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2019 Gala


Saturday, April 27, 2019 Renaissance Dallas Hotel

Our Schedule

6:00 p.m. Party Begins Silent Auction Opens 7:00 p.m. Dinner is served 7:30 p.m. Welcome – Sue Thiers Hesseltine, Executive Director 15th Annual Ebby Award Presentation Ebby Award winners Terry Goltz Greenberg and Southwest Airlines Alumna Spotlight LIVE Auction and Special Appeal 8:30 p.m. Casino Opens Silent Auction Continues DJ and Dancing 10:30 p.m. Silent Auction Closes 11:00 p.m. Evening Concludes

Our Friends Place Mission For over 30 years, Our Friends Place has helped young women break generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness through empowering self-reliance and independence. OFP’s award-winning Transitional Living Center (TLC) program provides a supportive home for young women who have experienced homelessness, lived in chaos, or aged out of foster care. Young women in the TLC program are required to be enrolled in class, be employed at a steady job, pay a portion of their earnings to rent and to their own savings account, and attend weekly Life Skills Lessons. Life Skills topics range from financial literacy, resume building, interview skills, conflict resolution, goal setting, good study habits, and healthy relationships to other aspects of healthy adult living. SOAR to Success is our non-residential outreach program that brings the Life Skills Lessons out of the TLCs and into high schools, colleges, and partner programs around North Texas. SOAR to Success is a mentoring program for young women teaching the life skills needed to build their own Strengths, Opportunities, Allies, and Resiliency to prevent them from becoming homeless.

Honorary Chairs

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Burns, Sr. Pat Burns, Sr. and Roberta Burns both were raised in neighboring suburbs of Chicago. They met at the local ice skating rink and married in 1962. Bobbie was an elementary school teacher for one year before marrying Pat, and the couple wasted no time in starting a family. By 1967, Bobbie was a busy stay-at-home mother raising four boys and one girl under the age of 5, then adding twins in 1978. She relished the role of homemaker and was actively involved with their school, extracurricular activities, as well as her parish community. Their devotion to family continues to this day with their home-cooked Sunday night meals for all their children, spouses and grandchildren. Pat Burns, Sr. is President and CEO of Burns Controls Company. He founded the company in 1971 as a regional distributor for a fluid power firm. He and his wife moved their family to Dallas where Pat quickly established a name for himself and his firm as solid, quality-driven and customer service-oriented. The Burns are involved in numerous leadership and volunteer roles in Dallas and his parish community, including Legatus, president of the St. Rita Men’s Club, soccer coach and avid supporters of their 7 children and 11 grandchildren. In 1999, Pat joined a group from the Knights of Malta-Federal Group, Washington, D.C. This group was set up to “Feed the Poor” in Dallas, Texas. Pat became a member of the Knights and has continued this group to feed the poor in our Dallas community every Saturday for 20 years.

A Message from the Co-Chairs Dorinda Cavender-Akin, Suzanne Jaco, and Jill Svoboda

Suzanne, Dorinda, and Jill would like to thank the many volunteers and contributors who made tonight's event a success! Your gifts of time and in-kind donations for the Gala-Auction & Casino Night raise critical dollars to help Our Friends Place fulfill its mission. It takes all of us coming together, raising community awareness, and truly being voices for these young women to break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Thank you for the countless hours, calls, places visited, and for each dollar raised on behalf of the young women as they become self-reliant and independent.

The 15th Annual Ebby Awards Our Friends Place Congratulates

Terry Goltz Greenberg Terry is the founder and CEO of North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt)—a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for children, families, and communities by preventing unintended teen pregnancies. She is committed to providing young women with the information and resources that enable them to plan and protect their futures. Terry is also an accomplished labor attorney, mother, and volunteer with a tireless energy and commitment to the North Texas community.

Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines is dedicated to building the talent pipeline and inspiring future generations of women around the world, starting with their commitment to their community in North Texas. Southwest partners with various organizations like Step Up Dallas, GenHERation, and the Texas Women’s Foundation to help empower women and girls to lead in their communities. Their ongoing investment in resources and programs moves women and girls to leading and thriving by offering unique mentorship and learning opportunities. Investing in female empowerment is important to Southwest as it helps to build stronger communities across the globe.



