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The Family Place Announces Partners Card 2016 Co-Chairs

The Annual Shopping Event Will Be Held October 28 – November 6, 2016

The Family Place is excited to announce that Elizabeth Dacus, Jane Rozelle and Samantha Wortley will serve as co-chairs of its annual shopping fundraiser, Partners Card 2016, presented by Bank of Texas. Now celebrating its 24th year, Partners Card is a unique way for the Dallas community to come together and give back in a fun and exciting way. With the purchase of a $70 Partners Card, cardholders are invited to shop, dine and save with a 20 percent discount at more than 750 participating retailers and restaurants throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. All of the proceeds from the card sales will be returned to The Family Place, Dallas’ largest family violence agency. This year’s 10-day shopping extravaganza will take place Friday, October 28 through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Cards will go on sale September 1, 2016.

Elizabeth Dacus is the director of finance for The Arts Community Alliance (TACA). She has worked in accounting and finance for the last 12 years. She began her involvement with Partners Card in 2014 as a Retail Sales Liaison and is excited to be even more involved with Partners Card this year. Elizabeth is also involved throughout the community serving with Junior League of Dallas, Community Partners of Dallas, New Friends New Life, Bryan’s House and Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Originally from Dallas, Jane Rozelle attended The Episcopal School of Dallas and went on to get a degree in film from the University of Kansas. She spent several years after college in Los Angeles, working in media and film acquisitions before making her way back to Texas where she took her current post as PaperCity Magazine’s Social Editor. An active member of The Junior League of Dallas, The Wilkinson Center Young Friends, the Dallas Contemporary’s Board of Young Professionals, and The Young Professionals Group for Earth Day Texas, she also serves on committees for Community Partners of Dallas, Girl Scouts of America, and The Family Place. She is a lover of the arts, film and fashion.

Samantha Wortley is an active member of the Dallas community and helps contribute to various non-profits each year. After a career in the Neiman Marcus buying office, she is now a devoted mother to her daughter and spends her time on her philanthropic passions. Her involvement has ranged from co-chairing events, the auction and membership for the Cattle Baron’s Ball, Young Friends of the Ronald McDonald House auction chair and board member, Heroes & Handbags auction chair, member of the Junior League of Dallas Fund Development Team, The Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Board Member, as well as volunteering for Community Partners of Dallas, The Family Place, Ronald McDonald House and serving on committees for various philanthropic luncheons. “The Family Place is honored that Elizabeth, Jane and Samantha are serving as Co-chairs for Partners Card 2016,” said Paige Flink, chief executive officer of The Family Place. “The generosity, time and effort put towards this fundraiser helps ensure that women, men and children in Dallas will have a safe place to retreat in a time of need.”

Over the past 23 years, Partners Card has become the largest fundraiser for The Family Place and is one of the most popular shopping events in the Dallas Metroplex. In 2015, Partners Card celebrated its 23rd year with more than 750 participating retailers and restaurants selling 14,600 cards and raising more than $1.15 million for The Family Place. In its history, the community has helped raise more than $16 million through the Partners Card program. For more information, visit www.partnerscard.org, contact the Partners Card Hotline at (214) 443-7754 or email partnerscard@familyplace.org.

Since 1978, The Family Place has counseled more than 225,000 clients in residential and outreach programs. In addition, the agency has provided life-saving shelter to more than 22,000 women and children and has answered more than 550,000 calls for help. For more information, visit
www.familyplace.org or call (214) 559-2170.

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