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2018 TexProtects Awards Gala

Please join us for the 2018 TexProtects Awards Gala!

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Honorary Event Chairs: Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones

Event Chairs: Gay Donnell and The Hon. Margaret Keliher

Children’s Hero Awardee: The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children's Health

Children’s Champion Awardee: Texas State Representative, The Hon. Helen Giddings

Where: Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard Street, Dallas, TX 75201

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Reception: 6pm-6:45pm Dinner/Awards/Speaker/Auction: 7pm-9:15pm

Underwriting Levels:

$100,000 Presenting Sponsor
$50,000 Children’s Angel
$25,000 Children’s Champion
$10,000 Children’s Protector
$5,000 Children’s Defender
$2,500 Children’s Advocate
Sponsorships also available. Please call for additional information.

Individual Tickets: $250 each

Event and Underwriting Contacts:

Kristine Schwope, Interim Vice President of Development: [email protected] or 214-734-2281
Brandy Lindsey, Office Manager: [email protected] or 469-399-6900
News Media contact: Lee Nichols: [email protected] or 512-796-9877

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Event Committee
Rebel Calhoun
Kristi Comuzzi
Rita Cox
Anne Crews
Debra and Michael Decker
Laura Gardiner, Marketing Chair
Jane Gilday, Auction Co-Chair
Cynthia Izaguirre
Cindy Lefferts, Underwriting Chair
The Hon. Ann Margolin, Board Chair
Madeline McClure, CEO
Mandy Price
Tegwin Pulley
Annette Ratliff
Dawna Richter
Deidre Robinson
Beckie Rutledge
Heather Sauber
Whitney Strauss
Annette Watkins, Auction Co-Chair
Dawn Weeks Spalding
Cheryl Mayo Williams
Michelle Wittenburg

Host Committee:
Cecilia Boone
The Hon. Angie Chen Button
Brent Christopher
Serena Simmons Connelly
Macey Davis
Effie Dennison
The Hon. Maurine Dickey
Laura V. Estrada
Catherine Estrada, M.Ed
Kathleen Gibson
Mike Gruber
Pat and John Harloe
Susan Hoff
Kaki Hopkins
Margaret and Grayson Hughes
Lester Keliher
Mary and Eric Laub
Sarah Losinger
Lynn McBee
Jim McClure
Susan McSherry
Chuck Meadows
Angela Nash
Holly and the Hon. Carlos Peña
Carol Podolsky
Janet Pozmantier
DeMetris A. Sampson
The Hon. Florence Shapiro
Lisa K. Simmons
Gloria and Juan Ernesto Snead
Ann Stuart, Ph. D
Diane M. Sumoski
Barbara and Bob Sypult
LaMonte H. Thomas
Evy Kay and Dick Washburne
The Hon. Joel Williams

*As of Aug. 1, 2018

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