Sep 28, 2017 1:30 PM by Jeanne Prejean Leave a Comment
As reported previously, the 2018 Aware Affair will be taking place on Friday, April 13. The details that were still pending were who and where. But those questions have just been answered by Aware President Venise Stuart. She’s just revealed it will take place at the 61-year-old Statler that has gone through a major renovation transforming it into a 21st century multi-use development including a 159-room hotel, 219 residences, restaurants, retailing and entertainment facilities. The fundraiser’s theme is fitting to the revitalized development: “Celebrate the Moments – A Modern American Evening.”
Co-Chairing the event will be Jolie Humphrey and Josey Kennington with Kim and David McDavid Jr., serving as honorary co-chairs. The honorees will be BvB Dallas that just celebrated its 10th anniversary this past August and the memory of Frances B. Chantilis with her family, Cheryl and Dr. Sam Chantilis and Stephanie and Bennie Bray.
Starting off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, The Statler Director of Culinary Events Justo Blanco will present a three-course seated dinner following by a live auction.
* Photo credit: Jeremy Lock
Venise Stuart, Highland Park resident and president of AWARE, announced that the AWARE organization received two grants totaling $40,000.00 from the Lee Jarmon Alzheimer’s Pro Am Golf Tournament and Auction. The first grant of $20,000.00 received last March will be used toward the funding of the 2016-2017 AWARE grant recipients. The second $20,000.00 grant received this past August will be used in the funding of the 2017-18 grant recipients, listed below. ALL grant funds received will be dedicated solely to the funding of AWARE’s grant recipients.