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Showing off your efforts to serve the Earth this year could pay off with a vacation of your choice (up to $2,000) from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. The company, one of North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service companies, is inviting individuals to post on social media how they are serving the Earth at home with the hashtags #servetheearth and #saveyourair through midnight on Earth Day, April 22 for a chance to win a trip to wherever they choose.

“Our spring campaign this year focuses on how our individual choices at home can make a significant difference in our environmental impact,” said Dave Moody, Vice President, Marketing for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. “This #ServetheEarth contest plays to our social inclination to showcase ourselves by encouraging individuals to share posts, photos and videos about what we’re doing around the house to serve the planet and save our air. Have you planted a tree, which can absorb 10 pounds of air pollution? Do you recycle your plastic bottles, which can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for up to six hours? Or have you just made an effort to take shorter showers? No feat is too small when it comes to saving the environment.”

Service Experts encourages you to be creative and original with your entry. This is your opportunity to showcase your creative skills while also demonstrating your commitment to protecting our environment. Entries can be posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and can include posts, photos or videos with the hashtags #servetheearth and #saveyourair. Five finalists will be chosen and featured on Service Experts’ social media after Earth Day on April 22 for voting through Arbor Day, April 28 when the winner will be announced and notified.

Additional information on how improving your home energy affects the environment is available at SaveYourAir.com. Full contest rules can be viewed online.

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About Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning North America

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning locations have been serving their communities with air conditioning and heating repair, maintenance plans and new system installation for decades, and the average age of their service centers is over 50 years. Headquartered in Plano, TX, Service Experts is one of North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service companies with 90 locations across 29 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Their team of NATE-certified technicians delivers expert service, repair, and installation on all brands of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, humidifiers, and indoor air purifying systems for both the residential and commercial markets. For more information on home comfort products, services and local rebates offered by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, visit ServiceExperts.com.

 

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Jill Cumnock, Marianne and Roger Staubach, Maggie

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) held the 2017 “Under the Moonlight” Gala Saturday, March 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Westin Dallas Downtown. This year, the honorary co-chairs for the benefit were Marianne and Roger Staubach, while Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall served as co-chairs. Heather New and Becky Palm co-chaired Underwriting, and Jane Rozelle and Rachel Michell co-chaired the Live Auction.

 

Each spring, “Under the Moonlight” helps RMHD raise funds to support the 1,200 families it hosts throughout the year while their children are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals. Honorary co-chairs Marianne and Roger Staubach stepped in as Blue Moon Sponsors at the $10,000 level.

 

At the $5,000 level, Silver Moon support came from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas, Mike and Salle McWilliams, co-chairs Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall, Annell and Kelly Williams, Southwest Airlines, James C. Carroll, and the Westin Downtown Dallas. Crescent Moon sponsors at the $2,500 level include Katherine and Bob Penn, Natalie and Drew Dossett, Littler Mendelson, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Crouch, Melina and David Emmons, Ann and Doug Smellage, Sharon and Henri Bromberg, LiquidAgents Healthcare, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Cate and Jeremy Ford, Haynes and Boone, April and Chad Cook, Becky and Mike Palm, Children’s Health, Cecilie and Ronnie Holman, M. Gale and Associates, UT Southwestern, Cynthia and Kevin O’Brien, Baker Botts, and Girl’s Night Out!

 

“We were honored to have such amazing sponsors and chairs for ‘Under the Moonlight’,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of RMHD. “It is through the support of sponsors like these that we are able to continue our important work helping keep families together. Marianne and Roger Staubach have shown a deep commitment to Dallas through their philanthropic efforts, while Heather Randall and Maggie Kipp are a dynamic pair that bring real exuberance to their fundraising..”

 

RMHD serves as a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured children and their families, all of whom come from distances greater than 40 miles away from Dallas to receive care for their children. Although RMHD asks guest families to contribute only $15 per night, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org

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Young Friends of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) hosted “Hops for the House” benefitting RMHD at Community Beer Company on Friday, March 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight. The 14th annual party, a staple on the young professionals party scene, was chaired by Hannah Kohler and Emily Wickman.

 

Young Friends of RMHD is an auxiliary organization of 300 Dallas professionals aging from 24-35 who lend their visibility and efforts to support RMHD. This year’s event featured the Jordan Kahn Orchestra and beer brewed on-site by the experts at Community Beer Company, which touts “Beer for The Greater Good”. Creative food stations by Food Glorious Food incorporated the craft beers, and were followed by a silent auction and dancing.

 

“Our annual Young Friends party is a fun-filled opportunity for our volunteers, their friends and colleagues to let loose while raising funds and awareness for the House,” said Jill Cumnock, chief executive officer of RMHD. “The Young Friends community is made up of emerging philanthropists and community leaders who generously contribute to the energy of this evening and the future of our cause.”

 

All proceeds from the annual Young Friends party directly fund operational expenses for RMHD, which hosts 1,200 families each year while their children are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals. As a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured children and their families, the House serves a critical need for families who stay there, all of whom come from distances greater than 40 miles away from Dallas. Although RMHD asks guest families to contribute only $15 per night, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:

 

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.

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Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) hosted a cocktail reception on March 2 to kickoff the 2017 “Under the Moonlight” Gala at the home of Lindy and Brad Berkley. Honorary co-chair Roger Staubach attended the event along with co-chairs Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall, as well as Live Auction co-chairs Jane Rozelle and Rachel Michell.

“Under the Moonlight” will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Westin Dallas Downtown. Each spring, it helps RMHD raise funds to support the 1,200 families it hosts throughout the year while their children are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals. This will be the first year for the event to be held at the Westin Dallas Downtown.

