Pat Ragsdale, a charter member and our president in 1979-1980.


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In Remembrance

EULINE BROCK

BETTY DUNCAN OWEN

N A N C Y C AW T H O N


52 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE JEANNETTE McCREA In loving memory of Luther H. McCrea III, April 10, 1936 - August 11, 2017, with love from Jeanette McCrea, Kim and Charles Collins, Ashley Collins, and Miles Collins.

H I G G I N B O T H A M & A S S O C I AT E S - ED & JONI COKER

Drew, Devin, Brooks, and Emery congratulate DBL on its accomplishments.

KIM & CHARLIE COLLINS Ashley and Miles Collins celebrate all the contributions of DBL to the Denton community.


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TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY


54 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE D R . M A R Y A N N E K N O L L E , L M F T, L P C DBL member Dr. Mary Anne Knolle, LMFT, LPC, helps people learn their personality strengths and achieve their goals like DBL provides support to build a stronger community.

FIRST UNITED BANK & TRUST First United Bank & Trust officers greatly appreciate the impact DBL makes in our community. We wish DBL continued success in this new year.


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E D W A R D J O N E S - K Y L E N AY FA

S W E E T W AT E R G R I L L & TAV E R N

Sydney and Samuel Nayfa, children of Kyle Nayfa.

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern supports DBL’s amazing work. We are happy to be back in this wonderful community.

THE CROUCH GROUP The Crouch Group salutes the work of the Denton Parks Foundation. Don Edwards, Hutch Ice, Kevin Roden, Randi Skinner, Tim Smith, Chrissy Mallouf, Randy Robinson, Tim Crouch, and Gary Packan, City of Denton Director of Parks and Recreation.


56 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE J A M E S W O O D A U T O PA R K Family owned and operated and we treat our customers like family. We have been in business over forty years in North Texas.

G R E E N VA L L E Y H I S T O R I C A L S O C I E T Y (Front) Ron Swain, Robin Meyer, Lena Penniton, Dan Washburn; (back) Alan Lessard, Gary Steele, Hal Reed, Mike Ward, Len Perez, Jerry Anderson.


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K R Y S TA L & J U A N A LVA R A D O Congratulations to the newlyweds! Kenzie Abbott Hendry and Reagan Hendry are the son and daughter-in-law of Krystal and Juan Alvarado.

J AY N E H O W E L L R E A LT O R

PEYTON & JASON SWICK

Jayne has been a member of DBL for over 30 years and hopes her granddaughters will follow in her footsteps. . . .

Peyton and Jason’s children, Caroline, Jack, and Jonas, are all smiles for DBL and what it accomplishes.


58 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE F I R S T S TAT E B A N K Brandon McCleskey, Denton Market President, First State Bank, shares the bank’s contribution for the capital campaign for building out the United Way Community Complex with Gary Henderson, President and CEO, United Way of Denton County. Together we are building a stronger community.

DR . IN D R A N I REDDY & DENTO N OB/GYN

LISA & GLENISSON de OLIVEIRA

Marsha Gross, certified nurse midwife, is pleased to represent the practice of Dr. Reddy.

The de Oliveira family commends DBL for accomplishing its mission of caring. Jude 1:22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”


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DR. GREG & JANE NAUGHER

LY N N E B A R G A , P h D

Luke, Darcie, Charis, and Ben (front); Caden, Hattie, and Mary Jane (back), grandchildren of Dr. Greg and Jane Naugher, support DBL!

Counseling and personal coaching through life’s transitions. In grateful support and appreciation of DBL.

STOCKER WOODS FINANCIAL Janet, Jared, Mike, Anne, Melody, Jessica, Doug.


60 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE T E R I & F R E N C H Y R H E A U LT Teri, Frenchy, Teri’s grandniece, Nyela English, and Sunshine, Chewy, Zoe, Jasmine, Rose, and Scooter (the poodle pack) support Denton Benefit League.


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W A LT E R S W E D D I N G E S TAT E S

C A R O L & D AV I D R O W L E Y

Creating lasting memories and exceptional experiences are the goals of Walters Wedding Estates.

