SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER HONORING SHIRLEY AND ROBERT MILLER
The 2016 Gala will honor well-known Dallas Morning News columnist Robert E. Miller and his wife, Shirley Miller. The evening will be entitled “A Salute to Shirley & Bob Miller” and will celebrate Bob’s notable accomplishments during his 64-year career at the Dallas Morning News and the loving support that his wife of 52 years, Shirley, while also bringing awareness to the mission of the Aging Mind Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to address and support critical issues unique to the aging mind including research, treatment, education and advocacy. At a reception on November 9, noted interior designer and philanthropist Barbara Daseke, the chairman of the 2016 Aging Mind Foundation Gala, made the announcements:
- Honorees: Robert and Shirley Miller
- Honorary Chairs: LeeAnn and Alan White and Lana and Barry Andrews
- Host Committee Chair: Maxine Trowbridge
- Mistress of Ceremonies: Jane McGarry, WFAA, host, Good Morning Texas
- Tribute Host: Ron Corning, WFAA, news anchor
The Joule Hotel has once again graciously agreed to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 event, providing generous underwriting and an exquisite setting for a 300-person dinner and entertainment in the hotel’s beautiful Praetorian and Mosaic Ballrooms. The evening will conclude with dancing and desserts on the Joule’s rooftop terrace. Entertainment will be provided by internationally acclaimed tenor, James Valenti who has built a global reputation for his elegant musicianship commanding stage presence, ardent vocal style and voice of warm Italianate lustre. He has performed in opera houses throughout the world, such as La Scala, the Met, the Royal Opera House, Paris Opera, Sydney Opera House, Opernhaus Zürich and Teatro Colón. He has also won a number of awards including the 2010 Richard Tucker Award and the Dallas Opera’s Maria Callas Debut Artist Award. He will perform selections in Italian, French, Russian and English. To read more about the evenings beneficiary, click here.