Paige Slates – Guest Contributor
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
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Luncheon Chairs Daffan Nettle, Lale Diehl, and Carolyn Goelzer





DALLAS-The Dallas Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi hosted a sold out Fashion Show and Luncheon at Brook Hollow Golf club on April 25 benefiting local charities that are focused on literacy.


This luncheon is a much loved and long standing tradition of the Dallas Pi Phis and is held every two years.  This year’s theme was Lifting Up Literacy celebrating sisterhood and philanthropy.  Pi Beta Phi is nationally known for its philanthropic effort known as “Read >Lead >Achieve” which inspires a lifelong love of reading.  Pi Phi’s focus is that reading can unlock true potential, creating a more literate and productive society.


This year’s Chairs were Lale Gravel Diehl, Carolyn Thompson Goelzer and Daffan Watson Nettle, who were Pi Phis together at SMU.  They recognized and thanked this year’s Honorary Chairs at the Luncheon for their continued work with the Dallas Alumnae Club and it’s efforts to promote literacy.  They included Nancy Rogers Casteel, Prissy Davis Gravely, Anne Mewhinney Monning and Karen Moore Shuttee.


Alumane Club Presidents Suzanne Herbert Everbach and Natalie Hebert Siegel were also recognized along with this year’s Luncheon Underwriting Chairs Sandra Street Estess, Cara Gravely French and Sarah Monning Schoelkopf.  


The Luncheon was an incredible gathering Pi Phis and supporters who advocate the mission of promoting friendship, developing women and cultivating leadership.  Fashions were provided by Betty Reiter, Kid Biz/The Biz, Mary Beth, Mi Golondrina, St. Bernard and Tootsies.  Fabulous Party Favors were provided by Becky Frey Real Estate and Susie Cakes.  This year’s Style Show was produced by Susan Erwin and the Logo was designed by Ashley Mattocks.


The beneficiaries for the event were Aspire, BridgeBuilders, Equest, For the Nations Refugee Outreach and Jubliee Park & Community Center.


More than $275,000 was raised at this year’s event for this Literacy Charities.