Carol and David Rowley are the proud grandparents of first-year-teenager Thomas Rowley.

C O L E M A N L AW F I R M , P C

GOHLKE CUSTOM POOLS

Ben and Helena Coleman, the children of Denton County Commissioner Hugh Coleman and TWU Regent Bernadette Coleman, salute DBL.

The Gohlke family (Grant, Matt, Bogey, Whitney, and Connor) would like to thank DBL for all of its great work.


62 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE R E A L E S TAT E B Y D E S I G N Carissa, Jay, Maddie, and Sydnie Acker enjoy traveling the world and enjoying life’s adventures.


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J .T. C L O T H I E R S Life Works’ clients actively volunteer with Friends of the Family, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, and other Denton organizations. J.T. Clothiers is proud to recognize the difference that Life Works’ volunteers make in the Denton community.

C AT H Y B R Y C E & J A C K AT K I N S Cathy Bryce and Jack Atkins and their family celebrate Denton Benefit League and the positive impact it has on the greater Denton community.


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C A N D Y H AV E N & C A K E S

Dr. Steven and Susan Alspach salute DBL and congratulate their son Sam and fiance Kayla Broussard on their upcoming wedding.

Avery Boyle is the daughter of Kristin and Scott Boyle and granddaughter of Jane and Mike Boyle of Candy Haven and Kolache Haven.

T H E M A L L O U F FA M I LY John, Chrissy, Madison, and Holden Mallouf congratulate DBL on another outstanding year. The Mallouf family loves serving our local community. We believe you should give where you live!


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M E D I C A L A S S O C I AT E S O F D E N T O N Beau, Elizabeth, Eric, and Rhett Seymour.

D I A N A & PA U L D U N K L A U Tuesdays are a tradition for Diana and Paul Dunklau to spend time with their grandson, Noah Gillespie, son of Amanda Servis. This Tuesday on the UNT campus, the Dunklaus enjoy describing for Noah the partnership between UNT and DBL in the Denton community.


66 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE K O O N S F U L L E R FA M I LY L A W Law firm members Nicole Carroll, Sean Abeyta, Charla H. Bradshaw, Sarah Darnell, and James Logue congratulate Denton Benefit League on a great year.


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PAT R I C E & J A C K F R I S B Y

J A N E T & J O H N S H E LT O N

Joseph, son of the Frisbys and 2018 DHS graduate, is continuing his baseball career at Ranger College.

Janet and John Shelton thank FUMC Alternative Gifts Fair committee members for raising support for charities like Hearts for Homes.

NORMAN J. POMERANCE, DDS

RANCHMAN’S PONDER STEAKHOUSE

The Pomerance family applauds Denton Benefit League’s continuing commitment to our community.

Elena (3 1/2 years) and Vivianna Corral (1 month), granddaughters of Dave Ross, celebrate the great work DBL does for Denton.


68 DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE L I N D A & J I M M c N AT T Find your perfect match at the Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center! This handsome fellow is Saint James, one of our longest residents at the shelter. (Sheila Wilson Photography)

DR. ASAD HUSSAIN & P I N N A C L E PA I N M E D I C I N E

Doctors Asad Hussain and Mark Lowe, and nurse practitioner, Deepti Khullar, happily support DBL.

P E T E R B I LT M O T O R S C O M PA N Y Peterbilt applauds the accomplishments of Serve Denton and its partners, shown here participating in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Serve Denton Center.


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MEDICAL CITY DENTON The staff and Board of Trustees for Medical City Denton are proud to support the Denton Benefit League and the support they provide for our community.

D E N T O N C O M M U N I T Y T H E AT R E

T H E S H O R T I N O FA M I LY

Productions such as Heathers: The Musical, performed at the Campus Theatre, are both thought-provoking and entertaining.

Judy, her son, Christopher, daughter-in-law, Christi, and her “fashionable” granddaughters, Ella, Brooke, Avery, Sophia, and Reese, salute DBL.


