Over 500 gathered at the Hyatt Regency Dallas for the 33rd Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon honoring many of the city’s finest who give selflessly in support of numerous worthy causes. During the luncheon, a special tribute presented by Carole Rylander honored three legends of philanthropy who passed away in 2018: Ruth Altshuler, Barbara James and Margaret McDermott. The Youth in Philanthropy award recipients were four seventh graders, all part of the Mistlecrew of Jingle Bell Mistletoe, who have sold mistletoe during the holidays since 2014. To date the group has raised nearly $150,000 for the North Texas Food Bank. 

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Award Recipients: Isabella Dickason, Quinn Graves, Trevor Godkin, Stella Wrubel of Jingle Bell Mistletoe (Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy); Kaki Hopkins (Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser); Luanne Samuel (Outstanding Fundraising Executive). Back: AFP Greater Dallas Chapter President Sarah Elliott; Joe Dealey Jr. (Outstanding Foundation); Luncheon Chair William Bryant, Jr.; Jack Furst, (Outstanding Philanthropist); and David Mize, chapter sponsor with South Texas Money Management (not pictured – Pioneer Natural Resources)


Kelvin Walker, Luncheon Chair William Bryant, Jr.


Jim Keyes, Margo Keyes, Scott Murray, Carole Murray, Doug Murray, John Poston


Sue Bailey, Melanie Perkins