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. 



Special Thanks To Our Generous Sponsors

as of Sept. 28, 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.


Gala Host Committee

                           Martha Lou Beaird                         Houston and Betsy Hunt                        Tom and Pam Pearson                           Tom and Jill Williams 

         Craig and Julie Beale                     Fred and Vivian Johnson                        Ann Shaw 

         Robert and Cora Billingsley            Dick and Catherine LeBlanc                   Jerry Tomlinson

         Clay and Carreen Carson                Holt and Kaye Dawn Lunsford               Marc Vilfordi

         Susie and T. Hardie                        Wil and Debra McCall                           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 UR Holdings 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