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The Hope Party

Grant Halliburton Foundation is thrilled to launch its 15th annual Hope Party season with a kickoff event at Simkhai in Highland Park Village on Thursday, July 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The special event will also introduce the 2024 Hope Party co-chairs, Danielle Hunter, Steve Noviello and Reed Robertson. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Foundation and its annual gala while shopping the Simkhai Fall ‘24 collection and enjoying hors d’oeuvres and wine by Bistro 31.

In addition, Simkhai will donate 15% of its sales from Wednesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 27 when shoppers mention Grant Halliburton Foundation.

The 15th annual Hope Party is set for Friday, November 22 at the Statler Hotel in downtown Dallas. The evening features dinner, dancing to the music of AURA by Scott Michaels, an incredible live and silent auction, and the popular wine and spirits pull. The fall gala supports Grant Halliburton Foundation’s work providing mental health education, resources and support to North Texas youth and their families.

"We’re thrilled to kick off the 2024 Hope Party with our incredible co-chairs and can't wait to share all the ways our new and returning supporters can get involved this year," Kevin Hall, president of Grant Halliburton Foundation, said. "The Hope Party is an opportunity to support the Foundation’s life-saving work providing essential mental health and suicide prevention education, resources and support to the children, teens and families in North Texas."

Hunter is president of Berry Corporation, an independent, publicly traded energy company. She also serves on the board of KLX Energy Services and Educational First Steps, a Dallas-based nonprofit focused on providing early childhood education to low-income communities. Hunter and her husband, Shane, live in Highland Park.

Noviello is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning Fox 4 News journalist and consumer rights advocate. He recently launched a new late-night show, "Last Call with Steve Noviello." He serves on the board of Grant Halliburton Foundation and has emceed the Foundation's Beacon of Hope Luncheon and The Hope Party since 2017. Noviello is also active in the Dallas recovery community. He lives in Highland Park with his husband, Doug, and their two sons.

Robertson has worked in the fashion industry for more than 18 years and is a personal stylist at Highland Park Village, where he provides personally curated shopping experiences. Robertson is also actively involved in the community, volunteering with Grant Halliburton Foundation and serving on event committees for the Children's Cancer Fund and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He resides in Dallas with his partner, T.J.

To attend the kickoff event at Simkhai, RSVP to by July 22. The Hope Party sponsorships and underwriting opportunities open online on Thursday, July 25 at Individual tickets go on sale in September.

About Grant Halliburton Foundation

Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19. The Foundation that bears his name works to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including education, conferences, collaboration and encouragement. Since 2006, the Foundation has provided mental health education, training and support to more than 325,000 students, educators, parents and professionals. The Foundation also offers Here For Texas, which includes and the Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line. These free community tools aim to offer easy access for North Texans seeking mental health and addiction information and resources. Learn more about the Foundation at

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