Park Cities People – Lorelai Day – Sept. 5, 2017

In Dallas, fashion and philanthropy often go hand in hand. Every autumn, 10 of the city’s most stylish and charitable women are spotlighted at the Crystal Charity Ball’s Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show & Luncheon. The ladies will grace the runway on Sept. 15 in featured designer and guest of honor Zac Posen’s 2017 Resort collection.

After three years under a grand tent in a parking lot adjacent to Neiman Marcus downtown, the 2017 spectacle is moving back inside the flagship store.

The notoriously sold-out event is one of Crystal Charity Ball’s two major events – the other being the black-tie ball. The ball, set for Dec. 2 at the Hilton Anatole, caps off the nonprofit’s yearly fundraising efforts. By that date, CCB hopes to have raised $5.8 million for select beneficiaries: Autism Treatment Center, Inc.; Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star; Children’s Medical Center Foundation; Dallas Holocaust Museum; Hunger Busters; Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation; Rainbow Days; and Santa Clara of Assisi Catholic Academy. In its 65-year history, the fundraising goal has always been met or exceeded.

Lisa Cooley is first-time honoree. A dedicated community volunteer, Lisa is currently serving as chairman of the New Friends New Life luncheon and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala. She recently served as honorary chairman of the Partner’s Card campaign for the Family Place, and is a member of the Crystal Charity Ball underwriting committee. Her past charitable affiliations have included Children’s Cancer Fund, Heroes for Children, Family Gateway, Housing Crisis Center, and TACA. She and her husband, Clay, have three children: Chance, Ciera, and Chase.

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