KidneyTexas, Inc. Celebrated Beneficiaries from the Runway Report 2023 Luncheon and Fashion Show Cultivate and Educate with a Check Presentation

(Featured photo: Venise Stuart, Luncheon Chair; Joni Krieg, Event Chair; Nancy Greenbach, 2023 President, KidneyTexas, Inc.; Cindy and Michael Rosenthal, Hosts.)*

There was an excited buzz in the air as guests, sponsors, underwriters and members of the Runway Report 2023 Luncheon and Fashion Show Cultivate and Educate beneficiary organizations gathered together at the home of Cindy and Michael Rosenthal for the check presentations.    

Along with the Rosenthals, greeting guests were Venise Stuart, luncheon chair, Nancy Greenbach, president of KidneyTexas, Inc. and Joni Krieg, this evening’s event chair.

As sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and champagne were passed, everyone chatted about the successful luncheon and congratulations were given all around. Guests joining in the celebration included Barbara and Bob Bigham, Monica Cooley, Martha Cox, Giana dePaul, Barbara Dianis and her father, Dave Dianis; Rose and Jeff Gault, John Krieg, Debbie McKeever, Nolan McKeever, Larry Stuart and more.

From the National Kidney Foundation: Calvin Lyons; Amanda Crowley-Rios; Rachel Gutierrez

 Anne Smith (Texas Health Resources); Doug Anderson; Jennifer Massey

Nancy welcomed guests and thanked the hosts for their generous hospitality. She said tonight is what KidneyTexas, Inc. is all about, meeting its fundraising goal and distributing the funds to the luncheon beneficiaries. She reminded everyone that funds raised from the luncheon stay in north Texas and about the Kidney Kids Christmas Gift drive and urged them to donate. Thanking Venise for her leadership, Nancy said that over 8,000 people in Texas are on the kidney donor list and she is proud how Venise worked so very hard over the past year and more to accomplish her goals.   

Venise thanked Cindy Feld as the luncheon’s honorary chair, Everson Walls Legacy Award Honoree, Crissy Perham; Sue Goodnight Service Award Honoree, Charlotte Kimberlin and Lifetime Community Achievement Award Honoree, Scott Murray.

Both Venise and Nancy presented checks to representatives from the luncheon beneficiaries Camp Reynal-National Kidney Foundation, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Methodist Health System Foundation and Texas Health Resources Foundation.

In a surprise statement of personal commitment and gratitude, Michael Rosenthal, this evening’s host with his wife, Cindy, said that it was a pleasure to have everyone join in this evening’s celebration and thanked them for their commitment to KidneyTexas, Inc., saying that since his kidney transplant in 2003, over 20 years ago, he is healthy and active and that he is honored to support KidneyTexas, Inc. and all it does.

Nancy Greenbach, 2023 President; Monica Cooley, 2024 President, KidneyTexas, Inc.

Mission Statement: The purpose of KidneyTexas, Inc. is to provide funding to improve the methods of treatment, the search for a cure and prevention of kidney disease and other kindred or contributory diseases; and to develop more adequate provision for the care of persons suffering from such diseases. To learn more about KidneyTexas, Inc. and joining, visit the website at

Statistics: Debilitating kidney diseases impacts approximately 35.5 million people in the United States today. Groups at high risk include African Americans, Hispanics, senior citizens and people with diabetes. In Texas, there are over 50,000 people on dialysis and 8,294 people on a transplant list. There were 2,394 kidney transplants in Texas in 2022.

History: Since 1999, the dedicated volunteers of KidneyTexas, Inc. have worked in tandem with our generous underwriters to raise over $4.6 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease.       

Each fall KidneyTexas, Inc. hosts its Luncheon & Fashion Show in an effort to raise money for designated beneficiaries and awareness for a disease that affects millions of people each year. The success of this event depends heavily upon the contributions and dedication of our Dallas business and community leaders. Your support is crucial to the success of our mission.

*Photos by Rob Wythe/Wythe Portrait Studio

(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent KidneyTexas, Inc. and its special events, the Fashion Show and Luncheon, and announcements 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.