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We hope you will join us for the 8th Annual Champion of Human Rights Gala on FridayOctober 6, 2017 from 7 p.m.– 12 a.m. at sixty five hundred on Cedar Springs. All Sponsors and Patron ticket buyers will also receive invitations to the Patron Party hosted by Neiman Marcus on September 28, 2017. 

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.


Tickets are $150 each; sponsorships begin at $500. Please click on this link to view details on all sponsorship levels. To purchase sponsorships or tickets please click on this link.

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 genevievep@mosaicservices.org with any questions.

Kickoff Party at Akola Project

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