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@dentonbenefitleague SHERYL GOODSON In loving memory of Mike Ahlstrom, Jan. 5, 1945 - Nov. 15, 2018, with love from Kathy Ahlstrom, Shanna & Joe Starkey, & Sheryl, Caroline, Michael, & Christian Goodson.

M U R R AY M E D I A G R O U P Murray Media Group fully supports Denton Benefit League and all of the wonderful things they do for the community. Congratulations on another successful year!


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NEW MEMBERS

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Denton Benefit League Celebrates


72 DENTON BENED F IETN LT E OANG B U EE NCE O FM I T ML IETATGE U EE S P R E S I D E N T S PA S T, P R E S E N T & F U T U R E Terri Guthrie, past president, Sheryl Goodson, president, Shelley Anthony, president elect.


73 The Board is elected by the membership of Denton Benefit League to facilitate the activities of the organization.

N O M I N AT I N G C O M M I T T E E The committee prepares a slate of board members for the 2019-2020 DBL year. Elizabeth Ferring is chair of the nominating committee and is assisted by Patrice Frisby, along with (not pictured) Norma Barker, Melinda King, and Judy Shortino Troxell.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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CHARITY BALL Laura Brewer and her committee are responsible for everything from invitations and reservations, decorations to clean-up, and securing wonderful auction items for Putting on the Glitz.

CHARITY BALL


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Chair Sara Schroeder and her committee are responsible for preparing a delicious menu for all members and guests to enjoy before each meeting.

D E N T O N A R T S & J A Z Z F E S T I VA L The Arts and Jazz committee provides community service for the festival by providing volunteers for one of the foundation’s booths. The festival is the last weekend of April each year.

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H O S P I TA L I T Y


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A N N ’ S H AV E N H O S P I C E B E R E AV E M E N T L U N C H E O N DBL provides a complete meal each October for the monthly bereavement group luncheon that is sponsored by VNA Ann’s Haven Hospice. The meetings are open to the public.

J O I N T M E E T I N G O F A S S O C I AT E & S U S TA I N I N G M E M B E R S DBL honors its associate and sustaining members with an evening of fellowship, food, and fun.


77 The Bylaws Committee, under Past President Terri Guthrie, makes recommendations that will enable DBL to operate smoothly as an organization. The finance committee is responsible for all funds raised by DBL and makes recommendations on investments. This committee is chaired by Treasurer Caryn Riggs.

UNDERWRITING Members serving on the underwriting committee, chaired by Mary Ann McDuff, solicit donors to support the Charity Ball, the tabloid, and the work of DBL in the community. Underwriters include local businesses, charitable foundations, members of the community, and DBL members.

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BY L AW S & F I N A N C E


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G R A N T A L L O C AT I O N S This committee has the distinct honor of guiding the annual distribution of DBL’s charitable funds for the current year to wonderful nonprofit organizations throughout the Denton area that enrich the lives of so many. Phyllis Kessel is the chair.

P U B L I C R E L AT I O N S Chaired by President Elect Shelley Anthony, this committee is the liaison between DBL, its members and the community.


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The Tabloid committee, chaired by Vicki Olson, is responsible for the second largest fundraiser for DBL. This committee is responsible for soliciting our sponsors, collecting the photos and captions, and proofing.

TA B L O I D

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VOLUNTEER SERVICES Pat Sherman chairs this committee that coordinates DBL’s areas of volunteering. DBL members have dedicated thousands of hours to make life better for the Denton community. DBL serves with helping hands and happy hearts!

DENTON CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL MEXICAN SUPPER The Denton Christian Preschool Mexican Supper is an annual event in the fall that helps support the nonprofit preschool that provides children from low socioeconomic households an opportunity to attend preschool. DBL provides decorations and volunteers.


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This committee solicits members to volunteer for a program that provides much needed gifts to children from families in dire need of support during the holiday season.

M E M B E R S H I P, R E C R U I T M E N T & R E T E N T I O N The membership committee, chaired by Lisa de Oliveira and Krystal Alvarado, keeps track of meeting attendance, provides orientation for new members, and is responsible for the recruitment and retention of members.