Bobbi and Pat Burns, Sr. | Kelley and Keith Burks Suzan and Pete Fenner | Sue and Jack Hesseltine Suzanne and Ryan Jaco TABLE SPONSORS

Bobbie Athey Peggy Busby Dorinda Cavender-Akin and Hugh Akin Caitlin Doepfner Kathy and Phil Doepfner Kim Drake-Loy and Jeff Loy Bonnie Ewing and Brenda Snitzer Frost Bank Terry and Barry Greenberg Angela Maverick and Sean Baxley Leslie Simmons and Rick Johnson Southwest Airlines Sunshine Holdings I Corp Jill and Brad Svoboda Diane and Berge Tasian

Creating beautiful memories that last a lifetime

Whether you’re saying “I do” or simply “Thinking of you”, no one says it more beautifully than McShan Florist Making personal and corporate events an unforgettable experience since 1948. . 800.627.4267 . 214.324.2481

Casino Rules Double down. All in. Snake eyes. Let it ride! Choose from Blackjack, Craps, or Roulette to play for a great cause. At Check In, you receive $500 in Casino Cash for your initial stake but you can always buy more! Increase your stake at the casino table or in the lobby. $20 = $500 Casino Cash $35 = $1,000 Casino Cash $50 = $2,000 Casino Cash Any dealer can convert your chips into entries for the prize drawing. Every $2,000 in chips can buy one entry to win one of our great prizes! The winner will be selected at 10:30 p.m. You must be present to win.

Cork & Fork Rules You never know what you could win! Purchase a Cork (wine) or a Fork (restaurant) for $25 in the Silent Auction. Cork & Fork players are guaranteed a prize worth at least $25‌ some items are valued $50-$100. After Check Out, please return to the Cork & Fork table with your signed receipt to claim your bottle of wine/restaurant gift card tonight.

Proud sponsor of Our Friends Place 2019 Gala

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Paladin Partners is proud to support OUR FRIENDS PLACE

and their outstanding commitment to supporting and empowering the young women in our community!

Our Friends Place Success Stories Tamar

Tamar is a senior at North Dallas High School and part of Our Friends Place SOAR on campus to build her own Strengths, Opportunities, Allies and Resiliency. Before working with Our Friends Place, Tamar was unsure of her future and worried about leaving her home to pursue college. As a member of SOAR at North Dallas High School, she will graduate with the skills to succeed in college, build new relationships away from home, and feel safe being herself. Tamar has been accepted to university and is excited to start classes in fall 2019!


Kit was homeless when she came to Our Friends Place, but there was a waitlist to move in to our Transitional Living Centers. Our SOAR program was created for young women like Kit so they can get help, even when they have nowhere to go. Kit joined SOAR at our office and eventually moved in to one of our Transitional Living Centers. She has continued to participate in both programs, learning valuable skills and coming home to her own apartment at Our Friends Place. Today, she is building her future and helping her OFP roommates with the skills she learned at SOAR.


Tisha is a resident in our Transitional Living Center program. To prepare for moving into her own apartment, Tisha joined Our Friends Place SOAR with Kit at the office. At SOAR, Tisha doubleddown on the life skills she needs to be successfully independent. She uses budgeting and the financial literacy training offered at Our Friends Place to meet her savings goals. Tisha is confident and prepared to move out of our Transitional Living Center this summer!

Proud Sponsor of Our Friends Place 2019 Gala

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Sue and Jack Hesseltine proudly support Our Friends Place in empowering young women to break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness.











Special Thanks to Episcopal Foundation of Dallas Josh Puebla III and Event Ninja Pro Mamones Photography Kathlena Smith Ruiz and Raul Ruiz




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Auction Rules

Successful bidders are required to pay for all items before leaving. Please pick up your winning auction prize this evening. Items may be removed after signing a paid receipt at Check Out. Winners should contact donors within 30 days to arrange for dinners, vacations, condominiums, etc. Vacation homes, trips and entertainment suites are donated for adult or family use and are not transferable. Please note any restrictions. Please check envelopes containing gift certificates before leaving tonight.

Live Auction Bidding To bid on Live Auction items, raise your auction bid number to be recognized by the Auctioneer and/or bid spotters. The Auctioneer will announce the winning bid number.

Mobile Bidding & Touchscreen Bidding for Silent Items Bid wirelessly anywhere in the event from your phone! Follow the link texted to the number you entered at Check In. Type password “ofp” and select Enter. Your name and bid # will appear on the top bar. Search for items by their name and item number. You can also use the touchscreens on the auction tables. Select an item, enter your bidder number, and enter the minimum bid displayed. You may also opt in for notifications if you are the high bidder or have been outbid. If outbid, you can from the convenience of your phone! Silent Auction closes at 10:30 p.m. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Thank you for donating to Our Friends Place with your winning auction bid!

