Events and Projects

Children's Advocacy Center Gala

More than 1,000 supporters and friends came together April 12 to support the work of the Children's Advocacy of Collin County at Gala 2014 at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas.

Former McKinney Mayor and McKinney City Council Member, John Gay, and his wife Judy, served as Honorary Event Chairs. The Gays originally became involved with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County in the 1990’s and have continued to lend their support to the fight against child abuse ever since.

Each year, Gala raises critical funding which ensures that abused and neglected children in our community have all the help they need to heal from abuse. Last year, more than 3,300 clients received the help they needed from the Children's Advocacy Center. Gala proceeds are vital to making sure that work can continue.

Gala highlights included the exciting Lexus car raffle, live and silent auctions and a headlining performance by Huey Lewis and the News. We gratefully acknowledge our event sponsors, donors, volunteers and friends for their support of this annual event. For information about Gala 2015 underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Special Events Manager Dana Bielamowicz at 972-633-6602 or at

Save the Date!

  • Gala 2015 - May 2
  • Event Chairs: Cathy & Richard Riccardi
  • Hilton Anatole, Dallas

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