Dallas’ Most Stylish Young Professionals Go Bling Crazy for a Cause: $1.2 Million Raised and CountingBY Lisa Collins Shaddock // 05.15.18
Jordan Jones, Mattie Berry, Meredith Bayoud
Ugochukwu Nwakibu, Amaka Nwakibu, Emmanuel Nwakibu
Deirdre Huffines, Taylor Miller, Janie Flowers, Sarah Dvorak
Alex Turner, Sarah Johnson, Joe Rubio, Sandra Saenz, Taylor Miller
Jeanne Phillips, George and Vickie Bayoud
David Holiner, Eric Spector
Deirdre Huffines, James Hairston
Mackenzie Kleinert, Margaret Phillips, Connor Thomas, Calee Dillon
Barbara and Jonathan Rich
What: Echelon Gala Patron Party
Where: Diamonds Direct
PC Moment: Ahead of last weekend’s Echelon Gala, the Dallas young professionals organization’s sixth annual big event, patrons and well-heeled supporters gathered to toast to tireless efforts, give well-deserved thanks, and bask in all things sparkly. With Diamonds Direct as the event’s underwriting sponsor, there was plenty to ooh and aah over, including one exceptional piece donated for the Gala’s raffle.
As the young adult auxiliary of The Salvation Army, Echelon has raised more than $1.2 million for the organization’s local programs since the chapter’s inception in 2010. Patron party co-chairs Mattie Berry, Jordan Jones, and Meredith Bayoud mingled with guests amongst the bling before thanking corporate sponsors Jackson Durham Events, SoulCycle, and the Dallas Cowboys.
Who: Emmanuel Nwakibu, Taylor Miller, Margaret Phillips, Carol Seay, Janie Flowers, Alex Turner, Sarah Johnson, Joe Rubio, Sandra Saenz, Jeanne Phillips, Vickie Bayoud, David Holiner, Eric Spector, Deirdre Huffines, James Hairston, Sarah Dvorak, Barbara and Jonathan Rich, Jordan Toledo, Kevin Lazares, Mackenzie Kleinert, Connor Thomas, Calee Dillon, Randall Neely, Amaka Nwakibu, and Ugochukwu Nwakibu.