Dallas, Texas — The Planned Parenthood 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon will take place on Monday, April 4 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The luncheon, Planned Parenthood‘s signature benefit in Dallas, is chaired this year by the powerhouse trio of Amy Isom, Gwen Parker, and Abigail Sinwell, who are promising a special afternoon for attendees and the soon to be announced award recipients.
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and daughter of beloved 45th Governor of Texas Ann Richards, will deliver the keynote address. Ms. Richards leads a movement that is honoring 100 years of building a healthier and safer world for women, men, and young people. Since joining Planned Parenthood in 2006, she has expanded the organization's advocacy for access to healthcare and has ensured that Planned Parenthood played a pivotal role in shaping healthcare coverage and services for women under the Affordable Care Act. Under her leadership, Planned Parenthood has doubled the number of its supporters to more than 7 million.
Speaker Sponsors for the event at the $20k level are Ellenore and Kirk Baker, Lyda Hill, and Al Hill, Jr. in honor of Alinda Wikert. Platinum Sponsors at the $10k level include Debbie and Gerald Barnes, Amy and Lee Fikes, Lisa and Peter Kraus, Amy and Robert Isom, The Lebowitz-Aberly Family Foundation, Megan and Casey McManemin, Mrs. David M. Munson, Ann and Nate Levine/Jolie and Michael Newman, Margot Perot, Carolyn Perot Rathjen, Mrs. Marjorie Levy/Kathy Levy/Nancy and Jerry Szor/Sally and Robert Rosen, Sue and Jay Wagley, and Alinda and Margretta Wikert.
Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,850 to $20k. Individual tickets at $150 will go on sale in February. For sponsorship and ticket information, call Susan Pierce at 214-302-8382 or go to www.ppgreatertx.org/dallas-luncheon.
Proceeds from the Annual Awards Luncheon support Planned Parenthood’s essential healthcare and health education services to women, men, and young people in Central and North Texas, including more than 15,000 patients annually at Planned Parenthood’s four Dallas County health centers.