SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER HONORING SHIRLEY AND ROBERT MILLER

SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER HONORING SHIRLEY AND ROBERT MILLER

The 2016 Gala will honor well-known Dallas Morning News columnist Laree-Hulshoff,-Margaret-McDermott,-Barbara-Daseke-500pxRobert 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.

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Live Auction Packages

The excitement is building to bid on these exclusive items at the live auction at The Aging Mind Foundation Gala presented by The Joule on March 5, 2016! If, by chance, you are unable to attend we are excepting proxy bids – please complete the form and return no later than Friday, March 4th at 12pm to the email address info@agingmindfoundation.org. Click here to download bid sheet.  We look forward to the success of another great event!

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May 5-8, 2016 – Hold on to your bedecked and bedazzled hats for the most exciting two minutes in sports!  Place your bets on a 3-day weekend filled with gala parties, celebrities and more at the world’s most legendary racetrack, Churchill Downs.  You and a guest will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary filled with exclusive VIP events.

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Wine and dine in a Museum Tower luxury high-rise home while “dishing” on the news from our favorite Emmy-Award winning journalist, Ron Corning, WFAA News Anchor.  RSVP for eight  for a delicious, chef-curated five course dinner provided by The Joule, while sipping on special vintage wines provided by a sommelier from POGO’s.  Music and entertainment are included as well!!

Can you say, Cheers?

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Togo Island is a popular target rich environment.  It is a game-filled hunting haven between the Big Black River and the sprawling Mississippi River, not far from Vicksburg, Mississippi.  The hunting package is for 2 people for a 3-night stay in the lodge and 2 days of duck and deer hunting.   Trip includes: Meals and lodging, guides for duck and deer hunting, transportation on Togo Island (www.togoisland.com).

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Diamonds on the Mind

NOTED JEWELER SUE GRAGG JOINS AGING MIND FOUNDATION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE CENTER FOR BRAIN HEALTH

“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”  For centuries, the unparalleled brilliance of diamonds has captivated everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn to Dallas’s “Queen of Bling”, Sue Gragg who believes diamonds are forever engaging and so is the cause for brain health. At this year’s Second Annual Aging Mind Foundation 2016 Gala Presented by The Joule, Gragg will graciously raffle off a stunning 18kt rose gold, diamond, and white topaz ring, valued at over $9,000.

The gala, to be held on Saturday, March 5, 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 from his wife of 52 years, Shirley, while also bringing awareness to the mission of the Aging Mind Foundation.

All proceeds from this worthwhile event will benefit The Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas. Although diamonds are forever, this raffle is not. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. For more information contact Chelsea Caswell of Mathes & Co. The coveted jewelry designer, Sue Gragg, has become an internationally-recognized name for her enchanting designs. With an exquisite eye and an in-depth knowledge of the ever-changing diamond and precious stone industry, Gragg’s iconic Highland Park storefront caters to the most lavish clientele with superb service and discretion. Along with her commitment to creating only the finest jewelry, Gragg has a passion for supporting brain health research.

Raffle Tickets |  $25 each or 5 for $100