We are proud to have Rent-A-Center back as the Presenting Sponsor. Board Chair Stephanie Funk said, “Rent-A-Center is a special partner that helps us drive awareness of the domestic violence issues in our community along with raising funds to help break the cycle of family violence.” Special thanks also to Platinum Sponsors Denbury Resources and Whole Foods Market who provided significant help in this quest as well.
The gala’s honorary chair and Hope’s Door founder, Dr. Betty Bell Muns and event chair Deb SoRelle hosted a special patron party on Oct. 10 at Neiman Marcus to thank all sponsors including Texas Health Plano, Legacy Texas Bank, Xtreme Collision, Abbe and Lisle Patton, Forest Park Medical Center, Mike and Justine Mullen, and Strasburger & Price.
“Our gala was very successful last year and this year again it will feature some of the hottest restaurants and celebrity chefs across the metroplex including Sambuca and Howard Wang’s. We are proud to have Chef Blythe Beck return with a special live auction item featuring her culinary talents, and our live auction features “money can’t buy” vacation experiences to South America, Africa, and New York, plus many highly coveted items for wine and food lovers,” said Funk.
Since it first opened to families 25 years ago, Hope’s Door has served thousands of domestic violence survivors by providing shelter, transitional housing, and counseling. Trained staff and volunteers have also answered more than 25,000 crisis calls and provided education and vital outreach services to families throughout the metroplex.
“Hope’s Door mission has stayed the same from day one,” said Funk, “to break the cycle of domestic violence. One out of three women will experience domestic violence in their lives and the path from victim to survivor can seem overwhelming. Hope’s Door provides hope in these situations with intervention efforts and long-term outreach to help one family at a time.”
Event sponsorship opportunities for “An Evening of Hope” are still available. For more information about Hope’s Door or to purchase event tickets, please visit www.hopesdoorinc.org.
About Hope’s Door
In 1986, Hope’s Door was a 24-hour crisis line without a house to call home. After using hotels to house clients for three years, the doors to Hope’s Door officially opened in 1989. Since then, Hope’s Door has provided safe shelter for nearly four thousand women and their children. The organization has also answered more than 25,000 crisis line calls.
The mission of Hope’s Door is to offer intervention and prevention services to individuals and families impacted by domestic abuse. The organization also provides educational programs, comprehensive counseling services, and other aid for families affected by domestic abuse in Collin County, Dallas County, and surrounding areas.
For more information, visit www.hopesdoorinc.org.