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S A LVAT I O N A R M Y A N G E L T R E E


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S P R I N G T E A / FA L L S O C I A L Erin Key and her committee planned both a fall and spring event for members and guests to relax and socialize.

A D O P T- A - S P O T For over twenty years, the Adopt-A-Spot Committee, chaired by Betty Roy, has volunteered with Keep Denton Beautiful. They collect trash on Hobson Road six times a year.


83 Cathy Bryce 2015-2016, Shelley Anthony president elect, Sheryl Goodson president, Terri Guthrie past president, Nancy King 1991-1992, Kayla Swenson 2009-2010

DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE COMMITTEES

PA S T, P R E S E N T & F U T U R E P R E S I D E N T S


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MEMBERS Carissa Acker

Candy Bowens

Lisa de Oliveira

Rosemary Grose

Lil Adami

Jane Boyle

Mary Denny

Codi Guthrie

Nicole Adamson

Laura Brewer

Polly Diebel

Terri Guthrie

Amanda Addington

Carol Brown

Barbara Dillard

Emma Guzman Ramo’n

Betty Alford

Shannon Bryan

Kathy Doranski

Brinda Hackler

Krystal Alvarado

Cathy Bryce

Sharon Harris Draper

Sandra Hall

Harlene Anderson

Alisa Buchanan

Debra Drayovitch

Nadine Halstead

Wenter Anderson

Becky Burke

Marta Dudowicz

Renee Hassell

Shelley Anthony

Annie Burroughs

Rhonda Duggan

Helen Hayes

Geri Aschenbrenner

Linda Burton

Diana Dunklau

Sue Hays

Kristin Asis

Elinor Caldwell

Shirley Dye

Pat Heath

Barbara Ball

Peggy Capps

Mary Earp

Vickie Hendricks

Jo Ann Ballantine

Pat Caruthers

Lynn Ebersole

Sybil Hickey

Anne Banks

Maritza Cates

Georgina Edgington

Tobi Hickey

Lynne Barga

Beth Caudill

Carolyn Ferguson

Ruth Ann Hickman

Alicia Barker

Tami Clary

Savannah Ferguson

Gina Hill

Norma Barker

Jana Cockrell

Elizabeth Ferring

Bunny Hodges

Alicia Baum

Joni Coker

Suzanne Fickey

Lybeth Hodges

Margaret Bays

Judy Cole

Elizabeth Floyd

Jessica Holguin

Jill Beadle

Ashley Collins

Susan Friday

Jane Hopkins

Roni Beasley

Kim Collins

Patrice Frisby

Karol House

Michelle Beecher

Deborah Cottle

Diane Gallivan

Rennea Howard

Janna Bell

Jill Coulter

Laura Gentry

Jayne Howell

June Berry

Diane Crew

Linda Glass

Katharine Hudson

Theresa Blake

Ruby Crouch

Martha Goen

Sue Hundt

Cathy Blankenau

Myra Crownover

Carolyn Gold

Laurea Irving

Tanya Blixt

Delva Culp

Kay Goodman

Charlotte Irwin

Caroline Booth

Brie Anna Dance

Sheryl Goodson

Jackie Jackson

Gwen Borders

Ethel Davidge

Gail Graves

Rebecca Jackson

Jayne Boston

Lynn Davis

Delaney Gregory

Jill Jester

Chrysandra Bowen

Katy Dawson

Heather Grein

Linda Johnson


Teri Rheault

Teri Smith

Kimberly Karl

Marcia Merritt

Patti Richard

Vicki Smith

Phyllis Kessel

Perrijo Midgett

Jill Richmond

Debbie Johnson Stafford

Erin Key

Lisa Miller

Peggy Riddle

Bette Kinard

Nedra Mitchell

Caryn Riggs

Pat Kindrick

Julia Sybert Monticino

Edene Riggs

Kit King

Brooke Moore

Eri Robb

Melinda King

Christi Moss

Sandra Robinson

