The Family Place Kicked Off Partners Card presented By Bank Of Texas At Galleria Dallas

DALLAS – May 31, 2016 – The Family Place, Partners Card Co-chairs Elizabeth Dacus, Jane Rozelle and Samantha Wortley, and Honorary Chair Lisa Cooley, Clay Cooley Automotive co-owner and longtime supporter of The Family Place, kicked off Partners Card, presented by Bank of Texas, on May 11, 2016 at “The Alley” at Galleria Dallas. The 2016 theme, Shop Like a Hero, reassures shoppers they are helping stop the cycle of domestic violence.

(Featured photo: Partners Card 2016 Co-chair Jane Rozelle, Honorary Chair Lisa Cooley, Partners Card 2016 Co-chair Elizabeth Dacus and Partners Card 2016 Co-chair Samantha Wortley. Photo by George Fiala.)

Attendees snapped photos with Superman and Wonder Woman as The Grill on the Alley passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails provided by Austin Cocktails, and DJ Jennifer Miller entertained. Shop Like a Hero coloring pages and a photo booth with masks and superhero props offered additional entertainment for guests while models presented clothing from participating Partners Card retailers. A raffle drawing also offered a fun incentive with prizes like stoneware from Le Creuset, a handbag from Brahmin and a Tommy Bahama vacation package including beach towels, bag, and chair.


The Family Place Chief Executive Officer Paige Flink donned a superhero cape as she addressed the crowd stating that because of their support, 36 women, 66 children and 4 men were currently in safe housing. Proceeds from Partners Card supports The Family Place’s mission to empower victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence.

Guests included: Co-chairs Elizabeth Dacus, Jane Rozelle, Samantha Wortley, Honorary Chair Lisa Cooley, Chief Executive Officer Paige Flink, Randy Flink, Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin, Development Manager Heather Street Baker, The Family Place Board of Directors President Mike Coffey, Jody Coffey, The Family Place Board of Directors Treasurer Stephen Bodwell, Bank of Texas Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking Group Mike Meredith, Past Board of Directors member Keenan Delaney, Maxine Trowbridge, Joyce Goss, Past Partners Card Chair Ashlee Weidner, Past Partners Card Chair J.B. Hayes, Past Partners Card Chair Lisa Bhattacharya, Past Partners Card Chair Maggie Kipp, Past Partners Card Chair Jennifer Burns, Past Partners Card Chair Dawn Spalding, Past Partners Card Chair Gay Donnell, Past Partners Card Chair Kathryn Henry, Todd Turner, Past Partners Card Chair Paige Westhoff, Past Partners Card Chair Diane Fullingim, Katie Hunzinger, Greg Riley, Kelly Smith and Galleria Dallas Stylist Holly Quartaro.

This year’s 10-day Partners Card shopping extravaganza is set for Friday, October 28 through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Cardholders are invited to shop, dine and save with a 20 percent discount at more than 750 participating retail locations and restaurants throughout the Dallas Metroplex.




Over the past 23 years, Partners Card has become the largest fundraiser for The Family Place and is one of the most popular shopping events in the Dallas Metroplex. In 2015, Partners Card celebrated its 23rd year with more than 750 participating retailers and restaurants selling 14,600 cards and raising more than $1.15 million for The Family Place. In its history, the community has helped raise more than $16 million through the Partners Card program. For more information, visit, contact the Partners Card Hotline at (214) 443-7754 or email



Since 1978, The Family Place has counseled more than 225,000 clients in residential and outreach programs. In addition, the agency has provided life-saving shelter to more than 22,000 women and children and has answered more than 550,000 calls for help. For more information, please visit or call (214) 559-2170.



Galleria Dallas is an iconic shopping center with a unique collection of more than 200 retailers, restaurants and experiences including a flagship Belk, Nordstrom, Macy’s, the world’s only GAP, Banana Republic and Old Navy combo anchor, a market-exclusive American Girl, The Westin Galleria Dallas hotel and the signature Galleria Ice Skating Center. Welcoming more than 19 million visitors annually, only Galleria Dallas delivers the consummate Dallas shopping experience. Visit for hours and to learn more about the shopping center. Galleria Dallas is managed by Simon Property Group, Inc. Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240. For Social Media:  @GalleriaDallas #GalleriaDallas

 (Press release courtesy The Family Place. Photos by George Fiala.)


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