Join us to celebrate 25 exceptional years!

What can you expect in just 45 minutes?

  • A dynamic evening honoring four community pillars for their excellence in leadership
  • An thoughtful keynote conversation on the importance of Christian leadership with 16 time Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin, his wife and community leader, Tammy Franklin, Kirk's spiritual father Dr. Tony Evans with moderator Brenda Teele
  • Inspiring entertainment by national entertainers and surprise celebrities
  • Opportunities to give to a meanginful and unique mission...we NEED you!

You can bring Christ's light to those in darkness-- all proceeds help Dallas Leadership Foundation serve and expand our amazing mission to transform communities by identifying, affirming and developing leaders who will touch the lives of thousands of youth, prisoners and neighbohoods. You won't want to miss a moment!       

Click here to download our Underwriting Packet, click "Join Us" above to see the levels online or please contact Kristine Schwope at 214-734-2281 with questions. Please note: for those who register after October 19th, Sponsor Benefits will be delivered post-Gala.



Special Thanks To Our Generous Sponsors

as of Oct. 21, 2020



Susie and T. Hardie

Highland Park Presbyterian Church



Dick and Catherine LeBlanc



Holt and Kaye Dawn Lunsford

Jeff and Ann Swope

B.C. Williams Bakery Service, Inc.

Tom and Jill Williams



Mark and Mary Rogers

Jerry Tomlinson

Leland B. White


Gala Host Committee

Martha Lou Beaird Susie and T. Hardie Holt and Kaye Dawn Lunsford Jerry Tomlinson
Craig and Julie Beale Houston and Betsy Hunt Wil and Debra McCall Marc Vilfordi
Robert and Cora Billingsley Fred and Vivian Johnson Tom and Pam Pearson Tom and Jill Williams
Clay and Carreen Carson Dick and Catherine LeBlanc Ann Shaw Campbell and Ann Williams


                                           Video Sponsor                                                                                        Emcee

                     Bandana Media                                               

2020 Leadership Award Recipients

Dr. Tony Evans

Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship receiving the Rev. Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Excellence in Church Leadership Awardand keynote panelist for Gala 

Dr. Froswa' Booker Drew

Vice President of Community Affairs and Strategic Alliances at State Fair of Texas® receiving the Dr. Katherine Hodge Dudley Excellence in Innovative Leadership Award

Mr. Steven Bolos

CEO of B & A, LLC receiving the Excellence in Corporate Leadership Award and 25th Anniversary Gala Honorary Co-Chair along with Nancy Bolos

Ms. Marilyn Cox

Neighborhood Leader of the Wynnewood Heights Association receiving the Mrs. Willie Mae Coleman Excellence in Community Leadership Award

Connect with DLF

Dallas Leadership Foundation
3101 Greenwood, DALLAS, TX 75204
P.O. Box 227455, Dallas, tx 75222
PHONE 214-777-5520
FAX 214-777-5525