Viva Las Vegas

Sleep like an Emperor in the luxurious Caesars Entertainment Property. Experience the royal treatment with VIP Diamond amenities, complimentary champagne, $150 dining credit, and round-trip transportation to and from the airport. As Caesars is centrally located in Las Vegas, you’ll be steps away from world-class restaurants, entertainment, nightclubs, and shopping. Donor: Caesars Entertainment

Romance in the Big D This getaway - right here in Dallas - is the night you’ve been waiting for. Feel the rhythm of the strings with two (2) tickets to the TI Classical Series at the Dallas Symphony. Savor the delectable sushi and Asian-fusion dishes at Musume ($200 credit). Sneak through Musume’s back door to the swanky, hidden bar: Akai. When you want it to be the two of you again, retreat to the classic Deluxe Suite at the Warwick Melrose. Relive the night’s fun over breakfast (for 2) in the Landmark Restaurant. Dallas Symphony expires 12/31/19. Reservations required. Donors: Dallas Symphony, Musume, Warwick Melrose - Dallas

“The Greatest Show on Grass” Experience the PGA TOUR like you never have before - loudly, in “The Coliseum;” at the 16th hole of the TPC Scottsdale! Share the excitement with a fellow golf enthusiast for two days at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, February 1 & 2, 2020. Enjoy three (3) nights at the nearby Hampton Inn & Suites with roundtrip transportation to and from TPC Scottsdale. Please contact donor for all arrangements include Skybox passes and hotel reservations. Donor: HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC

Destin(ation) Spectacular

Find respite within Destin, Florida’s premiere seaside manor, The Henderson. Bask in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf Coast, while wearing The Onikas Caftan, with your toes in the sugar white sands. Cruise the Destin Harbor with Southern Star Dolphin Cruises (2 adults/2 children) in search of the many resident dolphin. Separate reservations required for hotel and dolphin cruise. Donors: The Henderson, The Onikas, Southern Star Dolphin Cruises

Five-Course Wine Dinner Enjoy an indulgent Napa Valley wine dinner in the comfort of your own home. An elegant five-course chef-prepared dinner for eight (8) will be paired with a selection of top wines from Napa Valley producers Chimney Rock, Far Niente, and Kathryn Hall. Save the additional bottles for a special occasion or open them that night to compare some of Napa's finest Cabernets. Date to be coordinated with chef. Donors: Dorinda Cavender-Akin, Plate & Platter, Chef Becka Williams

Ultimate Dallas Sports Fan Spend an evening enjoying Rangers Baseball game - behind home plate! - with four tickets and a parking pass on May 21, 2019 versus Seattle Mariners. Choose either Dallas Stars or Dallas Mavericks 2019-2020 season: four (4) Platinum level tickets and two (2) Lexus Garage parking passes. Additional two (2) tickets to Dallas Stars and parking pass during 2020 regular season. Complete this "Ticket" package with a studio tour of the Cumulus Media Studios, The Ticket Radio Program! Pick one show, for four (4) guests, to sit in on a segment. Meet, chat, and take pictures with your favorite radio program. Memorialize your love of Dallas sports with the ultimate item: a signed Dirk Nowitzki jersey. MFFL! Except for Rangers Baseball, dates must be coordinated and mutually agreed upon with donor. Donors: American Airlines Center, Cumulus Media, DARR Equipment Co., Suzanne and Ryan Jaco, Tona and Steve Jebbia

Wine Country is for Lovers

Experience a luxury boutique hotel inspired by a quintessential wine country home: Hotel Yountville in the heart of Napa County, California. Unwind with (2) 60 minute massages, and then retreat to your premiere suite to lounge next to the stone fireplace, or in the sunken tub. Reservations required. Donor: Braemar Hotels & Resorts

(You GET it) The Right Stuff

Whatta Show!

You’ll be Hangin’ Tough at the American Airline Center on May 17th, 2019. Shout Hip Hop Hooray in your private suite for 18 friends with 6 parking passes! Relive your Electric Youth with favorite 80’s pop icons: New Kids on the Block alongside Salt n Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, and Naughty by Nature.