Nancy King

Cherie Mulkey

Carol Rogers

Mary Ann Knolle

Sarah Muniz

Sonja Rogers

Molly Tampke

Kay Lamb

Melissa Murphey

Linda Rollins

Kimberly Thaggard

Patricia Lane

Sylvia Naples

Carol Rowley

Lynn Thompson

Olivia Lilley

Martha Len Nelson

Betty Roy

Judy Shortino Troxell

Ernestina Lopez

Tammy Neu

Pat Saunders

Sara Turner

Janet Luttrell

Ann Newman

Ellen Sawko

Melissa Lux

Georgina Ngozi

Jean Schaake

Chrissy Mallouf

Brandi Nowicki

Cindy Schleinat

Sandra Mann

Vicki Olson

Amie Schoendorf

Shannon Mansfield

Darien​Orr

Sara Schroeder

Marci Martinez

Dinora Padilla

Jennifer Schultz

Tyffany Mason

Lisa Patterson

Fredene Scofield

Vickie Watson

April Massett

Nelwyn Penley

Lisa Scott

Laura Wells

Ann May

Brenna Pennington

Liz Seibt

Nancy White

Diane Mayer

Stephanie Perry

Caroline Seward

Darlene Whitten

Ashlee Mayers

Carol Kirchoff Phillips

Mary Kay Shepherd

Marilyn Wiley

Toni McCartney

Kayti Porter

Bette Sherman

Donna McClendon

Julie Price

Pat Sherman

Jamie McCormick

Mia Price

Sherry Shipman

Mary Ann McDuff

Helene Ramey

Carol Short

Wendy McGee

Iris Ramey

Eileen Short

Darlene McNatt

Angela Randall

Joy Siegmund

June McNeill

Clemence Rawley

Carrell Ann Simmons

Terri Wood

Kit McRae

Pat Reed

Randi Skinner

Dorothy Woods

Lesley Merki

Ryann Reid

Debbie Smatresk

Margaret Yates

Teresa Starrett Carmen Strange Ann Stuart Mary Ann Stuart Kayla Swenson

Debbie Vanderlaan Jan Vann Melanie Vest D’Lynn Villarreal Patti Walker

LeAnn Williams Virginia Williams Loyce Wilson Melanie Wilson Ashli Wolf

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Ann Merritt

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Pete Kamp


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Denton Benefit League 2018-2019 GRANTS A MERIC AN LEG ION , P OST 7 1 D ENTON Three Texas Girls State scholarships BO RN 2 BE T HERAPE U TI C EQUEST RIAN C EN TE R Automated external defibrillator BOYS & GIRLS CLU B S OF NO RT H C ENT RAL TE XAS Six Dell All-in-One Desktops C ASA O F D ENTON COU N TY (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Two computers and two desks C H ILD REN’S ADVOCACY CE N TE R O F D ENTO N COU N TY Chairs for Denton waiting room; play therapy equipment COM M UNIT IES I N S CH OOL S O F NO RT H T EX A S Three Dell Latitude laptops for Site Coordinators C U M BERLAND PR E S BYTE R I AN C H ILD REN’S HOME Two 5 ton HVAC systems for gymnasium D ENTO N ASSISTAN CE CE N TE R/ S E RVE D ENTO N Technology and teaching tools for classroom shared by all partner agencies (partial funding) D ENTO N C HRISTI AN PR E S CH OOL SSD Alarm, three door access controls and permits D ENTO N C IT Y FE DE R ATI ON O F WO M EN’S C LU B S Window replacement at Woman’s Club Building (partial funding) D ENTO N CO M MU N I TY FO O D C ENT ER Materials handling equipment for food distribution, two floor scales, electric pallet jack, and electric straddle stacker (partial funding) D ENTO N CO M MU N I TY TH E ATRE Stage curtains and flame-retardant fabric

