The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Honorary Chairs Announcement

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Announces Myrna Schlegel and her daughters, Kim Schlegel Whitman, Kari Schlegel Kloewer and Krystal Schlegel, as Honorary Chairs of the 2016 Fashion Show & Luncheon

Photo: Carmaleta Whiteley, Luncheon Chair; Honorary Chairs Kimberly Whitman, Myrna Schlegel, Krystal Schlegel , Kari Schlegel Kloewer;  Karen Dealy, President, Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army. Photo by Daniel Driensky.

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(October 5, 2015 – Dallas, TX) There was standing room only at The Residences at The Stoneleigh recently as Carmaleta Whiteley, chair of the 2016 Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon “Twenty-Five Years of Giving”  announced Myrna Schlegel and her daughters, Kim Schlegel Whitman, Kari Schlegel Kloewer and Krystal Schlegel, as honorary chairs of the Monday, May 2 event at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

Carmaleta recognized Women’s Auxiliary president, Karen Dealy, announcing that this year celebrates the Auxiliary’s 25th anniversary. A very special thank you went to Mehrdad Moayedi, owner of The Residences at The Stoneleigh, for his generosity in sponsoring the evening’s event, and to graphic artist Lynn Dealey, for her logo and invitation designs.

Major Barbara Rich, Associate DFW Metroplex Commander for The Salvation Army, expressed heartfelt gratitude to all supporters, saying The Salvation Army houses up to 1,000 people each night and their supporter’s donations and considerations are crucial to The Salvation Army’s mission. The Salvation Army’s DFW Metroplex Commander, Major Jonathan Rich, then led the group in a prayer of gratefulness and service.

As she announced the honorary chairs, Carmaleta shared some background on each one:

Myrna and her husband Bob are generous contributors to the Dallas community. Myrna served on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s executive board and is past chairman at DSO, advisory board of Crystal Charity Ball, president of AWARE, and served on the National Alzheimer’s board, as well as the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute for Research and Development. But her greatest achievements are her four beautiful children.  She and Bob have been married 43 years and also have three-and-a-half grandchildren, as one is expected any day.

Kim Schlegel Whitman has talent for making the ordinary extraordinary.  She has taken her original and clever insights on parties and created an entrepreneurial empire. She is a television host, author, radio personality, lifestyle expert, speaker, blogger, publisher of the popular RSVP calendar and party planner.  She just published her latest book titled “Monograms for the HOME.”

Kari Schlegel Kloewer is a top-producing realtor with Allie Beth Allman, where she quickly excelled in her career and was given the title of vice-president. She is a residential real estate expert for Preston Hollow and the Park Cities. She and her husband Troy have a two-year-old son, Tobin, and Teddy is due next month!

Krystal Schlegel authors a lifestyle blog showcasing her personal style and the latest trends.  She has been featured in numerous fashion magazines such Vogue and Town & Country and the blog and has worked with numerous luxury retailers.

This team of community leaders and business entrepreneurs will truly impact the buzz and bottom line of the Fashion Show & Luncheon, which is anticipated to be a sell-out. Everyone is urged to make their reservations now!

At the event, the morning will begin with a reception and silent auction with some one-of-a-kind items and packages exclusive to this very popular happening. Guests will be dazzled by the floral designs sponsored by Heritage Auctions and find fabulous buys while shopping in the Chic Boutique sponsored by TOOTSIES. Ron Corning of WFAA TV Channel 8 will have everyone entertained as the emcee. The exciting runway presentation is produced by the inimitable Jan Strimple. There will be a presentation and a few surprises mingled in, followed by a fabulous luncheon.


Fashion Show & Luncheon sponsorships and underwriting are available. Tickets are available beginning at $500.

Membership in The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is open to the public. The Auxiliary supports the work of The Salvation Army through many volunteer activities: back to school, Angel Tree and red kettles at NorthPark, Santa sacks, and the annual Fashion Show & Luncheon.  The Auxiliary’s community service projects enrich the lives of those less fortunate, from serving meals at The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center to celebrating sobriety at its Adult Rehabilitation Center.  The volunteer efforts support the organization’s community centers, which provide a variety of services to help those in need in their communities: children, teens, adults, and seniors.

Carol Seay and Women's Auxiliary President, Karen Dealy
Carol Seay and Women’s Auxiliary President, Karen Dealy

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

For more information on the Fashion Show & Luncheon or Women’s Auxiliary membership, visit the website at, FB:SAWADallas FashionShow , call 214-637-8121 or email

Photos by Daniel Driensky.

(Press release courtesy The Salvation Army. Sharon Adams, ACPR represents this event.)



Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly, the award-winning eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sharon is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Dallas Business Journal, Katy Trail Weekly, People Newspapers (Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People/North Dallas People), Preston Hollow Life magazine, The Park Cities News, White Rock Lake Weekly, numerous blogs and websites and more.