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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.