DE NTO N CO UNTY A LUMNA E CHA PTE R O F D E LTA SIG MA THE TA S ORO RITY, INC . Funds to charter one bus for student college tours DE NTO N CO UNTY MHMR —ME NTA L HE A LTH SE RV IC E S 65 motel room stays for respite care, 550 DCTA 10-ride books and meal cards, and computers DE NTO N F E STIVA L FO UNDATIO N Technical infrastructure for the Arts and Jazz Festival (staging, lighting, sound, and generator expenses) DE NTO N PA RK S FO UNDATIO N 15 Full Day Preschool, 20 After School Care, 20 Summer Camp, and 30 Kids’ Day Off Scholarships for children from low-income families

D E NTO N PUBL IC S CH OOL FO UNDATIO N Wheelchair lift installation and books for mobile library E X PLO RIUM D E N TON Rigamajig Basic Builder Kit, Simple Machines Add-On Kit and cart cover F E STIVA L BA L L E T OF N ORT H T EXA S Theater rental for The Nutcracker performances (partial funding) F RE D MO O RE DAY N U R S ERY S C H OOL Two soft tunnel climbers and three junior hollow block sets for toddler and two-year-old classrooms G O O D SA MA RITA N S OCI ET Y Landscaping and irrigation of new healing garden (partial funding)


G R EEN VALLEY SC H OOL HI S TORIC AL SO C IETY Wireless PA System

U N T PUSH INITIATIV E PRO G RA M Textbook and academic supply vouchers for students who were in the foster care system

HEA RTS FO R HO M ES Three to five roof repairs/replacements for low-income seniors

U N T-CO L L EG E O F E D UC ATIO N Preparation and installation of decomposed granite in new playground area (partial funding)

I NT ER FAIT H M INISTRI E S OF DE N TON MITech services including computers, keyboards, routers, firewalls, and compatible phone systems

VI S UAL A RTS SO C IE TY O F TE X A S (VAS T) Catalog printing for Merging Visions exhibit (partial funding)

DBL GRANT RECIPIENTS

U N I TE D WAY O F D E NTO N CO UNTY Projector with mount and ten chairs

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G R EATER D ENTO N ARTS COU N CI L Two HP Envy desktop bundles

K I WA N IS C LUB C HILDRE N ’S CL I N I C 150 Youth counseling sessions O UR DAILY BREAD Six laptops and eight desk-mounted privacy panels SA LVAT IO N ARM Y Emergency Shelter bunk beds, sixteen chairs, desk, one side table, and two cabinets S OLUT IO NS O F NO RTH TE XAS Ten cases of urinalysis kits to help with rehabilitation of individuals struggling with alcoholism and/or drug addiction S PA N, INC . — M EALS ON WH E E L S A portion of direct food costs for homedelivered meals T EJA S STO RY T ELLING AS S OCI ATI ON Facility rental for the 2019 Tejas Storytelling Festival (partial funding) T EX A S FILM M AKERS/ T HI N L INE F ILM F ES T (partial funding) Modular panel system for photography display

TOTAL GRANTS DISTRIBUTED 2018-2019

240,990

$

TOTAL DBL GRANTS DISTRIBUTED SINCE 1974

5,680,309

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Special thanks to Illustrative Depictions Photography for capturing the grants ceremony.

How to Apply for a DBL Grant DBL accepts grant applications August through September each year. Award notifications are sent in mid-November. Information about the application process is available on the DBL website. The Grant Policy defines qualifications, requirements, types of grants available, and application procedures. Grant information sessions are held to assist applicants. Denton Benefit League | P. O Box 725, Denton, Texas 76202 www.DentonBenefitLeague.org | a 501(c)(3) organization


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Denton Benefit League 2018-2019 GRANTS


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Special thanks to Illustrative Depictions Photography for capturing the grants ceremony.


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Antonius Sidharta

Brittanie Marion

Vickie Jackalone

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Brittanie is a portrait and headshot photographer in Denton, Texas. She loves working with people and building new connections. She absolutely loves capturing the true personalities of high school seniors as they are about to transition to the next big phase of their lives. Brittanie has fun when she is able to think outside the box and create a unique session that best fits each individual person she photographs.

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DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE

Thank you to our wonderful DBL photographers who have captured our memories and photos exquisitely!

