Live to Give Announcement Champagne Brunch at Lone Star Mansion

Welcomed Supporters from Dallas and Fort Worth

(Featured photo:  Kelly Hanna, Javier Medina, Kimberly Elliott, Clarabeth Hernandez, Scott Tennant, Founder and Chair, Live to Give; Keith Yonick, Melanie Rice.)*

Join in the gala on May 6, 2023

 Live to Give, a newly formed Dallas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, hosted their official Announcement Party at the fabulous Lone Star Mansion, welcoming supporters from not only Dallas and Fort Worth, but also from California, New York and Florida.

The  Sunday champagne brunch welcomed guests with a glass of Rosé from sponsor Hampton Waters, followed by an endless array of gourmet delights, including an incredible fruit and veggie spread, chipotle shrimp and Oaxaca cheese empanadas, prosciutto ricotta toast with caramelized apples bruschetta, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, everyone’s favorite, chicken and waffles, a made-to-order omelet bar, and a sublime special treat, the very popular savory and sweet crepes dessert station.      

Before the presentation, guests enjoyed the buffet and exploring the 20-acre estate that featured a private lake, a grand honeymoon suite, a man cave with a steam room, a wraparound balcony, two sitting rooms and a multitude of other grand features, before the program began. At poolside, guests were also treated to a special tasting from Zamora Liquor Brands specially featuring Yellow Rosé and Mezcal.     

Joining Scott Tennant, Founder and Chair of Live To Give, and his husband, Keith Yonick, a board member, were board members Kimberly Elliott, Vice Chair-Sponsorship, Marketing and Events; Kelly Hanna, Vice Chair-Public Relations, Social Media and Community Affairs; Melanie Rice, Vice Chair-Treasurer, Underwriting and Implementation.      

Scott Tennant, Founder and Chair, Live to Give; AJ Beaber, Will Beaber, Lexie Beaber*

Also introduced at the event were Live to Give at-large board members Dr. Lydie Louis, Andre Baldanza, Marci Baldanza, Jerry Gutierrez, Phyllis Song, and Sys Savanh.     Not present but announced as part of the at-large board membership were members Cloud Morrison and Cynthia Niles.     

This nonprofit was formed in July 2022 and just last August, spearheaded a spontaneous fundraising campaign that produced incredible results which were announced at this brunch to a rousing standing ovation, smiles and tears. During a four-day campaign, this brand-new charity raised a significant $160,000 to benefit the initial three of Live to Give beneficiaries: Horses: Believe Ranch and Rescue; Humans: Rally Project (Veterans), and Hounds: To the Rescue TV. At a recent check presentation event, each beneficiary was awarded $45,000 for the specific use of continuing their individual missions of supporting Veterans and their care. There was also an additional $25,000 presented to Rally Project for the purpose of the designated Medical/PTSD care for Veterans.        

Wayne Garcia, Phyllis Song, Kelly Hanna, Jerry Gutierrez*

Live to Give is currently looking to partner with more Veteran organizations to help achieve their overall mission of creating high-performance affordable housing for Veterans, providing cutting-edge medical advances to Veterans and for the promotion of revolutionary healing pathways through the exclusive use of horses and hounds.      

Tommy Habeeb, Claudia Habeeb, Allyson Aynesworth, Eric Nadel*

Join in support of Live to Give’s mission and overall vision at next year’s gala benefit on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Lone Star Mansion. Sponsorships begin at $1,500, which includes two seats to the gala, Founders Club recognition and more, and progressively move up to other levels of $50,000 for Presenting Sponsorship and $100,000 for Title Sponsorship. Benefits vary according to the sponsorship level selected. Underwriting levels start at $3,000 and also include diverse levels and benefits.   

Learn more about Live to Give, their mission, who they support, and how one can join the Founders Club and make a truly lasting impact via their website at

About Live to Give: Live to Give is a newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our vision is to create a foundation that advocates for the betterment, safety and thriving of Veterans through the promotion of healing and impactful interactions with horses and hounds.

Live to Give Mission: To restore harmony and balance into the universe by advocating for globally impactful change in the mental, physical, and psychological resources that are allocated to Veterans. To further support impactful change by the development of three areas: Stability: Creation and building of permanent homes; Healing: Natural healing powers of horses and hounds; Impactful Partnerships: Financial funding that creates permanent resources.

Ethos: Creating a pathway where Veterans can find healing and a sense of balance by co-creating loving and impactful change in the lives of horses and hounds and thus creating a positive exchange of energy.

Live to Give Themes:

Bring them Home: Providing safe and secure refuge for each of our beneficiary groups.
Healing Souls:
Providing medical, physical, psychological, and spiritual (if applicable) support.
Creating Impact:
Providing the needed financial support to not only invoke but sustain change.

*Photos by Danny Campbell.

(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Live to Give’s Announcement Event and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles Scene.)


Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly, 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.