The Family Place Announces 2024 Chairs and Location of 11th Annual Reunight

Kristin and James Hallam and Annie and Erik Miller to co-chair May 9 event at Hôtel Swexan
to raise critical funds for survivors of domestic violence

(Featured photo: Erik and Annie Miller, Kristin and James Hallam.)*

The Family Place – Texas’ largest family violence service agency now in its 45th year – is proud to announce Kristin and James Hallam and Annie and Erik Miller as co-chairs of the 11th annual ReuNight for The Family Place. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the newly-opened Hôtel Swexan in the Harwood District.

A signature spring event of The Family Place, ReuNight is an intimate dining and luxury live auction experience that raises critical funds to help survivors of domestic violence. Friends and supporters of The Family Place will be treated to the boutique charm of the new Hôtel Swexan, where quintessential Texan warmth meets European flair. Under the direction of Executive Chef Raymond Bocanegra, donors will enjoy an exceptional four-course dinner with delectable wine pairings.

“ReuNight brings together a passionate community of philanthropists dedicated to protecting and empowering survivors of domestic violence,” said Kristin Hallam, co-chair of the 2024 ReuNight. “We are proud to welcome guests to an evening of purpose and impact at the luxurious Hôtel Swexan, which will provide the perfect backdrop to raise critical funds for The Family Place.”

Both native Texans, Kristin and James Hallam embody a powerful blend of professional prowess and philanthropic dedication. A former special agent and federal investigator, Kristin now leads as CEO and managing member of Cheetah Swift, LLC. James has been a key member of the team at Ben E. Keith Company for 36 years, where he currently serves as Executive Vice President. Together, they bring a vibrant spirit and perspective to the event leadership team and look forward to inspiring others to dream big and create lasting change through ReuNight.

“Erik and I are honored to co-chair and curate an evening that embodies the heart of The Family Place for our guests,” added Annie Miller, co-chair of the 2024 ReuNight. “It’s a privilege to generate essential funds that will create safe spaces and positive change for victims of domestic violence.”

Deeply rooted in community service, Annie and Erik Miller bring a wealth of experience and commitment to their role as co-chairs for ReuNight. Annie, originally from Rhode Island, has held various operational roles in finance, media, and retail, and most recently served as  Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships at WPP. Erik, a partner at Canyon Partners in Dallas and a native of Montana, is equally passionate about community engagement and is actively involved with The Family Place. Together, Annie and Erik, along with their three children, form a powerful force in making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Funds raised at ReuNight will allow The Family Place to continue empowering survivors of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling, and skills that create independence, while building community engagement and helping families progress from fear to safety.

Sponsorships for ReuNight begin at $5,000. Individual tickets may become available this spring at For more information, please email or call 214-443-7770.

For 45 years, The Family Place has served the North Texas community by bringing brighter futures to survivors of family violence. The Family Place is the largest provider of family violence services in Texas, serving nearly 20,000 people in 2022. Programs include a 24-hour hotline, three emergency shelters, including the state’s only shelter for men and their children, a transitional housing program with 25 apartments, three counseling centers, two medical clinics, a dental clinic, Dignity at Work job readiness program, Be Project sexual assault and teen dating violence prevention education for schools, Faith and Liberty’s Place court-ordered supervised visitation, Battering Intervention and Prevention Program court-ordered counseling for abusers, and legal services. All survivor services are free and provided in Spanish and English.
For more information on The Family Place, call 214-559-2170 or visit Follow us on LinkedInInstagramFacebook, and Twitter

*Photo by James French Photography

(This Philanthropy Lifestyles eBuzz courtesy the Family Place.)


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