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Derby Charitea Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 “Old Russell’s Department Store” Denton Square 207 West Hickory Denton, Texas 76201


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INDEX Candy Haven & Cakes . . . . . . . 64 DBL Committees . . . . . . . 72 DBL Grant Recipients . . . . 86

Cates Financial Planning, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 46

DBL New Members . . . . . 71

Cawthon, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . 51

Derby Charitea, The . . . . . 92 From the President . . . . . 01

C-Bar-T Properties . . . . . . . . . 28 Charlie Beck’s Garage . . . . . . . 25

Members . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County . . . . . . . . 06

Putting on the Glitz Underwriters . . . . . . . . . 48

Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Mazda . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Special Thank You . . . . . . 91

Coleman Law Firm, PC . . . . . . 61

Working Together to Build a Better Community . . . . . 02

Collins, Kim & Charlie . . . . . . . 52 Community Pharmacy of Denton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Eastside & Oak Street Draft House . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ebby Halliday REALTORS - Denton . . . . . . . 26 Edward Jones / Kyle Nayfa . . . . 55 Ehrhart’s Jewelers . . . . . . . . . 05 Emerald Aisle Weddings & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Essentials Day Spa . . . . . . . . . 41 Eye Care Associates – Dr. Nadeem Haq . . . . . . . . 46 Fickey, Suzanne . . . . . . . . . . 43 First State Bank . . . . . . . . . . 58 First United Bank & Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

AccessBank Texas . . . . . . . . . 15

Crouch Group, The . . . . . . . . 55

Adams Exterminating Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Crownover, The Honorable Myra . . . . . . . 21

Frisby, Patrice & Jack . . . . . . . 67

Alagood Cartwright Burke, PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09

DATCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Garner, Dr. Carolyn . . . . . . . . 10

Davis, Charlie & Lynn . . . . . . . 36

Gentry, Laura & Bobby . . . . . . 41

DeBerry Funeral Directors . . . . 34

Gohlke Custom Pools . . . . . . . 61

Alvarado, Krystal & Juan . . . . . 57

DeFreitas, Dr. Junior . . . . . . . . 42

Anthony, Shelley & Dean . . . . . 45

Denton Animal Support Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Good Samaritan Society - Denton Village . . . . . . . . . . 28

Alspach, Steven R., DDS, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Applejacks Liquors . . . . . . . . . 46 Artistic Gourmet Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Ashli Wolf - Your Denton County REALTOR . . . . . . . . . 41 Asis, Dr. Tony & Kristin . . . . . . 33

Denton Community Theatre . . . 69 Denton Country Club . . . . . . . 45

Fisher59 - Denton . . . . . . . . . 42

Goodson Engineering . . . . . . . 14 Green Eagle Roofing & Construction . . . . . . . . . . 09

Denton Media Company . . . . . 36

Green Valley Historical Society . . . . . . . . . 56

Denton Noon Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Guaranty Bank & Trust . . . . . . 13

Barga, Lynne PhD . . . . . . . . . 59

Denton Rotary Club Noon, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Bistecca - Chef Morris Salerno . . . . . . . 14

de Oliveira, Lisa & Glenisson . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Brock, Euline . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Draper, Sharon Harris . . . . . . . 24

Bryce, Cathy & Jack Atkins . . . . 63

Dunklau, Diana & Paul . . . . . . 65

Busby/Houdek . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Eads, The Honorable Andy . . . . 27

Guthrie, Terri & Ron . . . . . . . . 27 Hackler, Brinda & Jerry . . . . . . 36 Hassell, Renee & Jeremy . . . . . 17 Hickey, Sybil & Don . . . . . . . . 37 Hicks Lightning Protection . . . . 14 Higginbotham & Associates - Ed & Joni Coker . . . . . . . . . 52


