Oct. 7: Design & Dine benefits Vogel Alcove

Ambassadors of Hope Awards to be awarded at Design & Dine
presented by Tower Club Dallas benefiting Vogel Alcove

Featured Photo from 2018 Design & Dine: Alanna Sarabia, Sherice Brown, Karen Hughes, President and CEO; Tim Brown.
Photo by Danny Campbell.

      Karen R. Hughes, President & CEO, Vogel Alcove and John C. Wander, Chair, Board of Directors, announce the recipients of the Ambassadors of Hope Awards, which will be awarded at Design & Dine presented by Tower Club Dallas happening on Tuesday, October 7, 2019.        

Design & Dine combines the worlds of art and design, music, food and philanthropy for one epic evening! Open to the public by advance reservation, this fun and entertaining event begins with a VIP reception where the awards will be presented to the honorees.       

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will enjoy an incredible evening of delicious food stations with two complimentary drink tickets, awe-inspiring live artist performances and entertainment by the World Piano Man, Martyn Lucas. There will also be a raffle/silent auction with exclusive prizes and a wine pull station.    

The Ambassadors of Hope Awards were created to honor the individuals and organizations that support Vogel Alcove’s mission to help children recover from the traumatic effects of homelessness. They include awards named for Vogel Alcove’s founders Thelma Vogel and Doris Budner.  The awards are presented during an invitation-only VIP Reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The award recipients are: Willie Baronet of WeAreAllHomeless.org is the Doris Budner Honoree for leadership in advancing the Vogel Alcove mission. Oliver Wyman is the Thelma Vogel Honoree for vision and collaborative efforts in advancing services to homeless children and families. Houlihan Lokey is the Corporate Champion Honoree. Fox 4 – KDFW is the Media Partner Honoree. Joyce Morrison is the Volunteer Award Honoree. 2019 Summer Interns are the Kids Helping Kids Honorees. Rick Lacher is the Board Excellence Honoree. Community Beer Company is the Community Partner Honoree.   

More happenings at Design & Dine include:
           * Live Local Artists:The Design Showcase features engaging experiences from live local artists showcasing their talents on-site. Their creations will also be available for purchase at the end of the evening.
           * Virtual Sports Gaming: Play various games and beat the high score to be entered into a prize drawing! Compete against other attendees in games like a long drive contest in the golf simulator or toss footballs to targets on a virtual field.
           * Sunset Photos and Photo booth: Create a lasting memory and take a picture with one of the best views of the sunset in Dallas or bring all your friends together for a fun party picture in the photo booth.


Martyn Lucas at the 2018 Design & Dine. Photo by Dana Driensky.

Martyn Lucas: After many sold-out nights across Europe, Martyn Lucas comes to the USA! It is a thrill to have him perform during Design & Dine. Martyn, a former Phantom of the Opera and voted World Piano Man, will perform passionate songs from Phantom, Les Miserable, to the powerful rock classics of Queen and the musical We Will Rock you including Bohemian Rhapsody. He has the ability to change his voice from Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and many more. Let him enchant you with the power and versatility of his voice at this special event.

All proceeds from Design & Dine benefit Vogel Alcove, an early childhood education center that is working to Break the Cycle of Poverty for homeless children in families in Dallas. We provide educational, developmental and therapeutic services to children and families affected by homelessness. All of these services are free to our families and are provided in a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow.

Tickets are $125 for general admission. Underwriting levels begin at $1,500 up to $10,000 with varying benefits.  $10 garage parking. Visit the website for tickets and updates: https://vogelalcove.org/design  or for tickets, sponsorships, underwriting, contact Greg Brinkley at gbrinkley@vogelalcove.org or call 214-368-8686.

About Vogel Alcove:

Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children ages six weeks to 12 years old, and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. We’re on a mission to help young children, and their families, overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life.

Fueled by extensive research from the Casey Foundation, Vogel Alcove has embraced a “two-generation” model to break the cycle of poverty for homeless children and their parents. Through a recent strategic initiative, Vogel Alcove has committed to ensuring that our work truly helps homeless families break the cycle of poverty. These new services are offered through the Parent Opportunity Department and include one-on-one counseling from a team of clinical social workers, as well as Job Ready, Career Ready, and Support System programming in the Parent Opportunity Center lab.

(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Vogel Alcove and its special events.)


Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly SocialWhirl.com), 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.