Donor: Republic Title of Texas

Tranquility in Mexico Less than an hour from the San Jose del Cabo airport, sits the city of Los Barriles, a peaceful Mexican community. Here you will find Casa Pesadores, a spacious, 4-bedroom Baja beachfront property, complete with private pool, hot tub, and ocean kayaks. You will connect with an on-site property manager to help arrange activities, such as deep sea fishing, and explore dining options for your 4-day trip. Sit back, relax, and enjoy one Chef dinner in the home. Reservations should be coordinated with donor. Donor: Amy Herrig and Wolf Property Management

One of a Kind Trip to Brasil Go to South America for an unforgettable five-night experience in Brasil. Enjoy two nights in São Paolo at the Bê Hotel and then make your way 100 miles north to the beautifully quaint town of Campos de Jordão. There, you will stay in the Pousada da Pedra and enjoy delicious meals at Sans Souci and Vila Gourmet, prepared for you by Brazilian super chef, Thiago Fegies. Breathe in this picturesque city with a personalized tour and a day at the Amantikir Park, lauded as the best attraction in Campos de Jordão on TripAdvisor. Reservations for trip to be coordinated with donor. June and July (winter in southern hemisphere), and local holidays excluded from availability. Donor: Thiago Fegies

Gala Committee

2019 Co-Chairs Dorinda Cavendar-Akin, Suzanne Jaco, and Jill Svoboda Silent Auction Co-Chairs Barb Kolle and Pat Zajac Printing Chair Kathlena Smith Ruiz Underwriting Committee Nancy Scripps Kelley Burks Brenda Snitzer Barby Crabtree Phil Doepfner Cathy Susie Cody Thompson Angela Maverick Bobbie Sue Williams Kate McCoy Pat Zajac

Integrated Education in Northern Ireland: Thanks in part to The Ireland Funds, over 22,000 children from Catholic, Protestant, and other diverse backgrounds are able to learn together.

The Ireland Funds is proud to support Our Friends Place and its life-changing work in the Dallas community.

The Ireland Funds has supported over 3,200 outstanding Irish organizations and causes. Let us help you connect with Ireland and realize your philanthropic goals.

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Auction Donors Al Biernat’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema All About Kids Dentistry American Airlines Center Bobbie Athey Baker’s Ribs Bar & Garden Dallas Rebecca Barnes Colleen C. Barrett Kevin Bartholomew Val Imm Bashour Nancy Bateman Michelle Baus Beaux Arts Gallery Sue Benner Billy Bob’s Texas Bernice Bludau Blue Bell Creameries, LP Blue Cattle Truck Trading Co. Blue Mesa Grill Elizabeth C. Bourgeois Paul Braswell Bridlewood Golf Club Brookhaven Country Club Keith Burks Peggy Busby Caesars Entertainment Casa Manana Julie Chance Chuy’s Cliff Price & Co Coal Vines Bistro Thomas Connelly Coyote Ridge Golf club Barbara Crabtree Crest Auto Group Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society, Inc. Dallas Symphony Orchestra Dallas Zoo Darr Equipment Co. Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Desperados Mexican Restaurant Carol Doepfner Phillip R. Doepfner dr. delphinium designs and events Kim Drake-Loy Drybar Duke Cannon Supply Co. David Dyer Eatzi’s Market and Bakery Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Laurie Elmore Exhale: Barre, Yoga, Spa

Faulkner’s Fine Drycleaning Traci Ferguson Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine Firebird Restaurants Alicia Fisher Sandra Fite Food Tours of America Rachel Ford Fort Worth Zoological Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge Frontiers of Flight Museum Frost National Bank David C. Godbey Goetz Inc. Shanha Goodwyn Susybelle L. Gosslee Greenville Avenue Pizza Company Hunter Haas Half Price Books Curtis Hawkins Jack Hesseltine Highland Park Pastic Surgery Center Vanessa Hoffman John Hofford HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC Anne Horan Horseshoe Bay Resort Chrissy Hughes Martha Hulse IMAX Corporation Ryan Jaco Jalapeno Gold James Avery Jewelry Jay Leftwich, DDS Jewelry & Design Jimmy’s Food Store Kendra Scott West Village Kenny’s Italian Kitchen Ken’s Man’s Shop Kid Biz/The Biz Kiddie Krafts Camp Kitchen Dog Theater Amanda Kolle Brad D. Kolle Peter Kraus Lily Rain Lisa Bennett Salon Living Well Dallas LOOK Cinemas Make It Count Family Foundation Patrick J. Manning Marcus