Howell, Jayne REALTOR . . . . . . 57

Medical City Denton . . . . . . . 69

Shelton, Janet & John . . . . . . . 67 Sherman, Pat & Jud . . . . . . . . 22

Merki & Associates, PC . . . . . . 32

Shipman, Sherry & L. Dee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

IMPress Graphics . . . . . . . . . 31

Minor & Jester, PC . . . . . . . . . 05

Shortino Family, The . . . . . . . . 69

Independent Bank . . . . . . . . . 29

Montecito Crew, The . . . . . . . 33

Smitty’s Floor Covering . . . . . . 34

Irving Realty Group at Keller Williams . . . . . . . . . 25

Murray Media Group . . . . . . . 70

Springbok Academy . . . . . . . . 08

Naugher, Dr. Greg & Jane . . . . . 59

Steve’s Wine Bar . . . . . . . . . . 40

Newman Foundation . . . . . . . 04

Sticker Station / X-Tra Lube . . . . 42

North Texas Athletics . . . . . . . 07

Stocker Woods Financial . . . . . 59

Olson, Vicki & Brad . . . . . . . . 38

Strange, Carmen & Virgil . . . . . 08

Owen, Betty Duncan . . . . . . . 51

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern . . . . 55

Peterbilt Motors Company . . . . 68

Swick, Peyton & Jason . . . . . . . 57

J.T. Clothiers . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

PointBank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Karl, L. Kimberly & Stan Haddock . . . . . . . . . . 36

Pomerance, Norman J., DDS . . . . . . . . . . 67

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Denton . . . . . . . . . . 11 Texas Woman’s University . . . . . 53

Knolle, Dr. Mary Anne, LMFT, LPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Property Search, LLC . . . . . . . 23

United Way of Denton County . . . . . . . . . 18

Jackson, Jackie & Greg . . . . . . 45 Jackson, Rebecca . . . . . . . . . 40 Jagoe-Public Company . . . . . . 19 James Wood Auto Park . . . . . . 56 JSCCS Corp / Seniors in Motion . . . . . . . . 17

KoonsFuller Family Law . . . . . . 66

Ragsdale, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

University of North Texas – Office of the President . . . . . 47

Lacey Foundation, The . . . . . . 30

Ranchman’s Ponder Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Lane Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . 30

Real Estate by Design . . . . . . . 62

Velocity Physical Therapy, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Red Door Operations . . . . . . . 33

VERUS COMMERCIAL . . . . . . 23

Reddy, Dr. Indrani & Denton OB/GYN . . . . . . . . . 58

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 920 . . . . . . 06

Reed, Dr. & Mrs. Harold . . . . . . 42

Wade Hunt Insurance . . . . . . . 21

Rheault, Teri & Frenchy . . . . . . 60

Walters Wedding Estates . . . . . 61

Riggs, Caryn & Clay . . . . . . . . 10

Wells Fargo Bank, NA . . . . . . . 43

Mallouf Family, The . . . . . . . . 64

Riggs, Edene & Charles . . . . . . 34

Whitten, Darlene & Michael . . . 22

Martinez, Steve, Wells Fargo Advisors . . . . . . . 21

Rowley, Carol & David . . . . . . . 61

Widmer, Terry & Robert, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Leigh Hilton, PLLC . . . . . . . . . 30 Limerick Property Management, LLC . . . . . . . . . 17 Lux Chiropractic, PA . . . . . . . . 25 M Group, The . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Make the Move Team with EXP Realty . . . . . . . . . . 12

McCormick, Jamie & Jeffery . . . . 24

Roy, Betty & Joe / ExxonMobil Foundation . . . . . 43

McCrea, Jeanette . . . . . . . . . 52

Ruth’s Room . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

McNatt, Linda & Jim . . . . . . . . 68

Sanger Insurance Agency . . . . . 24

McNeill’s Appliance . . . . . . . . 27

Sawko, Ellen and Greg . . . . . . . 23

Meador Nursery . . . . . . . . . . 10

Scott Brown Group . . . . . . . . 16

Wiley, Marilyn & Terry Skantz . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Williams & Williams, LLC . . . . . 05 Wilson, Dr. Rick & Loyce . . . . . 16 Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . 08

DENTON BENEFIT LEAGUE

Hussain, Dr. Asad & Pinnacle Pain Medicine . . . . . . 68

Medical Associates of Denton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

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Holly’s Gardens & Florist . . . . . 40


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