30th Anniversary of Partners Card Kicked Off with Festive Seller Soirée at Tory Burch

The Family Place celebrated and honored Partners Card sellers and sponsors in Highland Park Village

(Featured photo: Hannah Fagadou, Lisa Hewitt, Andrea Cheek, Wynne Cunningham, Paula Davis.)*

Dallas-based family violence agency, The Family Place, is gearing up for another exciting year and the 30th anniversary of Partners Card with their annual Seller Soirée. This year’s event took place at Tory Burch in Highland Park Village on Wednesday, September 14.

Not only did the event kick off the Partners Card selling season, but it also recognized the 2022 card sellers and sponsors that have made this premier 10-day shopping fundraiser such a success for the last 30 years. A special anniversary Pearl Card also was announced for sale. This $500 Pearl Card is limited to only 300, and offers numerous perks, including a year of free valet at NorthPark Center. Both the Partners Card and the Pearl Card may be purchased here.

Partners Cards co-chairs Andrea Cheek, Wynne McNabb CunninghamHannah Fagadau, Lisa Hewitt, and Honorary Chair Paula Davis mingled with 50 guests in attendance. Sellers picked up their seller packets and connected with fellow Partners Card supporters. Guests shopped the new Tory Sport pop-up while enjoying champagne and bites provided by Lombardi’s. A percentage of all Tory Burch sales from the evening benefited The Family Place.

CEO of The Family Place, Mimi Crume Sterling, Melissa Keeling from Partners Card’s lead sponsor, Bank of Texas, and this year’s committee chairs spoke about the impact that partners Card has on the programs of The Family Place. The funds raised have been critical to supporting the life-saving services for survivors of domestic violence.

“The mission of ending family violence is something that needs to be talked about and a mission Bank of Texas is honored to support,” Keeling said. “One in three adults in Texas will experience family violence at some point in their lifetime. Someone is safe tonight because of supporters of Partners Card. One Partners Card for $75 covers the cost of a one-night stay at The Family Place.”

This year’s Partners Card is a landmark year celebrating 30 years of saving money and lives. Partners Card has become an important fundraiser for The Family Place and a highly anticipated shopping event in Dallas. Since its launch in 1993 with founding chairs Sally Hoglund and Sally Johnson, the fundraising program has grown from 150 participating stores raising $90,000 to more than 715+ participating retailers raising over $1 million annually. To date, Partners Card has raised more than $20 million for The Family Place.

For more information about Wednesday night’s event, or any upcoming Partners Card events, please visit partnerscard.org


The Family Place is at the forefront of the mission to empower survivors of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling, and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence. Its signature fundraiser, Partners Card, is a 10-day shopping event that will run from Friday, October 28 to Sunday, November 6, 2022. Shoppers purchase a Partners Card for $75, or a special anniversary Pearl Card for $500, to receive a 20% discount at 715+ participating retailers across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The purchase of a Partners Card provides one night of safety for a survivor of family violence at The Family Place, and the Pearl Card provides a week of safety. Over the past 30 years, the efforts have raised more than $20 million to help break the cycle of family violence in our community. For more information on Partners Card, visit partnerscard.org or call 214-443-7754.


Founded in 2004 in New York City, Tory Burch is an American luxury brand known for beautiful, timeless pieces and rich storytelling that evokes optimism and joy. Tory is a fashion designer who draws inspiration from her parents’ effortless style, the worlds of travel, art and interiors, and women globally. The collections include ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home and beauty. Empowering women is the company’s guiding principle, underpinning the design philosophy and company culture, and driving the work of the Tory Burch Foundation.

About Highland Park Village:

Highland Park Village is Dallas’ premier open-air luxury shopping and dining destination. Built in 1931 and widely regarded as the country’s first true shopping center, the Village is internationally recognized for its architectural significance and mix of the world’s best-known luxury retailers including Akris, Alexander McQueen, Carolina Herrera, Cartier, CHANEL, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Fendi, Goyard, Harry Winston, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Ralph Lauren, Rolex, Tom Ford, Valentino, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more. Highland Park Village offers a range of concierge services for our guests to enjoy including complimentary personal shopping, TaxFree refund services, transportation to and from the property, valet parking, and Wi-Fi. For more information about Highland Park Village, visit www.hpvillage.com.

*Photos courtesy the Family Place.

(Philanthropy Lifestyles is honored to be a sponsor of the Family Place Partners Card and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles Scene courtesy of The Family Place.)


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