Charity Event Highlights Work of Christ’s Family Clinic

Christ’s Family Clinic’s Art of Caring for Others Charity Wine Dinner and Art Auction was held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 beginning with a VIP Cocktail Reception at 6:30 p.m. and continued with fun and fellowship through 10:00 p.m. The sophisticated evening included a champagne reception, four-course dinner elegantly paired with wine at each course, raffle and silent art auction. The evening and auction benefited Christ’s Family Clinic who serves more than 1,200 uninsured patients living and working in and near the Park Cities.

Jennifer Clubb, Chief Executive Officer and Steven Bradford, Board Chair, were emcees for the evening, welcoming guests with a platform of the importance of Christ’s Family Clinic being a much needed health safety-net ensuring every member of our community, especially those without health insurance, remains healthy so they may continue to be productive and provide for their families. Mr. Bradford thanked the staff, volunteers, and sponsors and introduced Dr. George Williams, President of Methodist Medical Group and Senior Vice President for Physician Services, who spoke about Methodist’s footprint in the community, urgent and family care centers, and Methodist’s partnership with Christ’s Family Clinic.

Patrons were invited to participate in the raffle and silent auction for chances to win prizes and take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The crowd was abuzz at the choices of raffle prizes including a chance to win a private dinner for ten expertly prepared by Chef Francesco Farris of Dallas’ Zio Cecio, hosted by Scott and Heather Alexander of University Park at their beautifully appointed greenhouse on the grounds of their home. The silent auction included art submitted by local artists including original paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery and jewelry. Competition was fierce at the 50+ item auction, which featured work by renowned artists such as Angela Mia de La Vega, Gail Turner, Larry Whiteley, Julie Kate Ferrell, John Carlisle Moore, and highlighting many pieces by celebrated South African painter Marlena Horak.

Christ’s Family Clinic sincerely thanks our event host committee Dr. Katrina and Mr. Steven Bradford (Chairs), Dr. Amy Anderson and Dr. William Tucker, Mrs. Suzanne and Mr. Randy Baird, Mrs. Christina and Dr. Christopher Bell, Mrs. Marla and Mr. Mike Boone, Ms. Lesli McConnell and Mr. Ernie Cote, Ms. Andrea Dyer, Drs. Malea and Erik Maynard, Mrs. Wendy and Mr. Boyd Messmann, Mrs. Jennifer and Dr. Todd Ruk, Mrs. Megan and Dr. Richard Salter, Mrs. Pat and Mr. Pete Schenkel, Mrs. Cindy and Mr. Stan Shipley, Dr. Elizabeth Small and Mr. Stan Herrin, Dr. Melissa Tonn and Mr. Bill Minick and Mrs. Gail and Dr. Gerald Turner.

Guests included Representative Morgan and Keana Meyer, Steven and Katrina Bradford, Gary and Leesa Alhadef, Fernando and Becky Andrade, Gary and Lyn Brower, Jeff and Nancy Ellefson, Dan and Lindy Mahoney, Boyd and Wendy Messmann, Charles and Sharon Reagan, Clayton and Lauren Strolle, David and Wathen Strong and George and Marla Williams.

The Art of Caring for Others was a success thanks to our sponsors and partners, including Dan and Lindy Mahoney who sponsored the event venue and to Ascendant Commercial Real Estate as the presenting Gold Sponsor; Silver Sponsors, Methodist Family Health Centers, Alliance Architects, and Veritex Community Bank; Bronze Sponsors, GSR Andrade, Thackeray Partners, Melissa Tonn, MD and Bill Minick, and Darla and Michael Sanderson; and Partner Sponsors, Pacheco Koch, US Trust, Rosewood Properties, Cheryl Daniel, Suzanne and Randy Baird, Cheryl Daniel, Leesa and Gary Alhadef and Don Polan.

The Art of Caring for Others supports Christ’s Family Clinic, a nonprofit agency that provides high-quality health care to the uninsured in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, regardless of race or religion. With the support of generous donors and volunteers, Christ’s Family Clinic has provided affordable vital medical care in Dallas since 2003.