Join us on November 13 for an evening celebrating women in wine hosted by Neiman Marcus Willow Bend. All wine enthusiasts are welcome to this fun event, and $40 of every ticket will directly benefit Mosaic’s work with survivors of human rights abuses, including domestic violence and human trafficking.
Stay tuned for information on the Sixth Annual Champion of Human Rights Gala in October 2015!
On Thursday, October 2, 2014 more than 300 people filled the Fashion Industry Gallery for an evening of mingling, music, art, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres at our Fifth Annual Champion of Human Rights Gala. Event chairs Ron F. Cook and Kristen Muller hosted this fun evening honoring fashion designer and anti-trafficking activist Abi Ferrin, whose Freedom Project helps create alternate forms of employment and hope for oppressed and trafficked women worldwide. We were also joined by Amy Vanderoef of Good Morning Texas as our emcee.
Guests enjoyed music by the Hunter Sullivan Band, an art installation by Goldenlight Creative, live art by Isaac Davies in collaboration with Jacqueline Lott, a fabulous silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and shopping with Abi Ferrin and the Noonday Collection. Visit the full photo album on our Facebook page.
Our thanks all our wonderful guests, sponsors, and all who made the evening a huge success:
Gold Sponsor ($10,000)
Catharine Elizabeth Laney Association
Silver Sponsors ($5,000)
The Muller Family
Deborah Ann Muller
Catharine Elizabeth Laney Association
Malechek Appraisal, Inc.
VIP Party Sponsors
Deep Eddy Vodka
Photobooth Sponsors ($2,500)
Gary Riggs of Gary Riggs Home
Jim Minyard & Sue De Mille Minyard
Floral Sponsor ($2,500)
Cindi’s Restaurant Corporation
Bronze Sponsors ($2,000)
Ashley Anderson & Dr. Bert Smith
Angela Lee & Lawrence Ooi
Bank of Texas
Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors
The Jewel Box
Joe & Lana Byrne
Julie Schulte Fitness, LLC & Charline Bucher, Time as This, LLC
Lucian LaBarba: LL1Now
Stonebriar Veterinary Centre
The Weathersby Group, Inc.
Ron F. Cook
Silent Auction Chair
Silent Auction Partners
Adorn Custom Jewelry, Ava Flores, Baboush, Bachendorf’s, Beyond Pilates, Bruce Gadd, Boulevardier, Capella Pedregal, Casa Rubia, Charlie Bader of Era Salon, City Surf Fitness, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc., Corner Bar, Dan & Joseph, David Rolston Landscape Architects, Deep Eddy Vodka, Donna Pryor, Dude, Sweet Chocolate!, Glory House, Hair by Susan, Hiatus Spa, Hilton Anatole, IncinR8 Fitness, Jacqueline Banas of Muse Salon, Jarvis Press, The Jewel Box, Joanna Czech, Jolie Carpenter with Signature Publishing Group, Julie Cohn, Julie Schulte Fitness LLC, Julio Zavala, Karen Fleig, Kendra Scott, Kenichi, Kenny’s Italian Grill, Kent Rathbun Concepts, Kevin James McCrea Photography, KidKraft, Lindi Light, The Mansion at Turtle Creek, Michael McPheeters of Handle With Care, M. Pulse Spa, Neighborhood Services, Neiman Marcus, Premier Transportation Services LLC, Renee Vandervere of Paint Like Picasso, Revision Skin Care, Shagly Photography, Shahla Pillai, Silver Fox, Skin Spa MD, SKY LVL, Stock & Barrel, Stonebriar Country Club, Susan Posnick Cosmetics, Tiffany Forsberg, Truck Yard, Twisted Root, Urban Acres, Veritas Wine Bar, Villa-O
A very special thanks to Abi Ferrin, Amy Vanderoef, Hunder Sullivan, Amy Simmons, Adams Communications Public Relations, Stock & Barrel, Park Cities News/The Waters Family, Aaron Fairooz, Jim Minyard & Sue De Mille Minyard, Goldenlight Creative, Tyson Riggs, Melissa Green, Jack & Donna Pryor, Banks Pappas, Claire Rathbun, Elizabeth Hildebrand, Jacqueline Lott, Isaac Davies, Van Ta, & Michelle Flores.
