Kickoff Party at Akola Project
Mosaic Family Services 8th Annual Gala
We hope you will join us for the 8th Annual Champion of Human Rights Gala on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 7 p.m.– 12 a.m. at sixty five hundred on Cedar Springs.
The Mosaic Family Services Annual Gala is a celebration of the work we’ve accomplished and the people who make that work possible. It’s a chance to gather with our friends and celebrate the resiliency of survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence.
Chaired by Ashley Anderson Smith and Nusia Sookarow, with Honorary Chair Susan Posnick, the event will be a “night in Monte Carlo” themed gala, including cocktails, dinner by cncatering, silent auction, raffle, casino, and more.
This year, we will be honoring Brittany Merrill Underwood, Founder and CEO of Akola, as the recipient of the 2017 Champion of Human Rights Award.
The Champion of Human Rights Award is presented each year to individuals and/or groups who strive to ensure the protection of the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled. The award is presented to Ms. Underwood for her inspirational work empowering women in disadvantaged communities throughout the globe. Akola trains and employs women in poverty, including survivors of trafficking here in Dallas, so they can support themselves and meet the needs of their families.
We hope the community will join us in ‘Raising the Stakes’ as we raise vital funds to support Mosaic Family Services and our mission of providing a safe haven for survivors of human rights abuses.
Please contact Genevieve Petersen, Development Director, at [email protected] with any questions.
FLITE to Freedom Presents: The Art of Freedom Benefiting Mosaic Family Services
On Saturday April 29th, FLITE to Freedom will be hosting a gala to benefit Mosaic Family Services. The Art of Freedom features a Fine Art show and sale showcasing artists of all ages from around the country who hope to inspire 1) Love, 2) Learning, 3) Freedom, 4) Empowerment, and 5) Healing through their work. There is also a silent auction of specialty items and experiences donated by our supporters. Dinner is provided by The Greek Isles Restaurant.
FLITE to Freedom is a charitable organization, their mission is to inspire and channel the hopes and dreams of others around them by harnessing the power of artistic expression and using it to empower enslaved, unfairly encumbered, or socially excluded people.
When: Saturday April 29th 6:30 to 11:00 pm
Where: The Empire Room
1225 North Riverfront Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207 (Maps)
On Friday, October 28, 2016 Silk Threads Designs hosted their Shimmering Lights Gala to benefit Mosaic Family Services. Emceed by Amy Vanderoef of Good Morning Texas and Hilary Kennedy of EyeOpenerTV, the gala featured fun, music, fashion, and dance. Anna Rupani, Mosaic Staff Attorney, was the featured speaker of the night and it was a night we’ll never forget! $8,000 was raised to benefit Mosaic’s efforts to combat domestic violence in North Texas.
The Mosaic gala is an annual celebration of the work we’ve accomplished and the people who make that work possible. It’s a chance to gather with our friends and celebrate the resiliency of victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Chaired by Melissa Green, Elizabeth Weathersby, and Honorary Chair, Lana Byrne, it’s our biggest night of the year, and we want you there.
On October 20, 2016, we honored Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates with the 2016 Champion of Human Rights Award for her remarkable dedication to making a difference in the lives of Dallas residents. Jennifer’s extraordinary work with the Domestic Violence Task Force and Public Safety Committee continues to bring awareness to human rights abuses and empowers the clients we serve. Our work would not be possible without her.
Joined by emcee Steve Kemble, party goers received cocktails, dinner by Stock & Barrel, amazing swag bags, and live entertainment by DJ Lamont Carlis. Party guests also bid on fabulous silent auction items and participated in raffle drawings and casino games.
100% of proceeds benefited Mosaic’s efforts to meet the ever increasing need for services in the community. The 7th Annual Gala was Mosaic’s most successful event yet raising over $155,000!
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR MAKING THE EVENT POSSIBLE:
On Tuesday, September 20, Mosaic welcomed more than 75 attendees to the 7th Annual Gala Patron Party at Abi Ferrin and Kendra Scott in West Village.
Partygoers arrived and enjoyed cocktails and delicious bites donated by CRU, including arancini with roasted pepper tomato sauce, mini meatballs with tomato sugo and shaved Manchego, smoked salmon rillettes and artisan cheese and charcuterie with house made fig jam and fresh Turkish honeycomb.
DJ Lamont Carlis provided a cool vibe as attendees perused fall fashions designed by Abi Ferrin and sparkling accessories at nearby Kendra Scott, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting Mosaic Family Services. Despite the warm temperatures, Abi Ferrin’s outdoor luxury lounge, courtesy of Park Place, was the perfect spot to relax.
The “party for a cause” was in celebration of the upcoming 7th Annual Gala which will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7 – 11 p.m. at The Empire Room in the Dallas Design District. Chaired by Melissa Green and Elizabeth Weathersby, with honorary chair Lana Byrne, the gala will include cocktails, dinner by Stock & Barrel, master of ceremonies Steve Kemble, silent auction curated by auction chair Nusia Sookarow, raffle, casino, and music by DJ Lamont Carlis. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2016 Champion of Human Rights Award to Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates.
As the evening came to an end, posh patrons were treated to homemade cake balls by Tina Witkoff and a gift bag of Mary Kay’s Satin Hands signature products.
20% of proceeds from Abi Ferrin and Kendra Scott benefits Mosaic’s efforts to combat human trafficking & domestic violence. Special thanks to Abi Ferrin, Kendra Scott, Park Place, Mary Kay, Bob Manzano, Tina Witkoff & Cru.