The Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation recently held its 9th annual Each Moment Matters Luncheon at the Hilton Anatole. The event welcomed nearly 1,000 guests to honor 14 of Dallas’ own community change agents – everyday heroes who are making a difference in the lives of others. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, philanthropist and entrepreneur Jane Seymour was the featured speaker at the event. The luncheon raised more than $500,000, and donors continue to make pledges for the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund. The Caring Fund supports the Faith Difference therapies (which is comprised of several services such as music therapy, massage therapy, pet therapy and others), the Child and Family Bereavement program and benevolent care. Fredye Factor was the Luncheon Chair, and Kristina and Clark Hodges were the 2018 Honorary Luncheon Chairs. This year, Clark Hodges presented the Don W. Hodges Joy of Service Award to Patricia and Curtis Meadows in recognition of outstanding philanthropic service to the Dallas community.
“It was a pleasure to recognize true role models in the Dallas community who have made significant philanthropic contributions,” said Tim Mallad, president and CEO of Presbyterian Communities and Services. “Our honorees are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of North Texans, and this aligns with the commitment of Faith Presbyterian Hospice to provide care and programming that celebrates a person’s life, ensuring that each moment matters.”
Faith Presbyterian Hospice, Dallas’ premier nonprofit hospice provider, is dedicated to providing compassionate, faith-based care to those facing a life-limiting illness. Quality care is tailored to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family. The Faith Caring Fund also supports critically important programs such as Faithful Wishes, Faithful Paws and Faithful Presence.
“I am honored that the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation invited me to appear as its featured speaker,” said Seymour. “My mother always told us that we would all face challenges in our lives, but that we should open our hearts to helping other people, which results in happiness for having positively impacted people’s lives. She believed if your heart is open, love will find a way. She eventually passed away on hospice care, and the significance of the mission of Faith Presbyterian Hospice deeply touches my heart. Together, when we open our hearts we can spark positive change and come together to ensure that each moment truly matters.”
“For patients facing a life-limiting illness, each moment is more precious than the one before,” said Peter Lynch, executive director of the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation. “It is a time that should be spent in comfort and peace, not confusion and pain. Choosing hospice care means focusing on comfort and living the life you have left to the fullest. With the help of the public, we can make a difference in even more lives. Though the luncheon is over, the PC&S Foundation is calling on the public to help raise even more money by making a donation online or over the phone in honor of a loved one. The money raised helps us support children and families who are going through challenging times and allows us to add value and meaning to their lives. We have a tremendous amount of gratitude for everyone who supports our mission.”
Major sponsors include:
Presenting Underwriter ($75,000): Cathy & Bill Davis
Program Underwriter ($10,000): Messick, Peacock & Associates
Honoree Reception Underwriter ($10,000): Business Jet Center
Patron Party Underwriter ($10,000): Greystone Communities, Inc.
Valet Underwriter ($7,500): Estrada, Hinojosa & Company; Marcia & Noe Hinojosa
Giving Tree Underwriter ($5,000): Thompson & Knight, LLC
VIP Photo Reception Underwriter ($5,000): Frost Bank
Registration Underwriter: ($5,000): Frost Bank
Step of Love ($50,000): Hodges Capital Management
Step of Peace ($15,000): Mike A. Myers
Step of Patience ($10,000): Greenberg Traurig; Knightvest Management; B.C. Ziegler & Company
Step of Kindness ($7,500): Mora & Associates; Barbara Hunt Crow; Ben E. Keith Company; GlynnDevins
Step of Goodness ($5,000): Fredye L. Factor; Andres Construction Services; Greystone Foundation; Elvis L. Mason; Ronald J. Gafford; CompleteLandsculpture; Sean Owen
Step of Faithfulness ($2,500): Sarah Losinger; Russell F. Coleman; Ben Casey; Kay R. Lunceford; Kristine Schwope; Presbyterian Village North; Alison C. Doherty; L. Gerald Bryant; Gary W. White; Elizabeth A. Fannin; John F. Scovell; Olicon, Inc.; Curtis W. Meadows; Quest Capital Management Inc.; Thompson & Knight Foundation; Medline Industries, Inc.; Bill F. Coker; Phillip Brown; University Of Texas Arlington; PRDG Architects; Margie Francis; Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.; Faye C. Briggs; CliftonLarsonAllen; Thompson & Knight LLP; Southwestern Medical Foundation; Riveron; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; TechScape Inc.; Robert C. Newman
Step of Gentleness ($1,750): Charlotte C. Test; Meadows Matching Gift Program; Joseph L. McEntee; Mary Ann Hyde; Lucy Johnson; Liz Farley; Dean Castillo; Elsie Dunklin; Junk King of North Texas; Carolyn Jefferson; Nathaniel R. Mosley; L J. Bolton; Mueller Prost; The Nancy and Herbert Hunt Family Foundation; Elizabeth M. Lee; Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano; Dallas County Medical Society Foundation; Susan G. Simon; Austin College; Linus D. Wright; Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church; Laura H. Wright; Caroline L. Hunt;
Each Moment Matters Luncheon Donor ($1,000): John Grimes; Tena Burley; Harriett Gibbs; Cynthia A. Hudgins; Peter Weeks; Carolyn Walton; Ken D. Pickett; Sandra Tufts; Orville C. Rogers; The Meadows Foundation, Inc.; Charles A. Beach; The Legacy Senior Communities; Rolf R. Haberecht; Kline Family Foundation; Tom McCasland; Max Batzer; Neil Hennessy; Sandy Waterfield; Thear Suzuki; John Boaz
Anyone who would like to make a donation and support the important work being done by Faith Presbyterian Hospice can visit www.eachmomentmatters.org