The Legacy Senior Communities recently hosted the annual “Yes! Event” and welcomed renowned journalist and author Jane Pauley for a special on-stage interview with more than 500 guests. Pauley discussed her career spanning 30 years as a well-respected journalist and talked about the inspiration behind her New York Times best-selling book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. This year, the fabulous luncheon was held at the Winspear Opera House in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and the event raised more than $400,000, for the nonprofit charitable organization. The proceeds will go toward the Residents’ Financial Assistance Funds for The Legacy Preston Hollow-Dallas Home for the Jewish Aged and The Legacy at Home. The event was planned by co-chairs Candy Brown, Linda Garner, Amy Korenvaes, Elaine Pearlman, Ruthy Rosenberg and Madeline Unterberg with the help of Carol Aaron, chairman of the board of trustees of The Legacy Senior Communities.
“The support that we receive from the amazing donors like those who attend this event enables us to say ‘Yes’ to seniors in need of care, regardless of their finances,” said Michael Ellentuck, President and CEO of The Legacy Senior Communities. “Because of that support, ‘No’ does not have to be in our vocabulary.”
For the first time, The Legacy Senior Communities presented The Carmen Miller Michael Award established to honor and pay tribute to Dr. Michael who was a longtime friend and board member of the organization. The award was presented to Molly Bogen, President and CEO of The Senior Source, who like, Dr. Michael, was recognized for her pioneering spirit and unshakable sense of justice and compassion; for over 38 years Bogen has been an advocate for Texans who are aging.
The event also featured a silent auction with a variety of items including jewelry, sports packages, weekend getaways and dining and drinks specials around town.
“The Legacy Senior Communities is an important resource that ensures seniors have the quality care they need, and we are thankful for the continual generosity shown by countless individuals and foundations,” said Andrea Statman, director of development for The Legacy Senior Communities. “We are always overwhelmed by the tremendous support we receive through fundraising efforts, particularly at our annual ‘Yes! Event.’ We look forward to continuing our meaningful work by enhancing the lives of our residents and the seniors who are helped in their homes.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Resident’s Financial Assistance Fund which provides charitable support for seniors who rely on The Legacy for the cost of their daily care and for the extra services that enrich their lives; proceeds will also benefit The Legacy at Home to provide help for seniors who remain in their own homes but need financial assistance for personal care services.
Fundraising support for “The Yes! Event” has been provided by sponsors who have given more than $400,000. Major sponsors include:
Superstar ($25,000): Ilana and Semyon Narosov; Beverly and Cary Rossel
Curtain Call ($15,000): Carol and Steve Aaron; and Leo and Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation/Beverly and Joe Goldman
Producer ($10,000): Linda and Dave Garner; Glazer’s, Inc.; Amy Korenvaes; Andrew, Patricia and Ludwig Michael; Pearlman Family Foundation; Crocker, Prince & Blackford Group of Raymond James, Inc.; Wolf Family Fund; Lori Alhadef/Laurie Corson/Lori Glazer/Cathy Glick/Lisa Goldberg/Mindi Kahn/Betsy Kleinman/Brett Levy/Ann Ochstein/Karen Weinreb; Marilyn Fiedelman/Sondra Hollander/Frankie Michaelson/Bette Morchower/Barbara Rabin/Phyllis Steinhart/Maddy Unterberg/Janice Sweet Weinberg/Andrea Weinstein; Karen and Alan Katz/The Neiman Marcus Group; Lee and Paul Michaels/Wendy and Marc Stanley
Director ($5,000): Atmos Energy; Bernbaum/Magadini Architects; Candy and Ike Brown; Lyra and Ed Daniels; The Herbert Goldberg Family – Rita, Marshall, Robert, Lauran and Shelli Goldberg; Sherry and Ken Goldberg; Debbie Green; Irma and Irwin Grossman; Kahn Mechanical Contractors; David B. Miller Family Foundation; MHBT Inc. - Travis Sartain; The Pidgeon Family and Star Companies; Ruth and Steven Rosenberg; Waldman Bros; David Weinreb; Dawn and Todd Aaron/Nicole Blue/Angela Horowitz/Erica and Craig Robins/Tracy and Clay Aaron
Supporting Actor ($2,500): Anonymous; Baylor Scott & White Health; Greta Beckerman; Rebecca W. and Ken Bruder; Sandy and Howard Donsky; Frances and David Eisenberg; Linda and Michael Ellentuck; Jeanne and Sanford “Tex” Fagadau; Cynthia and Robert Feldman; Friedman & Feiger Attorneys at Law; Forté Group, Inc; Lisa Atlas Genecov/Lisa W. Genecov MD; Sharon and Chuck Levin; Marsh & McLennan Agency, known locally as Prescott Pailet Benefits; Dee Dee and Bob Miller; Sandy Nachman; Joan and Robert Pollock; Jerry Rasansky; RehabCare; Barbara Glazer Rosenblatt and Randall Lee Rosenblatt; Marilyn and Stanley Rothstein; Jane Saginaw; Karla and Larry Steinberg; Dean Maddalena/studioSIX5; The Retail Connection/ Steve and Lisa Lieberman and Alan and Ruthie Shor; Texas Jewish Post; Lynn Friedlander/Bonnie Grossfeld/Wendy Lieman/Tina Wasserman
Cameo ($1,000): Carmine McConnell-Achtman; Lisa and Jim Albert; Alon USA; Ruth Andres; Janet and Jeffrey Beck; Michael B. Cohen and Ruth Bakal; Jackie and Jerry Bendorf; Crawford Brock; Susie and Joel Carp; Dallas Jewish Community Foundation; Sara and Jarred Efune; Laura and Barry Friedman; Diane and Mark Fleschler; Frannie and Robert Gardner; Gigi Gartner and Louise Gartne; Fonda Glazer; Rita Sue and Alan Gold; Tricia and Matt Gold; Julee Grodin; Barbara and Bill Gutow; Candice Haas; HBR Technologies; Ynette and James Hogue; Sandy Kaufman; Tracy Kaye; Lynn Segal Kogen; Carol and Mark Kreditor; Marcy Lefko; Rhonda and Fraser Marcus; Carol and Stuart Morse; Carol Orr; Laurie and Todd Platt; Raelaine and Paul Radnitz; Robbie and John Raphael; Helen and Frank Risch; Sally and Robert Rosen; Irene S. Rosenberg; Suellen and A.J. Rosmarin; Elaine and Morris Rutchik; Marilyn and Donald H. Schaffer; Marilyn Schnitzer; Celia and Larry Schoenbrun; Helene S. Shalom; Zelda S. Siegel; Sparkman/Hillcrest; Andrea Rudd Skibell; Renee Stanley; Jana and Barrett Stern; Vitas Innovative Services, LLC; Karen Weinreb; Alison Weinstein and Joan Weinstein; Helga and Gerardo Weinstein; Bonnie and Jeffrey Whitman; Kalman & Ida Wolens Foundation; Sally and Lawrence Wolfish; Ethel Zale; Pat Zilbermann; Debbie Andres and Beth Gold; Gilian Baron and Lisa Rudner; Betty Jo Bell and Judy Cohn; Hanna Hochster and Pam Hochster Fine; Dana Kleiman and Carol Levy; Cindy Sweet Moskiwitz and Julie P. Weinberg; Cindy Stager/Jill Tananbaum