RMHD serves as a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured children and their families, all of whom come from distances greater than 40 miles away from Dallas to receive care for their children. Although RMHD asks guest families to contribute only $15 per night, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay. 

Tickets and sponsorships for “Under the Moonlight” are available by visiting https://rmhdallas.org/events/under-the-moonlight/ or by contacting Diane Fullingim, Chief Development Officer of RMHD, at dfullingim@rmhdallas.org or 214-624-5365.

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS: 

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.

PHOTO CREDIT: Bret Redman Photography

 

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Young Friends of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) will host “Hops for the House” benefitting RMHD at Community Beer Company on Friday, March 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight. The 14th annual party is a staple on the young professionals party scene, and will be chaired by Hannah Kohler and Emily Wickman.

Young Friends of RMHD is an auxiliary organization of 300 Dallas professionals aging from 24-35 who lend their visibility and efforts to support RMHD. This year’s event will feature the Jordan Kahn Orchestra and beer brewed on-site by the experts at Community Beer Company, which touts “Beer for The Greater Good”. Creative food stations by Food Glorious Food will incorporate the craft beers, and will be followed by a silent auction and dancing. All-inclusive tickets for the event at 1530 Inspiration Drive on the edge of the Design District are available for $100 and can be purchased online at www.yftickets.com, while sponsorships ranging from $500 to $15,000+ are also available. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $130, which offer a valet fast pass, private brewery tour and food pairing during the party, and swag.

“Our annual Young Friends party is a fun-filled opportunity for our volunteers, their friends and colleagues to let loose while raising funds and awareness for the House,” said Jill Cumnock, chief executive officer of RMHD. “The Young Friends community is made up of emerging philanthropists and community leaders who generously contribute to the energy of this evening and the future of our cause.”

All proceeds from the annual Young Friends party directly fund operational expenses for RMHD, which hosts 1,200 families each year while their children are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals. As a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured children and their families, the House serves a critical need for families who stay there, all of whom come from distances greater than 40 miles away from Dallas. Although RMHD asks guest families to contribute only $15 per night, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.

Tickets and sponsorships for “Hops for the House” are available by visiting www.rmhdallas.org/young-friends/ or by contacting Bailey Kafer, Special Events Manager of RMHD, at bkafer@rmhdallas.org or 214.624.5363.

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.

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Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) has announced the chairs for the 2017 “Under the Moonlight” Gala, which will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Westin Dallas Downtown. This year, the honorary co-chairs for the benefit will be Marianne and Roger Staubach, while Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall will serve as co-chairs. Heather New and Becky Palm will co-chair Underwriting, and Jane Rozelle and Rachel Michell will co-chair the Live Auction.

Each spring, “Under the Moonlight” helps RMHD raise funds to support the 1,200 families it hosts throughout the year while their children are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals. This will be the first year for the event to be held at the Westin Dallas Downtown, which opened last year in the central business district next to Belo Garden. 

“We are honored to have such amazing chairs for ‘Under the Moonlight’,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of RMHD. “Marianne and Roger Staubach have shown a deep commitment to Dallas through their philanthropic efforts, while Heather Randall and Maggie Kipp are a dynamic pair that bring real exuberance to their fundraising. Those in attendance will enjoy a stylish and entertaining evening that will directly benefit the families we serve at their most critical time of need.”

RMHD serves as a home-away-from-home for seriously ill or injured children and their families, all of whom come from distances greater than 40 miles away from Dallas to receive care for their children. Although RMHD asks guest families to contribute only $15 per night, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.

Tickets and sponsorships for “Under the Moonlight” are available by visiting https://rmhdallas.org/events/under-the-moonlight/ or by contacting Diane Fullingim, Chief Development Officer of RMHD, at dfullingim@rmhdallas.org or 214-624-5365.

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Biola University’s Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) Program sponsored a Studio Task Force Dinner at CBS Studios in Los Angeles with special featured guest speaker, Batman Executive Producer Michael Uslan. The evening was hosted by Jack Hafer, CEO of Boulevard Pictures and CMA’s Director of Special Projects.  

Uslan is an Industry legend on the forefront of film and television development, as well as content exchange with China and Korea. In addition to multiple film and television projects, Uslan is the best-selling author of “The Boy Who Loved Batman,” and the just released Comic Book series “Lone Ranger / Green Hornet” published by Dynamite Entertainment. Uslan covered many topics including his recent Asian partnerships, the future of Virtual and Augmented Reality, and his rise from New Jersey Batman-obsessed schoolboy, to obtaining the sole rights and producing one of the most successful film franchises in history.

Invited guests included Biola alumni, Film Director Scott Derrickson, currently experiencing enormous box office success with the just released “Dr. Strange;” Producer, Matt Malek, behind the upcoming Scorsese film, “Silence” and “To The Bone” starring Keanu Reeves; and Director Michael Carney, of the upcoming Paramount feature, “Same Kind of Different As Me”. Other invited Biola alumni included Vine and YouTube sensation, Zach King.

Hafer expressed great enthusiasm about the evening stating, “It was such a coup to get someone like Michael Uslan, who is revered among producers and fans alike. It brought out the top Industry to the event – everyone was inspired!”

Hafer has multiple film and television projects slated for 2017 – including the star-filled motion picture, “Thirty Eight”, co-produced with Malek.

About Biola University Department of Cinema and Media Arts

Biola University Department of Cinema and Media Arts is considered one of the top film schools in the United States for young filmmakers of faith. Seeking to educate students in the history, principles, art, craft and technology of storytelling through media, preparing them for a career envisioned as a calling. Learn more at www.biola.edu/cma.

More information about Boulevard Pictures is available at www.blvdpictures.com.