Auction Donors Angela Maverick and Mr. Sean Baxley Kate McCoy Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Lauren Meindl Mel Crews Mesero Mine. a boutique Mockingbird Florist Amy Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Angela Morris Beverly Moss Move Studio Mozzarella Company Musume Anne Nguyen Nonna Martha Novorr NRH2O Family Water Park Obedience Dog Training Omni Dallas Hotel Pappas Restaurants Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. Park City Club Party Bazaar Laura Perkins Petals & Stems Florist Pho is for Lovers Pink Mahoghany Fragrances Nancy Pinson Pocket Sandwich Theatre Poo Pourri Pump It Up Dallas-Forest Lane Pure Barre Preston Hollow Purple Glaze Kevin Rachel Kara L. Rafferty Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Helen Rekerdres Renaissance Dallas Hotel Renee Rouleau Skin Care Spa Republic Title of Texas, Inc. Paul Richter Robin Jackson Photography Rooster Home and Hardware Roy’s Lisa Rubey Ruby’s Wassail, LLC Roseanne Saginaw Salon Pompeo Salum Resturant Tracy SCOUT by Bungalow Ryan Scripps Sea World

Seasons 52 Sevy’s Grill Shakespeare Dallas Leslie Simmons Sky Ranch Douglas Slagel Wanda Smith David Snitzer Society Pet Sitter, Inc. SoulCycle Source One Marketing Southern Star Dolphin Cruises Justin Stafford Star Power Alan Stein Cathy Susie Jill Svoboda Target - Medallion Center TbarM Racquet Club Texadelphia Texas Rangers Baseball Club The Cookery Dallas The Dallas Opera The Dream Spa The Fairmont Dallas The Hair Bar The Palaestra The Speedway Club @ Texas Motor Speedway The Studios of Sarah Strout The Wine Barr Cody Thompson times ten cellars Tory Sport Trinity Forest Adventure Park UMA Home Decor’ Urban Paws UTA Planetarium Warwick Melrose Hotel Mike Washlesky We Yogis Lakewood Glenn Wilson Winward Anja Woodson Clarence Woosley World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Wrangler Wusthof Yuhme Pat Zajac Ziziki’s

We are proud to support the care Our Friends Place provides to empower women to go on to lead successful lives.

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Board of Directors

Leslie Simmons, President Jill Svoboda, President-Elect G. David Montemayor, Imd. Past President Monica Rachel, Treasurer Kim Drake-Loy, Secretary Kelley Geary Burks Kate McCoy Dorinda Cavender-Akin Nancy Scripps Ashley Cook Jamie Slagel Barby Crabtree Brenda Ewing Snitzer Baranda Jahel Fermin Cathy Susie Susybelle Lyons Gosslee Cody Thompson Diane M. Hawkins Cindy Tonnessen Emily Hsieh Bobbie Sue Williams Kaylen James Jennifer Y. Wilson Ashley Journet Pat Zajac

Advisory Council Melinda Ashcraft Heather Barthlow Molly Bartholow Netta G. Blanchard Mary Frances Burleson James D. Calvert Peter R. Fenner Jack P. Gibson

Laura W. Ginsberg J. Michael Gosslee Sara Hallam Mitch Jericho Herman E. Lang, Jr. Liz Oliphant Albert Richard, Jr. Leigh Richter Neall Grinnan Rose

Brenda Richardson Rowe Joan Stansbury Carol A. Thimot Rebecca Tudor Madeline Unterberg Jackie Waldman Andrew J. Welch Jefflyn Williamson


Sue Thiers Hesseltine, Executive Director Caitlin Doepfner, Development Manager Nicole Price - Residential Program Director Libby Woolverton - Non-Residential Program Director Janaye Easter, Beazley House Site Manager Lacresha Van, Pauline's Place Site Manager Marina Dewberry - Soar Specialist Cindy Washlesky, Program Specialist Elaine Logan - Executive Assistant


Helping Young Women Soar to Success Our Friends Place helps young women break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty, and homelessness through empowering self-reliance and independence. Young women in the Transitional Living Center program must enroll in an educational or vocational program, be employed, pay a portion of earnings toward rent and savings, as well as attend weekly life skills programming. The nonresidential SOAR outreach curriculum teaches young women weekly life skills through high school, community college and local resource programs.

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Our Friends Place 2019 Gala printed program  

Our Friends Place 2019 Gala, Auction & Casino Night presented by HollyFrontier Corporation welcomed over 500 donors, volunteers, and friends...

Our Friends Place 2019 Gala printed program  

Our Friends Place 2019 Gala, Auction & Casino Night presented by HollyFrontier Corporation welcomed over 500 donors, volunteers, and friends...