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| October 31, 2016 | Parties National

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates the next generation at a black-tie ball.

THE PARTY Technology and fashion inspired a new generation at the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual black-tie bash, this year themed Vision for the Future. More than 430 guests, including a handful of youth currently in the mentorship program, turned out for the festivities. THE SCENE Several exhibits, including impressive fashion displays by local designers Danny Nguyen and Becky Hollands, transformed the Omni Hotel’s ballroom, which was dressed in purple drapes and black tablecloths for the evening. News anchor Rachel McNeill emceed, and several mentorship participants shared touching stories about the program’s impact on their lives. THE HIGHLIGHTS After a lively auction led by BBBS CEO Pierce Bush and board member Darryl Blackburn, everybody packed the dance floor for a performance by Dallas party band Professor D. The gala, chaired by Sarah Bolka, honored education pioneer and KIPP Foundation co-founder Mike Feinberg and raised more than $300,000 for the organization.–Ray Dennison



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