American Red Cross Hosts Luncheons For Dallas and Fort Worth Tiffany Circle Members
By Rob Giardinelli Photography by Brian Murnahan
THE SCENE: The American Red Cross recently hosted luncheons honoring their Tiffany Circle members with elegant luncheons in two cities. Top sociables from throughout North Texas turned out to the recently opened The Crescent Hotel in Fort Worth and the iconic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas during the holiday season to honor community leaders who work tirelessly to further the mission and work of one of the world’s most revered nonprofit organizations.
THE VIBE: Each luncheon featured a luncheon-chic crowd, many of whom wore red in honor of the organization and the holiday season. The Fort Worth luncheon kicked off with a reception in the foyer outside The Crescent Hotel ballroom where guests were greeted with champagne while mingling and congratulating Tiffany Circle honorees. The festivities then moved to the ballroom for the main program where attendees were treated to a fireside chat with Fort Worth Chair Olivia Kearney and Red Cross CEO Dr. Linda Braddy. The festivities concluded with a Charm Ceremony, where each Fort Worth Tiffany Circle member was honored and presented with a mint julep cup and red roses.
The Dallas luncheon kicked off in the foyer outside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek ballroom, where guests were treated to champagne where they got to visit with one another and share holiday cheer. The festivities then moved to the ballroom for the luncheon and main program which included words from Red Cross CEO Dr. Linda Braddy as well as an update from Chief Development Officer Arianne Einecker provided an update and first-hand account of the work the organization is doing to help Hawaii rebuild after the wildfires this past summer. The luncheon also concluded with a Charm Ceremony where each Dallas Tiffany Circle member was honored and presented with a gift of holiday chocolates.
THE NON-PROFIT: Proceeds raised from The Tiffany Circle benefit the American Red Cross. The group has over 1,200 members nationwide, each of whom pledges a minimum of $10,000 per year to the organization. Since its founding in 2006, the Tiffany Circle has raised over $182 million to support the mission of the American to alleviate suffering during times of critical emergencies