The Family Place’s ReuNight Celebrates With Gala Among Art

By Cynthia Smoot    Photography by Tamytha Cameron and Celeste Cameron Smith

THE SETTING: It was an unforgettable evening at the annual ReuNight fundraiser benefiting Dallas-based family violence agency, The Family Place. The verdant Nasher Sculpture Center Garden was the site of this exclusive soiree, where a limited 150 guests gathered amidst exquisite art.

THE STYLE: The outdoor affair, with Covid-19 safety measures in place, kicked off with passed hors d’oeuvres and HALL Wines, all catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering. The Dallas String Quartet serenaded guests as they meandered throughout the gardens and relaxed on the chic lounge furniture. 

For dinner, also served by Wolfgang Puck Catering, the guests were led into the elegant outdoor dining setting that included architectural and chic floral arrangements and place settings by Bryan Long of Grey Gardens Florist, complementing the modern art on display throughout the garden. Paige Flink, CEO of The Family Place, and the event co-chairs greeted guests warmly before dinner. Each course was paired with superb wines from HALL Wines. A spirited live auction was held during dessert, and the evening concluded with an energetic paddle raise, enhanced with a matching gift by an anonymous donor. 

THE PURPOSE: Kristen Sanger and Lisa Singleton served as ReuNight’s co-chairs, mixed and mingled with the attendees. At the same time, Honorary Chairs Kristy and Patrick Sands and their family enjoyed the GeneIQ sponsored Step & Repeat designed by Bryan Long. Proceeds from the evening went to benefit The Family Place, the largest family violence service provider in Texas, with three emergency shelters providing 177 shelter beds each night, including the state’s only shelter for men and children and three counseling centers.