Grant Halliburton Foundation Hosted The Hope Party Patrons and Appreciation Event 

(Featured photo: Diana Hamilton, The Hope Party co-chair; Kevin Hall, president at Grant Halliburton Foundation; Lael Brodsky, The Hope Party honorary co-chair.)*

Grant Halliburton Foundation hosted The Hope Party patrons and appreciation event at Bachendorf’s Galleria Dallas on Oct. 12 to thank those who are supporting the organization’s upcoming event. 

The Hope Party co-chair Diana Hamilton, remarked, “Thank you for turning out tonight. The Hope Party continues to grow thanks to you, our generous supporters. We have a fun filled evening on November 18 with a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing to the music of Stratosphere, a wine pull and a fabulous auction. And it’s your support that allows Grant Halliburton Foundation to give help and hope to young people and their families.”

Kevin Hall, Grant Halliburton Foundation president, said, “I add my thanks and appreciation to all of you, especially our honorary co-chairs, Lael and Peter Brodsky, with Lael here tonight. This year’s theme, ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ is what we tell people every day. Don’t give up hope that you or your loved one can find help and live mentally well.”

T.J. Griffin, senior director of communications at Grant Halliburton Foundation; Vanita Briley, co-founder of Grant Halliburton Foundation; Terry Briley; and Amy McCloskey, senior director of events at Grant Halliburton Foundation*

Miles Parker told attendees about the exciting auction, which includes amazing trips, exclusive experiences, and one-of-a-kind items.

Amanda Bailey spoke about the Tribute Wall, which is new this year. “You can purchase a spot in memory or in honor of someone special to be displayed on a featured tribute wall at The Hope Party for $250,” Baileysaid. “Even if you’re not attending, anyone can purchase one to honor a friend, loved one or colleague.”

The event was hosted and sponsored by Bachendorf’s Galleria Dallas. Bar sponsors included Brown Sugar Bourbon and Flecha Azul Tequila.

Special thanks to the community and business leaders of The Hope Party:

·      Honorary Co-chairs: Lael and Peter Brodsky

·      Event Co-chairs: Jennifer Burns and Diana Hamilton

·      Auction Chair: Miles Parker

·      Décor Chair: Catherine New

·      Tribute Wall Chair: Amanda Bailey

·      Wine Pull Co-chairs: Machelle Davenport and Melissa Sherrill Martin

For more information about The Hope Party and to purchase tickets/sponsorships, visit

About Grant Halliburton Foundation

Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19. The Foundation that bears his name works to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including education, conferences, collaboration and encouragement. Since 2006, the Foundation has provided mental health education, training, and support to more than 250,000 students, educators, parents, and professionals. The Foundation also offers Here For Texas, which includes and the Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line. These free community tools aim to offer easy access for North Texans seeking mental health and addiction information and resources. More information can be found at

*Photos: Simon Luna  

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