PARTNERS CARD NORTH SELLER SOIRÉE
More than one hundred guests of The Family Place, Partners Card 2016 Co-chairs Elizabeth Dacus, Jane Rozelle and Samantha Wortley, and Honorary Chair Lisa Cooley, gathered at the Partners Card North Seller Soirée hosted by Beth Rafferty and Shay Geyer, co-owners of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Saturday, September 10, 2016.
In celebration of the annual Partners Card fundraiser, the family-friendly event featured Easy Slider and Trailercakes food trucks, tunes by DJ Jennifer Miller and a photo booth featuring super hero props to celebrate this year’s theme, Shop Like a Hero. The afternoon honored sponsors and card sellers who continue to support Partners Card and bring hope to victims of domestic violence. Guests also enjoyed shopping at the beautiful IBB Design Fine Furnishings’ Frisco showroom, with 10% of sales donated to The Family Place.
The Family Place Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin welcomed guests and reminded everyone to please mark their calendars for the annual shopping event, Partners Card presented by Bank of Texas, set for October 28 through November 6, 2016. Bank of Texas Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Banking Mandy Austin also addressed the group and thanked The Family Place for its eight-year partnership. Partners Card Co-chairs Samantha Wortley and Jane Rozelle announced the new Partners Card app and upcoming events, and IBB Co-owner Shay Geyer revealed the winners of the IBB gift card. The Family Place Chief Executive Officer Paige Flink concluded remarks by encouraging everyone to buy a card and stated that through the success of the program, The Family Place is able to provide for victims of domestic violence, which includes opening a new men’s shelter, counseling center and retail shop in Collin County beginning September 21, 2016.
“It’s incredible to see how Partners Card has grown over the past 23 years and how much support we have from communities across the Dallas metroplex,” Paige Flink, The Family Place chief executive officer said. “Because of the success of the Partners Card fundraiser and the support from our sponsors, retailers and sellers, we have 30 women, 67 children and 5 men currently in safe housing.”
Guests included: IBB Co-owner Beth Rafferty; IBB Director of Marketing and Business Development Meredith Hite; Partners Card 2016 Co-chairs Elizabeth Dacus, Jane Rozelle and Samantha Wortley; Honorary Chair Lisa Cooley; The Family Place Chief Executive Officer Paige Flink; The Family Place Vice President of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin; The Family Place Development Manager Heather Street Baker; Bank of Texas Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Banking Mandy Austin; Past Partners Card Chairs: Brynn Bagot Allday, Lisa Bhattacharya, Jennifer Burns, Andrea Cheek, Sara Friedman, Nancy Gopez, JB Hayes, Kathryn Henry, Maggie Kipp, Kate Rose Marquez, Debbie Munir, Kristen Sanger and Dawn Spalding; Katy Bock, Kameron Westcott, Rhonda Green and Patrick McLaughlin.
This year’s 10-day Partners Card shopping extravaganza is set for Friday, October 28 through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Cardholders are invited to shop, dine and save with a 20 percent discount at more than 750 participating retail locations and restaurants throughout the Dallas metroplex.
Photos by George Fiala
Photo 1:The Family Place Assistant Development Director Shivangi Pokharel Perkins and Creative Marketing and Social Media Specialist Emily Roberts
Photo 2: The Family Place Development Manager Heather Street Baker and VP of Development Melissa Sherrill Martin
Photo 3: Katie Kipp, Maggie Kipp, Quitman Stephens and Caroline Kipp
Photo 4: Brian Geyer, Brooklyn Geyer, Jaylie Geyer and Shay Geyer
Photo 5: Partners Card 2016 Co-chairs Elizabeth Dacus, Jane Rozelle and Samantha Wortley
Photo 6: Sarah Grohmann and Stephanie Tollette
Photo 7: Bank of Texas Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Banking Mandy Austin, Beth Martin and Rhonda Green
Photo 8: Hostess Shay Geyer and The Family Place CEO Paige Fink
Photo 9: Terry Stallcup and Dawn Spalding
Photo 10: David Talley and Patrick McLaughlin
Photo 11: Debbie Munir, Katy Bock and Nancy Gopez
Photo 12: Ashley Eckel, Cari Milleger and Kalley Koriv
Photo 13: Ciara Cooley, Honorary Chair Lisa Cooley and Tori Roark
Photo 14: Shayema Rahim and Mari Rubio
Photo 15: Kathryn Henry and Andrea Cheek
Photo 16: Kari Woods, Meredith Hite, James Turner and Meghan Sebren