Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, and donors who made the 4th Annual Interfaith Auxiliary Luncheon such a success!
Thanks to the generosity of our community and a matching gift from the Moody Foundation,
we were able to raise over $395,000 to benefit hard-working families in Dallas!
On Friday, March 1st, 320 guests came to the Belo Mansion to show their support for Interfaith Family Services
and event co-chairs Meredith Ferrell, Wynne Brown, and Katie Head.
The keynote speakers for the afternoon were Leigh Anne & Sean Tuohy, the inspirational subjects of the blockbuster film The Blind Side.
Leigh Anne & Sean took the podium after Ciara Record, an Interfaith graduate who shared her testimonial. The entire room was teary-eyed as Ciara told her story of becoming homeless after removing herself and her children from an abusive marriage. A year later (almost to the day), Ciara and her children live in their own apartment and are financially stable.
Leigh Anne & Sean shared their own inspirational story of how two simple words – “turn around” – forever changed their lives and their family, as they welcomed a homeless teenager, Michael Oher, into their home. Michael later went on to become a first-round draft pick NFL player. Sean noted that the Tuohy’s can’t take credit for Michael’s success: “He was who he was, and we just gave him hope and a home.” He then encouraged everyone to get involved, kindly calling Interfaith a “house of hope.”
The Moody Foundation
The Hegi Family
The David B. Miller Foundation
Katy & Kyle Miller
Marion & Cadell Liedtke
Robyn and Don Conlon
Three Branches Floral
Highland Park Pie Lady