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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Brook Hollow Golf Club
8301 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75235

6pm Cocktails; 7pm Seated Dinner

For one night only, Ability Connection is hosting its 12th annual Vine & Dine event at Brook Hollow Golf Club. This can’t-miss-event will be an inspired dinner and auction honoring DeeDee and Jim Lee whose longstanding years of service is unmatched! Please join us for a delicious evening benefitting Ability Connection and the over 800 people they serve.

To purchase tickets or become an underwriter, please click here.

For additional information on underwriting and exclusive sponsorships for this year’s Vine & Dine, please contact Bethany Hardie at bhardie@abilityconnection.org or (214) 351-2500 ext 2216.

Chairs

MAGGIE KIPP
MELINDA KNOWLES

Advisors

JANIE CONDON
DEBBIE FRANCIS

Kick-Off Chair

ELIZABETH SAAB

Auction Committee

CATHLEEN GRIFFITH
JENNIFER DAVIS LONG
JEN O’NEAL

Production

BILLY FONG
NANCY GOPEZ

Vine & Dine Host Committee

Ann and Frank Adams
Cynthia Comparin and Denny Alberts
Ginny and Randy Bailey
Casey Barber
Karen and Denis Boulle
Debbie and Jack Breard
Robert B. Cavanaugh
Natalie and Wilson Chu
Brenda and Clay Cockerell
Katherine and Key Coker
Steve Kemble and Chad Collom
Janie and David Condon
Jane and Bill Corbellini
Mason and Allen Custard
Claire and Dwight Emanuelson
Pam Nurenberg and David Ewalt
Mary and John Fleischli
Elizabeth Saab and Dickson Fogleman
Debbie and Jim Francis
Kathryn and Jimmy Francis
Christina Geyer
Neva and Randy Hall
Margaret and Barry Hancock
Jennifer Lake and Richard Harper
Jennifer and Paul Heath
Amy and Peter Hegi
Pilar and Jay Henry
Kim and Greg Hext
Amy and Tom Hughes

Melinda and Mark Knowles
Suzanne and Donald Laidlaw
Molly and Jim Lazar
Muffin and John Lemak
Betsy and Dan Little
Robert Mead
Lynn and Allan McBee
Sharon and Mike McCullough
Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller
Rosser Newton
Susan and Gene Palma
Pam and Vin Perella
Becky Petereit
Dianne and Shannan Pratt
Maggie Kipp and Jack E. Pratt III
Gary Roberts
Nancy and Richard Rogers
Brian Roughton
Lane Seliger
Shelle and Michael Sills
Lisa and Marvin Singleton
Carolyn and George Toledo
Maxine and Ben Trowbridge
Amy Turner
Ashley Tatum and Newt Walker
Angie and Bill Wallander
Jeff Woodworth
Meredith and Jack Woodworth
Piper and Mike Wyatt

Thank you to our Underwriters and Sponsors

Ultimate Vine and Diner
Meredith and Jack Woodworth

Dining Champions
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Teresa and Robert Cavanaugh
Lane Seliger

Vining Angels
Debbie and Jim Francis

Auction Benefactors

Ginny and Randy Bailey
Brenda and Clay Cockerell
Cynthia Comparin
Janie and David Condon
Condon Tobin Sladek Thornton PLLC
Jane and Bill Corbellini
Pam Nurenberg and David Ewalt
The Westcott Foundation

Keeley and Keith Hennington
Melinda and Mark Knowles
Suzanne and Don Laidlaw
DeeDee and Jim Lee
Leslie and Steven Levin
Liz and Richard Naftalis
Carolyn and George Toledo
Angie and Bill Wallander
Vinson & Elkins

Vine and Dine Patrons
Ann and Frank Adams
Carolyn and Ronald Blum
Claire and Dwight Emanuelson
Pat and John Harloe
Amy and Tom Hughes
Mason King / Luther King Capital Management
Ken Schnitzer

Ability Connection Friends
Kalita and Ed Blessing
Karen and Denis Boulle
Inette and Joshua Brown
Robyn and Don Conlon
Mary and John Fleischli
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Neva and Randy Hall
Margaret and Barry Hancock
Jennifer Lake and Richard Harper
Kim and Greg Hext
Kathleen and Jon Jacobson
Molly and Jim Lazar
Muffin and John Lemak
Pam and Vin Perella
Maggie Kipp and Jack Pratt III
Shelle and Michael Sills
Laurie-Jo and Steve Straty

Special Thanks
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Santa Fe Boots and Boogie
Louise Hallam Collins
Mary Fleischli
Billy Fong
Christina Geyer
De Boulle Diamond and Jewelry
Steve Kemble
Betsy and Dan Little
Charles Redin

Wine Sponsors
Ben E. Keith
Coquerel Wine

Media Sponsor
PaperCity

Vine & Dine co-chairs Maggie Kipp and Melinda Knowles kicked off the 12th Annual Vine & Dine festivities at the picturesque Highland Park estate of Rosser Newton on Aug. 27. Guests enjoyed a respite from the August heat in the enchanting English-style gardens, enjoying Bubble Tap Dallas and fine wines from Ben E. Keith Company.

The kick-off party also included Steve Kemble, America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru, who encouraged everyone to visit Ability Connection and learn more about the nonprofit’s commitment to daily serving more than 700 individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. With approximately 100 guests in attendance, Kipp and Knowles introduced DeeDee and Jim Lee, the event’s honorees, applauding them for their longstanding service dating back to 1986.

Read more: Links to attach:

https://www.papercitymag.com/society/ability-connections-annual-vine-dine-fundraiser-maggie-kipp-melinda-knowles/?city=dallas#237496

https://www.parkcitiespeople.com/2019/09/06/gallery-a-vine-dine-kick-off-party/