WHEN 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Fashion Show + Luncheon
Pop-Up Store available during event (Percentage of sales donated to Mosaic)
WHERE Al Biernat’s Restaurant [MAP]
$300 Individual Ticket
$2,000 Silver Table (4 Seats Included)
$5,000 Gold Table (8 Seats Included)
$10,000 Platinum Table (12 Seats Included)As seating is limited, we ask that you RSVP by April 20, 2014FIRST ANNUAL FASHION FOR FREEDOM
The First Annual Fashion for Freedom is a Fashion Show and Luncheon benefitting Mosaic Family Services in its efforts to combat human trafficking. 100% of proceeds will go toward building a new shelter to expand Mosaic’s capacity to meet the ever increasing need for its services. During the event, guests can purchase their favorite items from a Pop-Up store inside the restaurant. A percentage of sales from the Pop-Up store will also be donated to Mosaic.HEADLINING ABI FERRIN
In 2007, Abi Ferrin won Texas’ Next Top Designer and the brand has since taken off, appearing in boutiques worldwide. Abi has since launched her inaugural flagship store in West Village, which has already received an incredible response from the Dallas community. The brand has gained a loyal following not only for the figure flattering & versatile designs, but also because of the philanthropic mission behind it. The Freedom Project was started by Abi and supports saving women in Cambodia from abusive employment and sex trafficking, which is all too common. With this mission in mind, all Abi Ferrin garments are designed and manufactured in the DFW area and every piece sold supports The Freedom Project.INTRODUCING JULIETTE LONGUET
Leading fashion designer Juliette Longuet opened a signature boutique on the Upper East Side in NYC, and has quickly become a mainstay in the fashion industry. After tremendous success in both NYC and Paris, her native city, she is breaking into the Dallas market in grand fashion with this exclusive event.
Juliette is also the host of the TV show NYNY-Paris Paris, which airs on national French Channel June and on board Air France planes worldwide. In a revealing style of femininity and elegance, Juliette was able to make a mark with her talent and perseverance. Highlighting the best features of a woman in her creations, she enjoys incorporating fancy chiffon, glamorous sequins and sophisticated tweeds to fine and timeless pieces.HOSTED BY AL BIERNAT
Voted 2013’s best steakhouse in Dallas by D Magazine, an evening at Al Biernat’s Restaurant is always one to remember. Be prepared to see anybody who’s anybody here, no doubt enjoying the best ﬁlet they’ll ever taste. The menu also boasts impressive salads, fresh seafood, and a coconut pie like no other.
The only thing that surpasses Al’s culinary excellence is his generosity. Al has graciously donated the entire luncheon for this inaugural event, and plans to host it annually. Al has a passion for helping others and for making an impact in the fight against human trafficking.REMARKS BY THE HONORABLE MICHAEL S. RAWLINGS
Elected in 2011, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has tackled tough issues during his term. After an abusive husband murdered his estranged wife, Rawlings was spurred to address the broader issue of domestic violence. He took it on with such energy and passion that it will now forever be a part of his legacy and identity. Rawlings has gained notoriety at the national level for his fervor on the issue and recently hosted an awareness rally that garnered more than 20,000 public pledges against domestic violence.MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS DONATIONS & TIRELESS EFFORTS OF
Al Biernat, The Campbell Agency, Dana Driensky, ESPA at The Joule, Abi Ferrin, Tim Headington, Ben E. Keith, Juliette Longuet, the Muse Salon, and Jan Rees-JonesPRESS CONTACT
Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations
WHEN 11:30 am – 1 pm, Friday, October 25, 2013
WHERE The Adolphus Hotel [MAP]
TICKETS $125 each until September 1; regularly $150 [PURCHASE HERE]CHAMPION OF HUMAN RIGHTS LUNCHEON
The Mosaic Family Services Champion of Human Rights Luncheon is an annual event to raise awareness of human rights abuses in our communities and individuals working to address them. The Champion of Human Rights Award recognizes the extraordinary dedication of individuals who strive to ensure the protection of the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.2013 HONOREE: JUDGE ROBERTO CAÑAS JR.
Cañas is the presiding judge of Dallas County Criminal Court No. 10, the first Latino to hold that position. His court handles only domestic violence cases. Judge Cañas has extensive experience with the issue of domestic violence both in and outside of the courtroom and has worked to improve the legal system’s response to domestic violence.2013 SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: ABI FERRIN
In 2007, Abi Ferrin won Texas’ Next Top Designer and the brand has since taken off, appearing in Nordstrom department stores and boutiques worldwide. The brand has gained a loyal following not only for the figure flattering & versatile designs, but also because of the philanthropic mission behind it. The Freedom Project was started by Abi and supports saving women in Cambodia from abusive employment and sex trafficking, which is all too common. With this mission in mind, all Abi Ferrin garments are designed and manufactured in the DFW area and every piece sold supports The Freedom Project.2013 EMCEE: GLORIA CAMPOS
WFAA-TV News 8 veteran anchor Gloria Campos joined the station as a General assignments reporter in 1984. She is currently co-anchor of the News 8 Update at 10 pm. Campos also reported and produced the station’s weekly Wednesday’s Child reports for twenty years. She continues to lend her support to the non-profit ‘Friends of Wednesday’s Child,’ which helps provide services to the thousands of children in North Texas foster homes.PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS
2012 Jan Langbein and Paige Flink, Executive Directors of Genesis Women’s Shelter and The Family Place
2011 Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Director of the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
2010 Lauren Embrey, Local Philanthropist and Activist for Women’s Rights and Human Rights.