October 25: Texas Discovery Gardens to honor Allie Beth and Pierce Allman at 35th Flora Award Gala

(Featured photo: Allie Beth and Pierce Allman.)*


Allie Beth and Pierce Allman will be honored with the 2018 Flora Award for their years of service to the Dallas Community on October 25th, the jade anniversary of this prestigious Dallas occasion. Since its inception in 1982, The Flora Award has been presented in support of Texas Discovery Gardens, a 501(c)(3). The honor serves to recognize outstanding citizens who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, natural resource education, protection of the environment and quality of life.


“If there is a worthy cause in Dallas, chances are the Allmans have supported it in a meaningful and generous way,” said Dick Davis, Executive Director of Texas Discovery Gardens. “While the Allmans don’t seek recognition, those of us in the nonprofit world seek every public opportunity to show our gratitude. That they would allow us to honor them for their decades of philanthropic efforts is gratifying beyond words. Yet, we plan to find just the right words at the 2018 Flora Award Gala.”


Among the many causes the Allmans have supported: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, DFW World Affairs, Dallas Museum of Art, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas Symphony and the MD Anderson Cancer Center Dallas.


For the Flora Award’s jade anniversary, all past living Flora honorees will be asked to attend for special recognition at the black tie-dinner. Past Flora honorees include Peggy and Carl Sewell, Senator Kay Baily Hutchison, Dee and Charles Wyly, Lady Bird Johnson, Laura and President George Bush, Gloria Vanderbilt and Margaret and Trammell Crow.


Honorary Chairs for the 2018 Flora Award are Janet Smith, Bettye Slaven and Marilyn Waisanen, with Laura Chancellor Black and Kelly Cantu Dees serving as co-chairs. Laura and Kelly will also co-chair the Flora Award Patron Party on September 20th to celebrate the supporters of the jade anniversary.


Tickets for the 2018 Flora Award Gala and general donations in Allie Beth and Pierce Allman’s honor may be purchased at TexasDiscoveryGardens.org/flora. Ticket prices start at $300 and tables at $3500.  For information, call Haley Estrada at 214-428-7476, ext. 230 or hestrada@texasdiscoverygardens.org

*Photo courtesy Texas Discovery Gardens


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