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This Dallas Ambassadors Gathering Sets a New Standard for Power Dinners

Mansion Surroundings and Piano Prodigy Add to the Exclusive Aura of NorthPark's Big Night

BY // 02.18.19
photography Steve Wrubel

As dinner parties are concerned, there could be few more coveted invitations in town than the one requesting your attendance at the NorthPark Ambassador dinner.

The intimate affair is as exclusive as they come, with the select few influencers chosen to serve as NorthPark Ambassadors allowed to invite just one guest and a representative from the charity of their choice. The result is a perfect mix of philanthropists, civic leaders and stylish types — all seated across two long tables in the gorgeous dining room at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Call it a power dinner: Conversation ranges from talk of upcoming fundraising initiatives and events to questions of how to solve some of the largest issues facing the Dallas community.

Pair lively conversation and a dynamo crowd with Hall wines — a definite bonus of having vintner Kathryn Hall serving as a NorthPark Ambassador — and you have a recipe for success.

But those talented NorthPark Center organizers had more in mind. They flew 19-year-old piano prodigy Arsenii Mun — the second-prize winner of the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition — in from St. Petersburg, Russia, to tickle the ivories throughout the evening.

PC Seen: NorthPark Center’s Kristen Gibbins, Kristin Casner, Andrea DeValdenebro, and David Haemisegger, along with his daughter Sarah Haemisegger, who just moved home to Dallas to begin working at NorthPark, following in the footsteps of her mother and NorthPark proprieter, Nancy Nasher; plus NorthPark Ambassadors Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Kimberly Alexander, Cami Goff, Kathryn Hall, Kim Hext, Linda Kao, Pat McEvoy, Lynn Mock, Jessica Nowitzki, Lisa Shirley, Courtney Sinelli, and Robert Weatherly.

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